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  • Adolf Hitler becomes the leader of the Nazi Party
    Posted by History.com Editors on August 30, 2010 at 16:31

    On July 29, 1921, Adolf Hitler becomes the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party. Under Hitler, the Nazi Party grew into a mass movement and ruled Germany as a totalitarian state from 1933 to 1945. Hitler’s early years did not seem to predict his rise as a political leader. ... […]

  • The Doors score their first #1 hit with “Light My Fire”
    Posted by History.com Editors on April 1, 2010 at 12:13

    By the beginning of 1967, The Doors were well-established members of the Los Angeles music scene. As the house band at the Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip, they had built a large local following and strong industry buzz, and out on the road, they were fast becoming known as a band that might ... […]

  • Spanish Armada defeated
    Posted by History.com Editors on February 9, 2010 at 12:30

    Off the coast of Gravelines, France, Spain’s so-called “Invincible Armada” is defeated by an English naval force under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake. After eight hours of furious fighting, a change in wind direction prompted the Spanish to break off from the battle and ... […]

  • Prince Charles marries Lady Diana
    Posted by History.com Editors on February 9, 2010 at 12:29

    Nearly one billion television viewers in 74 countries tune in to witness the marriage of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, to Lady Diana Spencer, a young English schoolteacher. Married in a grand ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the presence of 2,650 guests, the couple’s romance was ... […]

  • Italian American assassinates Italian king
    Posted by History.com Editors on February 9, 2010 at 12:28

    In Monza, Italy, King Umberto I is shot to death by Gaetano Bresci, an Italian-born anarchist who resided in America before returning to his homeland to murder the king. Crowned in 1878, King Umberto became increasingly authoritarian in the late 19th century. He enacted a program of suppression ... […]

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