Sunday, June 19, 2011

History Trivia

June 19, 1098 Antioch fell to the crusaders.The long siege and capture of Antioch in the First Crusade delayed the crusaders' arrival in Jerusalem for more than a year. Even after its fall it took several months before the last leg of the journey could begin. 1179 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke was killed, and the battle changed the tide of the civil wars. 1269 King Louis IX of France ordered all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver. 1306 Wars for Scottish Independence: The Earl of Pembroke's army defeated Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.

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