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Open city

In war, when enemy forces are close to capturing a city, the government or military forces in control of the city will sometimes call the city an open city. This means that they will not try to defend the city. The attacking armies will be expect ...

Prisoner of war

A prisoner of war is a non-combatant who has been captured by the forces of the enemy, during an armed conflict. In past centuries, prisoners had no rights. They were usually killed or forced to be slaves. Nowadays prisoners of war have rights th ...

Psychological warfare

The term psychological warfare is used to describe methods that military use in war-time. We may understand it as an attempt to influence the behavior/beliefs of enemy armed forces and/or foreign civilian populations. Psychological warfare has ma ...

Refugee camp

When there is a war or some other armed conflict in a country, many people will try to flee from that country. They will go to other countries, around the country where there is no war. Because they fled, they are called refugees. If there are ju ...

Sanitary epidemiological reconnaissance

Sanitary epidemiological reconnaissance is a diagnostic method in epidemiology. It has been used in the Soviet Japanese campaign in WWII immediately behind the first echelon of tanks and mechanized vehicles of advancing Soviet army should they en ...

Scorched earth

A scorched-earth policy is a military strategy. The goal is to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy while the enemy is going through or running away from a place. Any useful things that could be used by the enemy may be targeted, fo ...

Shooting

Shooting is when a rifle, shotgun or other weapons which fire a projectile, such as bows or crossbows, are fired. Even the firing of artillery, rockets and missiles can be called shooting. A person who is very good at shooting is a marksman. Shoo ...

Theatre (warfare)

In warfare, a theatre or theater is an area where there are many battles. Theatres are bordered by peaceful areas. Some wars are fought in one theatre. Many wars, for example the Seven Years War have been fought in many different theatres. There ...

Trench warfare

Trench warfare is a war tactic, or way of fighting. It was commonly used on the Western Front in the First World War but also at other wars and other places. In trench warfare, the two sides fighting each other dug trenches in a battlefield. Thes ...

Unconventional warfare

Unconventional warfare is any kind of war which does not fit the traditional war between nations or groups. It includes foreign resistance movements and guerilla groups, who fight against an occupying force or their own government. In conventiona ...

Victory

Victory is winning an argument, war or test. Many songs have been made called victory songs. Victory often comes with a lot of emotion. Victory is usually celebrated after winning, although there are many times not to, like after a war. The term ...

War of Attrition

The War of Attrition was a war between Egypt and Israel. It ran from March 1969 to 7th August 1970 when the ceasefire was restored. It followed the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel won a victory and captured the Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and the ...

War of the Austrian Succession

The War of the Austrian Succession involved most countries in Europe. It was fought over Archduchess Maria Theresas succession to the Habsburg Monarchy. The war included other events such as King Georges War in British America, the War of Jenkins ...

World War

A World War is a war in which most of the countries in the world fight or help. There have been two World Wars so far, World War I and World War II. Several wars such as the Seven Years War were fought in many places around the world, but they we ...

Witch

A witch is a person who practices witchcraft or magic. Traditionally, the word was used to accuse someone of bewitching someone, or casting a spell on them to gain control over them by magic. It is now also used by some to refer to those who prac ...

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American independent supernatural horror movie. It was written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez and produced by the Haxan Films production company. This movie was put together from amateur footag ...

Hocus Pocus (movie)

Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American family fantasy horror comedy movie. It was directed by Kenny Ortega. It stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. The movie is about a family of witches, known as the Sanderson Sisters. They were re ...

1304

1304 was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1304th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 304th year of the 2nd millennium, the 4th year of the 14th century, and the 5th year of the 1300s decade.

15 February 2003 anti-war protests

On February 15, 2003, there was a day of protests across the world. The protests were to express peoples opposition to the imminent invasion of Iraq. They were held in more than 600 cities. It was part of a series of protests and political events ...

1556 Shaanxi earthquake

The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake was a very bad earthquake that occurred on the morning of 23 January 1556 in Shaanxi, during the Ming Dynasty. It killed around 830.000 people, making it the worst earthquake in human history by number of deaths. More ...

The 1619 Project

The 1619 Project is a controversial project in the United States created by Nikole Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine. It is meant to change the countrys history by talking about the effects of slavery. ...

1811-12 New Madrid Earthquake

A number of earthquakes that happened near the town of New Madrid, in late 1811, and early 1812 are known as the 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes today. The first of these happened December 16, 1811. It probably had a magnitude of 7.5-7.9 on the Ri ...

1886 Charleston earthquake

The 1886 Charleston earthquake took place around 9:50 pm local time on August 31 with an estimated moment magnitude between 6.9 and 7.3. The quake caused 60 deaths and damage between five and six million dollars to just over 2.000 buildings in th ...

1906 San Francisco earthquake

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the biggest earthquake that has ever hit San Francisco on April 18, 1906. It was felt from Los Angeles to Oregon and Nevada. The earthquake was about a 7.8 on the Richter scale. Around 3.000 people were kille ...

1953 British Mount Everest expedition

The British Mount Everest expedition of 1953 was the first expedition that made it to the summit of Mt. Everest. Edmund Hillary, an explorer, and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepalese mountain climber, were the pair who got to the top. It was the ninth atte ...

1973 Chilean coup detat

The 1973 Chilean coup detat was a critical moment in both the history of Chile and the Cold War. Following many years of social unrest and political tension between the opposition-controlled Congress of Chile and the socialist President Salvador ...

1973–1975 recession

The 1973–1975 recession or 1970s recession was a period of economic stagnation in much of the Western world during the 1970s. It was different from many previous recessions by being a stagflation, where high unemployment and high inflation existe ...

1989 Tiananmen Square protests

The 1989 Tiananmen Square protests were protests in April and June of that year. China calls this the June Fourth Incident, but to most of the world it is the Tiananmen Square massacre.

1994 Northridge earthquake

The 1994 Northridge Earthquake was a violent natural disaster that took place on Monday, January 17, 1994 at 0430 Pacific Standard Time around the Los Angeles area. The earthquake had a strong moment magnitude at around 6.7, although ground accel ...

1997 Qayen earthquake

The 1997 Qayen earthquake was a large earthquake that struck in Northern Irans Khorasan Province on May 10, 1997. It was also known as the Quayen, Ardekul or Qaen earthquake. It was the largest in that area since 1990 and measured 7.3 on the mome ...

1999 Izmit earthquake

The 1999 Izmit earthquake was an approximately 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck northwestern Turkey on August 17, 1999. It happened at around 3:02am local time. The event lasted for 37 seconds, killing 15.135 people and leaving approximately ...

2001 anthrax attacks

The 2001 Anthrax attacks were a series of incidents in the United States. The attacks began on September 18, 2001 and lasted for several weeks. Anthrax was spread through the mail. The anthrax spores were put in envelopes and sent to several news ...

2004 Madrid train bombings

The 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings consisted of a series of coordinated bombings against the Cercanias system of Madrid. It happened on the morning of 11 March 2004, three days before Spains general elections). The attack killed 191 people a ...

2009 flu pandemic

The 2009 flu pandemic or swine flu was an influenza pandemic that lasted from early 2009 to late 2010, and the second of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. First described in April 2009, the virus appeared to be a new strain of H1N ...

2009 Iranian presidential election protests

Protests against the results of the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential election, a controversial victory by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad happened in major cities nationwide from 2009 into early 2010. The protests were titled the Iranian Gre ...

2013 Alabama bunker hostage crisis

On January 29, 2013, a five-year-old boy was taken hostage for almost seven days in Dale County, Alabama, in the United States. The boy, Ethan, was riding to school on a bus. A 65-year-old Vietnam War veteran named Jimmy Lee Dykes came aboard the ...

2013 Connecticut train crash

A Metro-North Railroad train from New York City heading to New Haven, Connecticut collided with another train on May 17, 2013. This event happened at 6:10 PM. An east-bound Metro-North train went off its tracks and collided with a west-bound trai ...

2013 Savar building collapse

The 2013 Savar building collapse was an incident on 24 April 2013. An eight-story building, the Rana Plaza, collapsed in Savar, a sub-district near Dhaka, Bangladesh. 1129 people died. Another one thousand or more received injuries of varying lev ...

2014 Hong Kong protests

The 2014 Hong Kong protests, also known as the Umbrella Revolution, are a series of protests in Hong Kong that started on 27 September 2014. They are protesting against the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress decision on the propo ...

2016 Fort McMurray wildfire

The 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire was a natural disaster that affected Alberta, Canada. The wildfire damaged or destroyed 1.600 structures in early May 2016. Almost 90.000 people evacuated the area as the wildfire spread through the community of Fo ...

2016 Kumamoto earthquakes

The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes happened on April 14−16, 2016 near Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan. A foreshock of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale happened on the evening of April 14 at 21:26 Japan Standard Time. The main earthquake happen ...

2017 eruption of Mount Agung

Mount Agung, a volcano on the island of Bali in Indonesia, erupted in 2017. Thousands of people had to leave the area. Air travel was affected. As of 27 November 2017, the alert level was at its highest and evacuation orders were in place. Tecton ...

2017 Puebla earthquake

The 2017 Puebla earthquake struck at 13:14 CDT on 19 September 2017 with a magnitude estimated to be 7.1 on the Seismic scale approximately 55 km south of Puebla. It has caused damage in the Mexican state of Puebla and the Greater Mexico City are ...

2017 Shayrat missile strike

On the morning of 7 April 2017, during the Syrian Civil War, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea into Syria, aimed at Shayrat Air Base. The strike was ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump as a direc ...

2017–2018 Iranian protests

The 2017–2018 Iranian protests were many public protests which happened in many cities throughout Iran beginning on 28 December 2017 and continuing into 2018. The first protest took place in Mashhad, Irans second-largest city by population. At fi ...

2018 Ahvaz military parade attack

On 22 September 2018, a military parade was attacked in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz. It became the deadliest terrorist attack in Iran since 2010. Both the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz and the Islamic State of Iraq ...

2018 bombing of Damascus and Homs

On 14 April 2018, beginning at 04:00 Syrian time, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom carried out a series of military strikes, with manned aircraft and ship-based missiles, against multiple government sites in Syria against the Bas ...

2018 Hawaii false missile alert

On January 13, 2018, a false ballistic missile alert was issued by the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The alert said that there was an incoming ballist ...

2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

An earthquake measuring 6.6 M W on the moment magnitude scale struck Iburi Subprefecture in southern Hokkaido, Japan, on 6 September 2018 at 3:08 a.m. Japan Standard Time. The earthquakes epicenter was near Tomakomai. The Japan Meteorological Age ...

2018 Horizon Air Q400 incident

On August 10, 2018, a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 was stolen from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington. The man responsible was 29-year-old Richard Russell. He was a Horizon Air ground service operator with no pilotin ...

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