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Handover of Hong Kong

The handover of Hong Kong, or the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong was when the country that controlled Hong Kong was changed from the United Kingdom to China. The handover happened on 1 July 1997. Before this day, British Hong Kong was con ...

                                               

Hong Kong 1967 Leftist riots

Hong Kong 1967 Leftist riots were a series of large-scale leftist riots under the effect of the Cultural Revolution. At the beginning, there were just strike actions and demonstrations. Later they grew into large-scale demonstrations against Brit ...

                                               

Japanese occupation of Hong Kong

The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong was a time when Japan controlled Hong Kong. It began when the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, gave up the British Crown colony of Hong Kong to Empire of Japan on 25 December 1941. The occupation lasted ...

                                               

Eurovision Song Contest 2017

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 was the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, after Jamala won for Ukraine in 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden with her song "1944". Ukraine h ...

                                               

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the seventh edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Kiev, Ukraine. It was scheduled for 21 November. 13 countries were confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union to compete in the ...

                                               

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was the 11th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Kiev, Ukraine on the 30 November 2013. The venue for the contest was announced on 10 April 2013, as the National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" ...

                                               

Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London happened in Central London in 1666. The fire lasted for just under five days, from 2 September until 6 September. It is believed to have destroyed the homes of 70.000 of the 80.000 people that lived in the city. It is not ...

                                               

Great Plague of London

During the Great Plague of London, the disease called the bubonic plague killed about 200.000 people in London, England. In seven months, almost one quarter of Londons population died from the plague. At its worst, in September of 1665, the plagu ...

                                               

Peterloo Massacre

The Peterloo Massacre happened at St Peters Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819. It was when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60.000 to 80.000 gathered at a meeting to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. The end of the Nap ...

                                               

1956 Summer Olympics

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held at Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Melbourne was chosen as the host city over instead of Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Montreal and six American cities on 28 Ap ...

                                               

2006 Commonwealth Games

The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between 15 and 26 March 2006. It was the largest sporting event to be staged in Melbourne, since the 1956 Summer Olympics. The site for the opening and closing ceremonies was the Melbo ...

                                               

2011 Australian Open

The 2011 Australian Open was a tennis tournament featuring six different competitions. It was part of the 2011 ATP World Tour, the 2011 WTA Tour, ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour. The tournament took place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australi ...

                                               

2011 Norway attacks

The 2011 Norway attacks were two attacks in Norway on 22 July 2011. The first attack was a car bombing near government buildings in Oslo. The second attack was a mass shooting at a summer youth camp on an island northwest of Oslo. Of the total 77 ...

                                               

1924 Summer Olympics

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held at Paris in France. The games were thought to be successful, but costly. The events were well attended.

                                               

2024 Summer Olympics

The 2024 Summer Olympics, which will be officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, is a sporting event that will happen from July 26 to August 11 in Paris, France. On July 11, 2017, a proposal to choose the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host c ...

                                               

Paris-Roubaix

Paris-Roubaix is a famous single-day professional bicycle road race held in northern France starting in Compiegne and finishing in Roubaix, near the Belgian frontier. It was one of the ten UCI Road World Cup races and became part of the UCI ProTo ...

                                               

Stockholm Bloodbath

The Stockholm Bloodbath or Swedish Massacre was the mass killing of Swedish nobility by the Danish King Christian II. Denmark, Norway and Sweden were part of the Kalmar Union. There had been conflict in Sweden between those who supported the unio ...

                                               

2014 Sydney hostage crisis

On 15 and 16 December 2014, there was a hostage crisis in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Seventeen people were taken hostage by a gunman at 9:44 a.m. in a Lindt chocolate cafe in Martin Place on 15 December. The gunman has been identified as ...

                                               

Bound for Glory (2014)

Bound for Glory was a professional wrestling pay-per-view show made by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. It was held on October 12, 2014 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The pay-per-view was a collaboration with the Japanese puroresu promotion ...

                                               

Edo

This article is about Edo. For more information, see Tokyo disambiguation. Edo is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo, and was the seat of power for the Tokugawa shogunate which ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868. During this period it grew ...

                                               

Great Fire of Meireki

The Great Fire of Meireki was a major event in the history of Tokyo, which was called Edo before 1868. The fire destroyed more than half of the city of Edo in March 1657.

                                               

2020 Summer Olympics

The 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is a sporting event that will happen from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo was announced as the host city at the 125th IOC Session in ...

                                               

WrestleMania VI

WrestleMania VI was a professional wrestling pay-per-view show made by World Wrestling Federation. It was held on April 1, 1990 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the sixth WrestleMania event held by the WWF. It was the first WrestleM ...

                                               

2006 Winter Paralympics

The 2006 Winter Paralympic Games was the ninth Winter Paralympics. It was held in Turin, Italy from 10 to 19 March 2006. These were the first Winter Paralympic Games to be held in Italy.

                                               

Almohad

The Almohad Dynasty, was a Berber, Muslim dynasty that was founded in the 12th century, and conquered all northern Africa as far as Libya, together with Al-Andalus.

                                               

Banu Hilal

The Banu Hilal was a group of Nomadic Arabs. In the 11th century they migrated from Upper Egypt into what is now Tunisia and eastern Algeria. They defeated the Berbers.

                                               

Banu Sulaym

The Banu Sulaym was a group of Nomadic Arabs. In the 11th century they migrated from Upper Egypt into what is now Tunisia and eastern Algeria. They defeated the Berbers.

                                               

Barbary

From about the 16th to the 19th century, barbary was a name for a region in North Africa, from Egypt to the Atlantic, and from the Mediterranean to the Sahara. The states were called barbary states or berbery states, after the people of the Berbe ...

                                               

Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange, sometimes called the Grand Exchange was the exchange of goods and ideas from Europe, Africa, and Asia and goods and ideas from the Americas. It also spread different diseases. It started in 1492 when Christopher Columbus a ...

                                               

Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe. The site is not far from the countrys border with Mozambique, which is in the southeast of the African continent. Greater Zimbabwe was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe ...

                                               

Hamitic

Hamitic theory is a theory that claims that so called hamitic race is superior to the negroid races on the African continent. John Hanning Speke started the theory. Karl Richard Lepsius and Carl Meinhof extended the theory: they used languages to ...

                                               

Kingdom of Kerma

The Kingdom of Kerma was a state in Nubia from around 2500 BC to about 1520 BC. It was based in the city of Kerma in Upper Nubia and was a major centre during the Middle Kingdom period of Egypt. It had a distinct civilization. The site of Kerma i ...

                                               

Kingdom of Aksum

The Kingdom of Aksum, also known as the Kingdom of Axum or the Aksumite Empire, was an ancient kingdom centered in what is now Eritrea and the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia. Axumite Emperors were powerful sovereigns, styling themselves King ...

                                               

Kush

Kush civilization had its center in the region of Nubia. This was in northern Sudan of today. We know about it through the Egyptians who moved south around 2500 BC. When the Middle Kingdom of Egypt ended an independent kingdom of Kush developed. ...

                                               

Lords Resistance Army insurgency

The Lords Resistance Army insurgency is a current guerrilla movement. The Lords Resistance Army insurgency started in 1987. As of 2020, the LRA is somewhat active in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. Josep ...

                                               

Maqil

The Maqil were an Arabian nomadic tribe. In the 11th century they migrated from Yemen into what is now the Sahara Desert and Morocco. They mainly settled near forests and oases. Despite their originally small number less than 200, they were later ...

                                               

Mswati II

Mswati II, also known as Mswati and Mavuso II, was the king of Eswatini between 1840 and 1868. He was also the eponym of Eswatini. Scholars say Mswati was the best of Eswatinis fighting kings. He made Eswatini much larger. Mswati was the son of S ...

                                               

Mansa Musa

Mansa Musa was an emperor of the Mali Empire during the 14th century. He became emperor in 1312. He was the first African ruler to be widely known throughout Europe and the Middle East, and is regarded as the richest person to have ever lived. Hi ...

                                               

Muslim conquests

The first Arab Muslim conquests, also referred to as the Islamic conquests or Arab conquests, began after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He established a new unified political polity in the Arabian peninsula which under the following ...

                                               

Negroland

Negroland, or Nigritia was a term Europeans used to describe a region in Africa, south of the Sahara. The region was poorly explored, and Europeans mainly knew the area around the coast. The name was probably a direct translation of the Arabic te ...

                                               

Roman expeditions to Lake Chad and western Africa

Roman expeditions to Lake Chad and western Africa were a group of military and commercial expeditions by the Romans across the Sahara Desert, into the interior of Africa and its coast. They were made by the Roman Empire between the first and the ...

                                               

Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa, from the 1880s until the start of World War I, was a time of much colonial expansion in Africa. Many European countries started colonies in Africa during this time. This is an example of New Imperialism. Liberia, Ethiopia ...

                                               

History of Asia

The history of Asia can be seen as the history of several distinct regions, East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East that have more or less context depending of the situation in the central Eurasian steppe. The coastal periphery was the home to ...

                                               

History of Indonesia

The History of Indonesia or more precisely of the Indonesian archipelago in South East Asia with 17.508 islands goes back to Homo erectus. There have been found fossilised remains of about one million years ago. Austronesian people, who form the ...

                                               

Regnal year

A regnal year is a year of the reign of a monarch. It is from the Latin regnum meaning kingdom or rule. Some of the oldest dating systems were in regnal years. A regnal year usually begins on the date of a monarchs accession to the throne. Year o ...

                                               

Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm

The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm, or Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate was a Country in Anatolia From 1077 to 1308. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm Collapsed In 1308, Some time after The Mongol Invasion. After Its collapse, many Beyliks were founded In Anatolia. ...

                                               

Silk Road

The Silk Road was a group of trade routes that went across Asia to the Mediterranean Sea. This let China trade with the Middle East and the Mediterranean world. It was called the Silk Road because silk was traded along it. At the time, silk was o ...

                                               

History of Europe

The history of Europe means all the time since the beginning of written records in the European continent up to the present day. It is traditionally divided into ancient medieval, and modern. Europes antiquity dates from the Minoan civilization, ...

                                               

Age of Discovery

The Age of Discovery or Age of Exploration was a period from the early 15th century that continued into the early 17th century, during which European ships traveled around the world to search for new trading routes and partners. They were in sear ...

                                               

Angevin

Angevin is the name of the residents of Anjou, a former province of the Kingdom of France, as well as to the residents of Angers. It is also used for three different medieval dynasties which go back to counts of the western French province of Anj ...