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January 18

January 18, 1213: On this day, “King Tamar,” the Queen of Georgia died. Queen Tamar's reign from 1184 to 1213 is widely regarded as the apex of the Georgian Golden Age. During her rule, […]

August 14

August 14, 1889: On this day in 1889 the Griffe Law was passed by the French government. Named after Charles Griffe, a senator representing the Hérault region of southern France who had proposed the […]

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 […]

February 14

February 14, 1387: On this day, King John I of Portugal wed Philippa of Lancaster, a descendant of John of Gaunt, the first Duke of Lancaster. The long-standing relationship between Portugal and England was […]

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