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Kalmar Union

The Kalmar Union was a historical consisting union of the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and various other provinces and areas. At that time, Norway included Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Orkney, and parts of Finland b ...

Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Ernst Kaltenbrunner was a Austrian lawyer. During World War II he was an official of the NSDAP. He was the head of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt and Interpol. Kaltenbrunner was the highest SS officer who was charged at the Nuremberg Trials. He wa ...

Kapilavastu

Kapilavastu is the name of the place where Gautama Buddha grew up, and where his family home was located. It was located in the ancient Shakya kingdom, which is today part of Nepal. The exact location of Kapilavastu is not known; it is assumed to ...

Kapurthala (princely state)

Kapurthala State, کپورتھلہ, कपूरथला), with its capital at Kapurthala, was a princely state in East Punjab. It was spread across 352 square miles.

Karachi Agreement

The Karachi Agreement was a cease-fire agreement signed by Pakistan and India on the 27th of July 1949. It established a cease-fire line which could be monitored by observers from the United Nations. The Agreement was signed by the following: Her ...

Katyn massacre

The Katyn massacre is the name of a series of killings by the Soviet army during World War II. Members of the NKVD killed about 22.000 Polish prisoners of war. In a forest near Katyn, about 20 kilometres from Smolensk, most of the prisoners kille ...

Kawasaki stabbings

The Kawasaki stabbings happened on the morning of 28 May 2019 in the Tama ward of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, four blocks west of Noborito Station. Two people were murdered, and 17 others were injured after being stabbed at a city ...

Wilhelm Keitel

Wilhelm Bodewin Gustav Keitel was a German field marshal between 1938 and 1945 the chief of the "Oberkommando der Wehrmacht". He was one of the 24 accused of the Nuremberg Trials and hanged in 1946.

Ketts Rebellion

Ketts Rebellion was a fight in Norfolk during the reign of Edward VI of England. The rebellion was led by Robert Kett of Wymondham, Norfolk. It started in July 1549. Ketts Rebellion started in Wymondham after a small group of peasants poor people ...

Kharan (princely state)

The State of Kharan was an autonomous princely state in British India, in the southwest of modern Pakistan. It was established about the year 1697 CE. In 1948, the state was integrated into Pakistans West Pakistan. In 1971, East Pakistan became B ...

Kharijite

Kharijites were a movement during the early years of Islam. This movement has no followers today. At first they accepted the rule of Ali, but rejected him to later support the view that Abu Bakr, and his successors were the rightful Caliphs. The ...

Khayu

Khayu is a king from the Early Dynastic Period who ruled in Lower Egypt. The only mention of his name is on the Palermo Stone. there are no other records of Khayu. He could be a mythical king preserved through ancient stories, or may even be comp ...

Khedive

Khedive is a ruler. The word means the same as viceroy. It is an official who runs a country, colony, province, or city, as the representative of the monarch of the territory. Khedive was the title of Egyptian rulers from 1867 to 1914. It was giv ...

Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge were a Stalinist, Maoist militant group in Cambodia. They took over the capital, Phnom Penh, on 17 April 1975. It was led by Pol Pot, who was called Saloth Sar before the take over. They named the country Democratic Kampuchea. The ...

Khojaly Massacre

The Khojaly Massacre was the murder of hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly in Azerbaijan on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian armed forces with the help of Russian armed forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. 613 ...

Kikones

The Kikones or Cicones were a tribe of Thracians. They lived in the area which is now in Greece and Turkey. At the time of Odysseus their stronghold was the city of Ismara or Ismarus, near Mount Ismara, on the south coast of Thrace.

Killing of Rayshard Brooks

Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old African American man, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on the evening of June 12, 2020. Brooks was drunk and resisted arrest. He wrestled on the ground with two polic ...

Kindertransport

Kindertransport is the German word for childrens transport. It was used during World War II and a group that rescued refugee children during the Holocaust.

Kingdom of England

The Kingdom of England was a country in Western Europe. It was the land in the south of the island of Great Britain. It is now two home nations. The present home nations that were part of the Kingdom of England are England and Wales. Before the R ...

Kingdom of Leon

The Kingdom of Leon was an independent kingdom in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It was founded in 910 A.D. The Atlantic provinces became the Kingdom of Portugal in 1139, and the eastern, inland part of the kingdom was joined to the King ...

Kingdom of Navarre

The Kingodom of Navarre was a small kingdom in Europe. It was independent from 841 to 1820. The kingdom was roughly in the Basque Country on both sides of the Pyrenees mountains. In 1512, it was split into two parts: a Spanish part and a French p ...

Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

The Kingdom of Poland of the Jagiellons lasted from 1385 to 1569. It was created by the accession of Wladislaus II Jagiello, Grand Duke of Lithuania, to the Polish throne in 1386. The Union of Krewo united Poland and Lithuania into one monarchy. ...

Kingdom of Sophene

The Kingdom of Sophene was an ancient Armenian kingdom. Found sometime around the 3rd century B.C. the kingdom stayed independent until 90s B.C. when Tigranes the great conquered these territories as part of his empire.

Kirovabad pogrom

The Kirovabad pogrom was an attack by Azeris against the targeted Armenian population living in the Azerbaijani town of Kirovabad in November 1988. It is estimated that at least 130 people were killed.

Kitchen Debate

The Kitchen Debate were interpreter talks between U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and President Nikita Khrushchev at the American National Exhibit on July 24, 1959 in the Soviet capital, Moscow The talks were called the "kitchen debate" because ...

Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush happened in the 1890s when many people went to the Klondike region of the Yukon, in Canada. They hoped to find gold there and become rich. Many of these prospectors came from the United States. Gold was first found in Klond ...

Knight

A knight was a professional heavy cavalry soldier in the Middle Ages. They were the top soldiers to the kingdom, and protected it at all costs. Knights worked for lords or nobles, who in exchange would give them land if the knight would fight for ...

Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross was a level of the Iron Cross. The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross was the second highest military order of the Third Reich, second only to the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. It was awarded for extreme battlefi ...

Kogalymavia Flight 9268

Kogalymavia Flight 9268 was an international chartered passenger flight. On 31 October 2015, it left Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt flying to Saint Petersburg, Russia. It crashed in the Sinai desert 23 minutes after it took off. It reached an altitude of ...

Kol people

The Kols, also known as Kolarians, are the original inhabitants of modern-day West Bengal and North-east India. The term Kol has been corrupted by the Aryan-Sanskritic speakers to the word "kalu", meaning both "black" and "ugly", in almost all of ...

Kollam temple fire

On 10 April 2016 at around 3:30 am Indian Standard Time, there was an explosion and fire at the Puttingal Temple in Paravur, Kollam, Kerala, India. The incident happened when firework celebrations went out of control. More than 100 people were ki ...

Kronstadt rebellion

The Kronstadt rebellion was a left-wing revolt which occurred in Russia from 7–17 March 1921. It was carried out by Communists who did not like the way the Bolsheviks made the Workers Councils do what the new Russian state, the RSFSR told them to do.

Kura-Araxes culture

The Kura-Araxes culture or the Early trans-Caucasian culture, a people that lived from 3400 BC until about 2000 BC. The earliest evidence for this culture is found on the Ararat plain; thence it spread to Georgia by 3000 B.C. The land they lived ...

Kushan Empire

The Kushan Empire, BHS: Gusāna-vamsa, Parthian: Kusanxsaθr) was first formed in the early 1st century AD. It was in eastern and northern Afghanistan and the north-west of India. The Kushan were a branch of the Yuezhi confederation. Previously a n ...

KV42

KV42 is a tomb in Egypts Valley of the Kings. The tomb was constructed for Hatshepsut-Meryetre, the wife of Thutmose III. She was not buried in the tomb. It was reused by Sennefer, a mayor of Thebes.

Kyoto Animation arson attack

The Kyoto Animation arson attack happened at Kyoto Animations Studio 1 building for anime in the Fushimi-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan, on the morning of 18 July 2019. The arson killed at least 36 people, injured 34, and destroyed all materials and com ...

2020 Kyushu floods

Record breaking heavy rain hit the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima in the southern Japanese island of Kyūshū on 4 July 2020. As a result of flooding and landslides, 49 people were confirmed dead. Fourteen of the victims were the residents o ...

LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470

LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 was a scheduled international passenger flight by carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines from Maputo International Airport of Maputo, Mozambique. It crashed on 29 November 2013 into the Bwabwata National Park in northe ...

Hans Lammers

Hans Heinrich Lammers was a German politician. He was a member of Hitlers Cabinet. He was also a SS-Obergruppenfuhrer. After the war he got a sentence of 20 years imprisonment because of war crimes. In World War I, he got the Iron Cross.

Las Vegas culture

Las Vegas culture is the name for a number of setltements on the coast of present-day Ecuador. These settlements were created between roughly 8000 and 4600 BCE. In total, there are 31 settlements. The people who lived there were hunter-gatherers. ...

Lasseters Reef

Lasseters Reef was a legendary rich gold deposit that was said to be in remote central Australia. A prospector, Harold Bell Lasseter, claimed to have discovered the site in 1897. But Lasseter forgot the exact location of it. He died when he went ...

Lateran Treaty

The Lateran Treaty was established between Benito Mussolini and the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in the year 1929. It made Vatican City an actual country and gave it independence from the affairs of Italy. Vatican City is one of the smallest ...

League of Lezhe

The League of Lezhe was a group of Albanian principalities. It was formed in Lezhe on 2 March 1444. It was the first time all of Albania was together as a country. It was started by Skanderbeg to fight the Ottoman Armies.

Lebanese Civil War

The Lebanese Civil War was a conflict that became greatly worse by Lebanons changing demographics. There was conflict between Sunnis and Shias, between Christians and Muslims, and the involvement of Syria, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Orga ...

Lebensraum

Lebensraum means "Living Space" in German. It is especially associated with Nazi Germany and Hitlers desire to expand the country. This belief led to the Invasion of Poland and Germanys conquering of the Sudentenland.

Legionary

A Roman legionary was a professional soldier of the Roman army. Legionaries had to be Roman citizens under the age of 45. They were members of a Roman legion. Legionaries went through very tough training. They had to do what they were told or the ...

Lend-Lease

Lend-Lease was a program of the United States government put into place right before World War II. The United States was still trying to be neutral in the War, but wanted to give supplies to the Allied Powers. The U.S. gave the Allies several bil ...

Murder of John Lennon

On the 8 December 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman. It happened outside the Dakota in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. Chapman lived in Hawaii and had travelled to New York to kill Lennon. Chapm ...

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