July 18th

On this day in 1925, Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his seminal piece, Mein Kampf. Entitled A Reckoning, the book outlined Hitler’s upbringing in Austria, increasing anti-Semitism and Darwinian, militaristic worldview. The book also serves to outline Hitler’s personal disdain for the other ‘world evil’ – communism – and his commitment to overthrowing German…

The Fall of a Hero: Lula, Brazil’s Most Popular President, sentenced to nearly ten years in jail following corruption charges

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served as Brazil’s President 2003-11, has been found guilty on corruption and money-laundering charges with a sentence of nine years and six months in jail. With Lula in the pipeline for an extraordinary return to politics and the overwhelming favourite to win the 2018 Presidential election according to opinion polls, his lawyers and many of his supporters have categorised his conviction as a judicial coup to veto his return.

May 16th

On This Day in 1868, Lincoln’s successor President Andrew Johnson escaped being removed from office by the Senate by one vote after being impeached by the House of Representatives for allegedly violating the Tenure of Office Act 1867 by removing Secretary of War Edward Stanton from his cabinet.

May 12th

On This Day in 1949, the Soviet Union lifted it’s blockade of Berlin, a minor act of conciliation in the increasingly tense Cold War environment.

May 3rd

Spam messages have infuriated many, but as technology develops they have become, for many at least, a thing of the past. Read this article to learn about the origins of the messages that clogged inboxes for decades.

May 2nd

On This Day in 2011, the suspected mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, Usama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, was executed.

April 27th

Today, 23 years ago, the first general election was held in South Africa in which people were not excluded from the franchise based on race, bringing an end to white minority rule and seeing Nelson Mandela become the nation’s first President.