On the 26th December 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union met for the last time to formally dissolve itself and the Soviet Union.
On the 24th December 1955, the Colorado Springs’ Continental Air Defense Command first began giving children the current location of Santa as he made his way across the world delivering presents.
On the 22nd December 1989, Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown.
On the 20th December 1917, the Russian Bolshevik secret police known as the Cheka was established.
On the 18th December 1892, Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker received its première performance at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
On the 4th August 1693, legend says that French Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon invented champagne.
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….
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 23rd June has, historically, seen many events regarding Britain’s relationship with other countries and so I thought I’d put together this HistoryPod Extra to share some with you.
The armed insurrection began on Easter Monday which, due to Easter being a moveable feast as a result of its relationship to the lunar calendar, in 1916 fell on the 24th April.
On the 29th February 1940, American actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar at the Academy Awards.
At 4.29pm on the 21st October 2015, Marty McFly arrived from 1985 in a flying DeLorean car.
Did Gavrilo Princip really chance upon Archduke Franz Ferdinand outside a sandwich shop?