On This Day

Events in History in 1096

  • May 18 Crusaders massacre Jews of Worms
  • Jun 25 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
  • Aug 1 The People's Crusade led by Peter the Hermit arrives at Constantinople with 30,000 followers
  • Oct 21 Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats The People's Crusade at the Battle of Civetot, only about 3,000 out of 20,000 Crusaders survive