This Day in History

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Events History


671-Emperor Emperor Tenji|Tenji -of Japan introduces a water clock (water clock|clepsydra) called ''Rokoku''. The instrument, which measure time and indicates hours, is placed in the capital of Ōtsu, Shiga|Ōtsu.

1190- Third Crusade -Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor|Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Göksu|Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.

1329-The Battle of Pelekanon -results in a Byzantine Empire|Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.

1523- Copenhagen -is surrounded by the army