It was on August 2nd back in 1870 when the first subway tunnel beneath the River Thames opened to the public. The Tower Subway was 410 meters in length and connected Tower...
The end of July marks a sad occasion, as it was on July 31st back in 1970 when the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration for the very last time, ending a...
It was on July 30th back in 1945 when the USS Indianapolis was hit by Japanese torpedoes and sank in shark infested waters in a matter of minutes. The Indianapolis was a...
It was on July 29th back in 1981 when Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married in a fairy-tale wedding at St Paul's Cathedral in London. The couple chose St...
It was on July 28th back in 1945 when a B-25 Mitchell bomber that was lost in fog crashed into the Empire State Building. The freak accident occurred at 9:40 a.m. whilst...
It was on July 27th back in 1890 when the painter Vincent van Gogh supposedly committed suicide by shooting himself, but did he pull the trigger? A theory exists that he...
It was on July 26th back in 1588 when the English Admiral John Hawkins was knighted for his service to the country regarding the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Hawkins...
It was on July 25th, back in 1797 when Admiral Nelson led an ill-fated assault on the Spanish island of Tenerife. He was hit by a cannonball after stepping ashore...
It was on July 23rd back in 1967 when the Detroit riot, one of the most destructive and bloodiest race riots in American history took place. During the summer of 1967 many...
It was on July 22nd back in 1992 when Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his own luxurious private prison which he had built to his own specifications and...