Category Archives: Today in History

Today in History: April 20

Every Year April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. 1517 Died today: Bogdan III the One-Eyed (1470 or 1471–April 20, 1517, age 46 or 47) Bogdan III the One-Eyed (Bogdan al III-lea cel Chior… Read More »

Today in History: April 11

Every Year April 11 is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining until the end of the year. 1241 Batu Khan defeated Béla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Mohi. The Battle of Mohi (modern-day Muhi), also known as Battle of the… Read More »

Today in History: April 2

Every Year April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year. 742 Born today: Charlemagne (April 2, 742–January 28, 814, age 71) Charlemagne /ˈʃɑːrlᵻmeɪn/, also known as Charles the Great (Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus in… Read More »

Today in History: April 1

Every Year April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year. Every Year April Fools’ Day April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and… Read More »

Today in History: March 22

Every Year March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of the year. 2015 The fastest half marathon dressed as a fruit was run in 1 hour 22 minutes 37 seconds. It was run by Jim Heal of… Read More »

Today in History: March 16

Every Year March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of the year. Every Year Day of the Book Smugglers (Lithuania) 1322 The Battle of Boroughbridge (Despenser War) The Battle of Boroughbridge was a battle fought on March… Read More »

Today in History: March 15

Every Year March 15 is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. Every Year The Ides of March (Roman calendar) The Ides of March, Idus Martii or Idus Martiae in Latin, … Every Year International Day Against… Read More »

Today in History: March 14

Every Year March 14 is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year. Every Year Pi Day Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi) — the ratio of the circumference of a circle… Read More »

Today in History: March 13

Every Year March 13 is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. 1781 William Herschel discovered Uranus. 1842 Died today: Henry Shrapnel (June 3, 1761–March 13, 1842, age 80) 1855 Born today: Percival Lowell (March 13, 1855–November… Read More »