Today in African History: February 17

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 17, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1838 South Africa Weenen massacre: Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal were killed by Zulus. 1854 South Africa The United Kingdom recognized the […]

Today in African History: February 16

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 16, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1862 USA American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant captured Fort Donelson, Tennessee. During the Civil War, some 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered at Fort Donelson, Tenn. […]

Today in African History: February 15

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 15, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1493 Americas While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the […]

Today in African History: February 14

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 14, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1779 USA American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia. 1817 USA Frederick Douglass (1817 – 1895), “The Great Emancipator,” was […]

Today in African History: February 13

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 13, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1861 USA Abraham Lincoln was declared president. 1864 USA Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek and Wyatt, Mississippi. 1865 USA The Confederacy approved the recruitment […]

Today in African History: February 12

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 12, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1502 Spain Queen Isabella of Spain issued a royal order giving all remaining Moors in the realms of Castile the choice between baptism and expulsion. […]

Today in African History: February 11

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 11, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1626 Ethiopia Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declared the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Catholicism to […]

Today in African History: February 10

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 10, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1763 France French and Indian War: Britain, Spain, and France signed the Treaty of Paris ending the French-Indian War. France ceded Canada to England and […]

Today in African History: February 9

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 9, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1775 USA American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declared Massachusetts in rebellion. 1822 Dominican Republic First date for the abolition of slavery. 1825 USA After […]

Today in African History: February 8

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 8, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1861 USA American Civil War: Delegates from seceded states adopted a provisional Confederate Constitution in Montgomery, Ala. 1862 USA American Civil War: Union troops under […]

Today in African History: February 7

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 7, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1783 USA American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lifted the Great Siege of Gibraltar. 1795 USA The 11th Amendment to US Constitution was ratified. […]

Today in African History: February 6

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 6, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1778 USA American Revolutionary War: In Paris, the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce were signed by the United States and […]

Today in African History: February 5

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 5, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 789 Morocco Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding Morocco from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first Moroccan state. 1762 Martinique […]

Today in African History: February 4

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 4, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1789 USA George Washington was unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College. 1794 USA The French legislature […]

Today in African History: February 3

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 3, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1488 South Africa Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel […]

Today in African History: February 2

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 2, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1494 Caribbean Christopher Columbus began the practice using Native Americans as slaves. 1848 USA; Mexico US and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Mexico […]

Today in African History: February 1

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, February 1, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1835 Mauritius Slavery was abolished in Mauritius. 1861 USA American Civil War: Texas seceded from the United States. 1865 USA President Abraham Lincoln signed the […]

Today in African History: January 31

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 31, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1620 USA Virginia colony leaders wrote to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment. 1865 USA American Civil War: The […]

Today in African History: January 30

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 30, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 516 BCE Israel/Judea The Second Temple of Jerusalem finishes construction. 1800 USA US population was reported at 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%). 1844 USA Richard […]

Today in African History: January 29

Greetings and shalom, everyone! On this day of the Gregorian calendar, January 29, we remember the following events in global African history: Year Territory Event 1861 USA Kansas was admitted into the Union as the 34th state. 1926 USA Violette Neatley Anderson became the first African-American woman admitted to practice […]