Category: Behind History

Behind History For December 9 –...

Behind History For December 9 1905 – In France, the law of separation church and the state is passed. 1911 – A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of all the efforts taken to rescue led by the United States Bureau of Mines. 1917 –... Read More →

Behind History For December 5 –...

Behind History For December 5 1931 – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow was destroyed on orders from Joseph Stalin. 1933 – The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. 1934 – Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture... Read More →

Behind History For December 3 –...

Behind History For December 3 1904 – The Jovian moon (moons of jupiter) Himalia (largest irregular satellite of Jupiter) is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory. 1910 – Modern neon (consists of brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs) lighting was 1st demonstrated by Georges Claude... Read More →

Behind History For December 1 –...

Behind History For December 1 1913 – The Buenos Aires Metro, the 1st underground railway system in the Southern Hemisphere and in Latin America starts working. 1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the 1st moving assembly line. 1913 – Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First... Read More →

Behind History For November 30 –...

Behind History For November 30 1916 – Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty. 1934 – The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph. 1936 – In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.... Read More →

Behind History For November 29 –...

Behind History For November 29 1902 – The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league. 1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole. 1943 – World War... Read More →

Behind History For November 26 –...

Behind History For November 26 1917 – The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France (They agreed to mutually influence and control in an eventual partition of the Ottoman Empire). 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon was the 1st people to... Read More →

Behind History For November 25 –...

Behind History For November 25 1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark arrives and becomes King Haakon VII of Norway. 1917 – World War I: German forces defeat Portuguese army. 1940 – World War II: First flights of both the de Havilland Mosquito (British twin-engined, shoulder-winged multirole combat aircraft) and... Read More →

Behind History For November 21 –...

Behind History For November 21 1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper that leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc², is published in the journal Annalen der Physik. 1916 – Mines from SM U-73 sink the HMHS Britannic, the largest ship lost in the First World War. 1918 –... Read More →

Behind History For November 20 –...

Behind History For November 20 1910 – Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí (a written political document), which starts the Mexican Revolution. Publicly declares to overthrow the government under Mexican President Porfirio Díaz. 1917 – World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins: British... Read More →

Behind History of International...

Behind History of International Men’s Day International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November to raise awareness about the health of men and boys, promotes gender equality and focuses on the issues they face, highlighting discrimination against men, and promoting male role models. International... Read More →

Behind History For November 19 –...

Behind History For November 19 1912 – First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia. 1941 – World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss... Read More →

Behind History For November 12 –...

Behind History For November 12 1912 – King George I of Greece makes a triumphal entry into Thessaloniki after its freedom from 482 years of Ottoman rule. 1912 – The frozen bodies of Robert Scott (Royal Navy Officer) and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in... Read More →

Behind History For November 11 –...

Behind History For November 11 1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day. 1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement (Formal agreement between the warring parties to stop the fight) with the Allies in a... Read More →

Behind History For September 22 –...

Behind History For September 22 1910 – The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, one of the oldest. 1914 – A German submarine sinks 3 British cruisers over a 79 period, killing almost 1500 sailors. 1919 – The steel strike of 1919 begins, led by the Amalgamated... Read More →

Behind History for September 16 –...

Behind History for September 16 1908 – The General Motors Corporation was born. 1914 – World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (Poland) starts. 1931: Political prisoners in Hijli detention camp (near Kharagpur) were fired upon by the prison authorities. 2 died and multiple people were injured. 1940 –... Read More →