Category: History

HistoriaHistory is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events.

70 years of human rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 is celebrating its 70th birthday today. On December 10, 1948, the 58 Member States that then constituted the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. 159 years after the first Declaration of the Rights of…

Koreas: historic meeting between the two leaders of north and south

The two leaders of North Korea and South Korea met Friday, April 27. Kim Jong-un, for the north, and Moon Jae-in, for the south, have found themselves for an unprecedented summit at the border between the two countries. Recall that they are technically still at war, and that so far only an armistice was signed…

Martin Luther King was murdered 50 years ago

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis. He fought for human rights, including the civil rights of African Americans, but also for the rights of the poor and against the militarization of American society. The Martin Luther King Day is a holiday in the United States, and marks the anniversary of…

One billion people in the Americas

The American continent, which extends from Canada‘s Great North to the southernmost tip of Chile, now has more than one billion inhabitants. The Americas are a multiple continent, divided into several distinct parts, particularly between the highly developed and industrialized North, and the less developed but soon to be-developed South, as well as subregions such…

Here is an amazing video presenting the history of the urbanization of the world, from -3700 and its first cities, to the year 2000 and its giant megacities. World’s largest cities ranking Map of the world’s largest cities Monde – Histoire de l’urbanisation de -3700 à 2000