More interesting facts for you –
1096 – The Crusaders, led by Peter The Hermit, reach Constantinople. Peter The Hermit was a priest in Amiens and a key figure during the first Crusade. According to legend, Jesus appeared to Peter and told him to preach the crusade. Click HERE to find out more about Peter The Hermit.
1832 – Gen. Henry Atkinson’s troop massacre Sauk Indians, followers of Black Hawk, at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk surrenders three weeks later bringing the Black Hawk War to an end. Click HERE for more on the Black Hawk War.
1916 – Sir Roger Casement, an Irish patriot, is hanged for treason in England. Click HERE for more on Sir Roger Casement.
1912 – Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, is credited with saving around 100,000 Jews from Budapest during WWII. Click HERE for more on Wallenberg.
1892 – Harriet Tubman is granted a pension from Congress because of her work as a spy, nurse and scout during the Civil War. Click HERE for more on Harriet Tubman.