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#TodayInHistory – July 30

July 30 – Some important events on this day. 101 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Vercellae: Roman army under Gaius Marius defeats the Cimbri in Cisalpine Gaul, ending the Celto-Germanic threat […]

#TodayInHistory – July 29

July 29 – Some important events on this day. 626 👉🏼 Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople 904 👉🏼 Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade […]

#TodayInHistory – July 28

July 28 – Some important events on this day. 1148 👉🏼 Second Crusade: Crusaders abandon their siege of Damascus 1330 👉🏼 Battle of Velbuzd: Serbian forces defeats Bulgarian army 1794 […]

#TodayInHistory – July 27

July 27 – Some important events on this day. 1214 👉🏼 1st battle of Bouvines: King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of […]

#TodayInHistory – July 26

July 26 – Some important events on this day. 657 👉🏼 Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates […]

#TodayInHistory – July 25

July 25 – Some important events on this day. 306 👉🏼 Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops 1521 👉🏼 About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent 1538 […]

#TodayInHistory – July 24

July 24 – Some important events on this day. 1487 👉🏼 Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer 1534 👉🏼 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, […]

#TodayInHistory – July 23

July 23 – Some important events on this day. 1215 👉🏼 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen 1829 👉🏼 William Austin Burt patents […]

#TodayInHistory – July 22

July 22 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem […]

#TodayInHistory – July 21

July 21 – Some important events on this day. 356 BC 👉🏼 Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. […]

#TodayInHistory – July 20

July 20 – Some important events on this day. 1304 👉🏼 Wars of Scottish Independence: fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold […]

#TodayInHistory – July 19

July 19 – Some important events on this day. 1595 👉🏼 Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe while teaching […]

#TodayInHistory – July 18

July 18 – Some important events on this day. 64 👉🏼 Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero. Despite the well-known stories, there is no evidence that the […]

#TodayInHistory – July 17

July 17 – Some important events on this day. 180 👉🏼 6 inhabitants of Carthage, North Africa executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in this part of the […]

#TodayInHistory – July 16

July 16 – Some important events on this day. 622 👉🏼 Muslim Era begins – Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hijra) 1054 👉🏼 Three Roman legates fracture relations […]

#TodayInHistory – July 15

July 15 – Some important events on this day. 971 👉🏼 According to the legend, English saint Swithun is reburied inside Winchester Cathedral (against his wishes), whereby a terrible storm […]

#TodayInHistory – July 14

July 14 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 Jerusalem captured in First Crusade 1789 👉🏼 Bastille Day – the French Revolution begins with the fall of the […]

#TodayInHistory – July 13

July 13 – Some important events on this day. 1568 👉🏼 Dean of St. Paul’s London, Alexander Nowell perfects a way to bottle beer 1668 👉🏼 Van Marco Cesti’s opera […]

#TodayInHistory – July 12

July 12 – Some important events on this day. 1191 👉🏼 English King Richard I the Lionheart and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine 1561 👉🏼 “Trinity Church” (now Saint Basil’s […]

#TodayInHistory – July 11

July 11 – Some important events on this day. 1274 👉🏼 Robert the Bruce, more formally known as King Robert I of Scotland, was born on this day. He was […]

#TodayInHistory – July 10

July 10 – Some important events on this day. 48 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in […]

#TodayInHistory – July 9

July 9 – Some important events on this day. 1401 👉🏼 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000 1776 👉🏼 Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington’s troops […]

#TodayInHistory – July 8

July 8 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on 1497 […]

#TodayInHistory – July 7

July 7 – Some important events on this day. 1456 👉🏼 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death 1520 👉🏼 Battle of Otumba, […]

#TodayInHistory – July 6

July 6 – Some important events on this day. 1189 👉🏼 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England, upon the death of King Henry II 1348 👉🏼 Papal bull […]

#TodayInHistory – July 5

July 5 – Some important events on this day. 1166 👉🏼 Austrian town of Bad Kleinkirchheim is first mentioned, in an ecclesiastical document 🇦🇹 1643 👉🏼 1st recorded tornado in […]

July 4: It’s Independence Day for the U.S.

One of the most significant dates in the calendar of the United States, on this day, July 4 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, […]