July 6th

On this day in 1945, Nicaragua became the first nation to ratify the United Nations Charter, an international treaty which established the foundations of the United Nations.

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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 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 6th

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