Tuesday, June 28, 2011
June 28, 1098 Fighters of the First Crusade defeated Kerbogha of Mosul (the original city stood on the west bank of the Tigris River, opposite the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh on the east bank; modern day northern Iraq). 1389 The Ottomans defeated the Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe. 1461 Edward IV was crowned King of England.1491 King Henry VIII of England was born. 1519 Charles V was elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.