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#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 […]

Monumental Cemetery of Lecco – Italy

Inaugurated on August 6, 1882 and designed by the engineer Enrico Gattinoni, the Monumental Cemetery of Lecco represents a real open-air museum. It contains works in marble and bronze by […]

#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), […]

January 9 | The Agonalia or Festival to Janus

An Agonalia was an obscure archaic religious observance celebrated in ancient Rome several times a year, in honor of various divinities. Its institution, like that of other religious rites and […]

#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 […]

“It’s fart time!”

As far as pastries go, these probably win for having the least tasty-sounding English translation. The reason? The French-Canadian Pet de Soeur literally mean “nun’s fart”. Québécois often bake the […]

That day when New York forbade lovers

New York, the Big Apple, is known as one of the fun capitals of the world where almost anything goes. It’s a good job, then, that the city authorities turn […]

#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 […]

The curious background of Tombland Alley

Once known as the central marketplace of Norwich, England, the name of this historic alley, Tombland, is a bit misleading, as it has nothing to do with the burying of […]

#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 […]