Tuesday, September 11

Top5 Lesser Known Events of September 11


5. 1185, Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt which deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

4. 1297, Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots led by William Wallace defeat the English.

3. 1897, After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.

2. 1918, Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox win last World Series until 2004, starting the "Curse of the Bambino."

1. 1989, The iron curtain opens between the communist Hungary and Austria. From Hungary thousands of East Germans throng to Austria and West Germany.

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