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  1. WhatAnArtist

    What would the average, peaceful day of a king or emperor be like?

    Assuming it's peacetime and there are no pressing diplomatic emergencies to resolve, what would a king or emperor do to fill up their day, during, say, the medieval era? What were the expectations that other people in the court had of him? Are there any contemporary sources that detail what the...
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    Alternative D Day - The Frisian Option (Operation Moniker)

    Here is a counterfactual proposition: would a D Day landing on the East Frisian Islands off Germany's coast have yielded a much swifter victory for the Allies? (Please note you are not being asked to believe that the Allies would ever have chosen this option...this is a thought experiment...
  3. Nemowork

    Happy Spitfire day

    Saturday march 5th 1936 the marks the first flight of aircraft K5054 type 300 or air ministry design project F.37/34 if you were being formal. Mutt Summers got the honour of first attempt to crash it, which he failed at completely since it flew well. He and RJ Mitchell then retired to the...
  4. JoanOfArc007

    Friday the 13th: History, Origins, Myths and Superstitions of the Unlucky Day

    Considering its Friday the 13th , History and Origins of Friday the 13th The origin of fears surrounding Friday the 13th is unclear. There is reportedly no written evidence of Friday the 13th superstition before the 19th century, but superstitions surrounding the number 13 date back to at...
  5. Ancientgeezer

    On News Year's Eve and New Year's Day

    On New Year's Eve 870, the Battle of Englefield: Æthelred of Wessex's men under Berkshire ealdorman Æthelwulf beat the invading Danish army.
  6. S

    Was the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre premeditated?

    The arrest of Coligny certainly was planned, but was the wholesale slaughter of somewhere around 10,000 Huguenots in Paris, a premeditated act? Or did it just turn out that way? What's more, was there really a Huguenot conspiracy that warranted the arrest of Coligny and other Huguenot leaders as...
  7. gustavolapizza

    Why is u.s. election day during the week?

    And not during the weekend? When did it started and for what reason ? Inviato dal mio K013 utilizzando Tapatalk
  8. S

    Repost; A Day in the Life of an Important Man.

    Hello all. I'm looking for resources on what life was like for a man ruling a city in the 13th to 15th century- basically what his yearly calendar was like and what kind of issues he had to deal with on a day to day basis. Did he have to deal with the contemporary equivalent of budget meetings...
  9. S

    A Day in the Life of the Important Men.

    Hello all. I'm looking for resources on what life was like for a man ruling a city in the 13th to 15th century- basically what his yearly calendar was like and what kind of issues he had to deal with on a day to day basis. Did he have to deal with the contemporary equivalent of budget meetings...
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    This Day in History: First Presidential Tour (1789)

    On this day in 1789, President Washington returns to Washington at the end of his first presidential tour. Read more here: This Day in History: November 13
  11. notgivenaway

    what's the point of remembrance day?

    both World Wars will eventually be forgotten, or at least not as relevant. There doesn't seem as much a point in commemorating them.
  12. D

    This Day in History: October 29

    On this day in 1777, John Hancock resigns his position as president of the Continental Congress due to a prolonged illness. Read more here: This Day in History: October 29
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    This Day in History: October 18

    On this day in 1867, the United States takes possession of Alaska, which it purchased from Russia. Read more here: This Day in History - October 18
  14. Viperlord

    May 3, 1863: Day 3 at Chancellorsville, A Battle in the Balance

    One of the factoids about the American Civil War that nearly anyone can recall if prompted is that the Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in American history, featuring over 22,000 casualties. What's less well-known is the runner up; May 3, 1863, during the Battle of...
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    This Day in History: Rutherford B. Hayes is Born

    Here's a great write-up on one of the United States' forgotten presidents, who was born on this day in 1822: This Day in History: A forgotten president is born
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    This Day in History: Treaty of Paris (1783)

    On this day in 1783, a milestone event in American History took place: the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Read more here: This Day in History: September 3
  17. S

    On this day July 14: Final siege of Jerusalem commences:

    From July 13-15 the northern French contingent launch their final assault, breaking into the city in the direction of the Temple Mount. A Second assault by Provencal troops comes from the other side of the city led by Count Raymond of Toulouse. While the northern assault had the advantage of...
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    This Day in History: A Future U.S. President is Born

    On this day in 1767, John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, is born. Learn more here: This Day in History: A Future U.S. President is Born
  19. D

    Good day + a question

    Hello y'all I signed up to ask a single question, but I may return mind you; did Saddam Hussein ever ask for the return of the Ishtar Gates?
  20. WhatAnArtist

    On this day in history...

    I apologise if this is the wrong place to make a thread like this. I just thought it might be fun or interesting. Disclaimer: I'll probably only post Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman or Napoleonic historical events, since these are the topics that interest me the most. I'll try to come back every...