On This Day

What Happened in 680 AD

Historical Events

  • Oct 10 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
  • Nov 7 Third Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens

Famous People Who Died in 680 AD

  • May 6 Muawiyah I, caliph (b. 602)
  • Oct 10 Hazrat Hussein ibn Ali (RA), Muhammad's (SAW) grandson (b. 626) beheaded
  • Nov 17 Hilda of Whitby, Christian saint and founding abbess of Whitby monastery (b. 614)