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This Day In European History

5th November

1688: William of Orange lands in England with 12,000 troops to pursue an invitation to 'intervene' in the constitutional troubles.
1800: The British monarchs stop calling themselves King of France.
1854: The Battle of Inkerman; British and French forces defeat Russia.
1906: Marie Curie gives her first lecture at the Sorbonne.

1494: Hans Sachs, German poet.
1549: Philippe de Mornay, French diplomat.
1853: Marcus Samuel, British co-founder of Shell.
1893: Raymond Loewy, Franco-American designer.

1803: Pierre de Laclos, French writer.
1807: Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss painter.
1879: James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish scientist.

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