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#TodayInHistory – October 31

October 31 – Some important events on this day. 1517 👉🏼 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating The Protestant Reformation 1541 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 30

October 30 – Some important events on this day. 1270 👉🏼 The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis […]

#TodayInHistory – October 29

October 29 – Some important events on this day. 539 BC 👉🏼 King Cyrus “the Great” of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives and allowing them to return home […]

#TodayInHistory – October 28

October 28 – Some important events on this day. 1492 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus sights Cuba and claims it for Spain under the name “Juana” 1538 👉🏼 The first university in […]

Vintage photographs from a 1930s Halloween

By now we know that Halloween is a festival with ancient origins that is celebrated on October 31st. Traditionally linked to the Anglo-Saxon world, westernization and globalization have now led […]

#TodayInHistory – October 27

October 27 – Some important events on this day. 312 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Constantine the Great’s […]

#TodayInHistory – October 26

October 26 – Some important events on this day. 740 👉🏼 An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing damage to city walls and buildings 1366 👉🏼 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 25

October 25 – Some important events on this day. 1415 👉🏼 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V’s forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight 1616 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 24

October 24 – Some important events on this day. 1260 👉🏼 Qutuz, Mamluk Sultans of Egypt (1259-60), is assassinated by Baibars, a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself […]

#TodayInHistory – October 23

October 23 – Some important events on this day. 4004 BC 👉🏼 Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm […]

#TodayInHistory – October 22

October 22 – Some important events on this day. 362 👉🏼 The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire 1633 👉🏼 Battle of […]

#TodayInHistory – October 21

October 21 – Some important events on this day. 335 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great rules that Jews are not allowed to purchase and circumcise Christian slaves 1520 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 20

October 20 – Some important events on this day. 1097 👉🏼 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade 1603 👉🏼 Chinese uprising in the Philippines fails after 23,000 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 19

October 19 – Some important events on this day. 202 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Zama: Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginian army are defeated by Roman legions under Scipio Africanus, ending […]

#TodayInHistory – October 18

October 18 – Some important events on this day. 1009 👉🏼 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks […]

#TodayInHistory – October 17

October 17 – Some important events on this day. 733 👉🏼 Battle at Tours (Poitiers): Charles Martel’s Frankish and Burgundian forces beat those of al-Andalus under Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi […]

#TodayInHistory – October 16

October 16 – Some important events on this day. 1384 👉🏼 Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman 1793 👉🏼 Nine months after the execution of her […]

#TodayInHistory – October 15

October 15 – Some important events on this day. 533 👉🏼 Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals 1581 👉🏼 Commissioned by […]

The sad history of London’s Speakers’ Corner

Free speech laws in United Kingdom include some notorious exceptions: Saying anything to incite religious and racial hatred, threaten the monarchy, or endorse terrorism may be considered unlawful. But there […]

#TodayInHistory – October 14

October 14 – Some important events on this day. 1066 👉🏼 Battle of Hastings: William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who is […]

#TodayInHistory – October 13

October 13 – Some important events on this day. 54 👉🏼 Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor 1307 👉🏼 French King Philip IV has Grand Master Jacques de Molay and […]

#TodayInHistory – October 12

October 12 – Some important events on this day. 539 BC 👉🏼 The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon 1160 👉🏼 Maurice de Sully is elected bishop […]

#TodayInHistory – October 11

October 11 – Some important events on this day. 1138 👉🏼 Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000 1634 👉🏼 Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” kills about […]

#TodayInHistory – October 10

October 10 – Some important events on this day. 354 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constantius gives grand circus and theater shows to mark 30th year of his reign as Caesar in […]