Category: History

Naomi Watts and Tom Holland in The Impossible

The Impossible

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 January     Shaanxi earthquake, 1556 On this day in 1556, the world experienced the deadliest earthquake on record. At 8.0 (possibly 7.9) on the magnitude scale (the successor to the Richter scale) it

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Natasza Urbanska and Borys Szyc in Battle of Warsaw

Battle of Warsaw

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 January     Soviet forces liberate/capture Warsaw, 1945 On this day in 1945, the Poles swapped one overlord for another as the Germans were finally flushed out of Warsaw by the Soviet Red Army,

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Palaeolithic drawings of horses in the Chauvet caves, in Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 January     Caves of Nerja discovered, 1959 On this day in 1959, the Caves of Nerja were discovered. Or rediscovered. Stretching for about 5 kilometres close to the town of Nerja, Malaga, Spain,

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Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 December     Benazir Bhutto assassinated, 2007 On this day in 2007, Benazir Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party and a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, died in a bomb attack at a

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Mark Coles Smith as Billy "Streaky" Bacon in Beneath Hill 60

Beneath Hill 60

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 December     The Christmas Truce, 1914 On this day in 1914, an unofficial truce broke out, mostly between the British and German soldiers, at the Front in the First World War. It was

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Maria Falconetti in The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 December     Henry VI of England crowned king of France, 1431 On this day in 1431, Henry VI of England was crowned king of France. Born in 1421, Henry of Windsor had become

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Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 November     The Zong Massacre, 1781 On this day in 1781 the Zong massacre took place. A Liverpool slave ship called the Zong got lost on the high seas en route for Jamaica

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Sharon Stone and Demi Moore in Bobby

Bobby

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 November     Robert Kennedy born, 1925 On this day in 1925, Robert Kennedy was born. The seventh child and third son of Joseph Kennedy Sr – who had made a fortune out of

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Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton in Becket

Becket

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 November     Richard Burton born, 1925 On this day in 1925, Richard Walter Jenkins was born, in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. Richard was child number 12 and his mother later died giving birth to child

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Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 November     Richard Nixon wins the presidency, 1968 On this day in 1968, it was announced that Richard Milhous Nixon had become President-elect of the USA, having beaten Democrat rival Hubert Humphrey by

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