TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1096, the Jews of Worms, in present-day Germany, were massacred by Christian Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.
In 1281, after 100 years of Christian occupation, Muslim forces besieged the Crusader city of Acre for 33 days. It ended with the storming of the city and the massacre or enslavement of 60,000 Christians.
In 1504, Michelangelo’s statue of David was erected in Florence.
In 1642, the city of Montreal was founded by Sieur de Maisonneuve. The site had been settled by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and later by Samuel de Champlain, but neither settlement survived.