On this day October 2: International Day of Non-Violence; Gandhi Jayanti in India 1263 – Scottish–Norwegian War: The armies of Norway and Scotland fought the Battle of Largs, an inconclusive engagement near the present-day town of Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland. 1879 – Qing China signed the Treaty of Livadia with the Russian Empire, but the terms were so unfavorable that the Chinese government
July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 180 days remain until the end of the year. The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date. Events 362 BC – Battle of Mantinea: The Thebans, led by Epaminondas, defeated
June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 188 days remain until the end of the year. Events 4 AD – Augustus adopts Tiberius. 221 – Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar. 363 – Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire. 684 – Pope Benedict
June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 189 days remain until the end of the year. Events 524 – The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce. 841 – In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin
June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 190 days remain until the end of the year. Events 1312 BC – Mursili II launches a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa. 217 BC – The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. 109 – Roman
On June 1, 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to
The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high Elizabeth Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on May 31, 1859. After a fire destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster—the headquarters of the British Parliament—in
1570 Pope Pius V issues the bull Regnans in Excelsis which excommunicates Queen Elizabeth of England. 1601 Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and former favorite of Elizabeth I, is beheaded in the Tower of London for high treason. 1642 Dutch settlers slaughter lower Hudson Valley Indians in New Netherland,
On October 12, 539 BC, king of Persia, Cyrus the Great and its army entered the city of Babylon. It was not however, an easy task because Babylon’s walls were difficult to penetrate. The only way into the city was through one of its gates or through the Euphrates River. Cyrus decided to
1793: Washington lays Capitol cornerstone First president of the U.S., George Washington, lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. The structure itself would take nearly a century to complete – it was delayed by the War of 1812 and later by the Civil War. The official seat
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