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The feast day of Saint Gwynllyw Milwr, patron saint of Welsh smugglers and pirates

Ragnar Lodbrok raiding Paris in 845

”God bless you, Decatur!” - the fatal duel between US naval legend Stephan Decatur and James Barron

"... forgets an army in Egypt... " - The Battle of Alexandria in 1801 and the end of Napoleon's campaign in Egypt and Syria

“From the era of Kai Khusraw till the days of Yazdegard..." - Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, is celebrated on the first day of spring.

"From the moment she left Nicosia, her eyes kept streaming with tears" - Catherine Cornaro, Cyprus and the end of the last Crusader kingdom