User menu
Main menu

This Week In History

60 second histories
date: 06 Dec
The Death of Anthony Trollope     -  6th December 1882  -     From a childhood that was unhappy, uncertain, in terms of a stable home, and socially awkward to a career in the Civil Service that was, in many ways, unimpressive by his own admission,...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Biography
  • This week in history
date: 03 Jun
The Death of Samuel Plimsoll  -  3rd June 1898  -     A common question/name in pub quizzes and a type of trainer, the name Plimsoll is relatively well known. Most would associate the name with ships but probably not a lot more than that. Samuel...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • Biography
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 30 Jan
The Death of Mohandas K. Gandhi - 30th January 1948 -    At 5.10pm on 30th January Gandhi entered the garden of Birla House, New Delhi, to attend an evening prayer meeting. He ascended the four steps to the prayer mandap, a platform put up for the...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Assassination
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • Religion
date: 24 Jan
The Death of Sir Winston Churchill  - 24th January 1965 -    Having suffered a stroke on 15th January, Winston Churchill lay dying in a downstairs bedroom in his house in Hyde Park Gate, Kensington. His doctor, Lord Moran, gave daily bulletins on...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • WW2
date: 25 Jan
First Transcontinental Telephone Call - January 25th 1915 -   Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission. The New York Times said the following:   “On October 9th 1876 Alexander Graham...
tags:
  • 20th Century
  • American History
  • Biography
  • Inventors
  • Scientists
  • This week in history