What made the news on this day in history?


Over this Easter break, why not be a detective and find out what has made news in the past?

What happened today in history?

For example, we're writing this post on 14 April 2020, and..

On 14th April 1912 - the Titanic hit the iceberg that made it eventually sink!

What can you find out about what happened on the day you're reading this?

We recommend these websites:

Ducksters - Today in history

The History Channel - On this day in history (for older students)

Do some investigating and add your findings below:

  • Which stories interested you?
  • Which stories surprised you?
  • How does it feel to realise today is the anniversary of a historical event?

Comments (6)

  • The Sherwood School cheerful_photograph | The Sherwood School
    15 Apr 2020

    The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States, with 27,000 square miles inundated up to a depth of 30 feet. To try to prevent future floods, the federal government built the world's longest system of levees and flood ways.

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    16 Apr 2020

    On this day in history…

    Egyptian forces fought the Canaanites in the battle of Megiddo in 1500 BC.

    In AD 73, The Jewish fortress at Masada fell to the Roman army after a long siege, putting an end to the Great Jewish Revolt.

    Sir Isaac Newton is knighted by Queen Anne in 1705.

    Slavery finally comes to an end in America in 1862 with a bill published in Washington, DC.

    £3.8m was stolen from a Royal Mail train in 1964 in what would become known as the Great Train Robbery.

    I was interested to find out about the ending of slavery, and I was surprised to discover the amount of money stolen during the Great Train Robbery, which even by today’s standards is staggering.

    It is amazing that today is the anniversary of so many important events that have changed history. For example, without Isaac Newton, we would not know the laws of gravity.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    Edvard Munch's ''The Scream'' recovered after theft.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    ''Satisfaction '' comes to Keith Richards in his sleep.

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  • global-conversation.png honest_sea | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    07 May 2020

    U.S.A. Levittown ,New York.
    1947: Levitt and Sons,Builders annouce a 2,000 a home rental community at Island Trees later becoming Levittown ,Hampstead ,Long Island,New York for GI'S returning home following end of World War II ,the project used a new type of construction based on mass-production housing never used before ,due to prefabricated design they could build 30 houses a day .Following the success of project they announced a further 4,000 which would be for sale not rental ,ownership on a 30-year mortgage with no down payment and monthly costs the same as rental. After two years they began offering a larger home*a ranch home*32 feet by 25 feet (800 Sq Ft) for$ 7,990 .The concept was copied all over United State and modern suburbia was born.

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  • global-conversation.png conscientious_durian | Rimal prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 May 2020

    Historical knowledge: It is scientific knowledge based on mental consideration and follows an approach that reaches a principle with a result, from which the historian extracts a law that interprets the past phenomenon and predicts it in the future...
    1. Stories that interest me: Knowing the past and not recurring the accident again, such as Titanic, and knowing the times of events, international days.
    3. Which surprised me the development of science, past and present.
    4. Because of the people because they celebrate so much, they write a lot of memories about the social media.
    The event is known by the effects that have remained for thousands of years

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