Today in History, April 19th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, April 19th!

1539 Emperor Charles V reaches a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany. 1689 Residents of Boston oust their governor, Edmond Andros. 1764 The English Parliament bans the American colonies from printing paper money. 1775 The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Massachusetts.…

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Today in History, April 18th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, April 18th!

310 St. Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope. 1521 Martin Luther confronts the emperor Charles V, refusing to retract the views which led to his excommunication. 1676 Sudbury, Massachusetts is attacked by Indians. 1775 American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts…

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Today in History, April 11th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, April 11th!

1512 The forces of the Holy League are heavily defeated by the French at the Battle of Ravenna. 1689 William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. 1713 The Treaty of Utrecht is signed, ending the War of Spanish Succession. France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain. 1783 After receiving a copy…

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Five Things You Should Know About Women in Sparta

Spartan-WomanThe Spartans are known for producing fierce and strong warriors in battle. You may think it’s all there was to their civilization, as seen in movies like 300. But have you thought about how the Spartan women lived?

Here are five facts about Spartan women that give you a glimpse on how a Spartan woman lived during those ancient times.

1. Spartan girls were given formal education in order to…

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Today in History, April 7th

A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, April 7th!

1652 The Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa. 1712 A slave revolt breaks out in New York City. 1798 The territory of Mississippi is organized. 1862 Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

General Ulysses S. Grant

General Ulysses S. Grant

1914 The…

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