On This Day

Historical Events in 1240

Victory in Battle

Jul 15 A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva

  • Oct 18 Ukrainian city of Chernigov surrenders, despite this still sacked and pillaged by Mongolian army of Batu
  • Dec 6 Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev; out of 50,000 people in the city only 2,000 survive