On This Day

Historical Events in 1120

  • Jan 16 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • May 27 Richard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death
  • Jul 4 Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death
  • Jul 25 Large fire in church of Saint Madeleine of V├ęzelay, France, kills a thousand pilgrims and seriously damages the church
  • Nov 25 'The White Ship' capsizes near the Normandy coast while crossing the English Channel transporting many nobles, including the heir to the English throne, from France to England; about 300 die, only 1 survivor