Dec 15, 1162
Temujin is bornTemujin was born in Deluun Boldog. His father was the chieftain of the tribe in which they resided in. He was named after another chieftain that his father had recently captured (History.com).
Dec 15, 1170
Leonardi Fibonacci is bornFibonacci was a mathematician that was considered the greatest of his time. He came up with many new ideas, such as finding the relationships between square roots.
Ex. 1 = 1²
1 + 3 = 2²
1 + 3 + 5 = 3²
His ideas were put into context when he wrote the book "Liber abbaci," or "The Book of Calculations" (Math.rutgers.edu).
Dec 15, 1171
Temujin's father diesTemujin's father was most likely poisoned by another person. Even though he inherited the right to rule, many people rejected his leadership because of his youth. He is forced to live in poverty with his mother and three brothers (History.com).
Dec 15, 1172
Temujin murders his brotherTemujin's half brother, named Behter, was the only one with as much of a claim to leadership as him. On a hunting expedition, the two quarrel and Temujin kills Behter. After this, nobody should have been able to question his leadership (Biography.com).
Dec 15, 1177
Escapes Tayichi'ud tribeTemujin was captured by a nearby tribe, the Tayichi'ud. He displays his cunning by convincing his own guard to release him. When he gets back, the people support him more, since they saw his bravery and intellect (softschools.com).
Dec 15, 1191
Saladin defeated by the Third CrusadeSaladin was a Muslim general during the crusades. He was able to survive the first two, but was defeated by the Third in the battle of Jaffa. He fought against the Christian church who opposed him (History.com).
Dec 15, 1197
Otakar I rules BohemiaOtakar was originally given the position of duke by the Holy Roman Emperor. A year later, he was rejected, but in 1197, he was given power once more. In 1998, he was given absolute power as a king (Timeline.ws).
Dec 15, 1198
Lotario de Conti di Sengi became Pope Innocent IIILotario de Conti di Sengi helped the Church get more powerful. He raised the treasury a lot and made England's religious beliefs become more unified. He oversaw two crusades in his time (Nnbd.com).
Dec 15, 1200
The Anasazi riseThe Anasazi resided in Colorado. They lived in the cliffs, and were known for their beautiful pottery. They are thought to be the ancestors of the Pueblo Native Americans (Historytogo.utah.gov).
Dec 15, 1206
Temujin becomes Genghis KhanTemujin adopted the name Genghis Khan to show his power. "Genghis" has multiple meanings, and "Khan" means leader. When the two are put together, "Genghis Khan" is often translated to "Supreme Leader" (Softschools.com) (history.com).
Dec 15, 1209
Khan initiates his first warKhan starts to attack Xi Xia, China, to conquer their land. He is the reason for the building of the Great Wall. In the end, he defeats the Chinese (Softschools.com) (history.com).
Dec 15, 1212
The French conquer the MuslimsA boy named Stephen had a vision of Jesus. When he brought the message to the King of France, he is sent to the Holy Land with 30,000 children and "conquer the Muslims with love instead of arms" (timelines.ws). Stephen is later named the Archbishop of Canterbury (Timeline.ws).
Dec 15, 1214
Khan defeats the Jin DynastyThe Jin Dynasty requested that Khan steps down, and in retaliation, after his first attacks on Xi Xia, he sent Mongols to conquer them. It took three years, starting in 1211. In 1214, the mongols defeat Zhongdu, which is now Beijing (History.com).
Aug 18, 1227
Genghis Khan diesGenghis Khan dies August 18, 1227. The dies about one year after sustaining both internal and external injuries from falling off a horse. This is what is attributed to his death. This event is the only date that is known to the day (Biography.com).
Dec 15, 1227
Xi Xia fallsKhan sent his troops to Xi Xia, and the siege began. It is in here that he sustains injuries that lead to his death. Xi Xia is defeated shortly after his death (Britannica.com) (history.com).
Period:Dec 15, 1195toDec 16, 1210
The creation of the first postal systemAround 1200, Khan came up with the idea of having a postal system. This included thousands of postal stations around Asia. It helped make sending messages faster, and it paved the way for postal systems used even today (Historyofinformation.com).