April 1 When History was Made

April 1 When History was Made CULTUREIFY 1789 – In New York City, the United States House of Representatives held its first quorum and elected Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first Speaker. 1854 – Charles Dickens’ novel Hard Times began serialisation...

March 21 When History was Made

March 21 When History was Made CULTUREIFY 537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius. 630...

March 20 When History was Made

March 20 When History was Made CULTURIEFY 235 – Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. 673 – Emperor Tenmu of Japan assumes the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Palace of Kiyomihara in Asuka. 1206 – Michael IV Autoreianos is appointed Ecumenical Patriarch of...

March 19 When History Was Made

March 19 When History Was Made CULTUREIFY 1687 – Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searched for the mouth of the Mississippi River, was murdered by his men. 1863 – The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her...

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