United Kingdom  Video

“Britain's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

This Week in History: April 9th - April 15th

One News Page Staff Monday, 9 April 2018 ()
This Week in History: April 9th - April 15thby

Human history is incredible – and there are various ways in which we can dip in and out of it. Here at One News Page, we like to take time each Monday to look at some of the most interesting events that have occurred during that particular week – years, decades and even centuries ago. That being said – it’s time once again to take a look at what Aprils gone by have to teach us about the world – step into our time machine and let’s take a look at what went down!

April 9th, 2009 – ‘Star Trek’ Reboot Premieres
It was a bold move – but one which has certainly paid off, with two more movies having raked in the box office dough – as JJ Abrams’ directorial re-imagining of the classic sci-fi staple debuted at the Sydney Opera House.

April 10th, 1925 – ‘The Great Gatsby’ Published
Of course brought to life in recent years in part thanks to the acting talents of Leonardo DiCaprio – F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about the life of a mysterious millionaire first hit bookshelves almost 100 years ago this week.

April 11th, 1968 – Lyndon B Johnson Signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
A hugely important moment in US civil rights history celebrates its 50th birthday this week – as the 1968 act ironed out a number of rights with regard to housing throughout the nation.

April 12th, 1961 – Gagarin Makes History
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made space exploration history on this day 57 years ago – as he became the first person to fully orbit the Earth – and it would go on to be one of the most important dates in the Space Race.

April 13th, 1980 – The US Boycotts the Moscow Olympics
In a move which would go on to highlight the tensions between the two nations during the height of the Cold War, the US would make good on their intentions to withdraw, in protest, from the Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia. With talk of some nations potentially withdrawing from Russia’s soccer World Cup this year, it seems that history may be repeating itself!

April 14th, 1912 – The Titanic Hits an Iceberg
One of the biggest liners of all time – results in one of the biggest tragedies in human history, as the RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg 106 years ago this week.

April 15th, 1755 – Dr Johnson’s Dictionary Published
Regarded as one of the founding fathers of the organised word reference, Dr Samuel Johnson first published his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ in London, England.

Join us again for more trips through time next week!

10
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: billboard.com - < > Embed
News video: Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 April 14th 2018 Countdown | Official 

▶ Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 April 14th 2018 Countdown | Official  02:14

Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 April 14th 2018 Countdown | Official 

Recent related news

What you need to know about the massive DLR strike coming up this week

What you need to know about the massive DLR strike coming up this week
Another batch of strike action is set to disrupt the DLR later this week, with the four-day walkout also coinciding with the London Marathon. So here's what...
City A.M. - Business

FANTASY PLAYS: Best matchups, pickups this week in baseball

As we enter the last full week of April, perhaps there's a chance that there are only a handful of postponements for the week, instead of a handful each day.
FOX Sports - Sports

TV This Week, April 22-28: 'Westworld,' 'Archer' and more

SUNDAY It’s all Monica Lewinsky this and Al Qaeda that in the conclusion of the two-part special “The Untold Story of the 90s.” 8 p.m. History...
L.A. Times - Americas

Last week: Commodity prices jump and puffa jackets boost Primark

Last week: Commodity prices jump and puffa jackets boost Primark
Garry White, chief investment commentator, looks at the market moving events that have shaped the UK equity markets this week (16 to 20 April 2018). The FTSE...
City A.M. - Business

Today in History April 20

Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Germany's dictator Adolf Hitler born; Gunfire erupts at Columbine High; Cubans in the Mariel boatlift arrive in the U.S.;...
USATODAY.com - Front Page

The Wrap: A look at this week's Business First headlines (April 16-20) (Video)

Marijuana, breweries, groceries and Blue Jackets hockey are in the news this week at Columbus Business First. This week in The Wrap, Business First Editor Doug...
bizjournals - Business

You Might Like


Tweets about this


Other recent news in World

Democratic Party sues RUSSIA, Trump campaign and Wikileaks for election disruptionSCHOOL shooting: US students to walk out on Columbine anniversary
COMEY MEMOS: Trump recalled Putin bragging about Russia's 'most beautiful prostitutes'PRINCE CHARLES has been approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth
PRINCE Charles told ethnic minority author she didn't look like she was from ManchesterIn suit, DNC blames ELECTION loss on Trump-Russia alliance

Recent related videos

News video: Avicii Dead At 28

▶ Avicii Dead At 28 00:49

Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday. He was 28 years old. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this..
Source: Wochit Entertainment -

News video: Tear Gas Fired on Crowds During Fourth Week of Demonstrations

▶ Tear Gas Fired on Crowds During Fourth Week of Demonstrations 06:27

Medics crouched together near a cloud of tear gas, which fell on demonstrators located east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip on April 20.For the fourth Friday in a row, demonstrators turned out to..
Source: Storyful Studio -

News video: Don't worry, conspiracy theorist says, the rapture isn't Monday

▶ Don't worry, conspiracy theorist says, the rapture isn't Monday 00:56

The world will not end on Monday Conspiracy theorist David Meade told believers the rapture would happen on April 23rd He sent his followers into a frenzy before he changed his mind So the world isn't..
Source: NYDN Wibbitz -

News video: China No Longer Accepts Recycling From Other Nations

▶ China No Longer Accepts Recycling From Other Nations 00:43

China stopped allowing the import of recyclable goods from many countries including the United States. Now, these nations are struggling with excess amounts of recyclables and nowhere to send it. To..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Fellow Entertainers Mourn Avicii

▶ Fellow Entertainers Mourn Avicii 00:45

Gone too soon. Celebrities, including fellow DJ Calvin Harris, quickly took to social media to mourn Avicii after news broke that the Swedish DJ died on Friday, April 20. He was 28 years old. Celebrity..
Source: Wochit Entertainment -

News video: Sears To Close More Of Its Locations

▶ Sears To Close More Of Its Locations 00:41

Sears is quietly closing at least two dozen stores in 17 states, in addition to the 166 stores that the company previously said it would close this year. Most of the stores on the new list will close..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Nikki Bella To Appear After John Cena Breakup

▶ Nikki Bella To Appear After John Cena Breakup 00:41

On Saturday, April 21, Nikki Bella will appear in public for the first time since her split with John Cena. The couple called off their engagement about a week ago. They issued a joint statement asking..
Source: Wochit Entertainment -

News video: Stunning Timelapse Captures Milky Way Over Tahquamenon Falls

▶ Stunning Timelapse Captures Milky Way Over Tahquamenon Falls 00:45

Timelapse video captured the Milky Way over Tahquamenon Falls, Michigan, on April 19. The video was shot to celebrate International Dark Sky Week. Dustin Dilworth, who captured the footage, told..
Source: Rumble -

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+