January 07

This Day in History

1979

Pol Pot overthrown

Vietnamese troops seize the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, forcing Pol Pot and his communist Khmer Rouge forces to retreat into the jungle. In the early 1970s, North Vietnam supported the Khmer … (more...)

1943

All Charged up – The Nikola Tesla Story

7 January 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Nikola Tesla, the eccentric Serbian-American scientist and electrical engineer who was a major contributor to many important inventions, … (more...)

1799

First circumnavigation of Van Diemen’s Land

The year was 1799 and British colonists were still under the impression that Van Diemen’s Land was part of mainland Australia. However, George Bass, a British naval surgeon and explorer, believed … (more...)