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This Day in History: December 3rd

Gas leak in Bhopal, India. The Bhopal catastrophe, also known as the Bhopal gas tragedy, was a chemical accident that occurred at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide facility in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, during the…

This Day in History: December 1st

The Antarctic Treaty was signed by 12 countries, making the Antarctic continent a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research. The Antarctic Treaty and associated accords, known collectively as the Antarctic Treaty System…

World AIDS Day – December 1, 2022

World AIDS Day, first observed in 1988, is held annually on December 1. World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died as a result of the disease. Since 1981, an estimated 40 million…

This day in History: November 28th

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in a series of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book, had its world premiere in New Zealand. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic high fantasy adventure film…

Red Planet Day – November 28, 2022

Red Planet Day, November 28, recognises Mars, the planet that has fascinated human observers for thousands of years. We know Mars is red right now thanks to images sent to Earth by American rovers. The naked human eye has been able to…