This Day in History – October 16

1964 First Chinese Nuclear Test Codenamed Chic-1 or 596, the 22 kiloton uranium fission device was dropped at Lop Nur. With this test, China became the fifth nuclear power state in the World. The other four are the United States, Russia, the…

This Day in History – October 15

2003 Shenzhou 5, China’s first human space flight mission launched Launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the middle of the Gobi desert in northern China, this launch brought the Chinese into the exclusive club of countries that have achieved manned…

This Day In History – October 14

1994 Two Israelis and a Palestinian Share the Nobel Peace Prize The Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres shared the Nobel Peace Prize, which is annually awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee based in Oslo, with the President…

What Happened On This Day – October 13

2012 Mauritanian President injured Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was shot at and injured. Official reports suggest that he was mistakenly shot by the military. 2010 Chilean Miners Rescued The last of the miners trapped in the San José copper-gold mine…

What Happened On This Day – September 27

1996 Taliban take over Kabul Following the take-over, the Islamic fundamentalist group established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. 1962 Establishment of Yemen Arab Republic Gamal Abdel Nasser declared the establishment of the Yemen Arab Republic after staging a coup that deposed the…

What Happened On This Day – September 24

1948 Honda Motor Company is founded by Soichiro Honda The automobile manufacturer is also the world’s largest producer of motorcycles. 1973 Guinea-Bissau gains independence Guinea-Bissau declared its independence from Portugal. The declaration was recognized almost a year later on September 10, 1974.…

What Happened On This Day – September 23

1889 Nintendo is Founded The Japanese gaming company was created by entrepreneur Fusajiro Yamauchi as a card company called Nintendo Koppai, which was based in Kyoto. The company originally produced and sold playing cards called Hanafuda. The release of Donkey Kong, an…