In History

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On this day, October 18

1775 The first published African-American female poet, Phillis Wheatley, was freed from slavery. 1851 Under the title The Whale, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published by Richard...

On this day, October 11

1582 This date does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain due to their adoption of the Gregorian Calendar that year. 1634 A...

On this day, October 4

1795 Napoleon Bonaparte of France was nationally recognized for suppressing armed counter-revolutionary rioters to protect the National Convention. 1824 Mexico, adopting a new constitution, became a federal...

On this day, September 27

1066 William the Conqueror set sail to begin the Norman conquest of England. The Norman conquest would go on to be the advent of the...

On this day, September 20

1498 The Nankai earthquake sent a tsunami raging towards Japan’s southern coast, washing over the city of Kamakura. The tsunami destroyed the buildings that housed...

On this day, September 13

Apart from being National Chocolate Day, September 13 is an important day in history for many reasons. 2001 Civilian air traffic resumes after the attacks on...