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Days that changed the world

Author: Hywel Williams
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The currents of History run deep and often unseen beneath the everyday ripple of events. But now and again the current rises to the surface, and the events of a single day shed an exceptional light on the meaning of the past. Such events are the subject of Days that Changed the World. Some of the 50 days described here mark the end of an era; others the start of something new. Many are the dates of bloody battles or
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hywel Williams
ISBN: 9780857383396 0857383396
OCLC Number: 765525756
Notes: Subtitle from cover: The 50 defining events of world history.
Includes index.
Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 28 September 480BC - The Battle of Salamis. 15 March 44BC - The Assassination of Julius Caesar. Good Friday c30AD - The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 11 May 330 - The Dedication of Constantinople. 31 December 406 - A Confederacy of German Tribes Crosses the Rhine. 7 December 632 - The Death of Muhammad. 11 October 732 - The Battle of Tours. 25 December 800 - The Coronation of Charlemagne. 27 November 1095 - Pope Urban II Preaches the First Crusade. 25 August 1227 - The Death of Genghis Khan. 29 May 1453 - The Fall of Constantinople. 12 October 1492 - Columbus Makes Landfall in the Bahamas. 20 September 1519 - Magellan Sets Sail for South America. 18 April 1521 - Luther Defies Charles V at the Diet of Worms. 29 July 1588 - The Defeat of the Spanish Armada. 21 October 1600 - Tokugawa Ieyasu Wins the Battle of Sekigahara. 24 May 1607 - The Foundation of Jamestown, Virginia. 23 May 1618 - The Defenestration of Prague. 5 June 1661 - Isaac Newton Matriculates at Cambridge University. 12 September 1683 - The Ottomans Abandon the Siege of Vienna. 11 April 1713 - The Peace of Utrecht. 26 August 1768 - The Endeavour Leaves Plymouth. 4 July 1776 - The US Declaration of Independence. 14 July 1789 - The Fall of the Bastille. 18 June 1815 - The Battle of Waterloo. 17 December 1819 - Simon Bolivar Named President of Gran Colombia. 15 September 1830 - Opening of the Liverpool-Manchester Railway. 23 August 1833 - Parliament Passes the Emancipation Act. 8 July 1853 - Commodore Perry Anchors in Tokyo Bay. 9 April 1865 - Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox. 1 September 1870 - The Battle of Sedan. 7 March 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell Develops the Telephone. 20 June 1900 - The Boxer Rebellion. 30 June 1905 - E=MC2: The Special Theory of Relativity. 28 June 1914 - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo. 1 July 1916 - The First Day on the Somme. 7 November 1917 - The Storming of the Winter Palace. 22 June 1941 - Operation Barbarossa. 7 December 1941 - The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor. 6 August 1945 - The Bombing of Hiroshima. 25 March 1957 - The Treaties of Rome. 28 October 1962 - Khrushchev Agrees to Remove Missiles from Cuba. 28 August 1963 - 'I Have a Dream'. 21 July 1969 - 'The Eagle Has Landed'. 29 March 1973 - The Last US Troops Leave Vietnam. 16 October 1973 - OPEC Raises the Price of Oil. 3 February 1976 - The Rise to Power of William Henry Gates III. 9 November 1989 - The Breaching of the Berlin Wall. 11 February 1990 - Nelson Mandela is Released from Prison. 11 September 2001 - Nine Eleven. Index.
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