The coronation of Richard II took place July 16th, 1377 – Secrets in the News: July 11 – July 17, 2015

"Edward The Black Prince receives the grant of Aquitaine from his father King Edward III" Initial letter "E" on a page of illuminated manuscript, date: 1390; British Library, shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero D VI, f.31r.

“Edward The Black Prince receives the grant of Aquitaine from his father King Edward III” Initial letter “E” on a page of illuminated manuscript, date: 1390; British Library, shelfmark: Cotton MS Nero D VI, f.31r.

1. ‘Dragon’ Dinosaur Discovered in China
Scientists have discovered an almost perfectly preserved 6’6″ winged dinosaur – an ancestor of the velociraptor – in north-east China. The 125-million year-old fossil suggests many other dinosaurs looked like “big, fluffy, killer birds,” but it is unlikely that the newly discovered creature could fly. Read more at BBC.

2. One Million Dollar Pricetag Hinted in El Chapo’s Escape
Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, escaped from a high-security prison on Saturday. Where did he go? Did he have accomplices? How long did it take to build the tunnel? What was the cost? Read more at The New York Times.

3. UNESCO’s Newest World Heritage Sites
This year, 24 sites from around the world have been added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Have you visited any of them yet? Learn more about each site at UNESCO’s website.

4. On this Day: July 16th
The coronation of Richard II, also known as Richard of Bordeaux, took place. He was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed on September 30, 1399.

5. Oldest Dentistry Found in 14,000-Year-Old Tooth
According to a new international study, a 14,000-year-old infected molar – partially cleaned with flint tools – represents the oldest known example of dentistry. Read more at Discovery.

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