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#TodayInHistory – May 19

May 19 – Some important events on this day 1182 👉🏼 The high altar of Paris cathedral Notre Dame is consecrated by Cardinal Henri de Château-Marçay and Maurice de Sully […]

#TodayInHistory – May 18

May 18 – Some important events on this day 1291 👉🏼 After 100 years of Crusader control, Acre is the last Crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under […]

#TodayInHistory – May 17

May 17 – Some important events on this day 218 👉🏼 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet ☄️ 1527 👉🏼 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with […]

#TodayInHistory – May 16

May 16 – Some important events on this day 1204 👉🏼 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople 1571 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 15

May 15 – Some important events on this day 1252 👉🏼 Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in […]

#TodayInHistory – May 14

May 14 – Some important events on this day 1607 👉🏼 English colonists establish the 1st permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown. Unknown to them they have landed amidst […]

How Australia was born

Back in the the 1770s and 1780s, living conditions in the United Kingdom were literally catastrophic. The Industrial Revolution meant that many workers had been replaced by machines, and small […]

#TodayInHistory – May 13

May 13 – Some important events on this day 1637 👉🏼 Cardinal Richelieu of France reputedly creates the table knife 🔪 1643 👉🏼 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile, killing 1/3 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 12

May 12 – Some important events on this day 1215 👉🏼 English barons serve ultimatum on King John which eventually leads to the creation and signing of the Magna Carta. […]

#TodayInHistory – May 11

May 11 – Some important events on this day 330 👉🏼 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes the capital of the Roman Empire 868 👉🏼 The Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest surviving, dated, […]

#TodayInHistory – May 10

May 10 – Some important events on this day 1497 👉🏼 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for his first voyage to the New World 🗺 1503 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus discovers […]

#TodayInHistory – May 9

May 9 – Some important events on this day 1386 👉🏼 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force) 1502 👉🏼 Christopher […]

#TodayInHistory – May 8

May 8 – Some important events on this day 1360 👉🏼 Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French, ending the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War 1521 👉🏼 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 7

May 7 – Some important events on this day 558 👉🏼 In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Emperor Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt. 1429 👉🏼 […]

#May 6, 1994: English Channel tunnel opens

The Channel Tunnel, or “Chunnel,” linking England and France,was officially opened on this day, in a ceremony presided over by England’s Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand, nearly […]

#TodayInHistory – May 6

May 6 – Some important events on this day 1527 👉🏼 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome, ending Renaissance 1541 👉🏼 King Henry VIII orders a bible in English […]

#TodayInHistory – May 5

May 5 – Some important events on this day 1260 👉🏼 Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. As Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, Kublai reigned from 1260 […]

#TodayInHistory – May4

May 4 – Some important events on this day 1471 👉🏼 Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The final battle and one of the decisive moments of the Wars of the Roses, […]

#TodayInHistory – May 3

May 3 – Some important events on this day 1374 BC 👉🏼 Solar eclipse (2m 07s) seen at Ugarit by Mesopotamian astronomers “On the day of the new moon, in […]

#TodayInHistory – May 2

May 2 – Some important events on this day 1335 👉🏼 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia 🇦🇹 1497 👉🏼 John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching […]

#TodayInHistory – May 1

May 1 – Some important events on this day 1006 👉🏼 Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus 1489 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for […]

#TodayInHistory – April 30

April 30 – Some important events on this day 311 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire 711 👉🏼 Islamic conquest […]

#TodayInHistory – April 29

April 29 – Some important events on this day 1429 👉🏼 Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans 1522 👉🏼 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general […]

#TodayInHistory – April 28

April 28 – Some important events on this day 1253 👉🏼 Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the first time and declares it to be […]