This Week in History


Hello everyone! I’m Sebastian Sonder, and I’m here to tell you what all happened this week, but not this year. We’re diving back to the past to see what happened way back then! So, let’s start with today, shall we?


  • On March 28th, in the year 37, Caligula accepted the role of Principate of the Roman Senate, on his way to be the 3rd Roman Empire. Weird to think about how long ago that was!


  • On March 29th, 1795, Ludwig Van Beethoven made his debut as a pianist in Vienna. Now he’s one of the most well known composers from his time period. If only he knew what he would become after his passing.


  • On March 30th, 1796, Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovered the construction of the heptadecagon. A heptadecagon is a 17 sided shape, imagine trying to find the area of something like that.


  • On March 31st, 1889, Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man-made structure for 41 years. Have any of you ever been to it?


  • On April 1st, 2021, the world ended. Just kidding, little April Fools day fun for you all! On that day in 1748 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre. Now people can go see them today, where they still stand after over 2,000 years.


  • On April 2nd, 1877, 1st human cannonball act performed by 14-year-old Rossa Matilda Richter known as Zazel at the Royal Aquarium in London. Good thing those aren’t performed today, it sounds pretty painful


  • On April 3rd, 1978, Larry King moved his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, Mr. King passed away this past January. 



Well, that's all for this week! Pretty interesting stuff, right? Let me know down below what your favorite piece of information was, or how many of these you knew! Have a great day and an even better week, catch you next time!






Written by Sebastian Sonder