Napoleon granted a patent for the Pyréolophore to Nicéphore Niépce and his brother Claude.
On the 19th July 1799, an announcement was made of the discovery of a slab of rock covered in carvings by French Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard in the area around Fort Julien near the Egyptian town…
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci scored the first ever perfect 10 in Olympic history on the uneven bars at the Summer Games in Montreal.
In the early hours of the 17th July 1918 the Russian Imperial Romanov family were shot dead in the basement of the Ipatiev House in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.
The Islamic calendar was dated to start with the first new moon after the Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated to Medina.ituals.
On the 15th July 1834 the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, otherwise known as the Spanish Inquisition, was disbanded.
American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
At 12 noon on the 13th July 1985, an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Live Aid, the “global jukebox” broadcast live from Wembley Stadium in London and John F….
Moscow’s Trinity Church, later renamed Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat and better known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral, was consecrated.
The world’s first satellite television broadcast took place on July 11th 1962 when the Telstar satellite relayed an image of a flag outside its base station at Andover Earth Station to the Pleumeur-Bodou earth station…
The Vichy government was established in France after the National Assembly approved a new French Constitutional Law that granted full powers to Marshal Pétain.
The 9th July 1877 saw the world’s first official lawn tennis tournament begin at Wimbledon in London.
Walter Haut, the public information officer of the Roswell Army Air Field, issued a press release saying that the military had recovered the remains of a ‘flying disc.’
If you ever claimed that something was the greatest thing since sliced bread, you’re referring to a very particular date – the 7th July 1928.