Category: This Day in History

Saturday, 14th March, 2015

Saturday, 14th March, 2015

234 solar years ago, on this day in 1781 AD, after only two years as ruler of Iran, Sadeq Khan Zand was killed by Ali Murad Khan Zand – who was to be killed himself four years later by his victim’s son, Ja’far Khan Zand.  he fratricide amongst the Zands brought about the collapse of the [&hellip

Friday, 13th March, 2015

Friday, 13th March, 2015

1391 solar years ago, on this day in 624 AD, the pagan Arabs of Mecca lost the Battle of Badr, which they had imposed as the first armed encounter upon Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).  With God’s help the poorly armed Muslim defenders, numbering only 313, emerged victorious against the more than a thousand fully armed Arab aggressors. [&hellip

Thursday, 12th March, 2015

Thursday, 12th March, 2015

1116 lunar years ago, on this day in 320 AH, the acclaimed Muslim physician, philosopher, and geographer, Ahmad ibn Ja’far ibn al-Jazzar al-Qayrawani, was born in Qayrawan in what is now Tunisia during the rule of Fatemid Ismaeil Shi’ite dynasty of North Africa, and was known in Europe by the Latinized name Algizar.  He authored several [&hellip

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

3440 solar years ago, on this day in 1425 BC, Thutmose III, 6th Pharaoh of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, died at the age of 56 after a reign of 54 years – 32 years as absolute ruler – and was succeeded by his son, Amenhotep II. He created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen – from [&hellip

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2256 solar years ago, on this day in 241 BC, the Battle of the Aegates Island, off the coast of Sicily was won by the Romans who sank the Carthaginian fleet to bring the First Punic War to its end after 23 years of seesaw fighting, mainly on the Mediterranean island of Sicily and its surrounding [&hellip

This Day in History (05-03-2015)

This Day in History (05-03-2015)

3238 solar years ago, on this day in 1223 BC, the oldest recorded eclipse so far discovered, occurred according to a clay tablet retrieved from the ancient city of Ugarit in Syria.  The ancient civilizations of Syria, Egypt and Mesopotamia (Iraq), were scientifically advanced while the Greeks and other Europeans lived in the dark ages as [&hellip

Migrants spread Indo-European languages

Migrants spread Indo-European languages

A recent study has suggested that a vast human migration by ancient Eastern European steppe herders may have spread Indo-European languages to other parts of Europe. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the US, Australia, and other countries by assessing multiple libraries of DNA samples from the remains of 69 [&hellip

ISIL threatens to kill Twitter founder

ISIL threatens to kill Twitter founder

Twitter has announced it is working with law enforcement officials on a recent threat against the company’s founder posted online by supporters of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. “Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials,” Jim Prosser, a Twitter spokesman, said on Monday. The announcement came against the [&hellip

8 jailed over Paris jewelry heist

8 jailed over Paris jewelry heist

A French court has sentenced eight men to jail over a record double heist at the Harry Winston store in the French capital, Paris. On Friday, the Paris court sentenced the men to prison terms ranging from nine months to 15 years in prison over the robberies in 2007 and 2008. The heaviest penalty was handed [&hellip

9 found dead after US shooting spree

9 found dead after US shooting spree

Nine people have been found dead after a shooting spree in the US state of Missouri, authorities say. Bodies were discovered at multiple crime scenes in a rural town in Texas County. The suspected gunman was believed to be among the dead. The 36-year-old man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a [&hellip