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What happened on this day in History?

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

http://www.onthisday.com/

http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history

What was your favourite event that happened on this day in History? How far have we come since this?
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So yesterday was October 3rd, so for Mean Girls fans that's 12 years since this:

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But today, OnThisDay.com suggests that on the 4th of October 1537, the first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) was printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdate:

How do you think this has impacted us? I think this was a huge step forward for Religion, as now many more people could access the Bible, not just those who spoke Latin, such as Priests.
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1795 - General Napoleon Bonaparte leads the rout of counterrevolutionaries in the streets of Paris, beginning his rise to power.
My, my. The hour of birth for one of the greatest and most popular general has begun his move today - 211 years ago.
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Harambe never dies. His spirit and wealth that he has left us will always remain.
This day in history marks the moment that Harambe is now recognised as a patron saint to humanity and beyond.
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1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar.

Without which, today might not even be October 4th, so that's pretty significant. :p:
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In more recent and local terms, 80 years since the Battle of Cable Street. :zomg:
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(Original post by BurstingBubbles)
So yesterday was October 3rd[...]
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(Original post by AngryJellyfish)
1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar.

Without which, today might not even be October 4th, so that's pretty significant. :p:
Without this one and the Julian calendar, I guess we would celebrate Christmas time in summer this year, could it be?
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(Original post by AngryJellyfish)
1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar.

Without which, today might not even be October 4th, so that's pretty significant. :p:
Now that is very relevant :lol: Wasn't it a 10 month calendar without July and August at one point?
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(Original post by BurstingBubbles)
Now that is very relevant :lol: Wasn't it a 10 month calendar without July and August at one point?
Only for ~50 years, apparently - the months were pretty much the same length as modern ones, so the absence of 60 days meant they didn't match up with the seasons for very long. :p:

Apparently it was January and February that were missing; July and August were there, under different names.

http://www.thetimenow.com/calendars
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On this day in 1940, Hitler met with Mussolini at Brenner Pass to request the help of Italy in fighting the British
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1962 - The first James Bond film, Dr. No starring Sean Connery, debuts
Did the writer Ian Fleming has ever thought that James Bond becomes cult status in the next decades after the first film was aired?*
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A few things that happened on this day in history and how it may have impacted then and now.

1880 The first ball-point pen is patented by Alonzo T. Cross - this makes it a lot easier for us to write academic notes, love letters etc. without spilling ink everywhere

1915 Bulgaria enters World War I on the side of the Central Powers - do you think this made much impact to WW1?

1938 Germany invalidates Jew's passports - means that they couldn't leave/escape Germany?

1947 US President Harry S Truamn delivers the first televised White House address (asking people to cut back on grain use due to the effects still of WW2 on famine) - this could have been the first impression some had of the President and a new, effective way of communicating.

1962 The Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do" - the start of the huge, iconic band, loved by millions!
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(Original post by BurstingBubbles)
(...) *1938 Germany invalidates Jew's passports - means that they couldn't leave/escape Germany? (...
Say, they were forced to stay in Germany and persecuted when they were trying to escape. As far as I know even ships which they intented for bringing the Jews away were attacked to prevent the escape....*

The Jews who have realized the dangerous atmosphere in German Reich were leaving the country before 1938 anyway. *
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(Original post by BurstingBubbles)
What happened on this day in History?

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

http://www.onthisday.com/

http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history

What was your favourite event that happened on this day in History? How far have we come since this?
It's more modern focused - and sadly no longer updated - but http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday is another useful site.
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BBC uused to have a similar website. Along with one which showed significant events relating to certain things. (sport, music, etc)
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(Original post by ageshallnot)
It's more modern focused - and sadly no longer updated - but http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday is another useful site.
Thank you for that that's really helpful

(Original post by Tiger Rag)
BBC uused to have a similar website. Along with one which showed significant events relating to certain things. (sport, music, etc)
Was it the one quoted above? Having more music and sports ones would be great!
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Thank you for that that's really helpful



Was it the one quoted above? Having more music and sports ones would be great!
Missed that post above. Indeed it was that one!
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(Original post by BurstingBubbles)
Was it the one quoted above? Having more music and sports ones would be great!
(Original post by Tiger Rag)
BBC used to have a similar website. Along with one which showed significant events relating to certain things. (sport, music, etc)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday can be navigated by themes such as those as well as by date. It's written in a news style, i.e. as if the events had just happened, but the 'In Context' sidebar explains further developments, relevance etc.
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