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#May 6, 1994: English Channel tunnel opens

The Channel Tunnel, or “Chunnel,” linking England and France,was officially opened on this day, in a ceremony presided over by England’s Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand, nearly […]

#TodayInHistory – May 6

May 6 – Some important events on this day 1527 👉🏼 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome, ending Renaissance 1541 👉🏼 King Henry VIII orders a bible in English […]

#TodayInHistory – May 5

May 5 – Some important events on this day 1260 👉🏼 Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. As Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, Kublai reigned from 1260 […]

#TodayInHistory – May4

May 4 – Some important events on this day 1471 👉🏼 Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The final battle and one of the decisive moments of the Wars of the Roses, […]

#TodayInHistory – May 3

May 3 – Some important events on this day 1374 BC 👉🏼 Solar eclipse (2m 07s) seen at Ugarit by Mesopotamian astronomers “On the day of the new moon, in […]

#TodayInHistory – May 2

May 2 – Some important events on this day 1335 👉🏼 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia 🇦🇹 1497 👉🏼 John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching […]

#TodayInHistory – May 1

May 1 – Some important events on this day 1006 👉🏼 Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus 1489 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for […]

#TodayInHistory – April 30

April 30 – Some important events on this day 311 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire 711 👉🏼 Islamic conquest […]