Today in World History: March 30th

Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, famous for his painting Starry Night, was born on this day in 1853. He traveled frequently between the major European cities of London, Paris, and The Hague, and orginally taught and traveled as a pastor. He was deeply religious, and although becoming a preacher was his childhood dream, he began painting […]

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Today in World History: March 29th

Queen Victoria of England, leader of the British Empire, passed the North American Act on this day in 1867. Unlike its American colonies, the British Empire had no money left over to sustain its Canadian colonies. Independent movements had already been formed throughout the colonies, with the settlers expressing their desires in increasingly violent ways. […]

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Today in World History: March 28th

The first Tsar of all Russia, Ivan the Terrible, died of a stroke on this day in 1584. Born in 1530, he expanded the Russian lands as Grand Prince of Moscow, conquering parts of Russia that remain in Russia’s control today. Ivan’s conquests ensured Russia’s longevity, as he toppled many of their long-standing enemies, as well […]

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Today in World History: March 27th

Charles I of England was the English monarch who nailed the final hammer in the coffin of the absolute monarchy of Great Britain. Crowned on this day in 1625 after the death of his father, James I, Charles quarreled with the English and the Scottish parliaments over his power. They sought to end his unlimited power, […]

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Today in World History: March 26th

On this day in 1827, German composer Ludwig van Beethoven died. Born on the 17 December 1770 in Bonn, in the then Holy Roman Empire, he moved to the European capital of music, Vienna, in 1792. He composed orchestral pieces, and their large volume affected their hearing. By 1800, his hearing had begun to deteriorate, […]

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Today in World History: March 25th

The Italian city of Venice was founded on this day in 421 A.D. by either refugees from nearby Roman cities, or an already existing fishing village. As the Roman Empire fell, more and more people fled the major Roman cities and escaped the Huns, retreating into the swampy marshes of the region. They constructed support […]

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