On This Day

1242 in History

Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 5 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • Jun 6 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 25 Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittany, daughter of Henry III of England, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1275)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 10 Emperor Shijō of Japan (b. 1231)
  • Feb 12 Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide