General Knowledge

Hong Kong Rivers that ‘Breathe’ Greenhouse gases

        Studies of rivers in Hong Kong’s New Territories have found that polluted rivers release many times more                                                                           greenhouse gases than clean ones        At first glance you

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Today in History -19 January

Important Events 379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 1812 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of

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Today in History -18 January

Important Events 532 Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome 1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown

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Today in History -15 January

Important Events 588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC. 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of

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Today in History -13 January

Important Events 532 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing 1785 John Walter publishes 1st issue of “The Times” of London 1943 Adolf

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Today in History -9 January

Important Events 1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government 1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of

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Today in History -8 January

Important Events 1656 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands) 1790 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address 1835 US national debt is $0 for

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Today in History -7 January

Important Events 1610 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede 1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later) 1941 Chinese Kuomintang forces

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Today in History -6 January

Important Events 1649 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other “high crimes” 1912 Geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener presents his controversial theory

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