Concept

August 10

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Events Pre-1600
  • 654 – Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I.
  • 955 – Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
  • 991 – Battle of Maldon: The English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex. *1030 – The Battle of Azaz ends with a humiliating retreat of the Byzantine emperor, Romanos III Argyros, against the Mirdasid rulers of Aleppo. The retreat degenerates into a rout, in which Romanos himself barely escapes capture. *1270 – Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum. *1316 – The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland. *1346 – Jaume Ferrer sets out from Majorca for the "River of Gold", the Senegal River. *1512 – The naval Battle of Saint-Mathie
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