On This Day

Events in History in May 1040

  • May 21 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 23 Battle of Dandanaqan: Tughril's Seljuk army defeats Ghaznavid force, near Merv (present-day Turkmenistan), brings about the fall of the Ghaznavid Empire

Founder of the Seljuk Empire Tughril
Founder of the Seljuk Empire
Tughril