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What Happened on May 23, 1040

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Dandanaqan: Tughril's Seljuk army defeats Ghaznavid force, near Merv (present-day Turkmenistan), brings about the fall of the Ghaznavid Empire

Founder of the Seljuk Empire Tughril
Founder of the Seljuk Empire
Tughril

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About May 23, 1040

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 980 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini