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Events in History in 1219

  • Jan 16 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, thousands killed
  • Feb 18 Jerusalem re-taken by the Christian Crusader kingdom in a peace treaty between Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II and Egyptian ruler Al-Kamil
  • Jun 15 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark

DenmarkDannebrog - World's Oldest National Flag

Jun 15 Dannebrog is the flag of Denmark and the oldest national flag in the world. According to legend, it fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, and turned the Danes' luck

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According to legend the Dannebrog fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219
According to legend the Dannebrog fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse in 1219
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