September 12th, 1683.

On this day in 1683

From Gates of Vienna:

 

On this day in 1683 King Jan Sobieski of Poland arrived at Vienna to break the siege of the Turks and rescue the Christian West from the Hosts of Mohammed. The rout of the Ottoman troops before the gates of Vienna by the Polish hussars gave us a little breathing room, a coffee-and-croissants break that lasted for the next three hundred and eighteen years.

 

The Battle of Vienna in which King Sobieski defeated the 100,000-man army of “Islamic hordes” under Kara Mustafa Pasha was one day after the arrival of the Polish army with their winged hussars – Sept. 12. The western expansion of the Caliphate ended there, but the push back took many years.

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Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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