[–] Joe_McCarthy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, and it's officially said to be on the 12th so we have the right day even.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vienna

It has been spoken of as falling on the 11th though in connection with 9-11. Some speculation had it that bin Laden chose the date deliberately.

[–] Dark_Shroud [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I was trying to wait to post this late, because I'm only vaguely familiar with this specific topic. But its still time to spread the word of our western heritage.

[–] 1Iron_Curtain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The Austrians almost gave the battle to the Turks and then Jans Soblieski came to the rescue. The Poles should be recognized as honorary Westerners for this great action from their own kind.

The Ottomans should have been kicked a while back but the Hungarians and Croatians had done a horrible job dealing with them, while the Serbs stood heroically buried by the Turks fighting to drive them out.