15th May 1943: Stalin dissolves the Communist International (Comintern) that aimed to promote worldwide communism
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3d ago
After Germany's invasion of the USSR, Stalin begin actively seeking to improve relations with capitalist powers in order to focus on the war effort against the Axis forces so made the decision to dissolve the Comintern as a gesture of goodwill towards the Western ..read more
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12th May 1926: Norge airship makes the first verified flight over the North Pole
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
6d ago
After more than 16 hours of flight, at 1.25 am Greenwich time on 12 May, 1925, the Norge successfully reached the North Pole, making it the first confirmed expedition to do ..read more
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11th May 1812: Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to be assassinated, shot in the lobby of the House of Commons
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
1w ago
John Bellingham fired a single shot from a pistol, fatally wounding prime minister Spencer Perceval in the chest. Perceval collapsed immediately, and despite efforts to save him, he died shortly ..read more
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9th May 1386: Treaty of Windsor, the longest-lasting diplomatic treaty in recorded history, signed between Portugal and England
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1w ago
The Treaty of Windsor was negotiated by King John I of Portugal and John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster, on behalf of the English king Richard II and remains in force. This makes it the longest-lasting diplomatic treaty in recorded history, and even served as the basis for Portuguese assistance to Britain during the Second World ..read more
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7th May 1253: William of Rubruck sets out on his journey into the Mongol Empire that resulted in a masterpiece of medieval travel literature
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1w ago
William traveled to the court of the Great Khan of the Mongols, and wrote about his experiences in a report for Louis IX that is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of medieval travel ..read more
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4th May 1926: General strike of 1.7 million workers begins in the United Kingdom.
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
2w ago
Essential services such as transportation, utilities, and communication networks were severely disrupted by the General Strike and the Conservative government, led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, was forced to declare a state of emergency and mobilise troops to maintain order and provide essential ..read more
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29th April 1909: The People’s Budget introduced to the British Parliament by David Lloyd George
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2w ago
David Lloyd George, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced the People’s Budget to address social inequality and poverty by redistributing wealth through taxation and welfare ..read more
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26th April 1933: The Gestapo secret police established by Hermann Göring in Nazi Germany
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3w ago
The Gestapo operated with broad authority and virtually unlimited power, employing a network of informants and spies to monitor and report on suspected dissidents and political ..read more
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23rd April 1348: Order of the Garter founded by King Edward III of England
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3w ago
Membership of the Order of the Garter is highly prestigious and is often reserved for members of the English nobility and royalty. Over the centuries, the Order of the Garter has evolved into a ceremonial institution, with its members participating in various official events and ..read more
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22nd April 1889: Oklahoma Land Rush takes place with 2 million acres of Unassigned Lands opened to settlement
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3w ago
An estimated 50,000 hopeful settlers gathered along the borders of the Oklahoma Territory prior to the gunshot that gave the signal for them to chaotically race into the territory on foot, horseback, and in wagons to stake their ..read more
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