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#TodayInHistory – September 20

September 20 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 451 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (Chalons-sur-Marne), halting Hun invasion […]

#TodayInHistory – September 19

September 19 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1356 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during […]

#TodayInHistory – September 18

September 18 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 96 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1454 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army […]

#TodayInHistory – September 17

September 17 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 642 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Arab forces under Amr ibn al-‘As conquer Alexandria 1156 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the ‘Privilegium Minus’ decree, which […]

#TodayInHistory – September 16

September 16 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1498 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ A frail, 78-year-old Dominican monk, Tomรกs de Torquemada, offered his final prayers to God on this day, turned his […]

#TodayInHistory – September 15

September 15 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 608 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1616 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is […]

#TodayInHistory – September 14

September 14 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 81 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus 1629 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Siege of ‘s-Hertogenbosch: […]

#TodayInHistory – September 13

September 13 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 509 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September 122 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Building […]

#TodayInHistory – September 12

September 12 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 490 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Traditional date of the Battle of Marathon, where a small Athenian force defeats the Persian Empire 1624 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – September 11

September 11 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1185 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus […]

#TodayInHistory – September 10

September 10 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 506 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 35 bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde, shedding light on the moral conditions of the […]

#TodayInHistory – September 9

September 9 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1000 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval […]

#TodayInHistory – September 8

September 8 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1024 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Duke Conrad II chosen as German king and crowned at Mainz Cathedral 1264 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing […]

#TodayInHistory – September 7

September 7 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1251 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece. 70 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – Semptember 6

September 6 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 3114 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar). 394 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of […]

#TodayInHistory – September 5

September 5 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1519 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernรกn Cortรฉs vs Tlascala Aztecs 1666 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 […]

#TodayInHistory – September 4

September 4 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 476 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional End of the Western […]

#TodayInHistory – September 3

September 3 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 36 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผIn the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending […]

#TodayInHistory – September 2

September 2 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 31 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian’s forces defeat those under Mark […]

#TodayInHistory – September 1

September 1 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1255 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Kรถnigsberg (modern day Kaliningrad) founded by Teutonic Knights and named in honor of the Bohemian King Ottokar II 1267 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 31

August 31 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1142 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League – with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah 1422 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – August 30

August 30 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 257 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1146 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war […]

#TodayInHistory – August 29

August 29 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1350 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian […]

#TodayInHistory – August 28

August 28 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 476 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers. When Romulus Augustulus came […]

#TodayInHistory – August 27

August 27 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 479 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Plataea, Persian forces led by Mardonius routed by Greek army under Pausanias; together with […]

#TodayInHistory – August 26

August 26 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1071 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Manzikert: Seljuq Turks led by sultan Alp Arslan beat and capture Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes 1346 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 25

August 25 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 325 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity 1609 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – August 24

August 24 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 49 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Julius Caesar’s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the […]