Category Archives: HISTORY

On this day – 21st May

On this day – 21st May


1790  Paris was divided into 48 zones

1840  New Zealand was declared a British colony
1934  Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the U.S. to fingerprint all of its citizens
1982  The British landed in the Falkland Islands and fighting began

The Bogomils

The Bogomils

The Bogomils were members of a religious sect that at its peak held enormous influence over the Balkan countries between the 10th and 15th centuries. Founded in Bulgaria in the mid-tenth century by a priest named Bogomil, the sect relied heavily on the belief in dualism – that the universe was ruled jointly by the forces of good and evil.

On this day – 20th May

On this day – 20th May

1506 In Spain, Christopher Columbus died in poverty

1674 John Sobieski became Poland’s first King
1784 The Peace of Versailles ended a war between France, England, and Holland
1899 Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to be arrested for speeding. The posted speed limit was 12 miles per hour

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

Native Indian Women in U.S. Army – from American Revolution to Vietnam War

The history of female soldiers in American Army goes far back to the beginning of the creation of new, independant state of America. There are several women who fight next to their fellows in the war against Britain – Deborah Samson (which joined army disguised like a young man), Margaret Corbin, Angelica Vrooman, Anna Warner…

On this day – 19th May

On this day – 19th May

1536   Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.

1643   Delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston to form a confederation.
1906   The 19 km long Simplon Tunnel linking Italy and Switzerland through the Alps is officially opened.