Today In The Past
1098 – 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
1408 – Order of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia.
1479 – Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1524 – Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
1653 – Barebone-parliament ends
1677 – Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin
1791 – Bank of US opens
1792 – In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
1800 – Washington DC established as capital of US
1812 – French invasion of Russia comes to an end.
1822 – Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US
1862 – Battle of Dumfries, VA
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