The War in the Falklands

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Argentina attacked the British foreign territory of the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982. Argentina had claimed sovereignty over the islands for many years, and the country’s governing military dictatorship did not believe Britain would try to reclaim them by force. Despite the enormous distance involved – the Falklands were 8,000 miles … Read more

Iran Hostage Crisis

US Hostages Released from Iran

From November 4, 1979, and ended on January 20, 1981, the Iran hostage crisis was a severe diplomatic standoff between the U.S. and Iranian administrations. Iranian terrorists held 52 American citizens prisoner in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for 444 days. The hostage crisis, which was sparked by anti-American sentiment following Iran’s … Read more

The Polish Shipyard Strike in 1980

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Representatives of Poland’s communist government gave in to the demands of striking shipyard workers in Gdansk on August 31, 1980. Lech Walesa, a former electrician, led the striking workers, who later formed Solidarity, the first autonomous labor organization to emerge from a Soviet bloc country. In September 1980, Solidarity was founded and … Read more

The Debut of Cable News Network

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Ted Turner, the maverick television mogul, founded CNN as part of his Turner Broadcasting System, or TBS, despite industry experts telling him it couldn’t be done. On June 1, 1980, CNN debuted after four years of development, with a news program hosted by Dave Walker and Lois Hart, a husband-and-wife combination. The … Read more

1984: When Apple’s Macintosh Said Hello

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Over three decades ago, Apple changed the face of the technology industry after it released the Macintosh, the world’s first commercial personal computer, in 1984. Known for many other innovations, the company and its creative team yearned to have a computer meant to be used by “normal individuals in the street” and … Read more

Windows 1.0: The Landmark OS

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If you look at the operating system of the computer or laptops in offices, schools, or homes, there’s a high chance you’ll see using iconic Microsoft Windows. It’s no surprise as it holds about 70% of the market share, leaving their closest rivals for a combined 20%. It all began within Windows … Read more

The History of DNA Fingerprinting

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DNA Fingerprinting revolutionized the world of science and forensics since its remarkable discovery. Over three decades after its first forensic application, it’s still widely used to pinpoint criminals and free innocents while also transcending into other fields, such as medicine and tracing. A big surprise to many is finding out that its … Read more

The Birth and Fall of the CD Player

The Birth and Fall of the CD Player

How do you listen to the latest songs or your favorite music? Chances are you’re hearing them via iTunes, Spotify, or Youtube and playing them on your smartphone, Bluetooth speakers, or wireless earbuds. Nearly four decades, things were far more different. In 1982, the first compact disc player was released and became … Read more

What Made Bugs Bunny so Popular?

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From the iconic phrase of what’s up doc to the mischievous encounters reigning the screens on Cartoon Network, bugs bunny has been a predominant character for every kid in the 90s and 20s. It remains relevant even today, making it one of the most successful characters by Warner Bros.  So, what is … Read more

3 of the Most Disastrous Power Outages In History

3 of the Most Disastrous Power Outages In History

Sometimes everything just goes dark. Usually, power outages are caused by local trip systems or bad wiring. Occasionally, however, whole swathes of a population are deprived of light and power. Here are three of the biggest blackouts ever to occur. What to Do If You Experience a Localized Blackout If you experience … Read more

How & Where To Find Great Books

History of The World How & Where To Find Great Books

Did the beginning of this title mislead you and made you think that I am about to try and squeeze in the history of the whole world in one article? Could you just imagine how that would work? I can’t, because it would, without a doubt, be a silly and an impossible … Read more

The History Of Cryptocurrencies

The History Of Cryptocurrencies

Although some people are only just finding out about cryptocurrencies now, the likes of Bitcoin are already 10 years old. During the space of the last decade, there have been a number of bumps in the road for not only bitcoin, but for the wider cryptocurrency market also. This received a lot … Read more

The History of iTunes

The first generation of iPod

Steve Jobs introduced iTunes in 2001, and it forever changed the way people buy and consume media. It’s also the most crucial app that Apple has ever made. Initially created as a simple music player, iTunes developed into a sophisticated and somewhat complicated multimedia content manager, e-commerce platform, and hardware synchronization manager. … Read more

The History of the American Backyard

In summer, our yards are our place to dine, relax, and spend some quality time with our families. They house our swimming pools, patios, playhouses for our children, and more importantly, they’re part of the classic American Dream. But this obsession with thick green plots isn’t as old as you might think. … Read more