Saladin Accepts Surrender of Ascalon

Saladin Accepts Surrender of Ascalon

Ascalon

The city of Ascalon surrenders to Saladin and Muslim forces re-establish control over the region. Soon Saladin will also control the cities of Nablus, Jaffa, Toron, Sidon, Gaza, and Ramala, completing a ring around his ultimate goal: Jerusalem.

Saladin will begin his siege of Jerusalem in two weeks; while the city's defenses are strong enough to keep him at bay, the city's defenders will not be strong enough to drive him away and they will be forced to surrender.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

12 Amendments to Constitution Adopted by First U.S. Congress
Monument to German Freethinkers is Rejected in Texas
Manifesto Released by Mormon President Wilford Woodruff on Abandoning Polygamy
Death of Author Erich Maria Remarque, Author of 'All Quiet On The Western Front'
Peace of Augsburg Ends Religious Conflict Between Catholic & Protestant Rulers

September History Calendar