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Today in History: October 2

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 12: Third Crusade : the capture of Jerusalem by Saladin (1138-1193) (Salah al-Din Yusuf al-Ayyubi) (al Ayyubi) in 1187. Miniature from the "Abbreviated chronicle" by David Aubert, 15th century. Arsenal Library, Paris, France (Photo by Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images)

1187: Siege of Jerusalem

Sultan Saladin leads the Muslim military campaign against the Crusader states which occurred from Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, 1187, resulting in the total breakdown of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. 

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