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Football at the 1992 Summer Olympics

The football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics was the first Olympic football tournament dedicated to under-23 teams. The competition featured 16 mens national sides from the six continental confederations. The 16 teams were drawn into four ...

                                               

2017 Barcelona attack

On 17 August 2017, a white van hit pedestrians on La Rambla, Barcelona, leaving fourteen people dead and dozens injured. The two suspects then fled on foot. At around 17:20 CEST, a white Fiat Talento drove onto the pavement of Barcelonas Las Ramb ...

                                               

2019 Hong Kong extradition bill

The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill 2019 was a proposed bill in Hong Kong. It would have changed a law that was already there, the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance in relation to special submission ...

                                               

Manila hostage crisis

The Manila hostage crisis happened on August 23, 2010. A man who had been fired from the Philippine National Police, Rolando del Rosario Mendoza, came onto a tourist bus in Rizal Park and took the passengers hostages. Nine people were killed in t ...

                                               

2008 UEFA Cup Final

The 2008 UEFA Cup Final was the 37th final of the UEFA Cup. It is UEFAs second-tier club football tournament. The match was played at the City of Manchester Stadium. It is the home stadium of Manchester City F.C., in Manchester, England, at 20:45 ...

                                               

2011–12 Manchester United F.C. season

The 2011–12 season is Manchester Uniteds 20th season in the Premier League. Manchester United signed a £40 million four-year deal with DHL. In November, Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated 25 years in charge of the club.

                                               

Manchester Arena bombing

The Manchester Arena bombing was a suicide bomb attack that occurred in Manchester, England, on the 22 May 2017. Twenty-three people were killed, including the bomber.

                                               

One Love Manchester

One Love Manchester was a charity concert and British television program on 4 June 2017. The concert was set up by Ariana Grande. The event took place at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Old Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. It aired liv ...

                                               

Charlie Hebdo shooting

On 7 January 2015, at approximately 11:30 CET, three masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stormed the headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They shot and k ...

                                               

Notre-Dame de Paris fire

A fire broke out at Notre Dame de Paris at around 18:50 local time on 15 April 2019. Notre Dame is the Roman-Catholic cathedral of Paris. It is in the center of the city. The fire made the roof and main spire fall. The buildings vaulted stone cei ...

                                               

November 2015 Paris attacks

On 13–14 November 2015, a mass shooting and suicide bombing happened in Paris and Stade de France at Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France at the Bataclan concert venue, and at other sites. 130 people were killed. Because of this, French Preside ...

                                               

Atlanta Student Movement

The Atlanta Student Movement was formed in February 1960 in Atlanta by students of the six colleges in the Atlanta University Center. The Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights led the Atlanta Student Movement. It was part of the Civil Rights M ...

                                               

Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta was a major battle of the American Civil War. The battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign directed by Union Army general William Tecumseh Sherman. The city of Atlanta was a major supply center, railroad hub and symbol of the ...

                                               

Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV was a Super Bowl game between the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League champion for the 1999 regular season. The Rams won against the Titans 23–16. The game was played on January 30, 2000 at the ...

                                               

Dulce Amor Tour

The Dulce Amor Tour was the seventh small concert tour by American singer Selena. The tour was to promote her seventh independent LP record Dulce Amor. The tour began on November 26, 1988 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The concert ended on July 26, 19 ...

                                               

Austin serial bombings

The Austin serial bombings were a series of five parcel bomb explosions which occurred from March 2 - 20, 2018 in Austin, Texas, United States, killing two civilians and the bomber and injuring another six. The suspected bomber was Mark Anthony C ...

                                               

University of Texas tower shooting

The University of Texas tower shooting was a major school shooting. It happened on August 1, 1966. It took place in Austin, Texas at University of Texas at Austin. Sixteen people were killed in the incident. A 17th victim succumbed to his injurie ...

                                               

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre happened when five civilians were shot and killed by 6 British troops on March 5, 1770. It was in Boston, Massachusetts, which was a British colony at the time. The event happened at night when a large mob got together outside ...

                                               

The Jungle

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by journalist Upton Sinclair. Inspired by the Union Stock Yards in Chicago, Sinclair wrote this book to show the sufferings of the working class and to show the corruption of the American meatpacking industry du ...

                                               

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is an American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm. It was formed in Chicago in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill. The firm opened their first b ...

                                               

United Airlines

United Airlines, commonly referred to as United, is a major American airline. It was founded in Boise, Idaho in 1926 and it is currently the second largest airline in the United States to date. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. On May 3, ...

                                               

WWF Fully Loaded

Fully Loaded was a yearly WWF event, which started in July 1998 and was held for another two years. In 2001, the event was replaced by Invasion, which was replaced by Vengeance in 2002.

                                               

1976 Republican National Convention

The 1976 Republican National Convention was a United States political convention of the Republican Party that met from August 16 to August 19, 1976 to select the partys nominee for President. It was held in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, ...

                                               

Backlash (2002)

Backlash was a professional wrestling pay-per-view show made by World Wrestling Federation. It was held on April 21, 2002 at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. It was the fourth Backlash event held by the WWF. This was the first time a WW ...

                                               

Fine Air Flight 101

Fine Air Flight 101 was a scheduled cargo flight from Miami International Airport, in Miami, Florida, to Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. On August 7, 1997 the Douglas DC-8 crashed into a road at 28th Stree ...

                                               

Killing of George Floyd

George Floyd was a 46 year old black African-American man from Houston, Texas. He died on May 25, 2020 during an arrest after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin put him in a chokehold. Chauvin put his knee on Floyds neck for nearly nine min ...

                                               

Barnums American Museum

Barnums American Museum was a museum in New York City at Broadway and Ann Street. It was a collection of natural history curios originally stored in City Hall at the end of the 18th century. John Scudder acquired the collection and opened the mus ...

                                               

PSA Flight 182

Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 commercial airliner, registration, N533PS that crashed with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978. It was Pacific Southwest Airlines first f ...

                                               

SummerSlam (2001)

SummerSlam was a professional wrestling pay-per-view show made by World Wrestling Federation. It was held on August 19, 2001 at Compaq Center in San Jose, California. It was the fourteenth SummerSlam event held by the WWF. The main event saw The ...

                                               

1904 Summer Olympics

The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The games were part of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition St. Louis Worlds Fair. The sports events were not well planned; ...

                                               

Abbasid Caliphate

The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the four great Muslim caliphates of the Arab Empire. It overthrew the Umayyad caliphs from all but Al-Andalus. It was built by the descendant of Muhammads youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib. It was cr ...

                                               

Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire was the name of the eastern remnant of the Roman Empire which survived into the Middle Ages. Its capital was Constantinople, which today is called Istanbul. Unlike the Western Roman Empire, the most important language was Gre ...

                                               

Republic of Maryland

The Republic of Maryland was a small nation of African Americans from 1854 to 1857. It was in Africa. After this, it joined what is now Liberia. The area was first settled in 1834 by freed African-American slaves and African-Americans who were bo ...

                                               

Umayyad Caliphate

The Umayyad Caliphate was the second of the four major Islamic caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. It was the largest empire in the world at the time. It is the fifth largest empire in history. It was ruled by the Umayyad Dynasty ...

                                               

Accra

Accra is the capital city of Ghana. It has a population of about 1.970.400. The city is Ghanas largest city. It is also the administrative, communications, and economic center of the country. The main economic activities in Accra are financial an ...

                                               

Freetown

Freetown is the capital city of the African country of Sierra Leone. With a population of 951.000 people, it is the largest city in that country. The city is a port on the Freetown Peninsula on the Atlantic coast. The port is a very important par ...

                                               

National Super Alliance

The National Super Alliance, known by the abbreviation NASA, is a Kenyan political coalition that was formed in January 2017 by opposition parties. These parties include the Orange Democratic Movement, Wiper Democratic Movement, Forum for the Res ...

                                               

Senegambia

Senegambia was a region of West Africa occupying the area of present day Senegal and Gambia. The 20th century Senegambia Confederation, was a loose confederation between Senegal and Gambia. The term Senegambia was used by the British as early as ...

                                               

Second Battle of El Alamein

The Second Battle of El Alamein was a great turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The battle lasted from 23 October to 5 November 1942. The First Battle of El Alamein had stopped the Axis from attacking deep into E ...

                                               

Battle of the Kasserine Pass

The Battle of the Kasserine Pass, named for a pass through the Atlas Mountains, was a battle fought in Tunisia. It was part of the North African Campaign. The battle took place from 19 February 1943 to 24 February 1943.

                                               

Second Sudanese Civil War

The Second Sudanese Civil War was a conflict from 1983 to 2005 between the central Sudanese government and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army. It was largely a continuation of the First Sudanese Civil War of 1955 to 1972. Although it started in so ...

                                               

Government of India Act 1858

The Government of India Act 1858 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on August 2, 1858. Its provisions called for the liquidation of the British East India Company and the transference of its functions to the British Crown. ...

                                               

Government of India Act 1947

The Indian Independence Act 1947) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new Independent Dominions of India and Pakistan. The Act received the royal assent on 18 July 1947, and Pakistan came ...

                                               

2 Punjab Regiment

The 2nd Punjab Regiment was a British Indian Army regiment from 1922 to the partition of India in 1947. The regiment was formed by the amalgamation of the following regiments: 10th Training Battalion, formed by redesignation of 2nd Bn, 67th Punja ...

                                               

Bombay Presidency

The Bombay Presidency was a former province of British India. It began in the 17th century as trading posts of the British East India Company, but later grew to include much of western and central India, as well as parts of Pakistan and the Arabi ...

                                               

British Indian Army

The British Indian Army, officially called simply the Indian Army, was the army in British India during British rule. The Indian Army served as a security force in India itself and fought in battles overseas, particularly during the two World War ...

                                               

Emperor of India

Emperor/Empress of India was used as a title by the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II, and also by the colonial British monarchs during the British Raj in India. Sometimes, the term "Emperor of India" is also used to refer to Indian emperors su ...

                                               

Government of India Act 1935

The Government of India Act, 1935 was passed by British Parliament in August 1935. With 321 sections and 10 schedules, this was the longest act passed by British Parliament so far and was later split into two parts viz. Government of India Act, 1 ...

                                               

Governor-General of India

The Governor-General of India was the head of the British administration in British India. He was known as the Viceroy because he was the representative of the monarch, who for many years was Queen Victoria. The position was created in 1773, with ...

                                               

Governor-General of Pakistan

The Governor-General of Pakistan was the resident representative of King George VI in Pakistan from 1947 to 1952 and then Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 1956 when Pakistan was proclaimed a republic. When Pakistan became an independent, self-g ...