Thursday, November 26, 2015

History Trivia - Danish Vikings attack Paris

November 26

886 Danish Vikings attacked Paris and were paid by the Frankish emperor Charles the Fat not to destroy the city as they had in 845 and 856.

1703 Hurricane-force winds killed as many as 8,000 people as the Great Storm swept southern England.  Bristol incurred heavy damage and the Royal Navy lost 15 warships.

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