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First Coca Cola

Today in History – August 31

  2016 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office by the Senate on charges that she violated the nation’s budget laws. Vice President Michael Temer was sworn in as president   2011 Reports emerged from Libya that Colonel Gaddafi’s daughter, believed killed in a U.S. airstrike in 1986, was living in Tripoli and working ...

Frankenstein

Today in History – August 30

  2017 The new Queensferry Crossing was opened in Scotland. The 2.7km structure over the Firth of Forth is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world   2015 The ancient temple of Bel in Palmyra was destroyed by so-called Islamic State militants, one week after they also blew up the temple of Baalshamin   2013 ...

American Turtle submarine 1776

Today in History – September 7

  2017 The most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the southern coast, near Chiapas state, killing 98 people and injuring more than 300   2009 Drivers in Samoa switched from driving on the right side of the road to the left, despite predictions of chaos. The aim of the new ...

King Richard the Lionheart

Today in History – September 3

  2007 Work began on the expansion of the Panama Canal in the first stage of a $5.25 billion project to double the capacity of the 93-year-old waterway. The expansion of the canal, which handles 40 percent of shipping between Asia and the U.S. east coast, was due to be completed in 2014   2006 ...

Star Trek

Today in History – September 8

  2016 Genetic analysis revealed that the giraffe genus, previously thought to contain one extant species, actually consisted of four, that had not exchanged genetic information between each other for 1-2 million years   2011 Twitter, launched in 2006, announced that it had over 100 million active users. As of January 2018 that number had ...

Sir John F.W. Herschel Cyanotype Photograph Postcard

Today in History – September 9

  2016 North Korea conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test to date, drawing sharp international condemnation. The blast was larger than the Hiroshima atom bomb of World War II   2015 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving monarch in British history, overtaking the record of her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 ...

Indian chief Geronimo

Today in History – September 4

  2016 Hong Kong’s legislative elections saw the highest voter turnout in the territory’s history. A new wave of pro-independence activists won seats in a “strong signal” to Beijing that the spirit of the 2014 protests lived on   2008 Ethiopia celebrated the unveiling of the reassembled Obelisk of Axum, one of its greatest treasures. ...