On This Day: May 28th

On the 28th of May in 1588 the Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men set sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. The strategic aim from the Spanish was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I of England and the Tudor establishment of Protestantism in England, with the expectation that this would put a…

On This Day: May 11th

On May 11th 1996 a blizzard on Mount Everest took the lives of eight mountain climbers, the eight were caught whilst either ascending to or descending from the summit. Many expedition groups were on the mountain including Adventures Consultants and Mountain Madness, the expedition leaders of each Rob Hall and Scott Fischer both died on…

On This Day: May 4th

On May 4th 1948 tragedy struck Italian football when nearly the entire Torino football team, including players, officials and journalists were killed. The Avio Linee Italiane Fiat G.212CP was carrying the team home from Lisbon, where they played a friendly match with S.L. Benfica in honour of the Portuguese captain, Francisco Ferreira. The plane however…

On This Day: April 26th

In 1986 the 26th of April saw the worst nuclear disaster in history. It was the Chernobyl disaster, the event occurred at Reactor 4 and its effects were far-reaching across Europe, even going as far as Norway. An explosion and following fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere. The battle to contain…