3rd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1400s / 15th century history on the 3rd of August

1492 : Christopher Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera, in Spain, with 3 ships, on his 1st voyage. He sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, via the Canary Islands, to Cuba and Hispaniola.

Columbus First Voyage (Farley Christian YouTube channel video)
Christopher Columbus’ First Letter After Discovery of America in 1493 (Voices of the Past verified YouTube channel video) over 100,000 views
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2nd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1700s / 18th century history on the 2nd of August

1776 : The United States Declaration of Independence signing took place. The declaration was the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which explained why the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain regarded themselves as 13 independent sovereign states, that are no longer under British rule.

Declaration of Independence featured on America the Story of Us (History verified YouTube channel video) over 1 million views

1790 : The 1st United States Census was conducted. Official website : census.gov

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1st AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1400s / 15th century history on the 1st of August

1498 : Christopher Columbus became the 1st European to visit Venezuela (which it is now known), near the mouth of South America’s Orinoco river.

1700s / 18th century history on the 1st of August

1774 : Joseph Priestley, the British scientist, discovered oxygen gas independently, by the thermal decomposition of mercuric oxide, after isolating it.

The discovery of oxygen & combustion : an educational film from 1946 (Periscope Film verified YouTube channel video) over 30,000 views on YouTube
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31st JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

700s / 8th century history on the 31st of July

781 : Mount Fuji volcano in Japan erupted. This date was the oldest record of its eruption. Mount Fuji stands at  3,776.24 metres (12,389.2 feet).

The Active Volcano in Japan; Mount Fuji (GeologyHub YouTube channel video) over 40,000 views
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1498 : Christopher Columbus became the 1st European to discover the island of Trinidad, during his 3rd voyage to the Western Hemisphere.

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30th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

700s / 8th century history on the 30th of July

762 : Baghdad was founded, and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, which is now modern-day Iraq. The city population of Baghdad is now over 8 million people.

Construction began on the city of Baghdad under Caliph Al-Mansur on the 30th of July in the year 762 in the 8th century (HistoryPod YouTube channel video) over 20,000 views
1600s / 17th century history on the 30th of July

1627 : Gargano earthquake in Italy was a very large severe earthquake, which caused a major tsunami. Approximately 5,000 people were killed.

1800s / 19th century history on the 30th of July
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29th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1800s / 19th century history on the 29th of July

1836 : The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France was inaugurated. The full name is the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, which is known as the Triumphal Arch of the Star, in English. It is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, and honours those that died fighting for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

see the Arc de Triomphe from all angles by drone in 4K quality (Jugoslav Durovic YouTube channel video) over 40,000 views

1851 : The Eunomia asteroid was discovered by Annibale de Gasparis, an Italian astronomer. It is a very large asteroid in the inner asteroid belt, which is also known as 15 Eunomia.

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28th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1500s / 16th century history on the 28th of July

1540 : Thomas Cromwell was beheaded on orders of King Henry VIII of England. A charge of treason led to the execution of Thomas Cromwell, an English lawyer and statesman who served King Henry VIII as chief minister for 16 years, from 1534 to 1540.

1700s / 18th century history on the 28th of July

1741 : Antonio Vivaldi, the Italian violinist and composer, died aged 63 (born in 1678).

1750 : Johann Sebastian Bach, the German composer and musician, died aged 65 (born in 1685).

Listen to Bach’s greatest hits (HalidonMusic verified YouTube channel video)
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27th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1600s / 17th century history on the 27th of July

1694 : The Bank of England was established as the central bank of the United Kingdom, when it was granted a royal charter, through the passage of the Tonnage Act 1694. It was the model on which most modern central banks were based. The Bank of England is the 8th oldest bank in the world. Official website : BankOfEngland.co.uk

1800s / 19th century history on the 27th of July

1890 : Vincent van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver, and then walked back to the Auberge Ravoux, the place where he was a lodger, in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, on the outskirts of Paris, in France. He was attended to by 2 doctors, but there was no surgeon available to remove the bullet. Vincent died 2 days later due to an untreated infection from the gunshot wound.

Is this the gun that possibly killed Vincent Van Gogh when he was shot in the chest? (Inside Edition verified YouTube channel video) over 800,000 views
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26th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1700s / 18th century history on the 26th of July

1739 : George Clinton the 4th Vice President of the United States was born in Little Britain, Province of New York, British America (died in 1812 aged 72).

1745 : The 1st women’s cricket match on record was played, between 2 villages, Bramley versus Hambledon, at Gosden Common, near Guildford, in England. The Hambledon girls defeated the Bramley girls, 127 to 119 notches.

The 1st ever women’s cricket match played near Guildford was reported in The Reading Mercury, which mentioned all the players being dressed in all white, but those from Bramley wore blue ribbons while the Hambledon maids wore red. (HistoryPod YouTube channel video)

1788 : New York ratified the United States Constitution to became the 11th state of the United States.

1800s / 19th century history on the 26th of July
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25th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1600s / 17th century history on the 25th of July

1668 : Shandong earthquake hit China and killed more than 40,000 people. The aftershocks continued for 6 years.

1700s / 18th century history on the 25th of July

1788 : Symphony No. 40 in G minor was completed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is also known as the Great G minor symphony, and is 1 of only 2 extant minor key symphonies Mozart wrote.

1799 : Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Ottoman army in the Battle of Abukir during the French campaign in Egypt, although Napoleon was outnumbered with his 7,700 men against the Ottoman army of over 18,000 soldiers.    

1800s / 19th century history on the 25th of July
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