30 Days of History - Day XIII

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Day 13: Today in History - August 22, 2021

I. August 22, 1244,
The Sixth Crusade that led to the conquest of Jerusalem failed when the Turks finally expelled the crusaders who were under the leadership of Frederick II.

Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_(1244)

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IV. August 22, 1350
Upon Philip VI in 1350, John II succeeded as the King of France.

Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II_of_France

II. August 22, 1642
The first English Civil War began on this day in 1642. Battle broke out between Royalists and Parliament

Read: https://www.britannica.com/event/English-Civil-Wars/The-first-English-Civil-War-1642-46
More reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Civil_War#First_English_Civil_War_(1642%E2%80%931646)

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III. August 22, 1864,
The first of the four treaties of the geneva convention was signed on this day. Some of the 12 nations present for signing the first convention included Prussia, Spain, Denmark, and Belgium. The convention was about “Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field”

Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Geneva_Convention

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