A quick review of what happened on this day in history.

ON THIS DAY...

  • ... in 490BC: The Battle of Marathon took place, where a small Athenian force achieved a decisive victory over the Persian Empire.

  • 1217: French Prince Louis VIII and English King Henry III signed a peace treaty, putting an end to their conflict after the French relinquished his claim to the English throne.

  • 1624: The first submarine was publicly tested in London on the Thames, commissioned by King James I.

  • 1695: The Jewish community in New York petitioned Governor Dongan, requesting religious liberties.

  • 1755: Giacomo Casanova was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for his affront to religion and common decency.

  • 1759: British soldiers successfully captured the town of Quebec, in Canada.

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