Category Archives: History Today

What Happened Today – August 8?

History is the ship carrying living memories to the future. – Stephen Spender. On this day: 1509 – Krishnadevaraya, one of the most powerful Hindu rulers of then India, is crowned the king of Vijayanagara Empire by defeating Sultans of Bijapur, Golconda, the Bahmani Sultanate and the Gajapatis of Odisha. 1854 – Smith & Wesson registered their patent for metal bullets for their revolvers. It

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What happened on this day – August 4?

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. – George Bernard Shaw. On this day: 367 – Gratian receives the title of Augustus under his father, Valentinian I. 1704 – Britain gained control of Gibraltar during the War of the Spanish Succession, with “The Rock” subsequently becoming a British colony

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What happened Today – July 24?

History is Philosophy teaching by examples – Thucydides Starting with everything simplest thing we do, like eat, walk, talk, everything is embedded in History, and it is very much necessary to study the past, if you have to define the future. On this day: 1534 – Jacques Cartier, a French-Breton explorer landed in Canada and claimed it for France 1567

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