Tag: Today in History

Today in History: Roman Emperor Caligula is Murdered.

The 3rd Emperor of the Roman Empire was a troubled youth named Gaius Julius Augustus Germanicus. We know him better […]

Today in History: The Women’s March events take place in Washington and around the world.

Peaceful demonstration and the freedom of assembly are arguably one of the central principles established in most democratic countries around […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Today in History: Justinian I becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

The remarkable rise of a peasant boy named Petrus Sabbatius (Justinian I The Great), to the lofty heights of the […]

Today in History: The battle of Varbitza Pass and the death of Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros.

There have been many Byzantine Emperors who had died in battle – Emperors Julian, Valens and famously Constantine XI Palaiologos, […]