November 08

This Day in History

1997

Yangtze River Diverted for Dam

"On this day in 1997, Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam, the most ambitious construction project in modern China's history. The Three Gorges Dam is … (more...)

1793

Musée du Louvre Opens

The Louvre, originally a royal palace, is opened as an art museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. The Louvre featured a vast collection of master works, including paintings assembled … (more...)

392

Olympic Games Are Abolished With Paganism

"On this day in 392, the Roman Emperor Theodosius reaffirmed his determination to outlaw the worship of pagan gods by completely prohibiting paganism, and in doing so, abolishing the Olympic Games. … (more...)