1st crusades launched

  • Jan 1, 1096

    1st crusade launched

    The first crusade was a military expedition launched by pope urban 2 in order to regain the holy land.
  • Mar 27, 1145

    2nd crusade

    The Second Crusade was announced by Pope Eugene III, and was the first of the crusades to be led by European kings.
  • Oct 2, 1187

    saladin retakes the city of jerusalem

    Saladin united Arab forces and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from Christian Crusaders
  • Jan 1, 1189

    3rd crusade

    The Third Crusade (1189–1192), also known as the Kings' Crusade, was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin
  • Aug 20, 1191

    massacre at acre

    This was about saladin not willing to pay the terms of the treaty of acre so Richard had the garrison (including women and children) massacred in full view of Saladin's camp
  • Apr 6, 1453

    Turks captured constantinople

    The Fall of Constantinople marked the end of the Byzantine Empire, an empire which had lasted for over 1,100 years, and was a massive blow for Christendom.
  • Arab league declares jihad on isreal

    On the day that Israel declared its independence Azzam Pasha, Secretary General of the Arab League, at Cairo press conference declared “jihad”, a holy war. He said that the Arab states rejected partition and intended to set up a “United State of Palestine.” He then stated:
  • suez canal incident

    The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression was a war fought by Britain, France, and Israel against Egypt
  • battle of algiers

    he battle of algiers was a battle of guerrilla warfare between the national liberation front and the french algerian
  • 1st gulf war

    The Gulf War was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States, against Iraq
  • 9/11

    was a series of coordinated suicide attacks by upon the United. Terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both towers collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others.
  • operation iraqi freedom

    was a military campaign that began on March 20, 2003,[50][51] with the invasion of Iraq by a multinational force led by troops from the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under Prime Minister Tony Blair.[52]