Category: History

Today in History: The Death of Rome’s Greatest Orator.

Marcus Tullius Cicero was the greatest orator of the late Roman Republic. In his capacity, as a statesman, lawyer, scholar […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

The Holy Crown of St. Stephen.

Also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, the Holy Crown of St. Stephen was the coronation crown of over […]

Today in History: The American whaler Essex is sunk by a huge whale.

In the 19th century, whaling was an extremely dangerous occupation. On November 20th, 1820, the American whaler Essex was just about to […]

Today in History: My Lai Massacre is exposed to the American public.

Please note that this article contains sensitive images of the My Lai Massacre that may be upsetting to some readers. […]

The Flanders Poppy: A symbol of remembrance and sacrifice.

The history of the Flanders poppy goes back to the time of the Great War. Red poppies were among the […]

Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass.

Jewish communities throughout Germany were subjected to a night of terror, eighty years ago today, when Nazi thugs went on […]

Today in History: Laika, the first dog launched into space to orbit the Earth.

Russian cosmonaut, Laika, was the first dog launched into orbit on the Soviet satellite Spuntik 2 on November 3rd 1957, less […]

Today in History: Henry Parkes’ Tenterfield Address.

On October 24th, 1889, at the Tenterfield School of the Arts, in rural New South Wales, Henry Parkes, known as […]

Life in the fast lane: Death of James Dean.

James Dean became a racing enthusiast late in his short life. He harboured dreams of racing in the Indianapolis 500, […]