On This Day … 30 June [2022]

Events 763 – The Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeats the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus. 1422 – Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons. 1521 – Spanish forces defeat a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian… Read More

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On This Day … 29 June [2022]

Events 1149 – Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi. 1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway, leading to his excommunication by the Catholic Church and civil war. 1444 – Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll. 1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first… Read More

On This Day … 28 June [2022]

Events 1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. 1575 – Sengoku period of Japan: The combined forces of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu are victorious in the Battle of Nagashino. 1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony. 1651 – The Battle of Berestechko between Poland and Ukraine starts. 1745 – A… Read More

On This Day … 27 June [2022]

Events 1358 – The Republic of Ragusa is founded. 1497 – Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England. 1499 – Americo Vespucci, on a Spanish financed trip, sights coast south of Cape Cassipore. 1743 – In the Battle of Dettingen, George II becomes the last reigning British monarch… Read More

On This Day … 26 June [2022]

Events 363 – Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire. 1243 – Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ. 1295 – Przemysł II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms. 1407 – Ulrich von Jungingen… Read More

On This Day … 25 June [2022]

Events 524 – The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce. 841 – In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine. 1258 – War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of… Read More

On This Day … 24 June [2022]

Events 1312 BC – Mursili II launches a campaign against the Kingdom of Azzi-Hayasa. 217 BC – The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene (refer to Second Punic War). 474 – Julius Nepos forces Roman usurper Glycerius to abdicate the throne and proclaims himself… Read More