Category Archives: Daily Update

What Happened – January 10

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war” and the most recent is “2011 – 2010–2011 Queensland floods: Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 9

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire” and the most recent is “2005 – Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 8

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “307 – Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi” and the most recent is “2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 7

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal” and the most recent is “2010 – Muslim gunmen open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians leaving church after celebrating a midnight Christmas mass, killing eight of them as … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 6

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England” and the most recent is “2009 – Gaza War: Israeli Defense Forces retaliated against mortar attacks in the Gaza Strip by firing on or near a school.”   A few other … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 5

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England” and the most recent is “2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 4

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina” and the most recent is “2010 – The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.”   A few other things that also … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 3

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon” and the most recent is “2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 2

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire” and the most recent is “2006 – An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 1

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “153 BC – Roman consuls begin their year in office” and the most recent is “2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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