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February 22, 1797 in History

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Events in History

Battle of InterestLast Invasion of Britain

The Last Invasion of Britain, launched by the French during the Revolutionary Wars, begins near Fishguard, Wales

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French troops surrendering to British forces at Goodwick Sands near Fishguard in Wales. Drawing by James Baker.
French troops surrendering to British forces at Goodwick Sands near Fishguard in Wales. Drawing by James Baker.
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Birthdays in History

  • William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)

Deaths in History

  • Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
1797 in History