Category Archives: 01 January

Today in HisStory – January 31

Athanasius returned to Alexandria where he spent the last seven years of his life after having been exiled five times for his faith. (366 AD) Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in the plot to blow up the British Parliament building, … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 30

Bathilde died. She was a Christian slave who rose to become queen and regent of France and worked to end slavery in France. (680 AD) Jews at Freilsburg, Germany were massacred. (1349) Gunther of Schwarzburg was chosen at the German … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 29

Abbot Gildas, who gave us the earliest history we have of the British Celts, died. (570 AD) Priest Ulrich Zwingli presented Sixty-Seven Articles for the consideration of Zurich including these: The sum and substance of the Gospel is that our Lord … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 28

Charlemagne, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, died. One of the greatest rulers of all time, he was influential in church matters. (814 AD) German King Henry IV was absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 27

Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ended with death of Ali. (661 AD) Dante became a Florentine political exile. (1302) Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian was burned for witchcraft at Castle Hill, Edinburgh by order King James VI. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 26

Pentateuch, the Jewish Bible, was first printed as a book in Bologna, Italy. (1482) Spanish explorer Vicente Yanez Pinzon became the first European to set foot in Brazil. (1500) Lisbon was hit by an earthquake. Around 30,000 died. (1531) The … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 25

English King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn, his second wife. (1533) Muslims in Constantinople beheaded Auxentius who had refused to convert to Islam despite being beaten with an iron bar. (1720) American Revolutionary War: Americans dragged a cannon up hill to fight … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 24

Claudius succeeded his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after Caligula’s assassination by Praetorian Guards. (41 AD) Belgium issued a mandate against the Mennonites because of their Anabaptist beliefs. (1539) Jonas Michaelius sailed for the New Netherlands, now the state of … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 23

War elephant corps of the Southern Han were defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. Southern Han state was forced to submit to the Song Dynasty. This was the first regular war elephant corps in Chinese army. … Continue reading

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Today in HisStory – January 22

Vincent of Saragossa, Spain’s first famous martyr who had been starved, racked, exposed in the stocks, and partially roasted, died. (304 AD) Postal service between New York and Boston began. (1673) Prince William of Orange, future King William III of … Continue reading

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