Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
On the 28th May 1987, an eighteen year-old amateur pilot from Hamburg in West Germany illegally landed a private aircraft near Moscow’s Red Square.
In 1703 Peter’s forces captured Swedish possessions at the mouth of the Neva river, and it was here that he laid the foundation stone for the Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy Island.
On the 26th May 1897, Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula was first published.
The first instalment of the Star Wars film series was released in cinemas in the United States of America.
On the 24th May 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland.
Two Catholic imperial officials and their secretary were thrown out of the window of the Bohemian Chancellery in the Second Defenestration of Prague.
The 22nd May 1455 marked the start of the Wars of the Roses, when the First Battle of St Albans was fought between Richard, Duke of York, and King Henry VI.
Hungarian-born geologist Laszlo Toth attacked and seriously damaged Michelangelo’s Pietà statue with a hammer.
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.