#TodayInHistory – July 14

July 14 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 Jerusalem captured in First Crusade 1789 👉🏼 Bastille Day – the French Revolution begins with the fall of the […]

#TodayInHistory – July 13

July 13 – Some important events on this day. 1568 👉🏼 Dean of St. Paul’s London, Alexander Nowell perfects a way to bottle beer 1668 👉🏼 Van Marco Cesti’s opera […]

#TodayInHistory – July 12

July 12 – Some important events on this day. 1191 👉🏼 English King Richard I the Lionheart and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine 1561 👉🏼 “Trinity Church” (now Saint Basil’s […]

#TodayInHistory – July 11

July 11 – Some important events on this day. 1274 👉🏼 Robert the Bruce, more formally known as King Robert I of Scotland, was born on this day. He was […]

#TodayInHistory – July 10

July 10 – Some important events on this day. 48 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in […]

#TodayInHistory – July 9

July 9 – Some important events on this day. 1401 👉🏼 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000 1776 👉🏼 Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington’s troops […]

#TodayInHistory – July 8

July 8 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on 1497 […]

#TodayInHistory – July 7

July 7 – Some important events on this day. 1456 👉🏼 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death 1520 👉🏼 Battle of Otumba, […]

#TodayInHistory – July 6

July 6 – Some important events on this day. 1189 👉🏼 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II 1348 👉🏼 Papal bull […]

#TodayInHistory – July 5

July 5 – Some important events on this day. 1166 👉🏼 Austrian town of Bad Kleinkirchheim is first mentioned, in an ecclesiastical document 🇦🇹 1643 👉🏼 1st recorded tornado in […]

#TodayInHistory – July 4

July 4 – Some important events on this day. 1187 👉🏼 Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): 1st sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillo 1776 👉🏼 According to […]

#TodayInHistory – July 3

July 3 – Some important events on this day. 324 👉🏼 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium 1187 👉🏼 Battle of […]

#TodayInHistory – July 2

July 2 – Some important events on this day. 626 👉🏼 Incident at Xuanwu Gate: in fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and […]

#TodayInHistory – July 1

July 1 – Some important events on this day. 69 👉🏼 Roman General Vespasian is first proclaimed Emperor by troops in Egypt, during year of the four emperors 1569 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – June 30

June 30 – Some important events on this day. 1294 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from Berne, Switzerland 🇨🇭 1520 👉🏼 Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt […]

#TodayInHistory – June 29

June 29 – Some important events on this day. 512 👉🏼 A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. 🌓 1534 👉🏼 Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward […]

#TodayInHistory – June 28

June 28 – Some important events on this day. 1389 👉🏼 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern […]