Today in History for Year 1260
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Mar 1st - Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
May 5th - Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
May 21st - Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.
Sep 3rd - Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
Sep 4th - Battle at Montaperti-Guelfen vs Ghibellijnen
Oct 24th - Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.
Oct 24th - The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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