Category: HISTORY

Aug 24, 2011

This Day In History – August 24th

This Day In History – August 24th

PRESIDENT VARGAS OF BRAZIL COMMITS SUICIDE – AUGUST 24, 1954 Getúlio Vargas (center) and his followers pictured by Claro Jansson during their short stay in São Paulo on the way to Rio de Janeiro after the successful Brazilian Revolution of 1930 Getúlio Vargas (April 19, 1882–August 24, 1954) served as President…

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Aug 17, 2011

This Day In History – August 17th

This Day In History – August 17th

‘FANTASMAGORIE’, FIRST ANIMATED CARTOON EVER – AUGUST 17, 1908 Inspired Artwork by Tumblehead Animation Studios Fantasmagorie is a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of traditional (hand-drawn) animation, and considered by film historians to be the first animated cartoon The film, in all…

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Aug 10, 2011

This Day In History – August 10th

This Day In History – August 10th

THE “10 AUGUST” OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION – AUGUST 10, 1792 Storming of the palace | Artwork by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux On 10 August 1792, during the French Revolution, revolutionary Fédéré militias — with the backing of a new municipal government of Paris that came to be known as the “insurrectionary” Paris…

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Aug 3, 2011

This Day In History – August 3rd

This Day In History – August 3rd

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS EMBARKS ON MAIDEN VOYAGE IN SEARCH OF A WESTERN ROUTE TO THE EAST INDIES – AUGUST 3, 1492 Columbus lands on the New World at San Salvador | Artwork by Dióscoro Teófilo Puebla Tolín Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and…

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Jul 27, 2011

This Day In History – July 27th

This Day In History – July 27th

CHICAGO RACE RIOT OF 1919 – JULY 27, 1919 Photograph by Chicago Daily News The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was a major racial conflict that began in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3. During the riot, dozens died and hundreds were injured. It is considered…

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Jul 20, 2011

This Day In History – July 20th

This Day In History – July 20th

WORLD’S FIRST INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE – JULY 20, 1807 The Pyréolophore (from Ancient Greek pyr, meaning “fire”, eolo, meaning “wind”, and phore, meaning “produce”) was probably the world’s first internal combustion engine. It was invented in the early 19th century in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, by the Niépce brothers: Nicéphore Niépce (who went…

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Jul 13, 2011

This Day In History – July 13th

This Day In History – July 13th

JULIUS CAESAR IS BORN – JULY 13, 100 BC Image via The Mad Monarchist Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. In 60…

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