July 9th

On July 9th 1955 the Russell-Einstein Manifesto was released during a press conference at Caxton Hall, London. In the midst of a Nuclear Arms Race between the USA and USSR, it sought to raise the grave dangers to mankind posed by nuclear weapons and press for peaceful resolutions to Cold War tensions. The first of the international…

July 4th

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence, the pretext for the 4th of July celebrations held across the USA every year.

The document effectively formed the United States of America, announcing the sovereignty of the 13 American colonies.

May 6th

On May 6th, 1937, the LZ 129 Hindenburg, a German passenger airship, was destroyed whilst docking in New Jersey, USA.