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What Happened on May 6, 878 AD

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Edington: Alfred the Great and his West Saxon army defeat Viking army of Guthrum the Old [earliest possible date]

King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex Alfred the Great
King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex
Alfred the Great

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About May 6, 878 AD

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1142 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus