Concept

August 29

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 870 – The city of Melite surrenders to an Aghlabid army following a siege, putting an end to Byzantine Malta. *1009 – Mainz Cathedral suffers extensive damage from a fire, which destroys the building on the day of its inauguration. *1219 – Battle of Fariskur during the Fifth Crusade *1261 – Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV, becoming the 182nd pope. *1315 – Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered. *1350 – Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships. *1475 – The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of F
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