It happened today – this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – January 13

1099: Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by Parliament forbidding alchemists to use

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – November 22

1220: Frederick II is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Honorius III. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds the

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – November 20

1272: Edward I is proclaimed King of England after the death of his father, Henry III. He would take two

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – November 6

1528: Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas. 1796: Death

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – October 23

42BC: One of Julius Caesar’s assassins, Brutus commits suicide. 1091: A tornado hits London, destroying the wooden London Bridge. 1642:

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – October 13

54AD: Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor 1399: Henry of Bolingbroke is crowned King Henry IV of England at Westminster

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

Read more