History

Blog posts, podcasts and videos/vlogs on history, covering topics in archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, genetic history, ancientDNA, DNA, history of civilizations and nations, as well as history of science


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The First Crusade – July 22, 1099

#OTD July 22, 1099 Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem. The first crusaders had arrived in Jerusalem in June, captured and plundered the...

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July 20, 1969 – Humanity Visits The Moon For The First Time

July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land the Lunar Module called Eagle on the Moon and step on to its surface. They stay for approx. 2.5 hours and bring back rock samples.

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla Born July 10, 1856

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He was of Serbian nationality and was born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire(modern-day Croatia).  He was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and f...

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The first Wimbledon Tournament July 9, 1877

It is tennis season and Wimbledon is already well on its way. Let’s talk about how it started. On July 9, 1877, the all England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tourname...

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Mohen Jo Daro — Story of a city and history of a civilization

Mohen Jo Daro is an ancient city of the Indus Valley Civilization. Here we talk about its history latest research on the populations that lived there.

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A new picture of the Apollo 11 crew found at the bottom of a box

Command module pilot Michael Collins has found a new picture of the crew at the bottom of a box. It shows Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The timing is perfect since July 2019 is the ...

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Mysterious human-made islands in Scotland

Artificial, human made islets known as crannogs, can be found all across Scotland. Traditionally, they were dated to no earlier than the Iron Age (800 BC), however latest research of several Outer Heb...

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Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

Mary Anning was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and most importantly palaeontologist, who became famous for her important finds from Lyme Regis.

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