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Historical Events from History

22 March 1824 National Gallery founded

It came into being when the British government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein, an insurance broker and patron of the arts, in 1824. Parliament had agreed £57000 expenditure for the purchase of...

16 March 1802 US Military Academy established

The US Congress formally authorized the establishment and funding of the United States Military Academy on 16 March 1802. The academy graduated Joseph Gardner Swift, its first official graduate, in October 1802 and he later returned as

12 March 1913 Canberra named Capital of Australia

  On 12 March 1913, the city was officially given its name by Lady Denman, the wife of Governor-General Lord Denman, at a ceremony at Kurrajong Hill,which has since become Capital Hill and the site of the...

4 March 1824 RNLI founded

The RNLI has saved more than 140,000 lives since its foundation in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. The name was changed to the

28 February 1975  London Underground Moorgate Station crash

28 February 1975 London Underground Moorgate Station crash

The Moorgate tube crash occurred on Friday 28 February 1975 at 08:46 on the Northern City Line, then known as the Northern Line. A southbound train failed to stop at the Moorgate terminus and crashed into the wall at...

23 February 1981  Spanish Parliament attacked by Civil Guard troops

23 February 1981 Spanish Parliament attacked by Civil Guard troops

About 200 soldiers and members of the paramilitary Civil Guard stormed the lower house of the Spanish Parliament, the Cortes, firing automatic weapons and shouting orders, taking hostage about 350 MPs. The group – led...