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January 9 | The Agonalia or Festival to Janus

An Agonalia was an obscure archaic religious observance celebrated in ancient Rome several times a year, in honor of various divinities. Its institution, like that of other religious rites and […]

#TodayInHistory – January 9

January 9 – Some important events on this day 1431 👉🏼 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation […]

#TodayInHistory – January 8

January 8 – Some important events on this day 871 👉🏼 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army 1297 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 7

January 7 – Some important events on this day 1584 👉🏼 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire 1610 👉🏼 Galileo Galilei discovers the first […]

The curious background of Tombland Alley

Once known as the central marketplace of Norwich, England, the name of this historic alley, Tombland, is a bit misleading, as it has nothing to do with the burying of […]

#TodayInHistory – January 6

January 6 – Some important events on this day 1494 👉🏼 The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola 1497 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from […]

#TodayInHistory – January 5

January 5 – Some important events on this day 1463 👉🏼 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris 1477 👉🏼 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including […]

#TodayInHistory – January 4

January 4 – Some important events on this day 1490 👉🏼 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty […]

#TodayInHistory – January 3

January 3 – Some important events on this day 1496 👉🏼 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine 1521 👉🏼 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from […]

January 2: Berchtoldstag

In some areas of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Berchtold Day, or locally Berchtoldstag, is celebrated on this day, January 2. The name of the Alemannic tradition does not refer to a […]

#TodayInHistory – January 2

January 2 – Some important events on this day 366 👉🏼 The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire 1492 👉🏼 Muhammad XII, the […]

Celebrate the New Year with a Good Luck Pig!

Around the world, lucky foods for the new year range from collard greens (representing green cash) to long noodles (representing a lengthy lifespan), or lentils (representing money and luck). However, […]

#TodayInHistory – January 1

January 1 – Some important events on this day 45 BC 👉🏼 The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time 1 👉🏼 Origin of the Christian Era 104 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 31

December 31 – Some important events on this day 192 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Commodus survives poisoning attempt by his mistress only to be strangled in the bath in assassination plot […]

#TodayInHistory – December 30

December 30 – Some important events on this day 1460 👉🏼 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by […]

#TodayInHistory – December 29

December 29 – Some important events on this day 1170 👉🏼 English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights 1835 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – December 28

December 28 – Some important events on this day 1065 👉🏼 Westminster Abbey in London consecrated. One of the most famous and well-known buildings in all of Britain is Westminster […]

#TodayInHistory – December 27

December 27 – Some important events on this day 537 👉🏼 Hagia Sophia inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral. The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) is […]

#TodayInHistory – December 26

December 26 – Some important events on this day 795 👉🏼 Leo III is elected to serve as Pope on the day his predecessor was buried and is consecrated the […]