July 31

July 31, 1556: On this day, Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (more commonly known as the Jesuits) died in the city of Rome. The Jesuits had been established in […]

July 5

July 5, 1894: On this day in 1894 Austen Henry Layard died. An archaeologist, politician, historian and travel writer, he is most famous for having discovered the Library of King Ashurbanipal in the remains […]

June 14

June 14, 1830: On this day in 1830 a French army consisting of 34,000 men under the command of General Louis-Auguste de Bourmont landed 27 kilometers west of Algiers in Algeria to begin the […]


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