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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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  1. August 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    On this day in 1967 Pink Floyd released their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

    It would be the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett’s leadership.

  2. August 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Good call. I got lazy and just took random stuff off of Wikipedia, and that wasn’t on there.

  3. Tom Gibson
    August 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Didn’t you know it is International Beer Day today-
    http://www.internationalbeerday.com/celebrate/

    it’s not too late to pay homage at your local beer providing establishment

    • August 6, 2011 at 6:20 am

      Jeez, I didn’t know that either. I need to do better research for this stuff.

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