It happened today – this day in history – May 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – May 13

609: Pope Boniface I turns the Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church 1110: Crusaders march into Beirut causing a

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – May 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – April 24

1731: Death of novelist Daniel Defoe. 1801: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten”. 1872: Mt Vesuvius erupts in

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – April 9

1413: Henry V is crowned King of England. 1483: Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – April 5

456: St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 1424: James I of Scotland returns home after 18 years

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – April 3

1043: Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1367: Henry IV is born in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincs. 1657: Lord

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

Read more