On This Day | 26 September

On this day: 1917 Battle of Polygon Wood begins during World War I between the British and Australian troops and German army 1959 Typhoon Vera, strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, hits Japan Born on this day: 1888 T. S. Eliot, American/English publisher, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate Read more…

On This Day | 25 September

On this day: 1890 Sequoia National Park, famous for giant Sequoia trees, is established in the US 1962 The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is officially created 1992 NASA launches the Mars Observer Born on this day: 1897 William Faulkner, American author, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on this day: 2011 Read more…

On This Day | 24 September

On this day: 1948 Honda Motor Company is founded by Soichiro Honda 1973 Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal Born on this day: 1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author Gone on this day: 1991 Dr. Seuss, American author, poet, illustrator

On This Day | 23 September

On this day: 1889 Japanese gaming company, Nintendo, is founded 1932 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is Founded 1965 The Indo-Pakistani War comes to an end Born on this day: 1949 Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter, guitarist Gone on this day: 1939 Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist 1973 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Read more…

On This Day | 21 September

On this day: 1937 JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published for the first time 1964 Malta gains its independence from the UK Born on this day: 1866 H. G. Wells, English author 1947 Stephen King, American author Gone on this day: 1860 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

On This Day | 20 September

On this day: 1904 Wilbur Wright Makes the First Circular Flight in 1 minute and 16 seconds 2001 American President, George W. Bush Declares War on Terror Born on this day: 1899 Leo Strauss, German/American philosopher 1948 George R. R. Martin, American screenwriter, author of epic fantasy novels A Song Read more…

On This Day | 19 September

On this day: 2006 A Military coup overthrows the elected government in Thailand 2010 Oil rig Deepwater Horizon is declared sealed after a 5-month long spill in the Gulf of Mexico Born on this day: 1911 William Golding, English author, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on this day: 1968 Read more…

On This Day | 18 September

On this day: 1934 USSR joins the League of Nations 1973 West Germany adopts the Deutsche Mark, completing the economic reunification part of the East and West Germany union 1998 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is founded Born on this day: 1709 Samuel Johnson, English author, Read more…

On This Day | 17 September

On this day: 1862 Deadliest day of the American Civil War takes place in the Battle of Antietam 1978 Camp David Accords are signed, a precursor to the 1974 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty Born on this day: 1879 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Indian businessman, politician, activist 1915 M. F. Husain, Indian Read more…