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#TodayInHistory – August 30

August 30 – Some important events on this day. 257 👉🏼 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1146 👉🏼 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war […]

#TodayInHistory – August 29

August 29 – Some important events on this day. 1350 👉🏼 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian […]

Chocolate rain falls in Switzerland

Residents of an industrial area of Olten, a town in north-western Switzerland, just few days ago, have been reporting chocolate powder raining from the sky. Well, if chocolate was ever […]

#TodayInHistory – August 28

August 28 – Some important events on this day. 476 👉🏼 Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers. When Romulus Augustulus came […]

#TodayInHistory – August 27

August 27 – Some important events on this day. 479 BC 👉🏼 Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Plataea, Persian forces led by Mardonius routed by Greek army under Pausanias; together with […]

#TodayInHistory – August 26

August 26 – Some important events on this day. 1071 👉🏼 Battle of Manzikert: Seljuq Turks led by sultan Alp Arslan beat and capture Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes 1346 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 25

August 25 – Some important events on this day. 325 👉🏼 Council of Nicaea ends with adoption of the Nicene Creed establishing the doctrine of the Holy Trinity 1609 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 24

August 24 – Some important events on this day. 49 BC 👉🏼 Julius Caesar’s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the […]

#TodayInHistory – August 23

August 23 – Some important events on this day. 79 👉🏼 Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on feast day of Vulcan, Roman god of fire (goes on to destroy Pompeii) 476 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 22

August 22 – Some important events on this day. 565 👉🏼 St Columba reports seeing monster in Loch Ness 1454 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of […]

#TodayInHistory – August 21

August 21 – Some important events on this day. 1192 👉🏼 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192) […]

#TodayInHistory – August 20

August 20 – Some important events on this day. 2 👉🏼 Venus and Jupiter in conjunction – possible astrological explanation for Star of Bethlehem 1000 👉🏼 The foundation of the […]

#TodayInHistory – August 19

August 19 – Some important events on this day. 43 BC 👉🏼 Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul 1274 👉🏼 Edward I is […]

#TodayInHistory – August 18

August 18 – Some important events on this day. 293 BC 👉🏼 The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica (grape harvest festival) […]

#TodayInHistory – August 17

August 17 – Some important events on this day. 1585 👉🏼 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by Duke of Parma 1590 👉🏼 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, […]

#TodayInHistory – August 16

August 16 – Some important events on this day. 1384 👉🏼 Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears case of couple who tore money bills while fighting over them […]

#TodayInHistory – August 15

August 15 – Some important events on this day. 778 👉🏼 Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rearguard of Charlemagne’s army is defeated by the Basques 1248 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 14

August 14 – Some important events on this day. 554 👉🏼 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantine military governor in Italy 1040 👉🏼 King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle […]

#TodayInHistory – August 13

August 13 – Some important events on this day. 3114 BC 👉🏼 According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Mayan calendar 1326 👉🏼 Aradia de Toscano, according to […]

#TodayInHistory – August 12

August 12 – Some important events on this day. 3 👉🏼 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem 1121 👉🏼 Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins […]

#TodayInHistory – August 11

August 11 – Some important events on this day. 3114 BC 👉🏼 The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins. 2492 BC 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 10

August 10 – Some important events on this day. 612 BC 👉🏼 Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh. 70 👉🏼 Second Temple in Jerusalem set on […]

#TodayInHistory – August 9

August 9 – Some important events on this day. 48 BC 👉🏼 Caesar’s civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to […]

#TodayInHistory – August 8

August 8 – Some important events on this day. 1220 👉🏼 Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula 1303 👉🏼 Crete earthquake strikes with estimated magnitude […]