#TodayInHistory – January 16

January 16 – Some important events on this day 27 BC 👉🏼 The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate 1412 👉🏼 The Medici […]

#TodayInHistory – January 15

January 15 – Some important events on this day 588 BC 👉🏼 Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 14

January 14 – Some important events on this day 1129 👉🏼 Formal approval of the Order of Templars at the Council of Troyes 1301 👉🏼 Andrew III of Hungary (1290-1301) […]

#TodayInHistory – January 13

January 13 – Some important events on this day 532 👉🏼 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing 1099 👉🏼 Crusaders set fire […]

#TodayInHistory – January 12

January 12 – Some important events on this day 475 👉🏼 Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople. 1493 👉🏼 Last day for […]

#TodayInHistory – January 11

January 11 – Some important events on this day 1569 👉🏼 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral 1599 👉🏼 Jacob van Neck’s fleet leaves Bantam, […]

#TodayInHistory – January 10

January 10 – Some important events on this day 49 BC 👉🏼 Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, uttering “alea iacta est” (the die is cast), […]

#TodayInHistory – January 9

January 9 – Some important events on this day 1431 👉🏼 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation […]

#TodayInHistory – January 8

January 8 – Some important events on this day 871 👉🏼 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army 1297 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 7

January 7 – Some important events on this day 1584 👉🏼 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire 1610 👉🏼 Galileo Galilei discovers the first […]

#TodayInHistory – January 6

January 6 – Some important events on this day 1494 👉🏼 The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola 1497 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from […]

#TodayInHistory – January 5

January 5 – Some important events on this day 1463 👉🏼 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris 1477 👉🏼 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including […]

#TodayInHistory – January 4

January 4 – Some important events on this day 1490 👉🏼 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty […]

#TodayInHistory – January 3

January 3 – Some important events on this day 1496 👉🏼 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine 1521 👉🏼 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from […]

#TodayInHistory – January 2

January 2 – Some important events on this day 366 👉🏼 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire 1492 👉🏼 Muhammad XII, the […]

#TodayInHistory – January 1

January 1 – Some important events on this day 45 BC 👉🏼 The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time 1 👉🏼 Origin of the Christian Era 104 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 31

December 31 – Some important events on this day 192 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Commodus survives poisoning attempt by his mistress only to be strangled in the bath in assassination plot […]

#TodayInHistory – December 30

December 30 – Some important events on this day 1460 👉🏼 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by […]

#TodayInHistory – December 29

December 29 – Some important events on this day 1170 👉🏼 English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights 1835 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 28

December 28 – Some important events on this day 1065 👉🏼 Westminster Abbey in London consecrated. One of the most famous and well-known buildings in all of Britain is Westminster […]

#TodayInHistory – December 27

December 27 – Some important events on this day 537 👉🏼 Hagia Sophia inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral. The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) is […]

#TodayInHistory – December 26

December 26 – Some important events on this day 795 👉🏼 Leo III is elected to serve as Pope on the day his predecessor was buried and is consecrated the […]

#TodayInHistory – December 25

December 25 – Some important events on this day 1 👉🏼 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus 274 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on […]

#TodayInHistory – December 24

December 24 – Some important events on this day 563 👉🏼 The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes. 1565 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 23

December 23 – Some important events on this day 962 👉🏼 Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic […]

#TodayInHistory – December 22

December 22 – Some important events on this day 1596 👉🏼 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die 1666 👉🏼 The French Academy of Sciences, founded by Louis XIV with […]

#TodayInHistory – December 21

December 21 – Some important events on this day 1163 👉🏼 Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods 1582 👉🏼 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 1620 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 20

December 20 – Some important events on this day. 1046 👉🏼 Pope Gregory VI abdicates at the Council of Sutri, ending a conflict between himself, Benedict IX and Sylvester III; […]

#TodayInHistory – December 19

December 19 – Some important events on this day. 1642 👉🏼 4 of explorer and seafarer Abel Tasman’s crew killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman’s ships depart without […]

#TodayInHistory – December 18

December 18 – Some important events on this day. 218 BC 👉🏼 Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeat Roman forces on Italian soil […]