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#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 […]

#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 👉🏼 […]

#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 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 16

November 16 – Some important events on this day. 13 👉🏼 General Tiberius’ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany 534 👉🏼 Second and final revision of […]

#TodayInHistory – November 15

November 15 – Some important events on this day. 1315 👉🏼 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria 1492 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to […]

#TodayInHistory – November 14

November 14 – Some important events on this day. 1524 👉🏼 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia 1666 👉🏼 Diarist Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion […]

#TodayInHistory – November 13

November 13 – Some important events on this day. 1789 👉🏼 Benjamin Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes” 1839 👉🏼 Last bull run in Britain […]

#TodayInHistory – November 12

November 12 – Some important events on this day. 764 👉🏼 Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an for 15 days, capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty 1823 👉🏼 Great North Holland Canal […]

#TodayInHistory – November 11

November 11 – Some important events on this day. 308 👉🏼 The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius […]

#TodayInHistory – November 10

November 10 – Some important events on this day. 1444 👉🏼 Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders 1619 👉🏼 René Descartes has the dream that inspires […]

#TodayInHistory – November 9

November 9 – Some important events on this day. 694 👉🏼 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery 1313 👉🏼 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick […]

#TodayInHistory – November 8

November 8 – Some important events on this day. 392 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion 1519 👉🏼 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and […]

#TodayInHistory – November 7

November 7 – Some important events on this day. 921 👉🏼 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other 1492 👉🏼 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field […]

#TodayInHistory – November 6

November 6 – Some important events on this day. 1528 👉🏼 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas 1572 👉🏼 […]