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Mabon (?) and the Autumn Equinox

Not everyone knows that the Wheel of the Year is a set of eight seasonal celebrations spaced approximately 6-7 weeks apart through the year, which mark a combination of Solstices, […]

#TodayInHistory – September 22

September 22 – Some important events on this day. 1236 👉🏼 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai. 1499 👉🏼 Switzerland becomes […]

#TodayInHistory – September 21

September 21 – Some important events on this day. 1192 👉🏼 English King Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria 1217 👉🏼 The Estonian tribal […]

#TodayInHistory – September 20

September 20 – Some important events on this day. 451 👉🏼 Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (Chalons-sur-Marne), halting Hun invasion […]

#TodayInHistory – September 19

September 19 – Some important events on this day. 1356 👉🏼 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during […]

#TodayInHistory – September 18

September 18 – Some important events on this day. 96 👉🏼 Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated 1454 👉🏼 In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army […]

#TodayInHistory – September 17

September 17 – Some important events on this day. 642 👉🏼 Arab forces under Amr ibn al-‘As conquer Alexandria 1156 👉🏼 Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the ‘Privilegium Minus’ decree, which […]

#TodayInHistory – September 16

September 16 – Some important events on this day. 1498 👉🏼 A frail, 78-year-old Dominican monk, Tomás de Torquemada, offered his final prayers to God on this day, turned his […]

#TodayInHistory – September 15

September 15 – Some important events on this day. 608 👉🏼 St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1616 👉🏼 First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is […]

#TodayInHistory – September 14

September 14 – Some important events on this day. 81 👉🏼 Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus 1629 👉🏼 Siege of ‘s-Hertogenbosch: […]

#TodayInHistory – September 13

September 13 – Some important events on this day. 509 BC 👉🏼 The temple of Jupiter on Rome’s Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September 122 👉🏼 Building […]

#TodayInHistory – September 12

September 12 – Some important events on this day. 490 BC 👉🏼 Traditional date of the Battle of Marathon, where a small Athenian force defeats the Persian Empire 1624 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – September 11

September 11 – Some important events on this day. 1185 👉🏼 Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus […]

#TodayInHistory – September 10

September 10 – Some important events on this day. 506 👉🏼 35 bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde, shedding light on the moral conditions of the […]

#TodayInHistory – September 9

September 9 – Some important events on this day. 1000 👉🏼 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval […]

#TodayInHistory – September 8

September 8 – Some important events on this day. 1024 👉🏼 Duke Conrad II chosen as German king and crowned at Mainz Cathedral 1264 👉🏼 The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing […]

#TodayInHistory – September 7

September 7 – Some important events on this day. 1251 BC 👉🏼 A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece. 70 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – Semptember 6

September 6 – Some important events on this day. 3114 BC 👉🏼 Date Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar starts dating from (as corresponds to the Julian Calendar). 394 👉🏼 Battle of […]

#TodayInHistory – September 5

September 5 – Some important events on this day. 1519 👉🏼 Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs 1666 👉🏼 Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 […]

#TodayInHistory – September 4

September 4 – Some important events on this day. 476 👉🏼 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional End of the Western […]

#TodayInHistory – September 3

September 3 – Some important events on this day. 36 BC 👉🏼In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending […]

#TodayInHistory – September 2

September 2 – Some important events on this day. 31 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian’s forces defeat those under Mark […]

#TodayInHistory – September 1

September 1 – Some important events on this day. 1255 👉🏼 Königsberg (modern day Kaliningrad) founded by Teutonic Knights and named in honor of the Bohemian King Ottokar II 1267 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 31

August 31 – Some important events on this day. 1142 👉🏼 Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League – with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah 1422 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – August 30

August 30 – Some important events on this day. 257 👉🏼 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 1146 👉🏼 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war […]