Peter Furtado has been the editor of History Today magazine since 1998. He holds degrees in history and art history from Oxford University and has edited many reference works on world history, including the Atlas of World History which was "wholly admirable...a great achievement" (Daily Telegraph). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
A chronological selection of events that happened on days all over the world including: Death of the Buddha Hannibal's crossing of Western Europe Roman invasion of Britain the birth of Jesus the crucifixion the end of the Roman Empire Battle of Hastings the Magna Carta Joan of Arc condemned to death Columbus's discovery of the New World the fall of Constantinople Michelangelo's David the Gregorian calendar the Spanish Armada the Gunpowder plot the fire of London Cook's discovery of Australia the Boston Tea Party US declaration of independence the fall of the Bastille Rosetta stone Battle of Trafalgar the abolition of slavery Napolean's invasion of Russia publication of Origin of the Species battle of Gettysburg the light bulb eruption of Krakatoa the Lumiere brothers the Wright brothers' flight sinking of the Titanic Franz Ferdinand assassinated Tokyo earthquake Jesse Owens's gold medal Pearl Harbour D-Day Hiroshima Partition of India the 4-minute mile Yuri Gagarin first man in space Concord's first flight Neil Armstrong on the Moon Chernobyl Watergate Live Aid 9/11 Tsunami and many many more.
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