August 31 | Facts

August 31 | Facts

1887 Thomas Edison received a patent for his “Kinetoscope,” and moving pictures were born. 1888 Mary Ann Nicholls, considered to be Jack the Ripper’s first victim, was found murdered in London. 1962 Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Great Britain. 1980 Poland’s Solidarity labor movement had its beginnings when an agreement ending a 17-day strike was signed in Gdansk. 1994 Russia officially ended its military […]

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10 Historical Coincidences That Will Astonish Even Skeptics

10 Historical Coincidences That Will Astonish Even Skeptics

Our life is full of amazing events that simply can’t be explained reasonably. Some think they’re omens; others say they’re just coincidences. We found 10 such eventualities that will make even skeptics doubtful. Read to the end — you’ll want to see what kind of a trump card we have to offer! 10. Olympic, Titanic, and Britannic © Mary Evans / National Archives/East News   © East News   © Wikipedia Commons In 1907, White Star Line […]

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August 30 | Facts

August 30 | Facts

1862 The Second Battle of Bull Run took place during the Civil War. 1905 Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut, playing for the Detroit Tigers. 1941 The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II began. 1963 A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war. 1967 Cleopatra VII, Queen of […]

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Conor McGregor’s Next Career Choice Is Absolutely, 100 Per Cent Perfect

Conor McGregor’s Next Career Choice Is Absolutely, 100 Per Cent Perfect

If Conor McGregor can’t beat Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring, he’s certainly chasing on Money’s coattails in the business world. Instead of going home and licking his wounds post-fight – which saw Mayweather grab victory by TKO in the tenth round – McGregor has announced his plans for a new business venture. And so the rivalry continues: Staying true to his roots, the Irish […]

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Mayweather’s Pre-Fight Bet On Himself Was Worryingly Accurate

Mayweather’s Pre-Fight Bet On Himself Was Worryingly Accurate

After a cool, calm and collected display of athleticism, no one would argue that Floyd Mayweather didn’t deserve to take home the Money Fight title and pluck victory out of those Notorious gloves. Onlookers expected the result from the off. McGregor came into the ring swinging and soon tired, allowing Money to persevere to victory, almost exactly in line with Team Mayweather’s big bet on […]

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August 29 | Facts

August 29 | Facts

1533 Atahualpa, the last ruler of the Incas, was murdered as Francisco Pizarro completed his conquest of Peru. 1786 Shays’s rebellion, an insurrection of Massachusetts farmers against the state government, began. 1842 The Treaty of Nanking was signed, ending the Opium Wars and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain. 1877 Brigham Young died in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1949 The U.S.S.R. tested their […]

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August 28 | Facts

August 28 | Facts

1609 Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay. 1850 Richard Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin, premiered at Weimar, Germany. 1922 The first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100. 1955 Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted and by white men after he supposedly whistled at a white woman […]

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August 27 | Facts

August 27 | Facts

1859 Edwin Drake drilled the first successful U.S. oil well near Titusville, Pa. 1883 A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people. 1928 The Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, was signed. 1945 U.S. troops began landing in Japan after Japan’s surrender in World War II. 1962 The U.S. launched the […]

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10 Mistakes That Good People Often Make

10 Mistakes That Good People Often Make

Have you ever noticed that good people often aren’t well respected? They help others out, they’re patient, they don’t hold grudges, but for some reason they constantly feel upset and lonely. Psychologists believe the reason for this is mistakes in the way such people behave. We outlined their reasoning for you with the help of some illustrations. Needless self-sacrifice You suppress your own needs for the sake of peace, […]

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August 26 | Facts

August 26 | Facts

1847 Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic. 1883 A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people. 1920 The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect. 1939 The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. […]

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