Category: Events in History

  • Remember Teoma?

    In 2002, Nielsen//NetRatings reported that Teoma had grown by 175%, making it the third most popular search engine in the United States.[2] Teoma’s year-over-year growth in terms of number of searches from 2002 to 2003 was 51%

  • Events in History for Tuesday May 17th 2016

    1527 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men – by 1536 only 4 survive 1803 John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine 1961 Castro offers to exchange Bay of Pigs prisoners for 500 bulldozers 1973 Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings 2004 Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to […]

  • 1787 Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia 1830 Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president 1934 Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies 1940 Winston Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat 1981 Pope John Paul II is […]

  • Events in History for Friday May 6th 2016

    1626 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets 1840 World’s first postage stamp, the Penny Black, is issued in Great Britain 1861 Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between the Union & the Confederacy 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair) opens in Paris with the completed […]

  • Events in History for Thursday April 28th 2016

    Events in History for Thursday April 28th 2016 1611 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world. 1770 British Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia 1789 Fletcher […]

  • Events in History for Sunday April 24th 2016

    Events in History for Saturday April 23rd 2016 1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty). 1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date). 1877 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on the Ottoman […]

  • History for Saturday April 23rd 2016

    Events in History for Saturday April 23rd 2016 215 BC A temple, built on the Capitoline Hill, is dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene 1014 King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from foreign control 1597 William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of […]

  • Events in History for Friday April 22nd 2016

    1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal 1903 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950 1915 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I 1993 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington D.C. 1994 7,000 Tutsi’s slaughtered by […]

  • Events in History for Friday April 15th 2016

    1755 Samuel Johnson’s “A Dictionary of the English Language” published in London. 1877 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville in Massachusetts 1896 First modern Olympic games close in Athens, Greece 1912 RMS Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as the band plays on 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball […]

  • Events in History for Wednesday April 14th 2016

    1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington 1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope (moving pictures) 1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC) 1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland 1935 Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates […]