Archive for August 5, 2011

Friday Fun Facts – This Day in History

Wow, I know this is hard to believe, but it was only 1,369 short years ago in 642 that Penda of Mercia defeated Oswald of Northumbria at the Battle of Maserfield.

Here are some other notable events that took place on this day throughout the sacred halls of history:

-1305: William Wallace was captured, capping off an influential run of events that, over 600 years later, would make for a pretty cool movie.

1763: The Battle of Bushy Run took place.

1861: The US Army abolished flogging.

1962: Oh good, it’s Patrick Ewing’s birthday.

Kind of a lame day.

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