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Walter Pearson's Blog – October 2011 Archive (2)

Friday! History, Music, Cinema, Space, Sports, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1066 King Harold II of England was defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England. At the end of the bloody, all-day battle, Harold was killed-shot in the eye with an arrow, according to legend-and his forces were destroyed. He was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on October 14, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Steve Jobs Tribute, Music, Cinema, Sports, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1571 The Battle of Lepanto took place when a galley fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Spain (including their territories of Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under St. Pope Pius V), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and others, decisively defeated the main fleet of Ottoman war galleys.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on October 7, 2011 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

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