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I am an ex-teacher having taught Ancient and Modern History, Social Science and Computing (weird combo ... hey) in the NSW (Australian) education system. I completed my degree at the same time as Maxx, but majored more in Modern History and Political Science before doing a Graduate Dip. Ed. and teaching. I have a strong interest in military history (all periods) but love reading about all aspects of history (you might call me a history junkie). I believe learning should be a life long pursuit and that the study of history is integral to the development of a mature, modern 'thinking' and 'questioning' society.

1590 – Pope Urban VII dies making this the shortest papacy in history.

27 September – On this day

Pope Urban VII (4 August 1521 – 27 September 1590), born Giovanni Battista Castagna, was Pope from 15 to 27 September 1590. His twelve-day papacy was the shortest in history. Continue reading “1590 – Pope Urban VII dies making this the shortest papacy in history.”

1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct

27 September 1937 – last recorded specimen shot

The Bali tiger (Panthera tigris balica), is an extinct tiger subspecies that was native to the Indonesian island of Bali. Continue reading “1937 – Balinese Tiger declared extinct”

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