On 1st of October 1908 the Ford Model T car brought motoring to a wider range of the American public. It was the first mass produced car. Although credit for the development […]
On Sept 24, 1952, the oceanographic survey vessel Kaiyo-Maru No 5 was destroyed by a submarine eruption.
On 17th of September 1972 the TV comedy series “M*A*S*H”, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, and McLean Stevenson was first shown on CBS in the US.
On 10th of September 1993, The X-Files” TV show, created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson was first shown on Fox.
On 27th of August 1715 the Earl of Mar raised the Standard at Braemar, Aberdeenshire to start the campaign to restore James Edward Stewart to the thrones of Scotland and England.
On the night of 20th of August 1968, USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) President Brezhnev sent an invasion force of 500,000 troops from Warsaw Pact countries into Czechoslovakia.
On 13th August 1942 The Manhattan Project started under the direction of US General Groves.
On 6th of August 1945 the USA detonated an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima
On 30th of July 1935 the first Penguin book was published. It was a sea change in publishing and it meant books could be within the price range of thousands of more people.
On 16th of July 1819 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen set sail to explore Antarctica for Russian Tsar Alexander I.