This Day in History

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia Evacuated

On April 12, 1975, the United States Embassy in Cambodia is evacuated as Khmer Rouge forces advance on the capital city of Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Civil War. The evacuation marks the end of American diplomatic presence in Cambodia and foreshadows the fall of the Cambodian government to the Khmer Rouge regime, which would […]

Microsoft Founded

Microsoft, the multinational technology company that would revolutionize personal computing, is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company’s pioneering software innovations, including the development of the Windows operating system, would reshape the technological landscape and propel Microsoft to become one of the most influential companies in the world.

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is Assassinated

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by his nephew, Faisal bin Musaid, at the royal palace in Riyadh, shocking the nation and sending ripples of instability throughout the region. As a key figure in modernizing Saudi Arabia and navigating its role in global affairs, King Faisal’s death marks a pivotal moment in the country’s […]

International Women’s Day is First Recognized by the United Nations 

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8th, commemorating the achievements of women and advocating for gender equality worldwide. Originating from labor movements in the early 20th century, it has evolved into a global celebration of women’s rights and achievements, highlighting the ongoing struggle for gender parity.

Angola Gains Independence from Portugal

On this day, Angola, a former Portuguese colony, gained independence after years of struggle. This event marked a significant moment in the decolonization of Africa and the pursuit of self-determination.

Assassination Attempt

Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford is foiled.  FBI informant Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate the president in San Francisco failed due to a faulty gun and the efforts of ex-FBI agent Oliver Sipple who tackled her.