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What Happened on July 10, 1040

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EnglandLady Godiva

Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes

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Lady Godiva as painted in c. 1897 by John Collier
Lady Godiva as painted in c. 1897 by John Collier
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About July 10, 1040

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 980 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer