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Saginaw River Lighthouse

Saginaw Bay lies between Michigan’s thumb and the rest of the state’s Lower Peninsula. As Michigan was preparing to become a state, it adopted a constitution in 1835 that encouraged […]

#TodayInHistory – November 17

November 17 – Some important events on this day. 1278 👉🏼 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins 1558 👉🏼 Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English […]

#TodayInHistory – November 16

November 16 – Some important events on this day. 13 👉🏼 General Tiberius’ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany 534 👉🏼 Second and final revision of […]

#TodayInHistory – November 15

November 15 – Some important events on this day. 1315 👉🏼 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria 1492 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to […]

Katzenbalgen, the Monument to Homeless Cats

In Braunschweig, Germany, where the streets Hutfilter, Damm and Kattreppeln meet in the pedestrian zone, the most gorgeous, humorous and unconventional monument of the city has stood since 1981, the […]

#TodayInHistory – November 14

November 14 – Some important events on this day. 1524 👉🏼 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia 1666 👉🏼 Diarist Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion […]

#TodayInHistory – November 13

November 13 – Some important events on this day. 1789 👉🏼 Benjamin Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes” 1839 👉🏼 Last bull run in Britain […]

Nine Ladies stone circle and their King Stone

This bronze age stone circle is situated in a woodland clearing high on Stanton Moor, Derbyshire England. The curious arrangement consists of nine upright stones purposefully set in an about […]

#TodayInHistory – November 12

November 12 – Some important events on this day. 764 👉🏼 Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an for 15 days, capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty 1823 👉🏼 Great North Holland Canal […]

Lt. George Dixon and his lucky gold coin

According to the legend, Lieutenant George Dixon of the 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment was quite a lucky man. At least, at first. Shot at the battle of Shiloh, the ball […]

#TodayInHistory – November 11

November 11 – Some important events on this day. 308 👉🏼 The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius […]

#TodayInHistory – November 10

November 10 – Some important events on this day. 1444 👉🏼 Battle at Varna, Black Sea: Sultan Murad II beats crusaders 1619 👉🏼 René Descartes has the dream that inspires […]

#TodayInHistory – November 9

November 9 – Some important events on this day. 694 👉🏼 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery 1313 👉🏼 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick […]

#TodayInHistory – November 8

November 8 – Some important events on this day. 392 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion 1519 👉🏼 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and […]

#TodayInHistory – November 7

November 7 – Some important events on this day. 921 👉🏼 Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other 1492 👉🏼 Ensisheim Meteorite strikes a wheat field […]

#TodayInHistory – November 6

November 6 – Some important events on this day. 1528 👉🏼 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas 1572 👉🏼 […]