Wednesday, July 20, 2011
July 20, 70 First Jewish-Roman War: Siege of Jerusalem - Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, stormed the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army was drawn into street fights with the Zealots. 911 Norman incursions: Norse nobleman Rollo captured and burnt Chartres. 1304 Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England took the stronghold using the WarWolf (siege engine). 1304 Petrarch (Francisco Petracco) the Italian poet, scholar, and humanist was born.