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Today in History: August 10

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 14: "The Battle of Scheveningen, 10 August 1653". Oil on canvas by Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten (1622-1666). Private collection. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)

1653: Battle of Scheveningen

The final naval battle of the first Anglo-Dutch War, takes place between the naval fleets of the Commonwealth of England and the United Provinces. Even though the Dutch naval fleet suffered a heavy defeat they achieved their strategic goal in the short term, as the battle led to the raising of the English blockade of the Dutch coast.

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