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31st January 1863
31st January 1863
Reading / science

On this day in 1863, a certain French author published his first novel, about three Brits taking a balloon trip over Africa. Jules Verne’s debut was a hit, and guaranteed his legacy.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
5th December 1952
5th December 1952
Reading / science

On this day in 1952, just over a decade after the wartime Blitz, death from above hit the streets of London again. Smog was everywhere, blinding pedestrians and even creeping into cinema screens.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
2nd November 1848
2nd November 1848
Reading / science

On this day in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe was in a decidedly bad place. With a string of successful literary works behind him, what exactly was causing the writer’s melancholia?

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
22nd October 1909
22nd October 1909
Reading / science

On this day in 1909, Poland’s most important shrine – the Jasna Góra Monastery – was broken into; the painting of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa was stolen. But who committed the theft?

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
20th September 1519
20th September 1519
Reading / science

On this day in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail for the Maluku Islands under the banner of Spain. Yet his attempt to circumnavigate the globe was seemingly doomed from the start...

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
27th August 1939
27th August 1939
Reading / science

On this day in 1939, Poland was on the brink of war with Germany. But the country was also celebrating a famous victory over the footballing stars of Central Europe, Hungary.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
20th July 1969
20th July 1969
Reading / science

On this day in 1969, a certain Mr Armstrong touched down on the moon and spoke about a giant leap for mankind, but how was all of this observed in communist Poland?

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
26th June 1780
26th June 1780
Reading / science

On this day in 1780, the infamous Count Alessandro di Cagliostro fled Warsaw in a panicked hurry. He had been there to turn mercury into silver, but the observations of another educated nobleman spelled the beginning of the end...

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
2nd May 1519
2nd May 1519
Reading / science

On this day in 1519, the great painter Leonardo da Vinci passed away. Yet at the time – although clearly talented – he enjoyed far less fame and worship than he does today.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / science
23rd April 1564
23rd April 1564
Reading / science

On this day in 1564, the British playwright William Shakespeare was born… Or was he? And was it actually Shakespeare who authored the nearly 40 plays and 150 sonnets attributed to his name?

Adam Węgłowski

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