Genre: Geschiedenis, Wereld
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 400
Uitgever: BCA, London
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1993
Afmetingen: 305 x 235 x 39 mm
Gewicht: 1736 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 1866 g
On this day
What happend hundreds of thousands of miles away on July 29, 1969, that was so momentous for mankind? When and where was the first jukebox installed, the first telephone call made, the first atom bomb exploded? On which day was Pearl Harbor attacked, did the Berlin Wall finally crumble? Where did it rain sardines on February 7, 1989? Did you know that Hollywood superstar Clark Cable was born on the very day in 1901 that Queen Victoria was buried. What do the unlikely pairing of shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and civil rights leader Martin Luther King have in common? (They share the same birthday.) What historical events happend on your birthday?
With a whole page for each day of the year, and more than 700 illustrations, On This Day describes over 8000 events throughout history day by day. Newspaper-style articles, many of them illustrated, tell all the main stories of the day in a lively and immediate way, from the Roman Empire to Mikhail Gorbachev, from the discovery of gravity to landing on the moon, from Beethoven to the beatles. Also included for each day are extracts from diaries, letters and speeches, amusing events and trivia that maybe didn’t quite make the headlines, famous peoples’ birthdays and news in brief column.
Packed full of historical informations, this is a book that can be read from cover to cover or dipped into for fascinating facts for special dates such as anniversaries or birthdays. An extensive index makes the book accessible in two ways, either by day of the year or by people and events.