884 Charles the Fat
inherited the West Frankish lands and briefly reunited the empire of his
1098 First Crusade: Massacre of Ma'arrat al-Numan –
Crusaders breached the town's walls and massacred about 20,000 inhabitants. After
finding themselves with insufficient food, they resorted to cannibalism.
1189 Richard I left England, where he spent less than
six months of his reign, to join the Third Crusade.
1408, The Order of the
Dragon a monarchical chivalric order was created by Sigismund of Luxembourg,
then King of Hungary.