This Day in History

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Events History


1508- Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor -is defeated in Friuli by Republic of Venice|Venetian troops

1513- Italian Wars -Battle of Novara (1513)|Battle of Novara. Switzerland|Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.

1523- Gustav Vasa -the Swedish regent, is elected Monarchy of Sweden|King of Sweden, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union. This is the Swedish national day.

1586- Francis Drake -s forces rai