General Knowledge

What’s So Special About 9 December?

International Anti-Corruption Day On 31st October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and

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Today In History – 9 December

Important Events 536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire 1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman

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Today In History – 7 December

Important Events 43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae 1909 Inventor Leo Baekeland patents the first thermo-setting plastic, Bakelite, sparking the birth of the plastics industry 1941 Imperial Japanese

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Today In History – 5 December

Important Events 771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman 1349 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots 1456 Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die 1848 US

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Today In History – 4 December, 2020

Important Events 1534 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad 1563 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years. 1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish,

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What’s So Special About 3 December?

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. Celebrated

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Today In History – 3 December

Important Events 1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia 1854 Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 gold

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Today In History – 2 December

Important Events 1913 Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford 1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great

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Today In History – 1 December

Important Events 1913 Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford 1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated and Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great

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Today In History – 30 November

Important Events 1016 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’ 1487 The first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV,

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Today In History – 29 November

Important Events 526 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army moves into Manchester and occupies Carlisle

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Today In History – 28 November

Important Events 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean 1814 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer

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Today In History – 27 November

Important Events 1095 Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade 1295 English King Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending the authorities of its representatives 1493 Christopher Columbus returns to La Navidad

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Today In History – 26 November

Important Events 43 BC Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed 1778 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich

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