In History

Take a journey through time and find out what happened on this day in history.

On this day, February 7

Apart from being National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, Feb. 7 is filled with many other important holidays, such as being...

On this day, January 31

Apart from being National Backwards day, January 31 is a big day for world wars and astro-apes, not to...

On this day, December 6

1704 The Battle of Chamkaur occured in India where the vastly outnumbered group of Sikh Khalsa soldiers managed to defeat...

On this day, November 29

1777 San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the...

On this day, November 8

1519 Hernán Cortés entered Tenochtitlán after an invitation from Aztec ruler Moctezuma. Shortly after the welcoming festivities, conflict broke out,...

On this day, November 1

1512 The artwork painted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was exhibited to the public for the...

On this day, October 25

1616 Dutch Captain Dirk Hartog made the second recorded landing on Australian soil by a European. This island of the...

On this day, October 18

1775 The first published African-American female poet, Phillis Wheatley, was freed from slavery. 1851 Under the title The Whale, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick...

On this day, October 11

1582 This date does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain due to their adoption of...

On this day, October 4

1795 Napoleon Bonaparte of France was nationally recognized for suppressing armed counter-revolutionary rioters to protect the National Convention. 1824 Mexico, adopting a...

On this day, September 27

1066 William the Conqueror set sail to begin the Norman conquest of England. The Norman conquest would go on to...

On this day, September 20

1498 The Nankai earthquake sent a tsunami raging towards Japan’s southern coast, washing over the city of Kamakura. The tsunami...

On this day, September 13

Apart from being National Chocolate Day, September 13 is an important day in history for many reasons. 2001 Civilian air traffic...