This event struck a chord worldwide, reminding us that South Africa, historically, was not only the first country to be colonised, but also the last country to be decolonised.
The US viewed the Hiroshima operation as a large-scale scientific experiment to avoid a Russian invasion of Japan.
Most tend to forget that the Tennis Court Oath was the key tipping point of the French Revolution, both from a symbolic and legal standpoint. What happened on that day in Versailles?
The Americas were officially 'discovered' in 1492, marking the end of the Middle Ages. Yet it's possible that Christopher Columbus setting foot on a West Indian beach in October obscures a far more complex story.
Did the first outbreaks occur in China or in the Caspian Sea? Experts still argue. But how did the plague actually spread? After many controversies, it seems that the rat flea was the major carrier of this disease.
Mahomet's first year in Medina, in the year 622 of the Christian era, marks the beginning of the Muslim era and the birth of a new religion, civilisation, empire and calendar.
The eruption of the Vesuvius froze the town of Pompei forever. Volcanology reveals the force of the eruption, and archaeology uncovers their daily life.
Christians believe Jesus is a man who preached and performed miracles and died on the cross but was resurrected. But for historians, the crucifixion is the least unreliable indicator of the Jesus' existence.
Alexander's death marks the loss of one of the greatest conquerors in history, the only man who managed to extend the Empire to Eurasia, the Mediterranean and India.
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