Independence Day in Georgia (1918)
946 – King Edmund I of England was killed while attending St Augustine's Day Mass.
1637 – Pequot War: An allied Puritan and Mohegan force attacked a fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing between 400 and 700 people.
1906 – Vauxhall Bridge (pictured) in London opened …read more
Africa Day (1963)
First National Government in Argentina (1810)
Independence Day in Jordan (1946)
1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui let the invading Manchus pass through the Great Wall of China (pictured), allowing them to capture Beijing, leading to the foundation of the Qing dynasty.
1738 – King George II …read more
Aldersgate Day (Methodism)
1689 – The Act of Toleration became law in England, granting freedom of worship to nonconformists under certain circumstances, but deliberately excluding Catholics.
1883 – New York City's Brooklyn Bridge (pictured) opened – the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
1956 – The first edition of the Eurovision …read more
1555 – Giovanni Pietro Carafa became Pope Paul IV and had a short, but tumultuous papacy, during which the Papal States suffered a serious military defeat.
1706 – War of the Spanish Succession: Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the allied forces of England, the Dutch Republic, and Denmark–Norway defeated the …read more
International Day for Biological Diversity
853 – Byzantine–Arab Wars: The Byzantine navy began to sack and plunder the port city of Damietta on the Nile Delta, whose garrison was absent at the time.
1762 – The Trevi Fountain (pictured) in Rome was officially inaugurated by Pope Clement XIII.
1849 – Abraham Lincoln …read more
Victoria Day in Canada (2018)
1403 – King Henry III of Castile sent an embassy to the court of Timur (Tamerlane) to discuss the possibility of an alliance between Timur and Castile against the Ottoman Empire.
1856 – A crowd of about 800 pro-slavery Americans ransacked the town of Lawrence, Kansas.
1894 …read more
Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey
Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam
715 – The papacy of Gregory II began; his conflict with Byzantine emperor Leo III eventually led to the establishment of the popes' temporal power.
1743 – French physicist Jean-Pierre …read more
Flag and Universities Day in Haiti
Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan
1388 – During the Battle of Buir Lake, General Lan Yu led a Chinese army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Toghus Temur, the Khan of Northern Yuan.
1896 – The U.S. Supreme …read more
Ramadan begins (Islam, 2018)
1521 – English nobleman Edward Stafford, whose father had been beheaded for rebelling against King Richard III, was himself executed for treason against King Henry VIII.
1642 – The Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanent mission known as Ville-Marie, which eventually grew into the city of Montreal …read more
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