It happened today – this day in history – September 8

1157: Birth of Richard the Lionheart in Oxford. 1276: John XXI, the only Portuguese pope is elected. 1380: Moscow’s great

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – August 20

2AD: Venus and Jupiter in conjunction – possible astrological explanation for Star of Bethlehem. 1000: Hungary is established as a

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – May 20

1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, killing 30,000. 1303: The Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – May 18

1048: Birth of Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher Omar Khayam. 1152: Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – May 14

1264: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes in the 2nd

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – August 20

1000: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I. 1191: Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko.

Read more