May 25th

On this day in 1911, in the early days of the Revolution in Mexico, President Jose Porfirio Diaz is overthrown and pushed out of office. Jose Porfirio Diaz Fighting had broken out in 1910 as a result of Porfirio Diaz’s 35-year long regime failing to find a successor. Causing a political crisis among competing elites,…

May 25th

On this day in 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years imprisonment after being found guilt of ”committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons.” After meeting in the summer of 1891, Wilde pursued a relationship with the 24 year old Lord Alfred Douglas, a situation found to be completely inappropriate and morally…

May 14th

On this day, in 1787, delegates gathered in Philadelphia to draw up the US constitution. The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. It was signed on September 17, 1787, by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Under America’s…

March 10th

On this day in 2015, Pakistan reinstated the death penalty for non terrorist-crimes eligible for capital punishment. This action followed the reintroduction of the death penalty for terrorist crimes in December 2014 after 132 students and 9 members of staff died at the Peshawar School massacre; the deadliest terror attack ever seen in Pakistan. The…