Sunday, July 8, 2012
July 8, 49 BC, the city of Paris, France was founded by the Parisii, a Celtic tribe of fisherman. 810 Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, died. 975 Edgar, considered the first King of a united England, reigning over Mercia, Northumbria and Wessex, died. 1099 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers marched in a religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders watched. The Crusaders were ultimately victorious in taking the city. 1249 Alexander II, King of Scotland died.