Today in History

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

July 18

1855: New Zealand’s first postage stamps go on sale in Britain. The stamps were printed in Britain. They were the famous “Chalon Head” design and showed Queen Victoria in her Coronation Robes.

1995: “Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” is published. A memoir from a little known law professor named Barack Obama is written before he entered politics. 13 years after it was
published he was elected Americas 44th president.

1925: “Mein Kampf” is published. It was Hitler’s blueprint of his agenda for a Third Reich. Apparently, it’s original title was Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice”

64: The great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city. Despite the well-known stories, there is no evidence that Emperor Nero, either started the fire or played the fiddle while it burned. He did, however,use it to further his political agenda.