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The amazing human mind has no ending. Many years of human evolution has so many little pieces which we will try to put them in order.

Jesse Owens: American Track and Field Athlete

At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, African American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4×100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years. In their strong showing in track-and-field events at the XIth Olympiad, Jesse Owens and other African American athletes struck a propaganda blow against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who planned to [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:41:57+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

China Airlines Flight 611 Disaster

China Airlines Flight 611 was a Boeing 747-200, registration B-18255, on a regularly scheduled flight from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taoyuan to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong on 25 May 2002. The China Airlines Flight 611 broke into pieces in mid-air and crashed, killing all aboard. About 25 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens, suggesting it had experienced an in-flight breakup at [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:43:08+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Kowloon Walled City: Populated Settlement

At its peak, Kowloon Walled City had a population density of 3,300,000 people per square mile. Occupying every inch of hundreds of mid-rise buildings, Kowloon was such a lawless maze of alleyways and secret staircases, that police from the outside world would rarely venture in without a sizable group. There were two main alleys on the ground as well, but they did not get any natural light, instead, the city [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:48:42+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Coffee and History: The Magical Fruit

The origin of coffee has been shrouded in numerous myths for centuries but has its roots in the Middle East. One story tells of an Abyssinian, currently Ethiopia, a goat herder named Kaldi who after stepping out into his field was shocked to see his goats missing. In the search for his missing goats, he went out to the forest only to find them gathered around a coffee tree [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:53:13+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: |0 Comments

The Sinking of Andrea Doria, July 25, 1956

On the night of July 25, 1956, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria was struck by the Swedish ship MS Stockholm in heavy fog off the coast of Nantucket. The collision left the Doria damaged and listing heavily to one side, but thanks to the efforts of rescue ships, 1,660 people were saved before the ship finally capsized and sank the following morning. Fifty-one others lost their lives, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:54:12+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Siege Of Nuremberg 1632: The Thirty Years’ War.

The Siege of Nürnberg was a battle campaign that took place in 1632 about the Imperial City of Nuremberg during the Thirty Years' War. Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, rather than engage the larger forces of Albrecht von Wallenstein, retreated into the city. Wallenstein immediately laid siege, an action that soon proved difficult for both sides. Despite Gustavus's efforts to challenge Wallenstein on the open field, Wallenstein did not give battle. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:55:40+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Renaissance|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Leon Czolgosz: Assassination of President Mckinley

Leon Frank Czolgosz is known as the assassin who killed President William McKinley. “I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people—the good working people... I am not sorry for my crime.” —Leon Frank Czolgosz Leon Czolgosz was born in 1873 in Michigan. He came from a poor immigrant family and started working when he was only 10, later suffering a mental breakdown. In September [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:56:39+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Blackout NYC 1977: Biggest Looting and Chaos

The blackout that hit New York on this day, July 13, in 1977 was too many a metaphor for the gloom that had already settled in the city. An economic decline, coupled with rising crime rates and the panic-provoking (and paranoia-inducing) Son of Sam murders, had combined to make the late 1970s New York’s Dark Ages. Then lightning struck, and the city went dark for real. By the time [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:00:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oak Ridge: The Town that Atomic Bomb was Born

"Little Boy" bomb dropped on Hiroshima, made with uranium-235 from Oak RidgeIn 1943, after graduating from Washington and Lee University, Bill Wilcox landed a coveted job as a government chemist and was sent to a city that didn’t exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, then known only as the Clinton Engineering Works, was conspicuously absent from any map. On 60,000 acres of farmland framed by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:01:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Science And Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

San Jose Spanish Galleon: Treasure Fleet

The wreck of a lost treasure ship has been found 307 years after it vanished beneath the waves. The galleon San Jose was found at the bottom of the Caribbean off the Colombian coast on Nov. 27, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said in a statement on Saturday (Dec. 5). Built in 1696, the Spanish galleon was lost in a sea battle with the English in 1708. A [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:03:45+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Renaissance|Tags: , |0 Comments

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