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19th July 1799: Discovery of the Rosetta Stone reported in Egypt
19 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

On the 19th July 1799, an announcement was made of the discovery of a slab of rock covered in carvings by French Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard in the area around Fort Julien near the Egyptian town...

18th July 1976: Nadia Com?neci scores the first ever Olympic gymnastic ‘perfect 10’
18 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

Romanian gymnast Nadia Com?neci scored the first ever perfect 10 in Olympic history on the uneven bars at the Summer Games in Montreal. The International Federation of Gymnastics introduced a code of points to regulate...

17th July 1918: Romanov family shot dead by the Bosheviks
17 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

In the early hours of the 17th July 1918 the Russian Imperial Romanov family were shot dead in the basement of the Ipatiev House in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg. Their death took place during...

16th July 622: Start date of the Islamic calendar
16 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

The Islamic calendar was dated to start with the first new moon after the Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated to Medina. The calendar begins with the Prophet’s Flight as this is a key event...

15th July 1834: The Spanish Inquisition disbanded
15 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

On the 15th July 1834 the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, otherwise known as the Spanish Inquisition, was disbanded. Originally established in 1478 by the Catholic Monarchs, the Spanish Inquisition came under...

14th July 1881: American outlaw Billy the Kid shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett
14 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Billy the Kid was born Henry McCarty and spent his early life in New York. By 1873...

13th July 1793: Jean-Paul Marat stabbed to death in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday
13 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

On the 13th July 1793, the radical French journalist Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday. Marat, the second of nine children, had left home at sixteen in search of...

12th July 1561: The consecration of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow
12 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

Moscow’s Trinity Church, later renamed Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat and better known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, was consecrated. Ivan the Terrible had originally constructed a series of...

11th July 1947: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe marked by this live #WorldFringeDay podcast
11 Jul 2017 @ 03:05 am

Today is World Fringe Day where people around the world are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which took place for the first time in 1947. HistoryPod is proud to...

HistoryPod Live: Historical significance. How are events chosen for the daily podcast?
10 Jul 2017 @ 05:05 am

Recorded in front of a live audience at Scrivener's Books as part of Buxton Festival Fringe, this extended edition of HistoryPod attempts to answer the most common question from listeners: how and why are certain events featured...