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711- Umayyad conquest of Hispania|Islamic conquest of Hispania -Moors|Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
1091- Battle of Levounion -The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexius I.
1386- Battle of the Vikhra River -The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
1429- Joan of Arc -arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.