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Day History: August-12

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Events History


30 BC- Cleopatra VII -Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an Asp (reptile)|asp bite.

1099- First Crusade -Battle of Ascalon Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Caliphate|Fatimid forces led by Al-Afdal Shahanshah. This is considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.

1121- Battle of Didgori -The Georgia (country)|Georgian army under King David IV of Georgia|David IV wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuq dynasty|Seljuk commander Ilghazi.