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1467 – Battle of Brustem

28 October – On this day

The Battle of Brustem was fought on this day in 1467 in Brustem, near Sint-Truiden (present-day Belgium) between the Duchy of Burgundy and Liège, as part of the Second Liège War. Continue reading “1467 – Battle of Brustem”

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic

26 September – On this day

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner. It featured a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. Continue reading “1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic”

1697 – The Treaty of Ryswick is signed

20 September – On this day

The Treaty of Ryswick was signed on this day in 1697 and named after Ryswick (now known as Rijswijk) in the Dutch Republic. The treaty settled the War of the League of Augsburg (Nine Years’ War), which pitted France against the Grand Alliance of England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the United Provinces. Continue reading “1697 – The Treaty of Ryswick is signed”

1758 – Battle of Saint Cast

11 September – On this day

The Battle of Saint Cast was a military engagement during the Seven Years’ War on the French coast between British naval and land expeditionary forces and French coastal defence forces. Fought on this day in 1758, it was won by the French.

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1709 – Battle of Malplaquet

11 September – On this day

The Battle of Malplaquet, fought on 11 September 1709, was one of the main battles of the War of the Spanish Succession, which opposed the Bourbons of France and Spain against an alliance whose major members were the Habsburg Monarchy, Great Britain, the United Provinces and the Kingdom of Prussia.

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1634 – Battle of Nordlingen

6 September – On this day

The Battle of Nördlingen ( 1st Nördlingen ) was fought in 1634 during the Thirty Years’ War. The Roman Catholic Imperial army, bolstered by Spanish and Italian soldiers, won a crushing victory over the combined Protestant armies of Sweden and their German-Protestant allies. Continue reading “1634 – Battle of Nordlingen”

1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

23-24 August – Paris, France

One of the worst of the 16th century’s religious massacres began on the eve of the feast of Bartholomew the Apostle. Continue reading “1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre”

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