The Berners Street Hoax was thought up by Theodore Edward Hook, an English composer and novelist. The hoax is named after Berners Street in London, a quiet and peaceful s...Read more
Little is known about Roman emperor Vespasian’s reign except that he was a highly competent general, winning decisive victories in Britain and Judaea and later duri...Read more
The 43rd Academy Awards were presented on 15 April 1971 in Los Angeles. It was on that occasion that George C. Scott became the first actor in history to reject an Academ...Read more
While Napoleon’s most famous defeat was undoubtedly the one at Waterloo, his most humiliating one happened sometime sooner. Namely, in July 1807, while in high spir...Read more
By 1944 it became obvious the tide was turning against Imperial Japan in World War II. However, the Japanese troops fought fanatically and it looked like the Allies were...Read more
Did you know Albert Einstein’s last words may never be known because his nurse didn’t understand German?
The great physicist Albert Einstein passes away in Princeton Hospital, New Jersey on 18 April 1955. The cause of his death was the rupture of an aneurysm, which had alrea...Read more