6th February 1958: Munich Air Disaster kills 23 members of the Manchester United football team after BEA flight 609 crashes at Munich-Riem airport
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
21h ago
Flight 609 hit slush on the runway, causing the plane to skid off the end of the runway before crashing through the airport fence, speeding across a road, and losing its port wing after catching on a ..read more
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4th February 1945: Yalta Conference begins, attended by the ‘Big Three’ of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3d ago
The conference saw Allied leaders United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war ..read more
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2nd February 1852: World’s first modern flushable public toilets open in London
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
4d ago
Despite their elegant mahogany and brass design, and an extensive promotional campaign that featured the distribution of 50,000 handbills alongside an advertisement in The Times newspaper, the toilets proved ..read more
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30th January 1649: Execution of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland outside the Banqueting House in London
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
6d ago
Charles was executed on 30 January, having requested to wear two shirts as protection from the cold so that the crowd wouldn’t think he was shaking from fear. Six days later, Parliament abolished the ..read more
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28th January 1986: NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
1w ago
At 11.39am Challenger lifted off, and seventy-three seconds later the Shuttle began to disintegrate following a huge fireball. All seven members of crew were killed, and the disaster led to NASA suspending all Space Shuttle missions for over two and a half ..read more
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22nd January 1905: Bloody Sunday massacre takes place in the Russian capital St. Petersburg
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
2w ago
Why the soldiers began firing on the peaceful march is unclear. Even the number of marchers killed or injured is uncertain with estimates ranging from the government’s official figure of 96 dead to revolutionary claims of more than ..read more
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20th January 1942: Senior Nazis meet at the Wannsee Conference to discuss what was referred to as the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
2w ago
SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich called the meeting in the Berlin suburb, in which he outlined the deportation of European Jews to extermination camps in Poland where they would be systematically ..read more
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17th January 1991: Combat phase of the Gulf War begins when Operation Desert Storm is launched
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3w ago
Operation Desert Storm set out to destroy Iraq’s military and civilian infrastructure through an aerial bombing campaign in which over 2,250 coalition aircraft flew in excess of 1,000 sorties a day for five ..read more
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16th January 1412: Antipope John XXIII makes the Medici Bank the official bank to the Papacy
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3w ago
Antipope John XXIII made the Medici Bank the official bank of the ..read more
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15th January 1919: Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht killed by members of the Freikorps after the Spartacist Revolt
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by History Pod, Scott Allsop
3w ago
The two German socialists were joint-founders of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany, and were captured following the Spartacist uprising that began on 4 ..read more
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