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Why an American bought the London Bridge

Born on this day, June 7 1761, Scottish civil engineer John Rennie was responsible for three important landmarks in central London: Waterloo Bridge, Southwark Bridge and London Bridge which, in […]

#TodayInHistory – June 7

June 7 – Some important events on this day. 1340 👉🏼 Rotterdam Netherlands founded 🇳🇱 1420 👉🏼 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the […]

Kaizō-ji temple and its legends – Japan

Kamakura was the capital and religious center of Japan from the 12th-14th centuries. The city is scattered with medieval Shinto shrines and numerous Buddhist temples, including temple Kaizō-ji, which dates […]

#TodayInHistory – June 6

June 6 – Some important events on this day. 1242 👉🏼 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris 1391 👉🏼 Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacre 5,000 Jews 🇪🇸 1523 […]

#TodayInHistory – June 5

June 5 – Some important events on this day. 1661 👉🏼 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge 1805 👉🏼 1st recorded tornado in “Tornado Alley” (Southern […]

Elizabeth Bay Ghost Town – Namibia

We are in southern coast of Namibia, 25 km south of Lüderitz. Even though it often seems to be forgotten in the shadow of its counterpart Kolmanskop, also Elizabeth Bay […]

#TodayInHistory – June 4

June 4 – Some important events on this day. 781 BC 👉🏼 Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse 1070 👉🏼 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France […]

#TodayInHistory – June 3

June 3 – Some important events on this day. 1539 👉🏼 Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain. Commissioned by the Spanish crown to conquer Florida, Hernando de Soto and […]

Do cicadas know mathematics?

You know what 2020 is missing? An invasion of trillions of screaming cicadas after 17 years underground! Yes, seriously. 2020 is the year of “Brood IX”, a horde of more […]

#TodayInHistory – June 2

June 2 – Some important events on this day. 455 👉🏼 King Gaiseric and the Vandals sack Rome – Rome looted for 14 days 1763 👉🏼 Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what […]