It happened today – on this day in history – February 19

1473: Birth of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 1736: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1819:

Read more

It happened today – on this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – January 21

1720: Sweden and Prussia sign a peace treaty ending hostilities during the Great Northern War. 1793: Louis XVI of France

Read more

It happened today – on this day in history – December 18

218BC: Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeats Roman forces on Italian soil during the Second Punic War. 1621: Parliament unanimously accepts

Read more

It happened today – on this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – November 21

1620: The Pilgrim Fathers reach Provincetown Harbour, Massachusetts. 1694: French writer and philosopher Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) is born in Paris.

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – September 6

1492: Christopher Columbus’ fleet leaves Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. 1620: The Mayflower departs Plymouth with 102 Pilgrims and

Read more