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In 13 History on 2011/09/10 at 12:00 AM

9/11 has historically been of great importance to the Moslem world.  Many of their battles have been fought on that date.

On 9/11/1683 the Battle of Vienna took place.  It was over in a fragment of a day.

A Moslem goal was to take the Vienna, the Imperial seat of the Holy Roman Empire.  Having failed in their horrendous Siege of Vienna 1529  the Islamic forces  turned to the Mediterranean only to be defeated at  the naval battle of Lepanto 10/7/1571  by Don Juan of Austria whose flag-ship had an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Preceding the battle, Sultan Mehmed IV had sent this message to the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold: “We order you to await us in your city of residence, Vienna, so that we can decapitate you.  We will eliminate you and your followers. Children and adults will equally be exposed to the most atrocious tortures before being finished off in the most ignominious way imaginable.”

Leopold had minimal forces, but Jan Sobieski of Poland came to his aid.  Sobieski’s  horsemen wore huge wings that made frightening sounds as they galloped.  Thinking them avenging angels, the Moslems fled in terror, leaving everything behind.  The battle was over in 3 hours!

Emperor Leopold adapted Julius Caesar’s  “I came, I saw, I conquered”  to “Veni, Vidi, Dei Vinci”  “I came, I saw, God conquered.”

See Category: Historical Tid-Bits for entry: Bagels, Croissants, Capuchino and Shish-Kebobs.


Bagels, Croissants, Cappuccino and Shish Kabobs

In 13 History on 2011/04/09 at 6:57 PM

So terrified were the Moslems at the Battle of Vienna 9 9/11/16830 that it was all over in three hours when they fled fearing that John Sobieski’s winged-horsemen were avenging angels.

Bagels were a new roll created by a baker to commemorate the rounded stirrups of John Sobieski’s valiant horsemen.

Croissants were also another baked good to mark the defeat of the Moslem who have a crescent moon as their symbol.  The name croissant is derived from the French for ‘crusades’ since the Christian forces were fighting a defensive war against the invading Moslem forces.

Cappuccino was concocted from the bags of coffee the fleeing Moslems left behind.  The brewer added cream and honey. The white foam on the brown brew was named Cappucino in honor of the Capuchin Abbot who led the Christian army into battle.  The Capuchin habit is brown with a white cowl.

A note on the Capuchins:  Since that battle, all the Holy Roman Emperors are buried in the Capuchin Monastery.  The last one to be buried there was Empress Zita (who died in exile in Royalston, Massachusetts.)

The shish kabob was the Moslems post crunch of battle souvenir.  In both the Seige of Vienna and the Battle of Vienna, reconnaissance troops would rip nursing babies from the arms of their mothers and impaled them on their swords in front of their horrified eyes!

See Category: History for entry entitled 9/11.