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#TodayInHistory – November 5

November 5 – Some important events on this day. 1492 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus 1st learns about growing and harvesting maize (corn) from Cuba’s indigenous population 1500 👉🏼 Astronomer Copernicus observes […]

#TodayInHistory – November 4

November 4 – Some important events on this day. 1333 👉🏼 Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani. 1429 […]

#TodayInHistory – November 3

November 3 – Some important events on this day. 644 👉🏼 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina 1394 👉🏼 Jews are expelled […]

#TodayInHistory – November 2

November 2 – Some important events on this day. 1642 👉🏼 Second Battle of Breitenfeld, aka First Battle of Leipzig: victory for the Swedish army under Field Marshal Lennart Torstenson […]

#TodayInHistory – November 1

November 1 – Some important events on this day. 835 👉🏼 All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV throughout Frankish Kingdom 996 👉🏼 First recorded use of modern […]

#TodayInHistory – October 31

October 31 – Some important events on this day. 1517 👉🏼 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating The Protestant Reformation 1541 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 30

October 30 – Some important events on this day. 1270 👉🏼 The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis […]

#TodayInHistory – October 29

October 29 – Some important events on this day. 539 BC 👉🏼 King Cyrus “the Great” of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives and allowing them to return home […]

The haunted fields of Andersonville~

When it comes to haunted places in the Deep South of United States, two cities often come to mind: Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. If you’ve ever been to […]

#TodayInHistory – October 28

October 28 – Some important events on this day. 1492 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus sights Cuba and claims it for Spain under the name “Juana” 1538 👉🏼 The first university in […]

Vintage photographs from a 1930s Halloween

By now we know that Halloween is a festival with ancient origins that is celebrated on October 31st. Traditionally linked to the Anglo-Saxon world, westernization and globalization have now led […]

#TodayInHistory – October 27

October 27 – Some important events on this day. 312 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Constantine the Great’s […]

John Wimble: a lifetime at sea…

At the age of 12 John boarded a ship for the first time. And that’s when the sea became his home. John Wimble was born in 1797 in Maidstone, Kent, […]

#TodayInHistory – October 26

October 26 – Some important events on this day. 740 👉🏼 An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing damage to city walls and buildings 1366 👉🏼 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 […]

#TodayInHistory – October 25

October 25 – Some important events on this day. 1415 👉🏼 Battle of Agincourt: Henry V’s forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight 1616 👉🏼 […]