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#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 […]

Louis Réard and the birth of the Bikini

Millions of men would come to be grateful that Frenchman Louis Réard, a car mechanic, had an unlikely sideline in the 1940s: he also looked after his mother’s lingerie boutique […]