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Today in History: 16 March 1872


First FA Cup – Wanderers F.C. Defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C.

The first ever FA Cup is won by Wanderers F.C., defeating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London, England. The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FA_Cup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_FA_Cup
http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/

See also the following Document:
Teams That Have Won the Football Association Cup

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Today in History: 14 March 1590


France: The Battle of Ivry

On this day in 1590, the Battle of Ivry was fought at Ivry, France. The battle was fought during the French Wars of Religion. The battle was fought between the Huguenot troops under Henry de Navarre (future Henry IV of France) and the Catholic League (under Duc de Mayenne). The Huguenot forces won the battle.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ivry

For more on the French Wars of Religion, read the following books:
The French Wars of Religion, by Arthur Augustus Tilley
The French Wars of Religion – Their Political Aspects, by Edward Armstrong
Henry IV, by John S. C. Abbott


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