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#TodayInHistory – May 14

May 14 – Some important events on this day 1607 👉🏼 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 The Industrial Revolution meant that many workers had been replaced by machines, and small […]

#TodayInHistory – May 13

May 13 – Some important events on this day 1637 👉🏼 Cardinal Richelieu of France reputedly creates the table knife 🔪 1643 👉🏼 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile, killing 1/3 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 12

May 12 – Some important events on this day 1215 👉🏼 English barons serve ultimatum on King John which eventually leads to the creation and signing of the Magna Carta. […]

#TodayInHistory – May 11

May 11 – Some important events on this day 330 👉🏼 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes the capital of the Roman Empire 868 👉🏼 The Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest surviving, dated, […]

#TodayInHistory – May 10

May 10 – Some important events on this day 1497 👉🏼 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for his first voyage to the New World 🗺 1503 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus discovers […]

#TodayInHistory – May 9

May 9 – Some important events on this day 1386 👉🏼 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force) 1502 👉🏼 Christopher […]

#TodayInHistory – May 8

May 8 – Some important events on this day 1360 👉🏼 Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French, ending the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War 1521 👉🏼 […]