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Day History: August-5

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Events History

25- Emperor Guangwu of Han|Guangwu -claims the throne as List of emperors of the Han Dynasty|emperor after a period of History of the Han Dynasty#Wang Mang's usurpation|political turmoil, History of the Han Dynasty#Reconsolidation under Guangwu|restoring the Han Dynasty after the collapse of the short-lived Xin Dynasty.

642- Battle of Maserfield -Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria.

910-The last major Denmark|Danish -army to raid Kingdom of England|England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Eld