20th August 1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace’s same theory. 1882 – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow. 1940 – Exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded with an ice axe by […]
3rd August 2001 – A car bomb exploded in a busy west London street, injuring seven people. 2003 – The Anglican Church in America voted to approve the appointment of an openly gay bishop. 2008 – Nobel literature prize winner, Alexander Solzhenitsyn who revealed the horror of Stalin’s camps to the world, died aged 89.
26th July 1745 – The first recorded women’s cricket match took place near Guildford, England 1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opened in south London. 1847 – Liberia declared independence. 1944 – The first German V-2 rocket hit Great Britain. 1945 – The Potsdam Declaration was signed in Potsdam, […]
22nd June 1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe. 1907 – The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opened. 1922 – 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners were murdered in Herrin, Illinois. 1941 – […]
19th June 1269 – King Louis IX of France ordered all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver. 1306 – The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeated Bruce’s Scottish army at the Battle of Methven. 1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, […]