Monthly Archives: November 2019

Today in HisStory – November 30

Boniface was consecrated a bishop by Pope Gregory II for the work he did as a missionary to the Germans. (722) Cnut the Great Canute, King of Denmark, claimed the English throne after the death of King Edmund Ironside. (1016) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 29

Saturninus, missionary to Gaul was dragged to death by a bull for refusing to renounce Christ. (257 AD) Antioch, in modern day Syria, was struck by an earthquake. Around 250,000 died. (526 AD) John Ray, father of Natural Science who … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 28

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan entered the Pacific Ocean with three ships. He was the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic. (1520) William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. Six months later, she gave birth. (1582) John Bunyan, author … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 27

Pope Urban II solemnly proclaimed the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont. (1095) Dutch county of Groningen was flooded after failure of the dyke. (1587) Land for the first Jewish settlement in America was purchased by Joseph Salvador. (1755) … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 26

Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony was formed. (43 BC) Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 25

According to Archbishop James Ussher’s Old Testament Chronology, The Great Deluge, the flood from the Bible, happened on this date. (2348 BC) Thousands of Christians were massacred in present day Ethiopia. (523 AD) A deadly earthquake rocked Shemakha, in the … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 24

Catholics in Locarno, Switzerland ordered all Protestants who would not embrace Catholicism were exiled. (1555) John Knox, the most notable of the reformers of Scotland, died. (1572) Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree first observed the transit of Venus. This discovery … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 23

Clement, fourth bishop of Rome, was martyred. (101 AD) Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne arrived at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. (800 AD) Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck was hanged for reportedly attempting … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 22

Nominoe, the first King of all Brittany, defeated Frankish King Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon. (845 AD) Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounded Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – November 21

Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restored the Temple in Jerusalem. It is celebrated every year during Hanukkah. (164 BC) The Burgundians sold Joan of Arc to the English. (1430) Pilgrim Fathers reached America at Provincetown Harbor, … Continue reading

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