• HISTORY
    17 March 2021: This day in history

    432 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date) 1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines 1861 Italy is unified into a single kingdom under Victor Emmanuel II following the campaigns led by Giuseppe Garibaldi 1905 Albert Einstein finishes his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of […]

  • HISTORY
    16 March 2021: This day in history

    597 BC Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king 1527 Battle of Khanua: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power 1660 English Long Parliament disbands 1792 King gustav iii of Sweden is shot by Count Jacob Johan Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29 1867 First publication of an article […]

  • HISTORY
    15 March 2021: This day in history

    44 BC Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome 221 Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself Emperor of Shu-Han, claiming legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty 1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World 1783 In […]

  • HISTORY
    14 March 2021: This day in history

    1590 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion 1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states 1900 Dutch botanist Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel’s laws of genetics 1900 US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act 1943 World War II: Kraków Ghetto […]

  • HISTORY
    13 March 2021: This day in history

    624 Battle of Badr: Muhammad’s Muslim forces win significant victory over Meccan army 1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai 1781 William Herschel sees what he thinks is a “comet” but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus 1884 Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months 1903 Fall […]

  • HISTORY
    12 March 2021: This day in history

    538 Witiges, King of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome, retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of victorious Byzantine General Belisarius 1455 First record of Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before 1642 Abel Tasman is the 1st European to sight New Zealand, viewing […]

  • HISTORY
    11 March 2021: This day in history

    843 Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople 1502 Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty, crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524) 1918 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia 1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami […]

  • HISTORY
    10 March 2021: This day in history

    241 BC First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands – The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end 1783 USS Alliance under Captain Barry fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral 1861 West African political leader El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, […]

  • HISTORY
    9 March 2021: This day in history

    141 BC Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne of the Han Dynasty in China and rules for 54 years 1522 Martin Luther begins preaching his “Invocavit Sermons” in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God’s word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage […]

  • HISTORY
    8 March 2021: This day in history

    1531 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury 1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded 1867 British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada’s constitution for more than 100 years 1917 Russian “February Revolution” begins in earnest with protests celebrating International Woman’s Day and riots […]