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13th August in History

1516 – The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles’s claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizesRead more ›

12th August in history

1323 – Signature of the Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia), that regulates the border between the two countries for the first time. 1499 – FirstRead more ›

11th August in History

3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins. 2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of BelRead more ›

10th August in History

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: TheRead more ›

9th August in History

48 BC – Caesar’s Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 378 – Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople:Read more ›

8th August in History

870 – Treaty of Meerssen: King Louis the German and his half-brother Charles the Bald partitions the Middle Frankish Kingdom into two larger east and west divisions. 1220Read more ›

07th August in History

  322 BC – Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedonia. 461 – Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrestRead more ›

6th August in History

1284 – The Republic of Pisa is defeated in the Battle of Meloria by the Republic of Genoa, thus losing its naval dominance in the Mediterranean. 1506 –Read more ›

5th August in History

25 – Guangwu claims the throne as emperor, restoring the Han dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin dynasty. 642 – Battle of Maserfield: Penda of MerciaRead more ›

4th August in History

1327 – First War of Scottish Independence: James Douglas leads a raid into Weardale and almost kills Edward III of England. 1532 – The Duchy of Brittany isRead more ›