This Day in History

Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father, is Born

On this day in 1755, Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was born. His contributions to the drafting of the Constitution and the establishment of the nation are invaluable.

Lisbon Earthquake Devastates the City

On this day, a powerful earthquake, one of the deadliest in history, struck Lisbon, Portugal, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. The event had a profound impact on European philosophy, leading to discussions on theodicy and the nature of evil in a world created by a benevolent God.