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Today In History 5th August

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On the 5th of august in, 910 – The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.

 1305 – William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

 1716 – Battle of Petrovaradin/Peterwardein: Habsburgs under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks in a decisive victory

 1864 – US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”

 1914 – 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio Today’s Historical Events

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