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#TodayInHistory – January 24

January 24 – Some important events on this day 41 👉🏼 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the later’s assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard 1848 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 23

January 23 – Some important events on this day 971 👉🏼 War elephant corps of the Southern Han defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops; Southern Han […]

#TodayInHistory – January 22

January 22 – Some important events on this day 1371 👉🏼 King Robert II of Scotland (1371-90) is crowned, becoming the first monarch of the House of Stewart 1506 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 21

January 21 – Some important events on this day 1525 👉🏼 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and a dozen others baptize each […]

#TodayInHistory – January 20

January 20 – Some important events on this day 1156 👉🏼 According to the legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of Lake […]

#TodayInHistory – January 19

January 19 – Some important events on this day 379 👉🏼 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 1419 👉🏼 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V […]

#TodayInHistory – January 18

January 18 – Some important events on this day 350 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constans is deposed by General Magnentius who proclaims himself the new Emperor 532 👉🏼 Nika uprising against […]

#TodayInHistory – January 17

January 17 – Some important events on this day 1584 👉🏼 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar 1773 👉🏼 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S) 1820 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 16

January 16 – Some important events on this day 27 BC 👉🏼 The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate 1412 👉🏼 The Medici […]

#TodayInHistory – January 15

January 15 – Some important events on this day 588 BC 👉🏼 Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 14

January 14 – Some important events on this day 1129 👉🏼 Formal approval of the Order of Templars at the Council of Troyes 1301 👉🏼 Andrew III of Hungary (1290-1301) […]

#TodayInHistory – January 13

January 13 – Some important events on this day 532 👉🏼 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing 1099 👉🏼 Crusaders set fire […]

The Carmentalia

The name “Carmentalia” indicates the festivals in honor of Carmenta and her nymphs, the Camene, called Antevorta and Postvorta, in reference to their ability to see the past and the […]

#TodayInHistory – January 12

January 12 – Some important events on this day 475 👉🏼 Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople. 1493 👉🏼 Last day for […]

#TodayInHistory – January 11

January 11 – Some important events on this day 1569 👉🏼 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral 1599 👉🏼 Jacob van Neck’s fleet leaves Bantam, […]

#TodayInHistory – January 10

January 10 – Some important events on this day 49 BC 👉🏼 Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, uttering “alea iacta est” (the die is cast), […]

#TodayInHistory – January 9

January 9 – Some important events on this day 1431 👉🏼 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation […]

#TodayInHistory – January 8

January 8 – Some important events on this day 871 👉🏼 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army 1297 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – January 7

January 7 – Some important events on this day 1584 👉🏼 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire 1610 👉🏼 Galileo Galilei discovers the first […]

#TodayInHistory – January 6

January 6 – Some important events on this day 1494 👉🏼 The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola 1497 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from […]

#TodayInHistory – January 5

January 5 – Some important events on this day 1463 👉🏼 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris 1477 👉🏼 Battle of Nancy, Burgundy vs Switzerland, 7,000 + killed including […]

4th January: Fufluns Festival

Fufluns (or Puphluns) was the Etruscan was a god of plant life, grape harvest, happiness, wine, health, and growth in all things, equivalent to the Greek Dionysus and the Roman […]

#TodayInHistory – January 4

January 4 – Some important events on this day 1490 👉🏼 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty […]

#TodayInHistory – January 3

January 3 – Some important events on this day 1496 👉🏼 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine 1521 👉🏼 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from […]

January 2: Berchtoldstag

In some areas of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Berchtold Day, or locally Berchtoldstag, is celebrated on this day, January 2. The name of the Alemannic tradition does not refer to a […]