November 27, 1095 – Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

November 27, 1095 – Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land.

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November 27, 1940 – Iron Guard massacres former Romanian government

November 27, 1940 – Iron Guard massacres former Romanian government

Two months after General Ion Antonescu seized power in Romania and forced King Carol II to abdicate, Antonescu’s Iron Guard arrests and executes more than 60 aides of the exiled king, including Nicolae Iorga, a former minister and acclaimed historian.

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