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The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Krakatau) in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883 (with origins as early as May of that year), and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August 1883, when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech-July 4, 1939 (
On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered his famed "Luckiest Man" speech in front of a sold out crowd in Yankee Stadium Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our...
Manchester Ship Canal: Construction started in November 1887 and took seven years to complete, with Queen Victoria opening the canal in 1894. The canal runs for 36 miles from Eastham on the Mersey estuary to Salford in Greater Manchester.
1994 Northridge Earthquake-Jan 17, 1994 (was a magnitude of 6.7, blind thrust earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994, at 4:30:55 a.m. PST in the San Fernando Valley region of the County of Los Angeles. Its epicenter was in Reseda, a neighborhood in the north-central area of the San Fernando Valley. The quake had a duration of approximately 10–20 seconds, and its peak ground acceleration of 1.8g was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America. Strong ground motion was felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles from the epicenter. The peak ground velocity at the Rinaldi Receiving Station was 183 cm/s, the fastest ever recorded)
Outbreak of World War II (1939) On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II. On September 17, Soviet troops invaded Poland from the east.
People Power Revolution-Feb 22-25, 1986 (was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines, mostly in Metro Manila from February 22–25, 1986. There was a sustained campaign of civil resistance against regime violence and alleged electoral fraud. The nonviolent revolution led to the departure of Ferdinand Marcos, the end of his 21-year presidential rule, and the restoration of democracy in the Philippines)
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1963: Maarten Schmidt Discovers Quasars. Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Clayton Collection. The discovery of Quasars in 1963 provided a final piece of evidence that undermined the Steady State theory of the universe, and supported the Big Bang. Maarten Schmidt, a Caltech astronomer working at Mt
Renaissance Period-1400-1600 (succeeded the middle Ages in Europe, and it was a period during which the European society sought to relearn Classical philosophy and values. Renaissance thinkers believed the notion that the middle Ages had been marked by cultural decline and they sought to re-popularize their past culture)
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957, orbiting for three weeks
The Thrilla in Manilla-Oct 1, 1975 (was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested in 1975 for the heavyweight championship of the world at the Philippine Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 1. The venue was renamed from Araneta Coliseum, specifically for the match. Ali won by technical knockout after Frazier's chief second, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to the 15th round. The contest's name is derived from Ali's rhyming boast that the fight would be “a killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.")