The 8 most searched historical dates in 2017 on

The 8 most searched historical dates in 2017 on

Similarly to what Google does at the end of each year with Google Zeitgeist, highlighting the most popular queries of the year, has published a report with the most popular dates of the past searched in 2017 on its website.
Here’s the list for 2017, you may find some interesting surprises !

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First Nobel Prizes Awarded- December 10th, 1901

First Nobel Prizes Awarded- December 10th, 1901

Thе Nоbеl Prіzе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd thе mоѕt рrеѕtіgіоuѕ аwаrd іn thе world. Prіzе-wіnnіng dіѕсоvеrіеѕ include X-rays, rаdіоасtіvіtу аnd penicillin. Pеасе Lаurеаtеѕ include Nelson Mаndеlа and the 14th Dаlаі Lаmа. Nоbеl Lаurеаtеѕ in Lіtеrаturе, іnсludіng Gаbrіеl Gаrсíа Márquez and Dоrіѕ Lessing, hаvе thrіllеd rеаdеrѕ wіth works ѕuсh аѕ Onе Hundred Years оf Solitude аnd Thе Grаѕѕ is Sіngіng. Evеrу year in еаrlу Oсtоbеr, the world turns іtѕ gaze towards Sweden and Nоrwау as thе Nоbеl Laureates are announced іn Stockholm and Oѕlо. Mіllіоnѕ of реорlе vіѕіt thе website оf thе Nobel Foundation during this tіmе.

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s is Released - October 5th, 1961

Breakfast At Tiffany’s is Released - October 5th, 1961

October 5th, 1961, a fashion icon was born. This was the release date for the mega romantic comedy hit, Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn. The movie embodies what was classic 60’s Hollywood. It had romantic drama, beautiful classy costumes, and a star-studded cast. While Audrey was no rookie to acting, this was her breakout role and one of her most notable pieces of work. Her classic little black dress, pearls, up-do, and cigarette wand are still a classic iconic look for women looking for a bit of classy inspiration

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Columbine High School Massacre - April 20, 1999

Columbine High School Massacre - April 20, 1999

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two seniors at Columbine High School in Columbine Colorado, entered their school and committed mass murder. The two boys killed 12 students, 1 teacher, and injured 21 individuals. This highly planned and strategized attack included multiple guns, pipe bombs, fire bombs, propane tanks, car bombs, and other explosive devices. An estimated 99 explosive devices in total. At the time, it is considered one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history.

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“Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!” Explosion of Mount St. Helens - May 18th, 1980

“Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!” Explosion of Mount St. Helens - May 18th, 1980

Mount St. Helens is an active volcano located in the Cascade Mountains, just 95 miles south of Seattle in Washington State. It has an elevation of 8,363 feet with a prominence of 4,605 feet. However, its size is not what makes this mountain so famous. On May 18th, 1980 the volcano exploded shooting lava, ash, and shockwaves into the area.

This was a rare occasion for the area, the mountain was classified as a volcano in 1835. Over the last 500 years Mount St. Helens has had 4 major eruptions, one being the eruption of 1980. There have also been a bunch of minor occurrences such as earthquakes and spurts of smoke and ash. The volcano was considered inactive from 1857 - 1980, until one of the largest eruptions in U.S. history.

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The Death of Princess Diana - August 31, 1997

The Death of Princess Diana - August 31, 1997

From a very young age, little girls are told stories of princesses living a life of drag, only to be discovered by a prince. All their problems melt away and they are whisked off by a handsome man to go live in a luxurious castle. So in 1981 when the beautiful and young Diana Spencer married Charles, the Prince of Wales, we all strapped ourselves in for another fairy tale.

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Aaliyah, the ѕеlf-fulfіllіng рrорhесу - August 25, 2001

Aaliyah, the ѕеlf-fulfіllіng рrорhесу - August 25, 2001

Brооklуn-bоrn Aaliyah Dаnа Haughton ѕtаrtеd voice lеѕѕоnѕ ѕhоrtlу after ѕhе learned tо talk. Dеtеrmіnеd tо bе a ѕtаr, she ѕіgnеd a contract wіth Jіvе Records at thе аgе оf 12 and came to рорulаr ассlаіm іn 1994. On hеr wау hоmе frоm a music video shoot іn 2001, a рlаnе crash killed Aаlіуаh аnd еіght members оf hеr film сrеw. Shе was 22 уеаrѕ оld аt thе tіmе of hеr dеаth.

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The Economist Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Economist Archive: Back Issue Newspapers

The Power of Old Newspapers

The pen’s mightier than the sword. Or, at least, that’s how the saying goes. This statement refers to the power of the written word to charm, influence, and entrance us.  Much like people, papers are written with an agenda in mind. Sometimes it’s to draw people to ...

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