July 08

This Day in History

1994

North Korea’s "Great Leader" dies

Kim Il Sung, the communist dictator of North Korea since 1948, dies of a heart attack at the age of 82. In the 1930s, Kim fought against the Japanese occupation of Korea and was signaled out by Soviet … (more...)

1947

Aliens in the Desert – The Roswell Incident

On 8 July 1947 the Public Relations Officer stationed at the Roswell Army Airfield (RAAF) in New Mexico issued a press release that indicated a “flying disc” had been located, apparently “crashed” on … (more...)

1579

Bejeweled Holy Icon Discovered

On this day in 1579, Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan. It went on to become one of the most revered and … (more...)

52 BCE

Caesar Conquers Fishing Village, Later Known as Paris

Julius Caesar rose to power as a result of his extraordinary successes as a general fighting foreign wars, most notably his conquest of Gaul (present-day France) in the Gallic Wars leading up to 51 … (more...)