On This Day

Historical Events in 1195

  • Apr 8 Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
  • Jun 7 Earliest report of ball lightning in London by Benedictine monk Gervase of Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury, [1]
  • Jul 19 Battle at Alarcos: Almohads led by Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur defeats army of Alfonso VIII of Castile