April 04

This Day in History

2094 BC

Earliest Record of a Lunar Eclipse

Clay tablets from the ancient Ur civilisation of Sumer in modern-day Iraq mark the earliest historical reference to a lunar eclipse, which occurred on this day in 2094 BC. The tablets, known as Enuma … (more...)

1949

NATO established

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established by 12 Western states: the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, … (more...)

1147

First Record of Moscow

On this day in 1147, Moscow, the capital of Russia, was first mentioned in historical records when the Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy (Yuri “long arms”) invited his ally the Prince of Novgorod to feast with … (more...)