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#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 […]

Torre Argentina – the Roman Cat Sanctuary

As you probably know cats in Rome are very popular and they have always found shelter amongst the ancient city ruins. They are also protagonists of numerous postcards depicting them […]

#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 […]