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#TodayInHistory – November 30

November 30 – Some important events on this day. 1016 👉🏼 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’ 1406 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 29

November 29 – Some important events on this day. 526 👉🏼 A possible date for the Antioch earthquake in present-day Syria (then the Byzantine Empire) which killed 200,000 people 1349 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 28

November 28 – Some important events on this day. 1291 👉🏼 Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body […]

Horatio Nelson: from frail guy to National Hero

Often maggot-infested, the food was often uneatable, living quarters were tiny and discipline was extremely strict, with the threat of lashing punishment by the cat-o’-nine-tails ever present. Winston Churchill would […]

#TodayInHistory – November 27

November 27 – Some important events on this day. 176 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of Imperator 1095 👉🏼 Pope Urban II preaches 1st […]

#TodayInHistory – November 26

November 26 – Some important events on this day. 43 BC 👉🏼 Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed 783 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 25

November 25 – Some important events on this day. 1034 👉🏼 Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter […]

Grace Darling, the Lighthouse Heroine

Maybe not everyone knows her, but It would be wrong to describe Grace Darling as an unsung heroine: songs have been composed about her right up to 2017, but also […]

#TodayInHistory – November 24

November 24 – Some important events on this day. 380 👉🏼 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or first formal entry, into Constantinople 1434 👉🏼 River Thames in London freezes over […]

#TodayInHistory – November 23

November 23 – Some important events on this day. 800 👉🏼 Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. 1248 👉🏼 Conquest of Seville by […]

#TodayInHistory – November 22

November 22 – Some important events on this day. 845 👉🏼 First King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats Frankish King Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon, near Redon […]

#TodayInHistory – November 21

November 21 – Some important events on this day. 164 BC 👉🏼 During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah […]

#TodayInHistory – November 20

November 20 – Some important events on this day. 284 👉🏼 Roman soldier Diocletian proclaimed Emperor by the army 762 👉🏼 Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of […]

#TodayInHistory – November 19

November 19 – Some important events on this day. 1274 👉🏼 Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated; a typhoon destroys […]

#TodayInHistory – November 18

November 18 – Some important events on this day. 326 👉🏼 Old St. Peter’s Basilica consecrated in Rome (stood 4th – 16th century), later replaced by current Basilica 1421 👉🏼 […]

Saginaw River Lighthouse

Saginaw Bay lies between Michigan’s thumb and the rest of the state’s Lower Peninsula. As Michigan was preparing to become a state, it adopted a constitution in 1835 that encouraged […]

#TodayInHistory – November 17

November 17 – Some important events on this day. 1278 👉🏼 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins 1558 👉🏼 Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English […]