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#TodayInHistory – December 1

December 1 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1135 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Englandโ€™s King Henry I died aged 66 after eating what was described at the time as “a surfeit of […]

#TodayInHistory – November 30

November 30 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1016 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’ 1406 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – November 29

November 29 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 526 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people 1349 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 28

November 28 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1291 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body […]

#TodayInHistory – November 27

November 27 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 176 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of Imperator 1095 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Pope Urban II preaches 1st […]

#TodayInHistory – November 26

November 26 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 43 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed 783 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 25

November 25 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1034 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Malcolm II, King of Scots (Mรกel Coluim mac Cinรกeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter […]

#TodayInHistory – November 24

November 24 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 380 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Theodosius I makes his adventus, or first formal entry, into Constantinople 1434 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ River Thames in London freezes over […]

#TodayInHistory – November 23

November 23 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 800 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. 1248 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Conquest of Seville by […]

#TodayInHistory – November 22

November 22 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 845 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ First King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats Frankish King Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon, near Redon […]

#TodayInHistory – November 21

November 21 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 164 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah […]

#TodayInHistory – November 20

November 20 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 284 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army 762 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Bรถgรผ, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of […]

#TodayInHistory – November 19

November 19 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1274 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated; a typhoon destroys […]

#TodayInHistory – November 18

November 18 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 326 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Old St. Peter’s Basilica consecrated in Rome (stood 4th – 16th century), later replaced by current Basilica 1421 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – November 17

November 17 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1278 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins 1558 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English […]

#TodayInHistory – November 16

November 16 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 13 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ General Tiberius’ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany 534 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Second and final revision of […]

#TodayInHistory – November 15

November 15 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1315 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria 1492 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to […]

#TodayInHistory – November 14

November 14 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1524 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia 1666 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Diarist Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion […]

#TodayInHistory – November 13

November 13 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1789 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Benjamin Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes” 1839 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Last bull run in Britain […]

#TodayInHistory – November 12

November 12 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 764 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an for 15 days, capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty 1823 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Great North Holland Canal […]

#TodayInHistory – November 11

November 11 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 308 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius […]

#TodayInHistory – November 10

November 10 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1444 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders 1619 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Renรฉ Descartes has the dream that inspires […]

#TodayInHistory – November 9

November 9 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 694 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery 1313 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick […]

#TodayInHistory – November 8

November 8 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 392 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion 1519 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and […]

#TodayInHistory – November 7

November 7 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 921 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other 1492 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field […]

#TodayInHistory – November 6

November 6 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1528 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador รlvar Nรบรฑez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas 1572 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – November 5

November 5 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1492 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Christopher Columbus 1st learns about growing and harvesting maize (corn) from Cuba’s indigenous population 1500 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Astronomer Copernicus observes […]

#TodayInHistory – November 4

November 4 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1333 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani. 1429 […]