On This Day

Events in History in 1000

  • Aug 20 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.

Battle of InterestBattle of Svolder

Sep 9 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age. He leaps to his death overboard.

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The Battle of Svolder, a naval battle fought between King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway and an alliance of his enemies
The Battle of Svolder, a naval battle fought between King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway and an alliance of his enemies
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  • Oct 9 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
  • Dec 25 Monarch Istvan crowned king of Hungary