Today in World History: November 8th

German Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the x-ray on this day in 1895. Born in Remscheid in 1845, he studied in the top universities of the time, moving to Switzerland to study at Zurich University, getting a PhD before moving to Strasbourg. He began experimenting with electrical charges, discovering a unique light that he dubbed an x-ray, representing […]

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Today in World History: November 7th

The last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway on this day in 1885. Following Canadian independence and its expansion towards the Pacific Ocean, the idea of a train system connecting Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific became a national dream, and a main issue in politics. The railway began construction in 1881 […]

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Today in World History: November 4th

Howard Carter led his expedition to discover Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb on this day in 1922. Part of a British expedition in the Valley of the Kings, it was financed by the Earl of Carnarvon, an Egyptian history enthusiast. Previously unknown to historians, the discovery of the tomb became the subject of worldwide attention following the outbreak […]

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Today in World History: November 3rd

The Austro-Hungarian Empire signed an armistice with Italy on this day in 1918. Signing an armistice with its former ally, Austria-Hungary was forced to surrender to the allies, with unconditional surrender coming only eight days later. Although the United States had previously allowed for a Austro-Hungarian confederation to take the place of the Empire, by 1918 […]

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