On This Day In History………14th August

 

1041

Scotland's King David I is killed in battle today by rival Macbeth. Cutting off the King's head. Macbeth declares the Throne his.

1352

The Battle of Mauron was fought today. Anglo-Breton Forces defeat The French during The Breton War of Succession.

1598

The Battle of Yellow Ford was fought today. Irish Forces defeated an English Expeditionary Army under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.

1720

46 Spanish Soldiers are massacred today, outside of present day Columbus, Nebraska. Native American Warriors of The Pawnee and Otoe are responsible.

1900

The “Eight Nation” Coalition (having captured Beijing, China during The Boxer Revolt), demand The Chinese Empress to surrender her Forces.

1937

The first Imperial Japanese Fighters are shot down over China, ushering in The Sino-Japanese War – today.