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Puttingal Temple fireworks competition goes awry A ‘competitive fireworks display’ on the premises of the Puttingal Temple, Kerala, has gone out of control and caused a fire at around 3:30 AM. Over a 100 have died and 350 reported injured so far. The fireworks display had not been signed-off with a government approval.On this day — April 10 2016
Puttingal Temple fireworks competition goes awry A ‘competitive fireworks display’ on the premises of the Puttingal Temple, Kerala, has gone out of control and caused a fire at around 3:30 AM. Over a 100 have died and 350 reported injured so far. The fireworks display had not been signed-off with a government approval.On this day — April 10 2016
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Good Friday Agreement brings peace to Northern Ireland Three decades of conflict known as
Good Friday Agreement brings peace to Northern Ireland Three decades of conflict known as 'The Troubles,' and two years of peace talks, are resolved on this Good Friday with the signing of a power-sharing agreement between Northern Ireland's Protestant and Catholic populations.On this day — April 10 1998
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ASPCA animal welfare group founded in New York Cockfighting, slaughterhouses, and widespread animal abuse leads Henry Bergh to establish the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a group dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals and enacting anti-cruelty laws.On this day — April 10 1866
ASPCA animal welfare group founded in New York Cockfighting, slaughterhouses, and widespread animal abuse leads Henry Bergh to establish the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a group dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals and enacting anti-cruelty laws.On this day — April 10 1866
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Most powerful volcano eruption in 10,000 years Heard for thousands of miles, the Dutch East Indies
Most powerful volcano eruption in 10,000 years Heard for thousands of miles, the Dutch East Indies' Mount Tambora erupts with cataclysmic force, devastating everything around it with pyroclastic flows and ash falls. The eruption will significantly change the climate, spawning the "year without a summer" and causing global famine.On this day — April 10 1815
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Darwin
Darwin's groundbreaking work sent to publishers English scientist Charles Darwin delivers the first three chapters of his new work, 'On the Origin of Species,' to publishers. Controversy will follow publication of his study of evolutionary biology, but so too do robust book sales, and Darwin's work will revolutionize the study of life on Earth.On this day — April 5 1859
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Dutch explorers land on remote Easter Island On this Easter Sunday, 3,000 miles from the nearest continental land, Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen finds a 63-square-mile island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Towering stone statues mystify these first European visitors and others for centuries to come.On this day — April 5 1772
Dutch explorers land on remote Easter Island On this Easter Sunday, 3,000 miles from the nearest continental land, Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen finds a 63-square-mile island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Towering stone statues mystify these first European visitors and others for centuries to come.On this day — April 5 1772
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Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated On this day — April 4 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated On this day — April 4 1968
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Los Angeles becomes an American city Settled for millennia by Native Americans, then claimed by the colonial Spanish, and later by Mexico, a dusty ranch town is officially incorporated as the city of Los Angeles. It will go on to be the second-most populous city in the United States.On this day — April 4 1850
Los Angeles becomes an American city Settled for millennia by Native Americans, then claimed by the colonial Spanish, and later by Mexico, a dusty ranch town is officially incorporated as the city of Los Angeles. It will go on to be the second-most populous city in the United States.On this day — April 4 1850
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Farmers uncover ancient
Farmers uncover ancient 'Terracotta Army' While digging a well in China's Shaanxi province, farmers discover the burial site of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, from 210–209 BCE. Excavators will discover an estimated 8,000 life-size clay soldiers, and hundreds of horses and chariots, meant for protection in the afterlife.On this day — March 29 1974
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Punjab becomes a territory of Great Britain The second Anglo-Sikh war has ended, with the victory of Great Britain. Punjab will now become a British territory.On this day — March 29 1849
Punjab becomes a territory of Great Britain The second Anglo-Sikh war has ended, with the victory of Great Britain. Punjab will now become a British territory.On this day — March 29 1849
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Three Mile Island plant suffers a partial meltdown Fears of radioactive contamination run rampant after a coolant leak causes a reactor at Pennsylvania
Three Mile Island plant suffers a partial meltdown Fears of radioactive contamination run rampant after a coolant leak causes a reactor at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island to overheat. The power plant, just 10 miles from the state capital, is stabilized before complete meltdown. The accident will swell anti-nuclear sentiment in the public.On this day — March 28 1979
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First Europeans settle in San Francisco With 247 colonists in tow, Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza founds a fort, or
First Europeans settle in San Francisco With 247 colonists in tow, Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza founds a fort, or 'presidio,' on a wide bay in northern California. The modest outpost will grow into one of the biggest cities in North America.On this day — March 28 1776
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Vikings sack Paris The Frankish Empire is no match for a plundering hoard of Viking warriors, headed, tradition holds, by the legendary Danish chieftain Ragnar Lodbrok. The invaders will be paid a literal king
Vikings sack Paris The Frankish Empire is no match for a plundering hoard of Viking warriors, headed, tradition holds, by the legendary Danish chieftain Ragnar Lodbrok. The invaders will be paid a literal king's ransom to leave Paris.On this day — March 28 845
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Pertinax is assassinated in Imperial Rome power-grab Emperor Commodus
Pertinax is assassinated in Imperial Rome power-grab Emperor Commodus' murder on New Year's Eve 192 had set off 'the year of five emperors,' an epic struggle for Roman rule that escalates when Commodus' successor, Emperor Pertinax, is killed by his own Pretorian Guard after just three months as caesar.On this day — March 28 193
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Clay TKO
Clay TKO's Liston for heavyweight boxing title 22-year-old Cassius Clay sets the boxing world reeling as he defeats his fierce opponent, reigning champ Sonny Liston. Clay will also win their rematch a year later under his new name, Muhammad Ali.On this day — February 25 1964
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After 422 years, Prussia no longer exists Effectively dissolved at the end of World War II, Prussia is officially liquidated. Once a world-shaking kingdom holding vast tracts of land, Prussia
After 422 years, Prussia no longer exists Effectively dissolved at the end of World War II, Prussia is officially liquidated. Once a world-shaking kingdom holding vast tracts of land, Prussia's power had declined as European monarchy lost favor, revolutions roiled, and two world wars had seen nations dissolve and reform in dizzying chaos.On this day — February 25 1947
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Hiram Revels is first African American US Senator After two days of heated debate on the floor of the US Senate, and with spectators packing the Senate galleries to see this groundbreaking event, a former Union Army chaplain, Mississippi
Hiram Revels is first African American US Senator After two days of heated debate on the floor of the US Senate, and with spectators packing the Senate galleries to see this groundbreaking event, a former Union Army chaplain, Mississippi's Hiram Revels is sworn in as that state's US senator.On this day — February 25 1870
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Gulf War ground offensive launched A single US infantry battalion and two US Marine divisions cross from Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and begin a push to liberate it from occupying Iraqi forces. Saddam Hussein
Gulf War ground offensive launched A single US infantry battalion and two US Marine divisions cross from Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and begin a push to liberate it from occupying Iraqi forces. Saddam Hussein's army will fully retreat three days later, leading to the end of the Gulf War.On this day — February 24 1991
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Wayne Gretzky scores record goal Hockey phenom Wayne Gretzky scores his 77th goal for the season, breaking a single-season record that many predicted couldn
Wayne Gretzky scores record goal Hockey phenom Wayne Gretzky scores his 77th goal for the season, breaking a single-season record that many predicted couldn't be bested. 'The Great One' will go on to become one of Canada's greatest sports heroes.On this day — February 24 1982
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Pope Gregory XIII reforms the calendar The Gregorian calendar is introduced as Pope Gregory reworks the Julian calendar, unyoking Easter from the spring equinox, changing leap year protocol, and subtracting 10 minutes and 48 seconds a year.On this day — February 24 1582
Pope Gregory XIII reforms the calendar The Gregorian calendar is introduced as Pope Gregory reworks the Julian calendar, unyoking Easter from the spring equinox, changing leap year protocol, and subtracting 10 minutes and 48 seconds a year.On this day — February 24 1582
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