Friday, June 15, 2012
June 15,763 BC Assyrians recorded a solar eclipse that was later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. 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 signed the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England. 1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark. According to legend, the Danish flag fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, turning the tide in favor of the Danes. 1330 Edward, the Black Prince was born. 1381 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt,was beheaded in London. 1520 Pope Leo X threatened to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.