Tung Cheehwa Became Hong Kong’s Leader

Chinese shipping magnate Tung Cheehwa won the Hong Kong election Continue reading

Liberator of Ecuador

Free Ecuador leader, Antonio Jose de Sucre was the chief general of Simon Bolivar in the struggle for South American independence from Spain. Continue reading

General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Josef Stalin

Josef Stalin was the first General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1922. Continue reading

Russian Famine Caused by Communist Government

The disastrous Soviet famine of 1932-34 was a result of Josef Stalin's policy of forced farm collectivization and crop export, Continue reading

First Party Leader of Mozambique

Samora Machel, military commander was both the ruler of independent Mozambique and party leader of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique, Continue reading

First Imam of Kharijite Sect

Julanda ibn Mas'ud, an lbadi preacher was the first Imam of Oman Continue reading

An Explosion that caused great loss of life in peacetime

In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. Continue reading

Disastrous flood caused by war

The war which occurred in 1642 at Kaifeng, China, when anti-Ming rebels under command of Li Tzucheng destroyed the seawall there, killing more than 300,000 people in the ensuing flood. Continue reading

Nuclear Power Plant Disaster In Canada

A fuel core meltdown occurred at 3:07 p.m. on Friday, December 12th, 1952 at the Chalk River Experimental NRX Reactor Facility near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading