Friday, February 10, 2012

History Trivia

February 10, 60 it is believed St Paul was shipwrecked off the coast of Malta on this date. 1098 Crusaders defeated Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch. 1162 Baldwin III, King of the crusader state of Jerusalem, died. 1306 Robert the Bruce murdered his leading political rival John Comyn in front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in Dumfries and sparked revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence. 1355 the St. Scholastica's Day riot broke out in Oxford, England, where 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals died.

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