Today in History

Brief stories about important events in history, available to everyone.

San Marino is born, the western Roman Empire dies, and more
The Abbasids defeat a Tang Chinese army and secure Islam's foothold in Central Asia.
The army of the Fourth Crusade sacks Constantinople for the first time, Arab-Berber invaders defeat the Visigothic king of Spain, and more
Revolutionaries storm the Bastile, Crusaders conquer Jerusalem, and more
The Great Eastern Crisis begins, the Sultanate of Bengal ends, and more
The Qing dynasty begins to emerge, Constantinople falls to the Ottomans, and more
A Byzantine army defeats an Arab raiding party and, in the process, helps spark a period of imperial expansion.
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