Maglič fortress: a mysterious 13th century piece of serbian history

Maglič is a 13th century medieval castle about 15 km southwest of the town of Kraljevo, in central Serbia, located on a hilltop surrounded by the curvy Ibar river. It is said that its name, Maglič, come from the Serbian word “magla” meaning fog, as the hill underneath often disappears in the mist. It is the best preserved and one of the finest examples of the Serbian medieval fortifications, built along the important Medieval roads for protection and control of traffic and trade. It’s unknown when the castle was constructed,…

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May 14, 1948: the three-year-old’s brutal murder that begins an unusual investigation.

Three-year-old June Devaney, recovering from pneumonia at Queen’s Park Hospital in Blackburn, England, is kidnapped from her bed on this day, May 14 1948. Nurses discovered her missing at 1:20 a.m. the next day, and police were immediately summoned to investigate. Two hours later, her corpse was found with multiple skull fractures, and medical examiner determined that June had been raped and then swung headfirst into a wall. Luckily, two significant clues were found in the children’s ward that would prove helpful in catching the killer: footprints on the freshly…

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#TodayInHistory – May 14

May 14 – Some important events on this day 1607 👉🏼 English colonists establish the 1st permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown. Unknown to them they have landed amidst the worst drought in 800 years. 1610 👉🏼 Assassination of Henry IV of France, brings 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne 1787 👉🏼 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution 1796 👉🏼 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire 💉 1804 👉🏼 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s…

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