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…

What Happened On This Day – April 16

1964 The Rolling Stones release their debut album The album The Rolling Stones, released in the United States with the added title “England’s Newest Hit Makers”, topped the UK charts for twelve weeks. 2012 The trial of Anders Behring Breivik begins in…

What Happened On This Day – April 12

1861 The American Civil War begins The bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina marked the beginning of hostilities. The conflict was sparked by deepening economic, social, and political differences between the southern and northern states, which were most palpably embodied by…

What Happened On This Day – April 11

2006 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has enriched uranium The Iranian nuclear program has become a source of great controversy. Several countries, some of them possessing nuclear weapons themselves, accuse Tehran of developing an Iranian atom bomb. 2006 Mafia boss Bernardo…