Tuesday, May 31, 2011

History Trivia

May 31,1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 526 A devastating earthquake struck Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000. 1223 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeated Kievan Rus and Cumans. 1076 The execution of Waltheof of Northumbria ended the 'Revolt of the Earls' against William the Conqueror.

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