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IN History & Culture ON 05 Sep, 2014
As old as a History Lecture sounds; its relevance to the present day is beyond doubt. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Vaccination was never discovered? Probably the Human race must have ceased to exist. Time is cyclic; but it never repeats itself. It moves in a helical form; continually enhancing its limits. So here we bring to you those events in History that shaped the future today. They Either made a perfect romantic movie, made you mourne , inspired you to push your limits or gave you a JOB.!
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Renaissance or rebirth was a movement where culture, knowledge and way of living changed, only to become better. This great period of cultural evolution during 15th century led to discovery of unexplored lands by Vasco da Gama, Leonardo da Vinci. Also this era saw great painters and mind benders like Picasso, Michelangelo. It was the time of a bliss which inspired then and inspires even today.
Hitler was one the great and ruthless ruler, Hitler committed suicide. As improbable it sounds, as true it is. When the Russian armies came closing on him, he had little choice. Considering how he tormented people, killed masses, raped women, plagued children; he had more than death coming his way. Nazis believe in 'Death before Dishonor' and hence he engulfed Cyanide and ensured his death by taking a gunshot through his head on April 30, 1945.
John Lenon was a great American singer who rose to fame as founder of the Beatles. During his later years he became an active politician. He was shot by Mark David Chapman. There are many stories as to why Chapman killed Lenon. Some say he was insane and thought he was the real Lenon but Lenon's wife Ono believed that he was hired by the government to kill him. Several of John's fan mourned on his death and millions of people gathered in Central Park and paused for 10 min to silently pray for Lenon. The radio and every other media did go off air to pay their respect to this great Legend.
On the night of April 14, 1912; the largest passenger liner ship at the time met its fate by hitting an iceberg. 1,500 people including crew members died; making it one the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
The discovery of penicillin and vaccination are landmarks in the medical history. If not, the human race had long been extinct. Necessity is the mother of Invention and hence we live a life of health and sanity because someone fought hard to find solutions.
Also known as '89 Democracy Movement was a student led demonstration in Beijing. This was later joined by city residents and many other people of China.
On the auspicious day of July 20, 1969 ; the Apollo 11 was launched and six hours later Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to step in the surface of the Moon.
On December 7, 1941 the attack Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl harbor. The US Army was taken by surprise and this attack made them enter the World War II.
Measured on the scale of International Nuclear Scale, the Chernobyl catastrophe is the supposed to be one of the worst in terms of cost and number of deaths. On 26 April, 1986 ; the life of the all living things altered permanently with the advent of the harmful radiations through this explosion. And its effects still prevails.
With the invention of the printing press, the steam engine and manufacturing machines, the industries began to grow and flourish. It created jobs and a better standard of living. The Industrial revolution changed the course of history.