On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1260

Historical Events

  • Qutuz, Mamluk Sultans of Egypt (1259-60), is assassinated by Baibars, a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself
  • The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
1260 Highlights

About October 24, 1260

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 760 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio