Monday, August 3, 2015

History Trivia - Louis III of France defeats the Vikings

August 3

 881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the German poem Ludwigslied.

1291 the Crusaders abandoned Tortosa (province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain) to the Moslems.

 1347 Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrendered to Edward III of England, hoping to relieve the siege.

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