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1016 - Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'. 1648 - English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I. 1731 -…
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1281 - During Kublai Khan's second Mongol invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan  1842 - Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to…
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1661 - The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal 1890 - At Auburn Prison in…
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Maltese Editors’ Perspectives

Maltese Editors’ Perspectives

Rather unusually, art and history make their way in the editorials of the two English-language papers in print today,  with their Maltese counterparts focusing on education and economic regeneration. The…
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1260 - Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire  1640 - King Charles I of England dissolved the Short Parliament, the first parliament to be…
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1492 - Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. Oldest meteorite with a known date of impact. 1837 - Abolitionist newspaper editor Elijah…
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301 -  San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, founded by Saint Marinus 1939 - World War II: Britain…
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On this day in 1939 World War II starts when Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Gdansk (Danzig) Also in this day in 1941 Jews living in…
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1828 - Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks 1964 - Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles 1979…
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79 -After centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, devastating the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands. 1922 - Arab states meeting at Nablus…
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79 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on feast day of Vulcan, Roman god of fire (goes on to destroy Pompeii) 1933 Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following another hunger strike…
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1737 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris 1926 Weather map televised for 1st time 1933 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's…
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1959 USSR introduces installment buying 1960 Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus 1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later 1977…
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879 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris 1914 WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany 1942 1st train with…
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1776 Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians) 1865 Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" 1880 British Parliament officially…
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1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot 1909 French…
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1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party 1967 The Doors score their first #1 hit with “Light My Fire” 1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon…
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In 636 Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire In 1599 Caravaggio's 1st public commission for paintings In 1798 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt In 1953 the Society…
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1848 The two-day Women's Rights Convention, the first women's rights and feminist convention held in the United States, opened in Seneca Falls, New York. 1870 Franco-Prussian War starts 1903 1st…
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In 2016 - Theresa May, the Conservative Party leader, became the second woman prime minister of the United Kingdom, replacing David Cameron, who resigned after the country voted to leave…
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In 2013 Egyptian defense minister Abdul Fatah al-Sisi staged a coup and forced out President Mohamed Morsi, just over a year after he was elected. In 1976 an Israeli commando squad, led…
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A leap of Fiat into e-mobility

A leap of Fiat into e-mobility

Fiat unveiled its innovative electric car credentials at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show with the ultra-modular Fiat Concept Centoventi. The iconic Italian carmaker says the model seeks to democratise…
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The ‘ATM’ is 49 years old

The ‘ATM’ is 49 years old

On this day in history, in 1969, America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went…
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