1001 Days That Shaped the World
by Peter Furtado (9780764161353)

1001 Days That Shaped the World
Peter Furtado
Release Date: 01 October 2008
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Category: World
ISBN: 9780764161353
ISBN-10: 0764161350

From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the execution of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006, " 1001 Days That Shaped the World " focuses on those truly extraordinary moments that changed the direction of world history. This eminently readable volume summarizes each event in a brief but dramatic descriptive article supplemented with memorable illustrations or photos. Decisive battles, natural disasters, the rise of emperors, historic assassinations, the launching of successful inventions, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestonesathese are just a few of the general categories that describe the momentous days as recounted by historian Peter Furtado and his team of writers and researchers. Just a few of the 1001 important days captured in these pages are:
  • Sept. 21, 490 B.C.aThe Battle of Marathon
  • March 15, 44 B.C.a Julius Caesar assassinated
  • Dec. 25, 800aCharlemagne crowned Emperor in Rome
  • Oct. 14, 1066aThe Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest of Britain
  • Jan. 7, 1610aGalileo discovers the moons of Jupiter
  • Dec. 16, 1773aThe Boston Tea Party
  • Dec. 2, 1804aNapoleon crowns himself emperor
  • Nov. 24, 1859aDarwinas Origin of Species published
  • March 22, 1895aThe first showing of a motion picture by the LumiA]re brothers
  • Apr. 17, 1906aThe San Francisco earthquake
  • Dec. 7, 1941aThe Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
  • Apr. 12, 1961aYuri Gagarin becomes the first man in Space
  • Nov. 9, 1989aThe Berlin Wall Tumbles
  • Sept. 11, 2001aAl Qaeda attacks New York and Washington
    Here is a book to read and enjoy. Filled with stories of human achievement, high drama, and unforgettable tragedy, " 1001 Days That Shaped the World " presents an accurate account of each event chosen, and explains the eventas physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.

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