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#TodayInHistory – April 19

April 19 – Some important events on this day 607 👉🏼 Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AUs of Earth ☄️ 1770 👉🏼 British explorer Captain James Cook first […]

#TodayInHistory – April 18

April 18 – Some important events on this day 1025 👉🏼 Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland 🇵🇱 1480 👉🏼 Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate […]

#TodayInHistory – April 17

April 17 – Some important events on this day 1387 👉🏼 Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” characters begin their pilgrimage to Canterbury (according to scholars). Best known today for “The Canterbury […]

#TodayInHistory – April 16

April 16 – Some important events on this day 1457 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Megiddo: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh. First […]

#TodayInHistory – April 15

April 15 – Some important events on this day 1450 👉🏼 French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years’ War 1755 👉🏼 Samuel Johnson’s “A Dictionary of the […]

#TodayInHistory – April 14

April 14 – Some important events on this day 43 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces […]

#TodayInHistory – April 13

April 13 – Some important events on this day 837 👉🏼 Best view of Halley’s Comet in 2,000 years ☄️ 1250 👉🏼 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis […]

#TodayInHistory – April 12

April 12 – Some important events on this day 467 👉🏼 Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire 1204 👉🏼 4th Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople 1606 […]

The ancient pagan origins of Easter

Easter: a secular culture celebrates the spring equinox, whilst religious culture celebrates the resurrection. In religious (and obvious) terms, Easter is a holiday celebrated by millions of people around the […]

#TodayInHistory – April 11

April 11 – Some important events on this day 1512 👉🏼 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the […]

#TodayInHistory – April 10

April 10 – Some important events on this day 837 👉🏼 Comet 1P/837 F1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0334 AUs of Earth 💫 1407 👉🏼 Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming […]

#TodayInHistory – April 9

April 9 – Some important events on this day 1388 👉🏼 Battle of Näfels: Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army 1483 👉🏼 Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward […]

#TodayInHistory – April 8

April 8 – Some important events on this day 217 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus. 1766 👉🏼 1st fire […]

Big Bay Point Lighthouse – Michigan

Big Bay Point Lighthouse stands on a rocky point halfway between Marquette and Keweenaw Portage Entry, Michigan. The Lighthouse Board recommended the establishment of a lighthouse here in 1892, as […]

#TodayInHistory – April 7

April 7 – Some importante events on this day 30 👉🏼 Scholars’ estimate for Jesus’ crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem. 529 👉🏼 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (fundamental […]

#TodayInHistory – April 6

April 6 – Some importante events on this day 46 BC 👉🏼 Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. […]

#TodayInHistory – April 5

April 5 – Some Important Events on this day 1242 👉🏼 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice. He was the Prince of Novgorod, […]

#TodayInHistory – April 4

April 4 – Some Important Events on this day 655 👉🏼 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates 🏴‍☠️ 1460 👉🏼 University of Basel in Swizerland forms […]