Tag Archives: Constantinople

April 13, 1204

On April 13, 1204 the 4th Crusade went on Spring Break and sacked the fabulously wealthy Mediterranean coast city of Constantinople. Pope Innocent III had called the 4th Crusade to go and capture Jerusalem from the infidel Muslims and the … Continue reading

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May 11, 330 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 330 AD, Constantinople, previously the town of Byzantium, was founded. Constantinople was Byzantium Now it’s Constantinople, not Byzantium Been a long time gone, Byzantium Now it’s a Roman delight on a moonlit night Every … Continue reading

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March 28, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1930, Constantinople changed its name to Istanbul, and that’s nobody’s business but the Turks.

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