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Today In Indian History: The Battle of Diu (1509)

In History, India on February 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Always good to learn some history.  And today, Feb 3, 1509, the Portuguese won a decisive naval battle against the Ottoman Empire near the port of Diu, India, which eventually led to the Portuguese’s main control of the Indian Ocean.  We had no idea that Portugal in itself was that old.  It was founded in 868! (Wikipedia)

Battle of Diu 1509.jpg


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