Dates That Made History

Season 2
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Season 2, Episode 9 - Akhenaten's Religious Revolution - 1348?

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What if Blake and Mortimer had been right in the Mystery of the Great Pyramid? The history of the seventeen-year reign of Akhenaten, the tenth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, sometimes still seems to be a historical mystery.
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Season 2, Episode 5 - The Fall Of Constantinople - 29 May 1453

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The fall of Constantinople marked the end of the Byzantine Empire - a power descending from none other than ancient Rome. Its symbolism has long since transcended its actual significance.
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Season 2, Episode 4 - The American Independence - 4 July 1776

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The American revolution is sometimes watered down to the point where it can become an almost silent revolution.
Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 10 - 11 February 1990: Liberation Of Nelson Mandela

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This event struck a chord worldwide, reminding us that South Africa, historically, was not only the first country to be colonised but also the last country to be decolonised.
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Season 1, Episode 9 - 6 August 1945: Hiroshima

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The United States viewed the Hiroshima operation as a large-scale scientific experiment to avoid a Russian invasion of Japan. It became the first mass bombing in history: approximately 70,000 sustained fatal injuries.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - 1431: Fall Of The Angkor Empire

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We'd like to believe in the idea of a lost civilisation in the case of the Angkor Wat. Yet the magnificent ruins of these monumental temples show no sign of any brutal disappearance.
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Season 1, Episode 5 - 1347: The Black Death

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Did the first outbreaks occur in China or in the Caspian Sea? Experts still argue. But how did the plague actually spread? After many controversies, it seems that the rat flea was the major carrier of this disease.
Season 2
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Season 2, Episode 12 - The Battle Of Borodino - 7 September 1812

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Apart from Tolstoy's readers, few people actually know about the battle of Borodino, fought some 100 km from Moscow. Even today it remains a landmark and symbol of the Russian resistance to the invader Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Season 2, Episode 11 - Babur Takes Over India At Panipat 21 April 1526

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On April 21, 1526, the little king of Kabul Babur boldly took northern India from the Sultan of Delhi, Ibrahim Lodi. With his victory, the time of the second Islamisation begins, which will spread to the shores of Indonesia.
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Season 2, Episode 10 - The Year 1000

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What happened in the year 1000? Nothing: this date does not correspond to any major event. The passage from the first to the second millennium was not really an event for those who lived through it.
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