Tag: history

On this day: Brixton bomb blast

In 1999 dozens were injured in a Bomb blast in London, the explosion happened outside a busy supermarket in Brixton injuring at least 45 people. The bomb was a nail bomb, which suggested to police at the time that the...

/ 17th April 2015

On this day: Martin Luther King Jr. An Orator till the end

(AP Photo/Panopticon Gallery, Ernest C. Withers) Original Filename: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHER.jpg ORG XMIT: VAGK4 In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was in the prime of his time as a civil rights leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement fighting...

/ 3rd April 2015

On this day: American spaceman orbits the Earth

  On this day in 1962 the first American Spaceman orbited the Earth landing safely in the Atlantic Ocean. Marine Lieutenant John Glenn at the age of 40 had traveled roughly 81,000 miles, he circled the globe three times at...

/ 20th February 2015

On this day: first spaceship flies past Venus

  On this Day in 1961, the Russians successfully launched Venera 1 which became the first spaceship to successfully fly past Venus. This was a big event as it was the first spaceship of its kind to successfully make …

/ 13th February 2015

On this day: Hit board game Monopoly put on sale

  http://www.thegreenhead.com/imgs/monopoly-deluxe-1935-wood-edition-2.jpg On Wednesday, February 6, 1935 Monopoly the board game had been created and set into production by the Parker Brothers. People from the Midwestern united states and near the east coast all contributed to the game’s design and...

/ 6th February 2015

On this day: Gaddafi takes control of Libya

  On January 15 1970, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi took over as Libya’s premier. Gaddafi’s “Free Unionist Officers led a military coup in September 1969 which brought an end to the monarchy under King Idris and Colonel Gaddafi was proclaimed premier...

/ 16th January 2015

On this day: Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

In early 1965, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) made Selma, Alabama, the focus of its efforts to register black voters in the South, in an attempt to increase black participation and political presence in these southern...

/ 2nd January 2015

On this day: Demon Media remembers the life of Nelson Mandela

Photo Credit: ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/International/nelson-mandela-dead-south-african-president-dies/story?id=8787025 It has been a year since South African Politician and Philanthropist Nelson Mandela sadly passed away. South Africa’s first Black President, died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. Mandela had been in...

/ 5th December 2014

Why are we called De Montfort University?

Soon after results day people start asking ‘so what are you planning to do now?’ and my answer was ‘I’m going to De Montfort University’. It didn’t take me long before I realised that people didn’t know about DMU; soon...

/ 25th November 2014

Remembrance day: a day for all

Remembrance Day this year took on a particularly poignant nature as it also marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, making it important to contemplate not just why, but how we remember. Here at DMU we’re...

/ 12th November 2014