June 20

This Day in History


"Most Widely Witnessed Death"

On this day in 2009, during the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan was captured on video and spread virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death … (more...)


Neubronner Applies for Pigeon Camera Patent

On this day in 1907, the German pharmacist and amateur photographer Julius Neubronner submitted a patent for a method of taking aerial photographs, using a specially adapted camera attached to a … (more...)


Boxer Rebellion begins

In response to foreign encroachment in China, Chinese nationalists launch the so-called Boxer Rebellion in Peking. Calling themselves I Ho Ch'uan, or "the Righteous and Harmonious Fists," the … (more...)