This Day in History

Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.

Events History

1279 BC- Ramesses II -(The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

455-Emperor Petronius Maximus -is Stoning|stoned to death by an Ochlocracy|angry mob while fleeing Ancient Rome|Rome.

526-A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch -Turkey, killing 250,000.

1578- Martin Frobisher -sails from Harwich in England to Frobisher Bay in Canada, eventually to mine pyrite|fool's gold, used to pave streets in London.