Category: HISTORY

May 25, 2011

This Day In History – May 25th

This Day In History – May 25th

JOHN T. SCOPES INDICTED FOR TEACHING EVOLUTION – MAY 25, 1925 Formally known as The State of Tennessee v. Scopes and informally known as the Scopes Monkey Trial, it was a landmark American legal case in 1925 in which high school biology teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler…

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May 24, 2011

Forgotten Monuments from the former Yugoslavia

Forgotten Monuments from the former Yugoslavia

Podgaric – Photograph by Jan Kempenaers Below you will find an incredible collection of photographs by Jan Kempenaers. All of the images are from his book, simply titled Spomenik. You can find the book for sale through his publisher Roma Publications or on Amazon. Details about these fascinating monuments along with a brief overview…

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May 18, 2011

This Day In History – May 18th

This Day In History – May 18th

NAPOLEON PROCLAIMED EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH – MAY 18, 1804 Artwork by Jacques-Louis David Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His…

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May 16, 2011

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In…

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May 11, 2011

This Day In History – May 11th

This Day In History – May 11th

FIRST AND ONLY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER ASSASSINATED – MAY 11, 1812 The House of Commons at Westminister circa 1806. This chamber was destroyed by fire in 1834 Spencer Perceval (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was a British statesman and Prime Minister. He is the only British Prime Minister to…

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May 4, 2011

This Day In History – May 4th

This Day In History – May 4th

RHODE ISLAND FIRST COLONY TO RENOUNCE ALLEGIANCE – MAY 4, 1776 Aerial of Providence, Rhode Island – Photograph by Rhode Island State Archives Rhode Island was the first of the original thirteen colonies to declare its independence from Great Britain (May 4, 1776), and the last to ratify the Constitution, doing…

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Apr 27, 2011

This Day In History – April 27th

This Day In History – April 27th

BEETHOVEN COMPOSES FUR ELISE – APRIL 27, 1810 Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized 17 December 1770[2]–26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous…

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