This Day In History December 5th

1075 Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne 1110 First Crusade: The Crusaders conquer Sidon. 1110 Syria harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders. 1123 Death of Omar Khayy�m, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) 1137 Lotharius III of Supplinburg emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at age 67. 1182 Henry Earl of Gelre/Zutphen...

This Day In History November 27th

1252 Death of Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188) 1288 Birth of Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339) 1326 Death of Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286) 1436 Birth of Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463) 1497 King Hans of Denmark and Norway is acclaimed King of Sweden. 1504 Death of Queen Isabella I of Castile...

This Day In History Nov 21

1272 Edward I proclaimed King of England. 1316 Death of King John I of France (d. 1316) 1407 A solemn truce between John, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of OrlTans is agreed under the auspicies of John, Duke of Berry. OrlTans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy. 1490 Joanot Martorell’s book Tirant lo Blanc is published for the...

This Day in History Nov 7th

1225 Death of Engelbert II of Berg, Archbishop of Cologne 1451 Death of Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy (b. 1383) 1492 The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace (France). 1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal) talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo),...

This Day In History Nov 3rd

1082 Birth of Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135) 1083 Death of Matilda of Flanders, was Queen consort of the Kingdom of England (b. 1031) 1285 Death of King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239) 1327 Death of King James II of Aragon (b. 1267) 1470 Birth of King Edward V of England (1483); deposed, murdered? by Richard III. 1483 Death of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of...

This Day In History Oct 29th

1017 Birth of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056) 1038 Death of Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury 1061 Emperor disposes of Bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II 1138 Death of Boles?aw III Krzywousty, Duke of Poland (b. 1086) 1268 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed...