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Baseball color line

The color line, also known as the color barrier, in American baseball stopped players of black African descent from playing Major League Baseball and its affiliated Minor Leagues until 1947. Racial segregation in professional baseball was sometim ...

New York Knickerbockers (baseball)

The New York Knickerbockers were one of the first organized baseball teams who played the baseball rules that are still used today. The team was started by Alexander Cartwright, who is said to be one of the original developers of modern baseball. ...

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is the short title of an important book by the 18th century English historian Edward Gibbon. The book traces the Roman Empire - and Western civilization as a whole - from the late first century AD to the f ...

The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849

The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849 is a book written in 2008 about the Potato Famine in Ireland. It was written by British historian Cecil Woodham-Smith, who was born in Wales but of Irish ancestry. In her book, Woodham-Smith said that the Britis ...

Hiroshima (book)

Hiroshima is a magazine article written by Pulitzer Prize winner John Hersey that appeared in The New Yorker in August 1946, one year after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The article was soon made into a ...

Histories (Herodotus)

The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories tells the story of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemeni ...

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth is a history novel set in the 12th century written in 1989 by Ken Follett. The book is currently being made into a film of four parts. 2007 Ken Follett published a sequel to the book entitled World Without End.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

The Res Gestae Divi Augusti is a funerary inscription detailing the life and achievements of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus. The original inscription, which has not survived, was engraved upon a pair of bronze pillars which were placed in fron ...

The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind is a nonfiction book that was first published in 1921. It was the first book that ever won the Newbery Medal. It won the Newbery Medal in 1922. The Story of Mankind was written by Hendrik Willem van Loon. He was an American w ...

Chronology

Chronology is a word meaning the study of time. It comes from the Greek words chronos and logos. The adjective is chronological. Putting events in chronological order means: listing them in the order in which they happened. There are many science ...

Anniversary

An anniversary is a day on which people remember or celebrate an event that happened on the same date in a past year. The most common example is a birthday, where the birth of a person is celebrated every year on the month and day of which they w ...

Calendar era

A calendar era is the year numbering system used by a calendar. The Gregorian calendar for example numbers its years in the Western Anno Domini system. The instant, date, or year from which time is marked is called the epoch of the era. There are ...

Dionysius Exiguus

Dionysius Exiguus, was a monk born in Scythia Minor. This is now a part of modern Romania. Dionysius is best known as the inventor of the Anno Domini era, which is used to number the years of both the Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar.

2020 Aden attacks

On 30 December 2020, a plane which had members of the newly formed Yemeni government landed at Aden International Airport in the southwest of Yemen. As passengers left the plane, there were explosions and gunfire. 25 people were killed and 110 ot ...

2020–21 Indian farmers protest

The 2020–21 Indian farmers protest is a protest that is taking place right now in India. It was caused when Parliament passed three new laws. A lot of people think that these laws will hurt farmers and put them under the control of big farming co ...

2021 Ecuadorian general election

A general election was held in Ecuador on 7 February 2021, the date for the first round of the presidential election, and also a vote about mining in Cuenca. Incumbent president Lenin Moreno, who has held the office since his victory over Guiller ...

2021 Bata explosions

During the afternoon of 7 March 2021 a series of four explosions happened at a military barracks in the Nkoantoma district of Bata, the largest city and commercial capital of Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. At least 108 people died and more ...

2020 Belarusian protests

The 2020 Belarusian protests, nicknamed the Slipper Revolution, and the Anti-Cockroach Revolution are a series of street protests against Belaruss president Alexander Lukashenko. They began on 24 March 2020. The protests are part of the Belarusia ...

COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, also called the coronavirus pandemic, is a current pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019. It is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The outbreak started in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. The Wo ...

COVID-19 pandemic in Russia

The COVID-19 pandemic spread to Russia on 31 January 2020, when two Chinese tourists in Tyumen, Siberia and Chita, Russian Far East tested positive for the virus, with both cases being contained.

Cyclone Seroja

Tropical Cyclone Seroja is a currently active tropical cyclone that caused massive and deadly flash floods and landslides in East Timor and southern Indonesia. The twenty-second tropical low and seventh tropical cyclone of the 2020–21 Australian ...

Death and funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms, and the longest-serving royal consort in British history, died at Windsor Castle at age 99 on the morning of 9 April 2021. The ...

GameStop short squeeze

In January 2021, a fast and large increase of GameStop stock and other assets took place on many stock exchanges. It caused major damage to hedge funds. The stock price of GameStop went up by almost 200 times from its record low, hitting a high o ...

2021 Myanmar coup detat

On 1 February 2021, there was a coup detat in Myanmar. Important leaders including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were detained as the military took control of the government.

2021 Russian protests

The 2021 Russian protests are a series of street protests in support of Alexei Navalny. They were caused by his locking up and the release of Alexei Navalnys film Putins palace. History of worlds largest bribe. They began on 23 January 2021. They ...

La Soufriere (volcano)

La Soufriere or Soufriere Saint Vincent is an active volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean.

Tigray conflict

The Tigray conflict is an ongoing armed conflict that began in November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, between the Tigray Region special forces and the Ethiopian National Defense Force, in alliance with the Amhara Region special forces.

2021 Ugandan general election

A general election was held in Uganda on 14 January 2021 to elect the President and the Parliament. Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986, was re-elected for a sixth term with 58.64% of the vote. Voter turnout ...

Zamfara kidnapping

The Zamfara kidnapping was a mass kidnapping of female students in Jangebe, Zamfara State, Nigeria. On 26 February 2021, 279 girls aged 12–17 years old were kidnapped by armed bandits at the Government Girls Science Secondary School, a boarding s ...

1970s energy crisis

The 1970s energy crisis happened when the Western world, mainly in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, faced large petroleum shortages as well as inflated prices. The two worst crises of this period were the 197 ...

1973 oil crisis

The 1973 oil crisis started on October 17, 1973. when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries said, because of the Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum to nations that had supported Israel in its conf ...

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance was an economic organization from 1949 to 1991 under the leadership of the Soviet Union that consisted of Eastern Bloc countries along with other socialist states all over the world. Comecon was set up t ...

Enron scandal

The Enron scandal was an accounting scandal of Enron Corporation, which was an American energy company. It caused the company to go bankrupt in 2001 after people found out about the scandal. The company Arthur Andersen also ended because of it, a ...

Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution is the name historians have given to the period in history when there was a large and rapid change in the way things were made. This meant that instead of things being hand made in small workshops, they were made more ch ...

Industrialisation

Industrialisation is a process that happens in countries when they start to use machines to do work that was once done by people. Industrialisation changes the things people do. Industrialisation caused towns to grow larger. Many people left farm ...

Malthusianism

Malthusianism is a set of ideas developed by Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus. Malthus was an economist who lived during the industrial revolution. In 1798, Mathus published a book, called An Essay on the Principle of Population. In it, he describe ...

Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan was a plan of the United States for rebuilding the allied countries of Europe after World War II. One of the main reasons this was done was to stop communism. The plan was named after Secretary of State George Marshall, but the ...

Mercantilism

Mercantilism is a kind of economic system that was present in most parts of Europe between the 16th and the 18th century. The term was first used by Marquis de Mirabeau in 1794. Adam Smith made it known to a wider audience in 1776. At that time, ...

Neomercantilism

Neomercantilism is a government policy that supports more exports, less imports, and more control over investment. Also, the government has the power to make decisions involving money. The goal is to increase foreign reserves, which gives the gov ...

Nixon shock

The Nixon shock was a series of economic measures done by United States President Richard Nixon in 1971, in response to increasing inflation. He froze wage and price. He also directed the cancellation of the direct international convertibility of ...

Protectionism

Protectionism means that a country has laws or other rules that make it easier for their own products and brands to sell by making goods from foreign countries more expensive or harder to get. The idea of protectionism is to stop imports when peo ...

Quartz crisis

Quartz crisis is the revolution in the watchmaking industry caused by the development of quartz watches in the 1970s and early 1980s. The quartz watches significantly replaced mechanical watches around the world. It caused the crisis of the Swiss ...

Trente Glorieuses

Les Trente Glorieuses was the thirty years from 1945 to 1975 following the end of the Second World War in France. The name was first used by the French demographer Jean Fourastie. Fourastie created the term in 1979 with the publication of his boo ...

Triangular trade

The triangular trade refers to trade between three ports or regions. Triangular trade usually develops when a region is exporting resources that are not needed in the region from which its main imports come. Instead, the resources are exported to ...

Wall Street Crash of 1929

The Wall Street Crash of 1929 was the greatest stock market crash in the history of the United States. It happened in the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday October 29, 1929, now known as Black Tuesday. Bank failures followed, resulting in busine ...

Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism

The Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism is an international event held every two years in Bat-Yam, Israel. It is dedicated to urban design and landscape urbanism. The event was first held in 2008 as an initiative of the city hall ...

Chess tournament

A chess tournament is a competition between chess players. It can take one of these forms: A Swiss system event. Permits large entries, and is the most common format. The event has a pre-set number of rounds, and there are many more players than ...

Crisis

A crisis is a situation which is difficult, unexpected, or an emergency. It is often an important "turning point", where a decision must be taken, affecting many people. Very often, this decision must be taken in relatively little time. The word ...

European migrant crisis

More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015. This created a crisis because it is hard for countries to cope with the large numbers of people or even in some countries war. This also causes the people to flee to safer cou ...

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