February 09

This Day in History

2011

WikiLeaks Exposes Crude Lies?

On this day in 2011, The Guardian newspaper in London published an article that was directly informed by a series of WikiLeaks cables, claiming that Saudi Arabian reserves of crude oil were far less … (more...)

1942

Normandie burns in New York

The Normandie, regarded by many as the most elegant ocean liner ever built, burns in New York Harbor during its conversion to an Allied troop transport ship. Built in France in the early 1930s, the … (more...)

1920

Svalbard Demilitarized

On this day in 1920, the Spitsbergen Treaty was signed, demilitarising the arctic archipelago of Svalbard and recognising Norwegian sovereignty over the region. Historically, Svalbard was a … (more...)