2 August 1980: Bologna Massacre

On 2 August 1980 a bomb exploded at the Central Railway Station of Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. The attack was attributed to a neo- fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari (Armed Revolutionary Groups), which always denied any involvement; other theories have been proposed, especially in correlation with the strategy… Read More 2 August 1980: Bologna Massacre

Haile Selassie

Today, Rastafarians mark the birthday of Haile Selassie I, former Emperor of Ethiopia, who is regarded as God. Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and emperor from 1930 to 1974. He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity . The Rastafari… Read More Haile Selassie

15 July 1799: the Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta

In 1799, during Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovered a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different languages, which were three versions of the same decree, issued at Memphis, Egypt in… Read More 15 July 1799: the Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta