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#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 […]

#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 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 […]