Wednesday, June 5, 2013

History Trivia - Titus and his Roman legions breach Jerusalem's middle wall

June 5

70 Titus and his Roman legions breached the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.

1099 Members of the First Crusade witnessed an eclipse of the moon and interpreted it as a sign they would recapture Jerusalem.

 1294 Saint Celestine V was elected Roman Catholic pope. He was unhappy with the office and abdicated before the year was out.

1341 Edmund of Langley, first Duke of York, son of Edward III of England was born.

1798 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster was defeated.

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