On This Day | 01 March

On this day: 1995: Internet giant Yahoo! is incorporated The company was founded in January 1994 as Jerry’s guide to the World Wide Web by Jerry Yang and David Filo. 1947: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is formed 1896: Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity Born on this day: 1983: Lupita Nyong’o: Read more…

On This Day | 28 February

On this day: 1991: The first Gulf War ends The armed conflict had lasted a little over half a year and claimed over 100,000 civilian casualties. 1935: Nylon is invented Wallace Carothers first produced the polymer at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Born on this day: Read more…

On This Day | 27 February

On this day: 1933: Germany’s parliament building is set on fire The Nazis used the Reichstag fire to justify harsh repression against political opponents. The event is considered pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. 1932: The neutron is discovered English physicist James Chadwick was later awarded the Nobel Prize Read more…

On This Day | 26 February

On this day: 1993: A car bomb explodes below the World Trade Center in New York 1991: The world’s first web browser is presented to the public The browser “WorldWideWeb” (later renamed “Nexus”) was developed by Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist best known as the inventor of the internet. Read more…

On This Day | 02 February 2021

On this day:1943: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end as the Axis Powers surrenderGermany’s defeat marked a turning point in World War II.1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War: US acquires Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million Born on this day:1977: ShakiraColombian singer-songwriter, Read more…

On This Day | 01 February 2021

On this day:2003: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on its way back to EarthAll 7 astronauts (including India born Kalpana Chawla) were killed in the disaster.1979: Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exilemarking the beginning of the Iranian Revolution. Born on this day:1931: Boris YeltsinRussian politician, 1st President Read more…

On This Day | 31 January 2021

On this day:2011: Myanmar’s first elected parliament in half a century convenesThe event underlined a general move towards democracy in the country1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passedThe Amendment, which officially abolished slavery, was adopted on December 6, 1865. Born on this day:1975: Preity Zinta: Indian actress1981: Read more…

On This Day | 30 January 2021

On this day:1982: The first computer virus was released “into the wild”Elk Cloner was created by 15-year-old Richard Skrenta as a practical joke.1933: Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of GermanyThe “Machtergreifung” marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the “Third Reich”.1948: Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist Read more…

On This Day | 28 January 2021

On this day:1986: The NASA Space Shuttle orbiter undertaking mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean.1958: The Lego brick is patentedThe Lego company has since produced 500 billion Read more…

On This Day | 27 January 2021

On this day:1967: U.S., U.K. and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space TreatyThe treaty bans the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space and limits the use of the Moon to peaceful purposes1945: Soviet forces liberate Auschwitz (One of the largest concentration camps of NazisThe German Nazi regime murdered over Read more…