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What Happened on February 13, 1258

Historical Events


Historic InventionAbbasid-Era Baghdad

Baghdad, then a city of 1 million, falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, tens of thousands slaughtered, ending the Islamic Golden Age

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The minaret of the Al Khalufa mosque in Baghdad, showcasing the minaret from the Abbasid era of the city
The minaret of the Al Khalufa mosque in Baghdad, showcasing the minaret from the Abbasid era of the city
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About February 13, 1258

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 763 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius