April 5, 1242

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1242 AD the army of Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod (a medieval Russian state) fought a group of the Teutonic Knights at the border of Russia and Estonia. It was fought almost entirely on top of a large frozen lake and only ended when the ice collapsed under several thousand of the Teutonic Knights killing them and giving victory to the Russian, Alexander Nevsky. Contrary to popular belief, this was not the start of modern ice hockey.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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