Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

This Week in History: April 9th - April 15th

One News Page Staff Monday, 9 April 2018
This Week in History: April 9th - April 15thby 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

Human history is incredible – and there are various ways in which we can dip in and out of it. Here at One News Page, we like to take time each Monday to look at some of the most interesting events that have occurred during that particular week – years, decades and even centuries ago. That being said – it’s time once again to take a look at what Aprils gone by have to teach us about the world – step into our time machine and let’s take a look at what went down!

April 9th, 2009 – ‘Star Trek’ Reboot Premieres
It was a bold move – but one which has certainly paid off, with two more movies having raked in the box office dough – as JJ Abrams’ directorial re-imagining of the classic sci-fi staple debuted at the Sydney Opera House.

April 10th, 1925 – ‘The Great Gatsby’ Published
Of course brought to life in recent years in part thanks to the acting talents of Leonardo DiCaprio – F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about the life of a mysterious millionaire first hit bookshelves almost 100 years ago this week.

April 11th, 1968 – Lyndon B Johnson Signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
A hugely important moment in US civil rights history celebrates its 50th birthday this week – as the 1968 act ironed out a number of rights with regard to housing throughout the nation.

April 12th, 1961 – Gagarin Makes History
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made space exploration history on this day 57 years ago – as he became the first person to fully orbit the Earth – and it would go on to be one of the most important dates in the Space Race.

April 13th, 1980 – The US Boycotts the Moscow Olympics
In a move which would go on to highlight the tensions between the two nations during the height of the Cold War, the US would make good on their intentions to withdraw, in protest, from the Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia. With talk of some nations potentially withdrawing from Russia’s soccer World Cup this year, it seems that history may be repeating itself!

April 14th, 1912 – The Titanic Hits an Iceberg
One of the biggest liners of all time – results in one of the biggest tragedies in human history, as the RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg 106 years ago this week.

April 15th, 1755 – Dr Johnson’s Dictionary Published
Regarded as one of the founding fathers of the organised word reference, Dr Samuel Johnson first published his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ in London, England.

Join us again for more trips through time next week!

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: billboard.com - Published < > Embed
News video: Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 April 14th 2018 Countdown | Official 

▶ Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 April 14th 2018 Countdown | Official  02:14

Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 April 14th 2018 Countdown | Official 

Recent related videos from verified sources

'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer: Is This Really the End?! [Video]'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer: Is This Really the End?! 02:30

The fourth chapter in the MCU saga comes to theaters on April 26, 2019.

Credit: Entertainment Tonight - Published

‘Avengers 4’ Trailer Is Released [Video]‘Avengers 4’ Trailer Is Released 00:38

The trailer Marvel’s Avengers 4 trailer is finally here. The trailer previews what could be the most emotional journey in Avengers history. Geek.com reports the name of Avengers 4 is 'Avengers:..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Beijing wants to banish Chingrish before 2022 Winter Olympics [Video]Beijing wants to banish Chingrish before 2022 Winter Olympics 01:15

BEIJING — As China prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, one goals is to clean up Beijing's ubiquitous Chingrish signs. Some also pronounce the term as Chinglish, but true purists know how hard..

Credit: TomoNews US - Published

HBO Releases Trailer For Final Game Of Thrones Season [Video]HBO Releases Trailer For Final Game Of Thrones Season 00:39

Warner Bros. just revealed a brand new teaser for Game of Thrones, giving fans their first look at the final season of the long-running fantasy epic. The teaser showcases a map of Westeros littered..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Tim Sweeney - DJ Mag Live: New York Launch Party! @ Space Ibiza NYC [Video]Tim Sweeney - DJ Mag Live: New York Launch Party! @ Space Ibiza NYC 32:40

Subscribe to DJ Mag TV: http://bit.ly/Oduqwo We're at the point where any music you want can come out of any THING you want, at any time of the day, at any price you're willing to entertain. It’s..

Credit: DJ Mag - Published

Netsky LIVE from DJ Mag HQ [Video]Netsky LIVE from DJ Mag HQ 57:57

Subscribe to DJ Mag TV: http://bit.ly/Oduqwo Rarely have we seen someone rise through the ranks as quickly as Boris Daenen, a.k.a Netsky. Leading a wave of new skool D+B talent from Europe with his..

Credit: DJ Mag - Published

Netsky Interview: Emeli Sande, Wireless and his upcoming Album [Video]Netsky Interview: Emeli Sande, Wireless and his upcoming Album 02:13

Subscribe to DJ Mag TV: http://bit.ly/Oduqwo Netsky talks about Wireless Festival, his collaboration with Emeli Sande and his new album. Rarely have we seen someone rise through the ranks as..

Credit: DJ Mag - Published

Oil Drop Makes Investors Nervous [Video]Oil Drop Makes Investors Nervous 00:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors are wary that a 30 percent slump in oil prices will pressure corporate profits while also presenting a sign of weakness in global growth at a time they are..

Credit: Wochit - Published


Recent related news from verified sources

Google Searches For 'Bitcoin' Hits Highest Level Since April

Internet search on Google using the keyword 'Bitcoin' has reached the highest level since the first week in April, the search engine giant's data indicates. The...
RTTNews - BusinessAlso reported by •Coindesk

Petrol price slips below Rs 74-mark in Delhi for first time since April; six-week long rate cut wipes off all fuel hikes

Petrol price in Delhi was cut by 50 paisa to Rs 73.57 per litre, according to a price notification issued by state-owned fuel retailers. This is the lowest...
Firstpost - Business

You Might Like


Tweets about this

UAEcoCAR

University of Alabama EcoCAR Challenge April 22, 2000, is this week’s #WayBackWednesday date to celebrate! To honor the 30th anniversary of Earth Day, the… https://t.co/Rwe1WLbqPj 3 days ago

Rebashoenfelt1

Rebashoenfelt RT @FallenPatriots: .@drlauraprogram, host of one of the most popular talk shows in radio history, has officially been inducted into @Radio… 1 week ago

FallenPatriots

Fallen Patriots .@drlauraprogram, host of one of the most popular talk shows in radio history, has officially been inducted into… https://t.co/CunBTN7FGg 1 week ago

JeffH1228

Behind The Grooves On this day in music history: November 16, 1963 - “Deep Purple” by Nino Tempo & April Stevens hits #1 on the Billbo… https://t.co/LL1boJDSrA 1 week ago

april_deniece

April RT @NPR: More than 300 people have already been infected, making this outbreak the biggest in the history of the Democratic Republic of Con… 1 week ago

0804_April

★ ᴀᴘʀɪʟ ★ RT @RafranzDavis: I’ve learned more history in the last week than I ever learned in school all because I needed to educate myself on Korean… 1 week ago

LeslieTuttle2

Leslie Tuttle As Liz Lehfeldt notes, especially in the week that UW Stephens Point cuts their History Major, the data does not su… https://t.co/zGQcDsMTwD 2 weeks ago


Other recent news in World

William Barr nominated by Donald Trump to be US ATTORNEY GENERALWATCH: KEVIN HART steps down as 2019 Oscars host
Trump nominates WILLIAM BARR as Attorney General and former Fox News journalist Heather Nauert as UN ambassadorAVENGERS Endgame's Ronin: What's Going On With Hawkeye?
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest