The Ulm Minster was built in the gothic style. The Ulm Minster parish church was finished on this day in 1890. At 161.5 meters, it is currently the tallest ecclesiastical building in the world. At the time it was built it was among the tallest b ...

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Frederick II the Great came to the throne the same year as Maria Theresa, his arch-rival. The reign of Frederick II the Great, one of the most significant rulers in German history, began on this day in 1740. He acceded to the Prussian throne at ...

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During Manuel I’s reign Portuguese explorers discovered Brazil and routes to India, China and Siam. This day in 1469 marked the birth of Manuel I, the king who ruled over Portugal from 1495 until 1521. His reign was also Portugal’s golden age, w ...

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On this day, in 1962, Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann was executed in Israel. His arrest in Argentina and his covert transfer to Israel for trial was an event of international importance. Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem received particular media cove ...

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Napoleon's Marshal Jean Lannes died on this day in 1809. He was one of only three Napoleon's marshals who were killed during battles or shortly after them (the other two were Marshal Bessières and Marshal Poniatowski). Namely, Marshal Lannes was ...

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