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Elizabeth Bay Ghost Town – Namibia

We are in southern coast of Namibia, 25 km south of Lüderitz. Even though it often seems to be forgotten in the shadow of its counterpart Kolmanskop, also Elizabeth Bay […]

#TodayInHistory – June 4

June 4 – Some important events on this day. 781 BC 👉🏼 Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse 1070 👉🏼 Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France […]

#TodayInHistory – June 3

June 3 – Some important events on this day. 1539 👉🏼 Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain. Commissioned by the Spanish crown to conquer Florida, Hernando de Soto and […]

#TodayInHistory – June 2

June 2 – Some important events on this day. 455 👉🏼 King Gaiseric and the Vandals sack Rome – Rome looted for 14 days 1763 👉🏼 Pontiac’s Rebellion: At what […]

#TodayInHistory – June 1

June 1 – Some important events on this day. 4000 BC 👉🏼 Approximate domestication of the horse in the Eurasian steppes near Dereivka, central Ukraine. But this is just a […]

#TodayInHistory – May 31

May 31 – Some important events on this day. 1279 BC 👉🏼 Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (19th Dynasty). Did you know? […]

#TodayInHistory – May 30

May 30 – Some important events on this day. 1431 👉🏼 Hundred Years’ War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal in […]

#TodayInHistory – May 29

May 29 – Some important events on this day. 1176 👉🏼 Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire 1453 👉🏼 Constantinople, capital of the […]

#TodayInHistory – May 28

May 28 – Some important events on this day. 585 BC 👉🏼 Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a […]

#TodayInHistory – May 27

May 27 – Some important events on this day. 1679 👉🏼 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England1703 👉🏼 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) […]

#TodayInHistory – May 26

May 26 – Some important events on this day. 451 👉🏼 The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but […]

#TodayInHistory – May 25

May 25 – Some important events on this day 1720 👉🏼 The Ship “Le Grand St Antoine” reaches Marseille, bringing Europe’s last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000 🚢 1810 […]

#TodayInHistory – May 24

May 24 – Some important events on this day 1595 👉🏼 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library 📚 1738 👉🏼 Co-founder of […]