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27th August

1626 The Danes are crushed by the Catholic League in Germany, marking the end of Danish intervention in European wars. 1776 The Americans are defeated… Read More »27th August

26th August

1071 Turks defeat the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manzikert, Eastern Turkey. 1429 Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris. 1789… Read More »26th August

August 23

1244 Turks expel the crusaders under Frederick II from Jerusalem. 1305 Scottish patriot William Wallace is hanged, drawn, beheaded, and quartered in London. 1541 Jacques… Read More »August 23

August 22

1350 John II, also known as John the Good, succeeds Philip VI as king of France. 1485 Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth. This… Read More »August 22

20th August

0917 A Byzantine counter-offensive is routed by Syeon at Anchialus, Bulgaria. 1619 The first group of twenty Africans is brought to Jamestown, Virginia. 1667 John… Read More »20th August

16th August

1513 Henry VIII of England and Emperor Maximilian defeat the French at Guinegatte, France, in the Battle of the Spurs. 1777 France declares a state… Read More »16th August

August 15

1261 Constantinople falls to Michael VIII of Nicea and his army. 1385 John of Portugal defeats John of Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota. 1598… Read More »August 15