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Important battles in World History – Part1

1. Battle Marathon, 490 B.C. Battle in Greek history in which the Athenians defeated a superior Persian army and thus prevented invasion. A messenger, Pheidippides, ran the 30km, route to Athens with the news and died from his effort. This ‘marathon run’ is commemorated in the Olympic games. 2. Battle of Salamis, 480 B.C. Greek

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