Sunday, August 7, 2011
August 7, 322 BC Battle of Crannon: Macedonian forces of Antipater and Craterus and rebellious Greek forces led by the Athenians, was the decisive battle of the Lamian War. The Greeks sued for peace which marked the end of city-state freedom from Macedonian hegemony in Greece. 317 Roman Emperor Flavius Julius Constantius was born. 626 The Avar and Slav armies left the siege of Constantinople, which kept the Byzantine Empire intact. 936 Coronation of King Otto I of Germany. 1420 Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore began in Florence. 1427 The Visconti of Milan's fleet was destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River. 1485 Henry VII's army landed in Milford Harbor, South-Wales, a Lancastrian stronghold, and amassed an army to seize the crown from Richard III who was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth Field on August 22, 1485.