The 26th December 2017 is the thirteenth anniversary of one of the great disasters of modern history – the so-called Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004.
Over a quarter of a million people died when giant … (more...)
"On this day in 1985, the primatologist Dian Fossey was murdered. She was killed in her cabin at the Karisoke research station in Rwanda, her skull shattered by a huntsman's machete that she had … (more...)
"On this day in 1946, mobster boss Benjamin ""Bugsy"" Siegel opened the Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The opening of the iconic Art Deco resort marked the start of a new era in … (more...)
Jack Johnson becomes the first African-American to win the world heavyweight title when he knocks out Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. Johnson received little support in the United States, … (more...)