Concept

August 5

Summary
Events Pre-1600 *AD 25 – Guangwu claims the throne as Emperor of China, restoring the Han dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin dynasty. *70 – Fires resulting from the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem are extinguished.
  • 642 – Battle of Maserfield: Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.
  • 910 – The last major Danish army to raid England for nearly a century is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians.
  • 939 – The Battle of Alhandic is fought between Ramiro II of León and Abd-ar-Rahman III at Zamora in the context of the Spanish Reconquista. The battle resulted in a victory for the Emirate of Córdoba. *1068 – Byzantine–Norman wars: Italo-Normans begin a nearly-three-year siege of Bari. *1100 – Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey. *1278 – Spanish Reconquista:
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