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#TodayInHistory – May 30

May 30 – Some important events on this day. 1431 👉🏼 Hundred Years’ War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in […]

#TodayInHistory – May 29

May 29 – Some important events on this day. 1176 👉🏼 Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire 1453 👉🏼 Constantinople, capital of the […]

#TodayInHistory – May 28

May 28 – Some important events on this day. 585 BC 👉🏼 Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a […]

#TodayInHistory – May 27

May 27 – Some important events on this day. 1679 👉🏼 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England1703 👉🏼 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) […]

#TodayInHistory – May 26

May 26 – Some important events on this day. 451 👉🏼 The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but […]

#TodayInHistory – May 25

May 25 – Some important events on this day 1720 👉🏼 The Ship “Le Grand St Antoine” reaches Marseille, bringing Europe’s last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000 🚢 1810 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 24

May 24 – Some important events on this day 1595 👉🏼 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library 📚 1738 👉🏼 Co-founder of […]

#TodayInHistory – May 23

May 23 – Some important events on this day 1568 👉🏼 The Netherlands declares independence from Spain 1618 👉🏼 Second Defenestration of Prague: Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary […]

#TodayInHistory – May 22

May 22 – Some important events on this day 334 BC 👉🏼 The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. […]

#TodayInHistory – May 21

May 21 – Some important events on this day 1792 👉🏼 Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000. It was Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption […]

#TodayInHistory – May 20

May 20 – Some important events on this day 1293 👉🏼 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed 1310 👉🏼 Shoes were made for both right & left feet 👞 1498 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 19

May 19 – Some important events on this day 1182 👉🏼 The high altar of Paris cathedral Notre Dame is consecrated by Cardinal Henri de Château-Marçay and Maurice de Sully […]

#TodayInHistory – May 18

May 18 – Some important events on this day 1291 👉🏼 After 100 years of Crusader control, Acre is the last Crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under […]

#TodayInHistory – May 17

May 17 – Some important events on this day 218 👉🏼 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet ☄️ 1527 👉🏼 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with […]

#TodayInHistory – May 16

May 16 – Some important events on this day 1204 👉🏼 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1571 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 15

May 15 – Some important events on this day 1252 👉🏼 Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in […]

#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 […]