Do you know, on this day in 1945, the U.N. Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, California, United States.
Do you know, on this day in 1950, North Korean forces surprised the South Korean army (and the small U.S. force stationed in the country), and quickly headed toward the capital city of Seoul. The United States responded by pushing a resolution through the U.N.’s Security Council calling for military […]
Do you know, on this day in 1953, Jacqueline Bouvier and Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy publicly announce their engagement. Kennedy went on to become the 35th president and Jackie, as she was fondly called, became one of the most popular first ladies ever to grace the White House.
Do you know, on this day in 1972, French football legend Zinedine Zidane, nick named Zizou, was born in Marseille, France, he led his country to victories in the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Championship via his maverick abilities on the round leather game.
Do you know, on this day in 1986, Argentine footballer prodigy Diego Amando Maradona scored his memorable “Hand of God” goal (the ball struck his hand, but the referee mistakenly thought it had hit his head) to help Argentina defeat England in a World Cup quarterfinal game; Argentina went on […]
Do you know, on this day in 1887, Britain celebrated the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria’s six-decade reign marked one of the most significant eras in British history. During this long period, the monarchy regained the respect of its subjects and Britain enjoyed political, social, and economic prosperity.
Do you know, on this day in 1901, Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa became the first native African to graduate from an American University.
Do you know, on this day in 1953, husband and wife Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death becoming the first American civilians to be executed for espionage (Espionage, a process of obtaining military, political, commercial, or other secret information by means of spies, secret agents, or illegal monitoring […]
Do you know, on this day in 1812 the United States declared war against Great Britain. The War of 1812 was an armed conflict between the United States and the British Empire. The British restricted the American trade since they feared it was harmful for their war with France. They […]
Do you know, on this day in 1799, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte incorporates Italy into his empire.