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#TodayInHistory – December 24

December 24 – Some important events on this day 563 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 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 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 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 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die 1666 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The French Academy of Sciences, founded by Louis XIV with […]

#TodayInHistory – December 21

December 21 – Some important events on this day 1163 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods 1582 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 1620 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 20

December 20 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1046 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Pope Gregory VI abdicates at the Council of Sutri, ending a conflict between himself, Benedict IX and Sylvester III; […]

#TodayInHistory – December 19

December 19 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1642 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 4 of explorer and seafarer Abel Tasman’s crew killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Mฤori; Tasman’s ships depart without […]

#TodayInHistory – December 18

December 18 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 218 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeat Roman forces on Italian soil […]

#TodayInHistory – December 17

December 17 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 546 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Tamerlane captures […]

#TodayInHistory – December 16

December 16 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 755 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during Chinese Tang Dynasty 1497 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 15

December 15 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 533 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Byzantine General Belisarius defeats the Vandals, under King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron 1256 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Hulagu Khan captures […]

#TodayInHistory – December 14

December 14 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 557 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, is significantly damaged by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake 644 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Uthman ibn […]

13# The terrifying tradition of the Mari Lwyd

Wales is often known for having a rich and interesting history, full of iconic folklore and strange traditions. However, one the weirdest part of the regional tradition involves a creepy […]

#TodayInHistory – December 13

December 13 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1294 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as […]

#TodayInHistory – December 12

December 12 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 627 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine Emperor Heraclius beats Sassanid forces during Byzantine-Sassanid War 1694 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Royal Society censures Edmond […]

#TodayInHistory – December 11

December 11 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1282 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last, last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. […]

#TodayInHistory – December 10

December 10 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1510 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his Ottoman allies surrender to Portuguese forces led by Afonso de […]

#TodayInHistory – December 9

December 9 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 536 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its […]

#TodayInHistory – December 8

December 8 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1326 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi 1609 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opens its reading […]

#TodayInHistory – December 7

December 7 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 43 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae 1696 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Connecticut Route 108, one of […]

#TodayInHistory – December 6

December 6 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1196 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Northern Dutch coast flooded, “Saint-Nicolas Flood” 1240 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev; out of 50,000 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 5

December 5 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 771 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman 1349 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 500 Jews […]

#TodayInHistory – December 4

December 4 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1154 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which […]

#TodayInHistory – December 3

December 3 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1586 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia 1676 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of […]

#TodayInHistory – December 2

December 2 โ€“ Some important events on this day. 1409 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The University of Leipzig opens 1620 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ English language newspaper “Namloos” begins publishing in Amsterdam 1682 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Anthony Ashley […]

#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 […]