On this day in 1018, Count Dirk III of Holland defeated the army of Emperor Henry II

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On this day in 1018, Count Dirk III of Holland defeated the army of Emperor Henry II (of the Holy Roman Empire) in the Battle of Vlaardingen. The county of Holland thus acquired a certain independence. So it’s actually a bit of a birthday today

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