Wednesday, June 15, 2011
June 15,763 BC Assyrians recorded a solar eclipse that was later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. 923 Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France was killed and King Charles the Simple was arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy 1094, El Cid, the great Spanish national hero, captured Valencia from the Moors. 1184 King Magnus V of Norway was killed at the Battle of Fimreite. 1215 King John of England put his seal to the Magna Carta. 1246 With the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ended in Austria. 1330 Edward, the Black Prince was born.1381 The Peasants' Revolt against a poll tax was dispersed at Smithfield after its leader Wat Tyler was killed. 1389 Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeated Serbs and Bosnians. 1520 Pope Leo X threatened to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.