This Day in History Entry #291

September 3rd, 2014 by Wordsman

Once the largest dominion on Earth
It had reached ’bout th’extent of its girth
They took Baghdad in stride
But the Mamluks defied
And to fractured empire gave birth

Event: Mamluks defeat Mongols in the Battle of Ain Jalut, the first time in history a Mongol invasion had been permanently driven back
Year: 1260
Learn more: The Battle of Ain Jalut

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