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#TodayInHistory – May 26

May 26 – Some important events on this day. 451 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but […]

#TodayInHistory – May 25

May 25 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1720 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Ship “Le Grand St Antoine” reaches Marseille, bringing Europe’s last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000 ๐Ÿšข 1810 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 24

May 24 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1595 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library ๐Ÿ“š 1738 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Co-founder of […]

#TodayInHistory – May 23

May 23 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1568 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Netherlands declares independence from Spain 1618 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Second Defenestration of Prague: Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary […]

#TodayInHistory – May 22

May 22 โ€“ Some important events on this day 334 BC ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. […]

#TodayInHistory – May 21

May 21 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1792 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000. It was Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption […]

#TodayInHistory – May 20

May 20 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1293 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed 1310 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Shoes were made for both right & left feet ๐Ÿ‘ž 1498 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 19

May 19 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1182 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The high altar of Paris cathedral Notre Dame is consecrated by Cardinal Henri de Chรขteau-Marรงay and Maurice de Sully […]

#TodayInHistory – May 18

May 18 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1291 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ After 100 years of Crusader control, Acre is the last Crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under […]

#TodayInHistory – May 17

May 17 โ€“ Some important events on this day 218 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet โ˜„๏ธ 1527 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Pรกnfilo de Narvรกez departs Spain to explore Florida with […]

#TodayInHistory – May 16

May 16 โ€“ Some important events on this day 1204 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1571 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ […]

#TodayInHistory – May 15

May 15 – Some important events on this day 1252 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in […]

#TodayInHistory – May 14

May 14 – Some important events on this day 1607 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ English colonists establish the 1st permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown. Unknown to them they have landed amidst […]

How Australia was born

Back in the the 1770s and 1780s, living conditions in the United Kingdom were literally catastrophic. The Industrial Revolution meant that many workers had been replaced by machines, and small […]