The economic bubble that is also referred to as the ‘dot-com boom’ was the result of investors speculatively pouring money into the numerous internet companies that were founded in the mid- to late-1990s.
On the 9th March 1841, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that captive Africans who had seized control of the Amistad ship had been taken into slavery illegally and were therefore free under American law.
Elise Raymonde Deroche was the daughter of a Parisian plumber.
On the 7th March 1936, the German Army under control of Adolf Hitler violated international agreements by remilitarising the Rhineland.
Dred Scott was a slave owned by John Emerson, an army surgeon from the slave state of Missouri.
On the 5th March 1946, Winston Churchill described the post-war division of Europe as an “iron curtain” in his “Sinews of Peace” address at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
The Forth Railway Bridge stretches almost 2.5km across the Firth of Forth, a large estuary area to west of Edinburgh.
Tsar Alexander II of Russia signed the Emancipation Manifesto.
Chappe was born into a wealthy family in 1763 and originally trained as a member of the church.
Yellowstone became the first national park in the world after President Ulysses S. Grant signed The Act of Dedication law.
Christopher Columbus used knowledge of a forthcoming lunar eclipse to fool Jamaican natives into providing his stranded crew with provisions.
The Waco siege began in Texas after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided the Branch Davidian church.
Pokémon, the world’s highest-grossing media franchise, was launched in Japan with Pocket Monsters: Red and Green.
The German Empire established its first air force, the Fliegertruppe, in 1910 which saw extensive action in the First World War.