On This Day In History

Download On This Day In History ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to On This Day In History book pdf for free now.

On This Day In History

Author : Dan Snow
ISBN : 9781473691285
Genre : History
File Size : 55.68 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 565
Read : 472

On which day was history's shortest war waged and won (in roughly 40 minutes)? How was Napoleon bested by a group of rabbits in 1807? Why did a dispute about beer in an Oxford pub lead to over 100 deaths and 470 years of penance? Why in 1752 did Britain go to bed on 2nd September and wake up on the 14th? How did a women's march in 1917 set off the Russian Revolution? On This Day in History brings to life a key event that happened on each day of the year. From the most important British battle that you've never heard of (20 May 685) to the first meeting of Lennon and McCartney (6 July 1957), and from why Julius Caesar should have been wary of the Ides of March (15 March 44BC) to the day Jeanne de Clisson became a pirate and single-handedly declared war on the King of France (2 August 1343), history is full of unlikely heroes and fascinating turning points. In this book Dan Snow shows us how each day offers a different and unexpected insight into our past. And story by gripping story, this year grows into a vivid, very human history of the world.
Category: History

On This Day In History

Author : Graeme Donald
ISBN : 9781782432708
Genre : History
File Size : 61.25 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 843
Read : 546

A journey through all 365 days of the year, examining some of the most significant events in history that occured on that day The abandoned Mary Celeste is mysteriously found drifting in the mid-Atlantic; Mozart is buried in an unmarked communal grave; and U.S. Prohibition is brought to an end. Although separated by centuries, these events all share the same anniversary: December 5th. On This Day in History looks back at all 365 days of the year and provides short, riveting entries on the most significant events in history that occurred on that day. One single day could see Alexander the Great cozying up to Winston Churchill and Fidel Castro, or Cleopatra could find herself sharing a page with Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi. This book traverses continents and timelines to give its own unique perspective on these historical events. A wide variety of familiar and lesser-known events are represented, providing fascinating facts that are guaranteed both to educate and entertain any history enthusiast.
Category: History

On This Day In History

Author : Katharine Marsh (Editor)
ISBN : 1838505032
Genre : Chronology, Historical
File Size : 87.31 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 413
Read : 969

Category: Chronology, Historical

On This Day

Author :
ISBN : 0753726041
Genre : Chronology, Historical
File Size : 55.84 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 911
Read : 1029

The wide ranging content is laid out in an informative newspaper-style and covers subjects including sporting records, exploration, film and enterainment, music and literature, fashion, scientific achievements, politics, inventions, quotations, birthdays, war and royalty. The volume not only describes events but follows up with revelant contexts such as biographies of key figures, complimented by many photos by famous historial and present photographers of key events, people and places.
Category: Chronology, Historical

On This Day In Music History

Author : Jay Warner
ISBN : 0634066935
Genre : Music
File Size : 74.2 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 138
Read : 1159

Brimming with fascinating trivia about popoular music from rock and R&B to country.
Category: Music

On This Day In Black Music History

Author : Jay Warner
ISBN : 0634099264
Genre : Music
File Size : 87.67 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 323
Read : 748

From rhythm and blues to hip-hop and jazz, this chronicle covers more than 60years of black music history and events with facts about hundreds of artists, from Count Basie to Queen Latifah.
Category: Music

On This Day In Detroit History

Author : Bill Loomis
ISBN : 9781626198333
Genre : History
File Size : 62.19 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 507
Read : 222

One day at a time, discover colorful Motor City moments in history spanning more than three centuries. On November 5, 1851, Voice of the Fugitive published a letter in support of escaped slaves. On July 3, 1904, Monk Parry became the first monkey to drive a car, and on January 16, 1919, the Statler Hotel menu offered whale meat for dinner. The legendary Steve Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings on October 7, 1986. Local historian Bill Loomis covers the big events and remarkable stories of life and culture from Detroit's founding to its recent struggles and rebirth.
Category: History

On This Day In Florida History

Author : Nick Wynne
ISBN : 9781625851772
Genre : Photography
File Size : 36.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 906
Read : 713

Florida is steeped in a cultural blend of history unmatched by any other state. One day at a time, author and historian Nick Wynne offers a glimpse of this quirky and fascinating story, beginning with the 1539 arrival of Hernando de Soto. On February 22, 1959, the legendary five-hundred-mile race at Daytona first began. On March 22, 1982, the space shuttle "Columbia" launched from Cape Canaveral. Camp Blanding experienced a Nazi prisoner riot on December 22, 1943. Enjoy a notable nugget of history a day or a month at a time with this celebration of Sunshine State heritage.
Category: Photography

On This Day In Connecticut History

Author : Gregg Mangan
ISBN : 9781626196650
Genre : History
File Size : 85.86 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 808
Read : 1235

Connecticut's character runs much deeper than breathtaking fall foliage and quaint coastal towns. One day at a time, author Gregg Mangan chronicles fascinating episodes in state history, from the earliest European settlements to the modern era. After a lengthy debate, the state senate voted in favor of "Yankee Doodle" as the official state song on March 16, 1978. Bridgeport's General Electric Company completed work on the bazooka on June 14, 1942. On the morning of December 4, 1891, the only four-train collision in American history occurred at the railroad station in East Thompson. Each date on the calendar holds a nugget of knowledge in this celebration of Constitution State history.
Category: History

On This Day In Memphis History

Author : G. Wayne Dowdy
ISBN : 9781625845917
Genre : Photography
File Size : 81.26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 796
Read : 1066

Far more than blues and barbecue, Memphis culture has evolved one day at a time. Author G. Wayne Dowdy pins an exact date to a host of important, quirky and forgotten events in the history of Tennessee's largest city--an entertaining footnote for each day of the year. Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White entered the world in a Memphis hospital on December 19, 1941. On January 15, 1877, a severe thunderstorm mysteriously left the city covered in snakes. On December 31, 1902, a resident was murdered on Main Street after taunting a Native American named Creeping Bear. A day or a month at a time, enjoy a year of entertaining River City blasts from the past.
Category: Photography

Worn On This Day

Author : Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
ISBN : 9780762493586
Genre : History
File Size : 90.97 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 204
Read : 323

This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time. Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, Olympics uniforms, and armor. It creates thought-provoking juxtapositions, like Wallis Simpson's June wedding and Queen Elizabeth's June coronation, or the battered shoes Marie-Antoinette and a World Trade Center survivor wore to escape certain death, just a few calendar days apart. In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Worn On This Day presents a revelatory mash-up of styles, stories, and personalities.
Category: History

On This Day

Author : Carl D. Windsor
ISBN : 9781416545811
Genre : Religion
File Size : 70.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 714
Read : 1320

Each morning the alarm goes off, and a new day begins. Who was born on this day of the year? What happened on this day in history? This book is a fun, quick-moving way to learn more about each day of the year. You will discover people who share your birthday, and you will learn events that took place on your special day. • When did the Titanic sink? (April 15) • What day was Billy Graham born? (November 7) • When did Carnegie Hall open? (May 5) • What day was Jeff Foxworthy born? (September 6) • When did TV show Meet The Press begin? (November 6) • What day was Eric Clapton born? (March 30) • When did St. Jude's Hospital open? (February 4) • What day was Paul Revere born? (January 1) Each day includes a list of historical events, the birthdays of famous people, a scripture, and a short devotional thought to inspire you. You will grow in knowledge and in spiritual development. Read a page each day! Learn for yourself and impress your friends at the same time.
Category: Religion

This Day In History

Author : Anthony Varallo
ISBN : 9781587296499
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 39.50 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 335
Read : 854

On the verge of maturity--where parents are distant or absent, friendships are often more accidental than deliberate, and restless angst is common--Anthony Varallo's adolescent protagonists dissect the world, and their place in it, with keen perception. This Day in History deftly collects their moments of discovery. “There's a feeling I get whenever I enter an unfamiliar house, as if a secret inventory has been handed to me, and I am made to understand that the sofa cushions are stained underneath, the coffee table nursing one gimp leg, the books along the bookcase stolen from summer rental, and the dining room table used only for Christmas and taxes,” the narrator confesses in the first of Varallo's twelve stories. Here, a birthday party for an unpopular classmate reveals an adult world both familiar and utterly strange. In subsequent stories a young girl longs to be a part of her best friend's family, only to discover the family is less than ideal; two sisters recall the childhood houses they grew up--and apart--in, places inseparable from each woman's notion of the other; and a mother and son set off on a bold and hopeless errand, their suburban neighborhood momentarily transformed into a stage.As these children stand on the brink of adulthood, unsure how to move forward, striving to make sense of the world around them, they often discover that the distance between themselves and others is no nearly so great as first imagined. Funny, sad, and hopeful, Varallo's stories make a gentle argument for connection and community and, in doing so, seek to extend our sympathy toward the world.
Category: Fiction

The Book Of This Day In History

Author : Publications International
ISBN : 1640301925
Genre :
File Size : 80.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 549
Read : 1155

We all know one event that happened on the Ides of March--but what other events took place on that date throughout the years? In what year was the ball first dropped at midnight in Times Square? What events of note took place on your birthday? In The Book of This Day in History, go through the year, day by day, to discover the variety of events that took place on that day. Hundreds of events are included, from centuries ago to modern times. Milestones in war, culture, exploration, technology, and science are all included. This fun, informative read will entertain you throughout the year! (Leap Day included.)
Category:

This Day In American History 4th Ed

Author : Ernie Gross
ISBN : 9780786448395
Genre : History
File Size : 29.86 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 530
Read : 172

"This up-to-date fourth edition of the most important and interesting data--on a day by day basis-- throughout American history includes more than 1,400 new entries with information on a wide variety of subjects--both the "important" matters and the lesser known but thought provoking incidents and phenomena (societal changes, unexpected events) that add richness and depth to American history"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

The Saints On This Day

Author : Graham Hiley
ISBN : 1905411154
Genre : Reference
File Size : 35.57 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 161
Read : 587

Saints On This Day chronicles, in diary form, the major events in the club's history. With individual entries for every day, and multiple listings for more historic and busier days, the book includes all the club's big matches, promotions, cup runs, significant events, and sensational signings.
Category: Reference

The History Of Paris

Author :
ISBN : WISC:89090369729
Genre : Paris (France)
File Size : 67.49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 800
Read : 1191

Category: Paris (France)

Spurs On This Day

Author : David Clayton
ISBN : 1905411863
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 64.77 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 891
Read : 1017

Learning something new about your favorite club every day of the year The On This Day series offers a diary-style log of events that happened on each calendar day of the year. Each of the 365 entries covers a major event in the club's history, drawing from every era. Vital matches, shock transfers, sensational signings, cup matches, promotions, and unforgettable moments that have shaped the club into what it is today—they're all in here.
Category: Sports & Recreation

On This Day

Author : T. G. Scaife
ISBN : 9781432701802
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 83.41 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 290
Read : 266

Astonishing answers to unspoken questions revealed! Ben Worthington, a sixteen year old city boy, leaves school, home and friends to enter the country only to be dazzled by bulls that like to gore people, a restless spirit child, animals who think, a secret pedophile cult, and a psychotic farmer who focuses his dementia on Ben's demise.
Category: Fiction

On This Day

Author : Bounty
ISBN : 0753733382
Genre :
File Size : 42.27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 235
Read : 951

A newly updated and revised edition of On This Day, together with entries referencing over 2000 years of history, you can pick a day, week or month and find out what actually happened and who said what, and where, on each day of the year.From the rise of the vote for women in the UK, to Cooke's discovery of Hawaii, each entry is presented in a news-style headline, quote or longer article, so you can truly unravel the key events to have happened on that day and in a broad range of topics - in politics, sport, the arts, economics and science, to name a small selection of the subjects covered.Including births and deaths of major figures in society, and an assortment of black and white images to correspond with certain articles, this will be your history of the world, in 366 days.
Category: