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The world watched on in horror as two hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the world trade centre on September 11, 2001. American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower first, ...

Domain: History; Category: American history

On the 7th of December 1941, the Japanese military forces launched an attack without warning dubbed 'Operation Z' on Pearl Harbour, a United States naval base. This resulted in the death of over ...

Domain: History; Category: American history

A reactor at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded on 26 April, 1986. According to a report carried out by the BBC, the explosion released 'at least 100 times more radiation' than the ...

Domain: Energy; History; Category: Nuclear energy; Ancient history

The detonation of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 was one of the most horrific events in the history of the world. Equivalent to 20,000 kilotons of TNT, the atomic bomb known as ...

Domain: History; Category: Ancient history

This barbaric period in history saw the death of over six million Jews. The Holocaust Encyclopedia describes it as 'the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder' of these ...

Domain: History; Category: European history

The Rwandan genocide took place in 1994. It saw the mass slaughter of the Tutsis by the Hutus, resulting from long standing internal conflict between the two ethnic groups. J.E. Burnett states that ...

Domain: History; Category: Ancient history

The Atlantic slave trade began during the 15th century and continued through the 19th Century during which period it was eventually abolished. The triangular trade was born out of the desire for ...

Domain: History; Category: Ancient history

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