Tuesday, November 25, 2014

History Trivia - The White Ship sinks in the English Channel

November 25

  955 King Eadred brought Northumbria permanently under English rule.

1034 Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots died. Donnchad, the son of his daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherited the throne. 

1120 The White Ship sank in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England. 

1177 Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeated Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1343 a tsunami, caused by an earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastated Naples (Italy) and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi.

1491 The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, began.
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