Tag Archives: Pope Urban II

What Happened – November 28

It was on this day in 1814 that The London Times became the first newspaper to be printed by an automatic press. Built by two German inventors, the steam powered machine was able to produce over 2000 pages per hour, compared to only 800 … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 27

It was on this day in 1095 that Pope Urban II first urged Christians in Europe to wage war against Muslims in the Middle East. The Turks had control of Jerusalem, and they had banned Christian pilgrims from visiting the … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 19

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading

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