Tag: On this day in history

Today in History: High Speed World Record Attempt Ends in Tragedy.

Briton Donald Campbell lost his life doing what he loved best on January 4th 1967. He lost control of his […]

Today in History: The death of Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Relatively early in the complex state that was the Roman Empire, a man named Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus), became the […]

The Great Persecution

The first truly organised persecution of Christians came after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD under the Emperor […]

The Day We Almost Lost Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ Forever!

On the 15th August, 1943, bombing destroyed the great cloister of the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery, but miraculously spared […]