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Days That Changed the World
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28 September 480BC - The Battle of Salamis. 15 March 44BC - The Assassination of Julius Caesar. Good Friday c30AD - The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 11 May 330 - The Dedication of Constantinople. 31 December 406 - A Confederacy of German Tribes Crosses the Rhine. 7 December 632 - The Death of Muhammad. 11 October 732 - The Battle of Tours. 25 December 800 - The Coronation of Charlemagne. 27 November 1095 - Pope Urban II Preaches the First Crusade. 25 August 1227 - The Death of Genghis Khan. 29 May 1453 - The Fall of Constantinople. 12 October 1492 - Columbus Makes Landfall in the Bahamas. 20 September 1519 - Magellan Sets Sail for South America. 18 April 1521 - Luther Defies Charles V at the Diet of Worms. 29 July 1588 - The Defeat of the Spanish Armada. 21 October 1600 - Tokugawa Ieyasu Wins the Battle of Sekigahara. 24 May 1607 - The Foundation of Jamestown, Virginia. 23 May 1618 - The Defenestration of Prague. 5 June 1661 - Isaac Newton Matriculates at Cambridge University. 12 September 1683 - The Ottomans Abandon the Siege of Vienna. 11 April 1713 - The Peace of Utrecht. 26 August 1768 - The Endeavour Leaves Plymouth. 4 July 1776 - The US Declaration of Independence. 14 July 1789 - The Fall of the Bastille. 18 June 1815 - The Battle of Waterloo. 17 December 1819 - Simon Bolivar Named President of Gran Colombia. 15 September 1830 - Opening of the Liverpool-Manchester Railway. 23 August 1833 - Parliament Passes the Emancipation Act. 8 July 1853 - Commodore Perry Anchors in Tokyo Bay. 9 April 1865 - Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox. 1 September 1870 - The Battle of Sedan. 7 March 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell Develops the Telephone. 20 June 1900 - The Boxer Rebellion. 30 June 1905 - E=MC2: The Special Theory of Relativity. 28 June 1914 - The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo. 1 July 1916 - The First Day on the Somme. 7 November 1917 - The Storming of the Winter Palace. 22 June 1941 - Operation Barbarossa. 7 December 1941 - The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor. 6 August 1945 - The Bombing of Hiroshima. 25 March 1957 - The Treaties of Rome. 28 October 1962 - Khrushchev Agrees to Remove Missiles from Cuba. 28 August 1963 - 'I Have a Dream'. 21 July 1969 - 'The Eagle Has Landed'. 29 March 1973 - The Last US Troops Leave Vietnam. 16 October 1973 - OPEC Raises the Price of Oil. 3 February 1976 - The Rise to Power of William Henry Gates III. 9 November 1989 - The Breaching of the Berlin Wall. 11 February 1990 - Nelson Mandela is Released from Prison. 11 September 2001 - Nine Eleven. Index.

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Hywel Williams is a renowned historian, newspaper columnist, political advisor and TV presenter. He is the author of the famous political expose Guilty Men and the massive Cassell's Chronology of World History.

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