What Happened On This Day – June 4

1989 Thousands die in the Tiananmen Square Massacre Using assault rifles and tanks, Chinese troops massacred unarmed civilians who had taken part in pro-democracy protests. 1989 Poland holds the first free elections after World War II The landslide victory of the Polish…

What Happened On This Day – April 26

2005 Syria ends its military occupation of Lebanon after 29 years Syria buckled to domestic and international pressure following the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on February 14 of the same year. 1994 Germany makes Holocaust denial illegal The…

What Happened On This Day – April 25

1953 The double helix structure of DNA described for the first time Francis Crick and James D. Watson published their groundbreaking findings of the molecule containing genetic information was in Nature that day. 2011 The largest tornado outbreak ever recorded hits the…

What Happened On This Day – April 24

2013 – 1129 people die in Bangladesh in the worst building collapse disaster in modern history The building was used by clothing factories producing garments for western markets, highlighting the disastrous working conditions in the industry. 2005 Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as…