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#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 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 9

October 9 – Some important events on this day. 768 👉🏼 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks 1000 👉🏼 Leif Ericson discovers “Vinland” (possibly […]

#TodayInHistory – October 8

October 8 – Some important events on this day. 314 👉🏼 Battle at Cibalae: Roman emperor in the west Constantine beats emperor in the east Licinius 1480 👉🏼 Great standing […]

Lepanto: the battle that saved Europe

Considered by many to have been the most important naval engagement in human history, the Battle of Lepanto was fought on this day, October 7, 1571. In short, It saved […]

#TodayInHistory – October 7

October 7 – Some important events on this day. 3761 BC 👉🏼 The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar). 1571 👉🏼 Battle of Lepanto: Holy League […]

#TodayInHistory – October 6

October 6 – Some important events on this day. 105 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus. 68 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 5

October 5 – Some important events on this day. 1274 👉🏼 Around 1,000 soldiers of the Mongol army land on the Japanese island of Tsushima, the first attack of Kublai […]

#TodayInHistory – October 4

October 4 – Some important events on this day. 1363 👉🏼 End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, […]

#TodayInHistory – October 3

October 3 – Some important events on this day. 2333 BC 👉🏼 State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao 52 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 2

October 2 – Some important events on this day. 939 👉🏼 Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans 1187 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 1

October 1 – Some important events on this day. 331 BC 👉🏼 Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela 1688 👉🏼 Prince Willem III […]