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03/25/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
On this day in 1827, one of the most famous figures in musical history, German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven, died.

Born in Bonn, Germany, most likely in 1770, the young Beethoven grew up in a musical home. His father taught violin, piano, and voice, the very first lessons Beethoven received. He went on to study with Joseph Haydn and other musical greats, quickly gaining a...
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03/25/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
The Huns emerge in the east and throw the ancient world into turmoil; Attila seizes power and begins a reign of chaos and destruction as wave after wave of barbarian avengers strike back against an Empire now fighting on too many fronts.

Amid the chaos, the last great barbarian leader Geiseric, the calculating and cunning King of the Vandals, becomes the architect of Rome’s...
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03/24/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
On this day in 1958 Elvis Presley is inducted into the army.

Although he had been drafted the previous December, the army granted him a deferral so he could finish shooting his film, King Creole.
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03/24/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
For most people, writing even a sentence without using the letter “E” might prove something of a chore. But spare a thought for the American author, who, in 1937, announced the completion of an entire novel devoid of the English language’s most commonly used letter. Written over an unspecified period during the 1930s, 'Gadsby' was announced as complete on the 24 March 1937, finally becoming...
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03/23/2017 at 06:26. Facebook
Think you know everything about Ancient Egypt?

The secrets surrounding this incredible civilisation have endured for millennia. The riddles of the Sphinx; Mummification; the Pyramids – the discoveries of Egypt have been among the highest profile archaeological finds in history.

With so many contenders, which Top 10 secret has had the biggest impact on our view of Ancient Egypt?

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03/23/2017 at 02:04. Facebook
Having served as the first African-American president in U.S. history, Barack Obama looks back at his legacy in the final major interview he’ll give while still sitting the Oval Office.

President Obama: In His Own Words premieres Friday March 31 at 7:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/22/2017. Facebook
Have you ever wondered how criminals hide their illicit goods?

These devious crooks take it to the next level. From ruthless drug traffickers like Pablo Escobar and Frank Lucas to a New York slick scam artist, these cold-blooded masterminds have one thing in common: they make all traces of their crimes disappear.

New episode of Evil Genius premieres tonight at 8:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/22/2017. Facebook
In a daring attempt to regain the upper hand in the Civil War, Confederate forces try to retake the city of Nashville and sever the supply line that’s feeding the Union invasion of the south.

New episode of Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War premieres tonight at 7:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/21/2017. Facebook
How did the machine gun become the most versatile weapon on the battlefield?

One modern machine gun could easily out-fire an entire 19th century army regiment. See how it evolved: from the Victorian weapon that could chop down a tree, to the modern GAU-8 Avenger – the biggest machine gun in the world.

Final episode of Machines of War, premieres tonight at 9:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/20/2017. Facebook
#ThisDayInHistory King Henry IV, the first English monarch of the Lancastrian dynasty, dies after years of illness, and his eldest son, Henry, ascends to the English throne. In 1399, Henry Bolingbroke was crowned King Henry IV of England following the forced abdication of King Richard II, who was greatly weakened by internal conflicts stemming from his quarrels with Parliament.

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03/18/2017. Facebook
Who built the biggest? What stood the tallest? Who fought the hardest? Uncover how ancient technology worked and how surprisingly advanced it was for its time.

Ancient Top 10 premieres Thursday at 7:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/18/2017. Facebook
The Roman Empire is the world’s first superpower, but is its growth in numbers its true weakness?

Rome divides into two empires with two emperors: East and West.
The barbarians move in for the kill as the Huns, Vandals and Goths roll back Roman expansion piece by piece.

Barbarians Rising screens tonight at 8:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.

Barbarians Rising - Episode 7 Sneak Peek ⋆ History Channel

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03/17/2017. Facebook
For the people of Yokohama, Japan, the monster of all breakfasts became a reality on 19 March 1994. In a record-breaking culinary extravaganza, volunteers from the watch manufacturer Swatch prepared an omelette that measured an incredible 1,383 square feet, reportedly using 160,000 freshly laid hens’ eggs.

Since the record-breaking efforts in Yokohama, many other teams from across the globe...
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03/17/2017. Facebook
The legacy of failure that haunted Belfast for the past century, following the Titanic disaster, has finally given way to a much more positive mentality where the achievement of actually building such an engineering marvel is being recognised and celebrated.

On HISTORY tonight visit the slipway at the Harland & Wolff shipyard where, in 1911, 15000 shipbuilders worked on the construction of...
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03/16/2017. Facebook
#ThisDayInHistory - St. Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural celebration that is held annually on the 17th March, which marks the date of the death of Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland in AD 461.

The day is a commemoration of St. Patrick specifically but in a more general sense the culture of Ireland.Official St. Patrick Day celebrations go back until at least the early 17th...
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03/16/2017. Facebook
Ancient Top 10 is a smart, fun countdown that details how ancient technology worked and how surprisingly advanced it was.

Ancient Top 10 premieres next Thursday at 7:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/16/2017. Facebook
How did a film, presented by a dubious producer based in London and purporting to show an autopsy being performed on a dead alien, come to convince large parts of the UFO-hungry public that it was authentic?

Why did his reluctance to have the film authenticated and his string of broken promises not raise alarm bells?

Final episode of History’s Greatest Hoaxes premieres tonight at 7:30pm AEDT...
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03/15/2017. Facebook
Today marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant citizens of America – Andrew Jackson, soldier, statesman and the seventh President of the United States.

He strode across the American stage at a particularly tempestuous period in US history and played key roles in several national watershed events.

Race For The White House: 1828 - Andrew Jackson VS John Quincy...
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03/15/2017. Facebook
An elite band of Yankee Sharpshooters must stop Robert E. Lee’s Alabamian shock troops from flanking the Union line and winning the battle of Gettysburg and perhaps the entire Civil War.

New episode of Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War premieres tonight at 7:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.
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03/14/2017. Facebook
How did the tank become the quintessential armoured war machine?

Tonight's episode of Machines of War, traces the engineering origins of this iconic battle vehicle and examines the innovations in mobility, firepower and armour that have made the tank the must-have item for any modern army.

New episode of Machines of War premieres tonight at 9:30pm AEDT on HISTORY.