On This Day

1258 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 29 Mongols defeated by Dai Viet at the battle of Dong Bo Dau

Historic InventionAbbasid-Era Baghdad

Feb 13 Baghdad, then a city of 1 million, falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, tens of thousands slaughtered, ending the Islamic Golden Age
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The minaret of the Al Khalufa mosque in Baghdad, showcasing the minaret from the Abbasid era of the city
The minaret of the Al Khalufa mosque in Baghdad, showcasing the minaret from the Abbasid era of the city
  • Sep 20 Salisbury Cathedral inaugurated

Deaths in History

  • Feb 20 Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad, dies in the sack of Baghdad by being rolled up in a carpet and trampled to death
  • Mar 26 Floris, the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
  • Apr 5 Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies
  • Aug 18 Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea