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Day History: October-12

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Events History

539 BC-The army of Cyrus the Great -of Persia takes Babylon.

633- Battle of Hatfield Chase -King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by the British under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon ap Cadfan|Cadwallon of Gwynedd.

1113-The city of Oradea -is first mentioned under the Latin name Varadinum ("vár" means fortress in Hungarian).

1216- John, King of England -loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge.