This Day in History: June

June 10, 323 BC: Alexander the Great Dies
1: June 10, 323 BC: Alexander the Great Dies

Professor Garland introduces you to Alexander, the king of Macedonia in 336 and examines the political and social culture of the time. Look into the strange circumstances of his death and how his short reign had long-effecting impact on the world.

8 min
June 15, 1215: King John Signs the Magna Carta
2: June 15, 1215: King John Signs the Magna Carta

Although the signing of the Magna Carta went practically unnoticed by the entire rest of the world, it had political and social impacts that affect how we live, even today. Join Professor Dorsey Armstrong to learn about this monumental event.

9 min
June 16, 1904: Bloomsday
3: June 16, 1904: Bloomsday

Join English Professor Marc Conner for an illuminating look through the lens of history at the context and circumstances that contributed to James Joyce’s Ulysses, revealing the true-life people, places, and events that inspired the epic novel.

8 min