David Maxwell

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  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 were student-led popular demonstrations in Beijing which took place in the spring of 1989 and received broad... Read more

  • Great Wall of China Built

    The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: 长城; traditional Chinese: 長城; pinyin: Chángchéng; literally "long fortress" or simplified Chinese:... Read more

  • Forbidden City Completed

    The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing,... Read more

  • Porcelain Tower of Nanjing Completed

    The Porcelain Tower (or Porcelain Pagoda) of Nanjing (Chinese: 南京陶塔; pinyin: Nánjīng Táotǎ), also known as Bao'ensi (meaning "Temple of... Read more

  • Hagia Sophia Dedidcated

    Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in... Read more

  • USS Arizona Memorial Dedicated

    The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS... Read more

  • Eiffel Tower Opens

    The Eiffel Tower is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the... Read more

  • Lincoln Memorial Dedicated


  • Temple of Artemis Completed

    The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον, or Artemision), also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to a goddess... Read more

  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia Built

    The great statue of Zeus at Olympia was sculpted by the Athenian artist, Pheidias. After completing his work on the Acropolis in 438 BC, Pheidias... Read more

  • Lighthouse of Alexandria Built

    The Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as the Pharos of Alexandria, was a tower built between 280 and 247 BC on the island of Pharos at... Read more

  • Great Pyramid of Giza Built

    Standing at the base of the Great Pyramid, it is hard to imagine that this monument—which remained the tallest building in the world until early in... Read more

  • Carnegie Hall Built

    Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue... Read more

  • New York Stock Exchange Building Opened

    The new building, located at 18 Broad Street, cost $4 million and opened on April 22, 1903. The trading floor, at 109 x 140 feet (33 x 42.5 m), was... Read more

  • Sydney Opera House Completed

    There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great... Read more

  • Alexander Graham Bell is Born

    Alexander Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3, 1847. The family home was at 16 South Charlotte Street, and now has a commemorative... Read more

  • Alexander Graham Bell Dies

    [The Government expresses] to you our sense of the world's loss in the death of your distinguished husband. It will ever be a source of pride to... Read more

  • Photophone Invented

    The Photophone, also known as a radiophone, was invented jointly by Alexander Graham Bell and his then-assistant Charles Sumner Tainter on February... Read more

  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Used as Burial Champer

    The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa (meaning 'Mound of shards' or 'Potsherds') is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandria, Egypt and is... Read more

  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Built

    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus,... Read more

  • Temple Mount Completed

    The Temple Mount (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת‎, Har haBáyit), also known as Mount Moriah and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (Arabic: الحرم القدسي... Read more

  • Abd-ar-Rahman III declares himself Caliph of Cordoba

    Rulers of the Emirate were content to use the title emir or sultan until the 10th century, when Abd-ar-Rahman III was faced with the threat of... Read more

  • Colosseum Completed

    The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an... Read more

  • Potala Palace Founded

    The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara.... Read more

  • Muhammad dies of illness in Medina

    Muhammad returned to live in Medina. In March, 632, he returned to Mecca one last time to perform a pilgrimage, and tens of thousands of Muslims... Read more