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Google hit by fresh European Union anti-trust charges  The European Commission has stepped up pressure on Google, alleging that it abused its dominance in internet shopping and restricted competition Belgium pulls away from Hungary, reaches Euro 2016 quarterfinals  Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco all scored to help the Red Devils pull away in a 4-0 rout of Hungary Brexit: EU spells out procedure for UK to leave  The European Union has clarified the way the UK can kickstart formal negotiations to exit the bloc following Thursday's referendum Belgium arrests 12 in counter-terrorism raids   Police in Belgium have made 12 arrests in a huge anti-terrorism operation, nearly three months after the deadly bomb attacks on Brussels Three dead and nine injured in Belgium train crash  At least three people have been killed and nine injured in a train crash in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege, latest reports say Belgium minister quits in Brussels airport security row  Jacqueline Galant, the transport minister, has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March Belgium attacks: Mohamed Abrini 'admits being man in the hat'  Belgian prosecutors say a man arrested on Friday has admitted being the 'man in the hat' seen with the bombers who attacked a Brussels airport   Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels Map of Place Albert Brussels Belgium  The key remaining suspect in November's Paris terror attacks, Mohamed Abrini, has been arrested in Belgium, prosecutors confirmed Brussels attacks: New video of airport bombing suspect   Belgian prosecutors have released new footage of the key surviving Brussels airport attacks suspect, showing the route he took after leaving the area Brussels attacks: One of the bombers worked in EU Parliament  Najim Laachraoui, who carried out the devastating bomb attacks in Brussels once worked as a cleaner at the European Parliament, officials say European Commission to unveil new EU asylum options  The European Commission is due to unveil options for reforms to the way EU countries handle asylum claims in response to the migrant crisis Brussels attacks: Zaventem airport set to reopen  Brussels airport plans to partially reopen on Sunday with new security controls, 12 days after it was attacked by suicide bombers Salah Abdeslam 'refused to blow himself up'  Surviving Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam chose not to blow himself up to save lives, his brother says Brussels attacks: Police strike halts airport reopening  Plans to partially reopen Brussels airport on Friday evening have been halted amid a strike by airport police over security concerns Brussels attacks: Police move against 'hooligan' protesters  Belgian police fired water cannon to disperse a large group of demonstrators who stormed a central Brussels square Brussels attacks: Man charged with terrorist offence  Belgian prosecutors have charged a man with terrorist offences, in relation to the attacks that left 31 dead. They named him as Faycal C Brussels attacks: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam goes silent  Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam refused to speak when asked about Tuesday's attacks in Brussels, Belgian prosecutors say Brussels attacks: Suspect's DNA at Paris attack sites  Belgian officials have named the second suicide bomber in attack at airport as Najim Laachraoui Brussels attacks: Belgian police arrest six suspects  Belgian police have arrested six people in Brussels as a major investigation continues into attacks that claimed 31 lives in the city on Tuesday Brussels attacks: Scores remain critical after bombings  Scores of people remain in intensive care following Tuesday's suicide bomb attacks in Brussels that left 31 people dead, Belgium's health minister says Brussels attacks: Two brothers behind Belgium bombings  2 of the suicide bombers who carried out attacks on Tuesday have been named as brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui, Belgian nationals Brussels attacks: Belgium mourns amid hunt for suspect  Belgium is observing three days of mourning following bomb attacks in the capital Brussels that left 34 people dead and about 250 wounded   Attacks at airport and metro station left more than 30 dead Map of Zaventem airport Belgium


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  Belgian police have issued a wanted notice for a suspect after bomb attacks. The man was seen walking with suspects shortly before explosions
 Anti-terror raids have taken place across Belgium. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attacks
2016 Mar.19   Paris attacks: Salah Abdeslam 'changed suicide bomb plan'  Paris attacks suspect has admitted he wanted to blow himself up but then changed his mind, a French prosecutor says 2016 Mar.18       Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested Map of Number 79 Rue des Quatre Vents Brussels Belgium  Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels after four months on the run 2016 Mar.17       Migrant crisis: EU agrees joint position to put to Turkey   EU leaders have agreed a joint position to put to Turkey in an attempt to reach a deal over the migrant crisis 2016 Mar.15   Brussels raid: High alert after Paris-linked raid  Brussels remains on high alert as a major police operation continues following a raid linked to November's Islamist attacks in Paris 2016 Mar.7   Migrant crisis: EU and Turkey outline hopes for agreement  The EU and Turkey have agreed the broad principles of a plan to ease the migration crisis at a summit in Brussels, but delayed a final decision 2016 Mar.1   Migrant crisis: EU to unveil emergency aid plan  The European Union is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of euros on humanitarian aid, as Greece struggles to cope with an influx of migrants

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2016 Feb.24   Migrant crisis: EU ministers meet amid rising tension  EU ministers meet later amid warnings the migrant crisis could threaten the bloc's survival. Austria and Balkan nations have agreed measure

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2015 Dec.31   Brussels police detain six over 'New Year terror plot'  Police in Belgium have detained a further six people in connection with an alleged plot to target Brussels on New Year's Eve, prosecutors say 2015 Dec.30   Belgium terror alert halts New Year fireworks in Brussels  Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the decision had been taken 'given information we have received' 2015 Dec.16   Migrant crisis dominates as EU holds final summit of 2015  Germany and several other nations are to discuss with Turkey ways of settling thousands of Syrian refugees ahead of the final summit of the year

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2015 Nov.26   Paris attacks: Brussels threat level 'reduced'  The Belgian authorities have reduced the threat level in Brussels from its highest level of four to three, local media report 2015 Nov.24   Schools and metro reopen in Brussels  The Brussels metro and schools are due to reopen after they were shut four days ago in a security crackdown following the Paris attacks 2015 Nov.22       Belgian police arrest 16 in anti-terror raids
  22 raids were carried out on Sunday across Brussels and Charleroi. Suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large   Terror attacks: Belgium 'looking for several suspects'  Belgium's police forces are looking for several terror suspects, as the capital, Brussels, endures a second day of a security lockdown 2015 Nov.21       Brussels shutdown as manhunt for Paris fugitive continues
Map of Central Brussels Belgium  Central Brussels is almost empty after restaurants and bars shut early amid fears of a Paris-style attack, hours after Belgium raised its terror alert   Brussels terror alert based on fears of 'Paris-style attack'  PM Charles Michel says Brussels has been placed on its highest level of terror alert in response to information about the risk of Paris-like attack

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2015 Oct.25   Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed  Another 100,000 spaces in refugee welcome centres will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels 2015 Oct.15   Migrant crisis: EU approves Turkey action plan  EU states have approved an action plan for Turkey, which it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe

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2015 Sep.23   Migrant crisis: EU to boost aid to agencies  European Union leaders have pledged another €1bn (£700m, $1.1bn) to help UN agencies support Syrian refugees in the Middle East 2015 Sep.21   EU ministers attempt to resolve quota rift  EU ministers are to meet and try to resolve a dispute over how to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers who have recently arrived in Europe 2015 Sep.14   Unity eludes EU on relocation  EU ministers meeting in Brussels have failed to agree unanimously on a plan to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers with mandatory quotas 2015 Sep.8   Migrant crisis: EU to announce plans for quotas  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to announce plans to tackle Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War Two

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2015 Jul.13       Debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal
  Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks. The bailout is conditional on Greece passing agreed reforms
2015 Jul.12   Debt crisis: Leaders try to thrash out deal  Eurozone leaders have talked through the night in Brussels in a bid to agree terms for a new bailout for Greece   Debt crisis: Athens offered 'euro time-out'  An option enabling Greece to leave the eurozone temporarily if a bailout is not agreed is among a raft of measures being considered by eurozone leaders 2015 Jul.11   Eurozone 'sceptical' of reform pledge  Eurozone finance chiefs are seeking further signs from Greece that it is serious about delivering its promises of reform in return for a debt rescue

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2015 Jun.25   EU leaders agree to speed up relocation  EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece 2015 Jun.24   Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors  Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has held intense talks with international creditors in efforts to find a solution to Greece's debt crisis

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2015 May.10       Migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed  The European Commission will make the controversial proposal that EU member countries should take in refugees under a quota scheme

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2015 Apr.23   Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding  European leaders are to triple funding for search-and-rescue operations aimed at migrant boats in the Mediterranean following crisis talks 2015 Apr.22   Migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit  EU leaders are due to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean

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2015 Feb.20   Greece agrees deal with eurozone  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels

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2015 Jan.17   Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot'  Greek police have arrested several people over alleged links to a suspected terror plot in Belgium   Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids  Troops have been deployed across Belgium to guard potential targets of terrorist attacks, following a series of anti-terror raids and arrests 2015 Jan.16   Europe on high alert over terrorist threat  Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids and arrests of suspected Islamist militants 2015 Jan.15   Belgium on alert after deadly raid  Belgium is on high alert after a major anti-terror raid in which two suspected Islamist militants were killed     Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead   Two suspected jihadists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. A third person had been arrested

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2014 Oct.30   Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply  A deal will guarantee that Russian gas exports flows into Ukraine throughout the winter despite their intense fighting in eastern Ukraine

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2014 Aug.30   EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum  The EU has given Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions. EU was working urgently on further restrictive measures   Ukraine crisis: EU 'must act on Russia aggression'  EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, threatening to impose fresh sanctions against Russia

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2014 Jul.5   Argentina reach semi-finals over Belgium  Argentina reached their first World Cup semi-final since finishing as runners-up in 1990 with 1-0 victory over Belgium in Brasilia

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2014 Jun.27   Ukraine hails EU's 'historic pact' with ex-Soviet states  Ukraine's president has hailed a 'historic' trade pact with the European Union, calling it the 'most important day' since independence in 1991
 Russia said the partnership agreement, also signed by two other ex-Soviet states Georgia and Moldova, would have 'serious consequences'


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2014 May.31   Frenchman 'held over Brussels killings'  Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, has been arrested in Marseille over a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead 2014 May.27   Leaders agree to review EU policies  EU leaders have agreed to re-evaluate the bloc's agenda after voters 'sent a strong message', European Council President has said 2014 May.24     Brussels fatal gun attack at Jewish museum
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  A gunman has shot dead three people at the Jewish Museum in the Belgian capital, officials say. A fourth person was seriously wounded
 The attacker arrived by car, got out, fired on people at the museum entrance, and returned to the vehicle which then sped away


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2014 Apr.1   NATO suspends Russia cooperation  NATO will suspend 'all practical civilian and military cooperation' with Russia because of its annexation of Crimea   NATO chief Rasmussen says no Russian troop withdrawal seen  NATO sees no sign that Russia is pulling its forces back from the border with Ukraine, despite Moscow's claim of a partial pullback

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2014 Mar.21   Ukraine signs EU trade pact  Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political elements of a trade pact with the European Union on Friday
  Russian lawmakers finalized the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region


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2014 Feb.13   Belgian children may be able to choose death  The lower house of the Belgian Parliament adopted a bill that extends the right to euthanasia for minors. The law passed 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions

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2013 Nov.27   Lawmakers back allowing minors to request euthanasia  A bill that would extend the euthanasia right to children suffering terminal illnesses and adults with dementia cleared a vote in a Senate committee 2013 Oct.28       Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe   A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes 2013 Oct.25     EU: Spying scandal may hurt terror fight   European leaders warned that reports of widespread spying on world leaders by the NSA have raised 'deep concerns' among Europeans 2013 Oct.24   Merkel urges US to restore trust at EU summit  Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is 'really not on' for friends to spy on each other, after allegations of US snooping on her phone calls 2013 Oct.19   Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur  At least 10 people have been killed after a small tourist plane crashed near the city of Namur in south-east Belgium

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2013 Jul.21   Belgian King Philippe sworn in  Crown Prince Philippe has been sworn in as the new Belgian king after the emotional abdication of his father Albert II 2013 Jul.3   Belgium's King Albert 'to abdicate'  The King of the Belgians, Albert II, is going to address the nation amid reports he is going to abdicate

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2013 May.27   EU ends arms embargo against Syrian rebels  European Union foreign ministers have agreed not to renew the union's arms embargo on the Syrian opposition
 On the same day peace delegates met to talk again about how they want calm to come to Syria


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2013 Mar.24   Deal reached in Cyprus bailout talks  Eurozone finance ministers have agreed on a 10bn-euro bailout to prevent its banking system collapsing and keep the country in the eurozone 2013 Mar.15   Eurozone agrees Cyprus bailout deal  Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a 10bn euros bailout package for Cyprus to save the country from bankruptcy

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2013 Feb.19   Robbers steal $50M in diamonds at Belgian airport  Eight masked thieves stole $50 million in rough and polished diamonds in a lightning-fast heist Monday at Brussels Airport 2013 Feb.8   EU leaders agree 3% budget cut  EU leaders have reached an agreement on the budget for 2014-20 after lengthy talks in Brussels

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2012 Nov.23   EU budget talks end without deal  The Brussels summit has ended without agreement on the 27-strong union's next seven-year budget 2012 Oct.18   EU in deal on bank supervision  EU leaders have agreed to phase in a single supervisory body for eurozone banks during the course of next year 2012 Jun.29   European leaders reach key deal on banks  European leaders reached a 'breakthrough' deal to ease the recapitalization of struggling banks that should help draw the eurozone back from the brink of a crisis

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2011 Dec.13   Deadly attack rocks Belgian city  A gunman has opened fire in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege, killing at least three people and wounding 75
 Nordine Amrani also threw grenades into a crowded square from a rooftop before killing himself
2011 Dec.9   Eurozone deal reached without UK  A majority of European leaders agreed early Friday on a new deal to try to resolve the continent's debt crisis, but Britain refused
 The 17 members of the eurozone reached a deal for a new intergovernmental treaty to deepen the integration of budgets. 6 other nations supported the deal
2011 Dec.8   EU-wide treaty change bid fails  Attempts to get all 27 EU states to back changes to the bloc's treaties to tackle the eurozone crisis have failed
 Speaking after long talks in Brussels, Sarkozy said the 17 eurozone states and other EU members would work on a separate pact instead
2011 Oct.26     EU leaders reach eurozone agreement   EU leaders announce a deal on debt crisis measures, including a hard-fought deal with private sector investors to take a 50% loss on Greek bonds
 Banks must raise more capital to protect them against losses resulting from any future government defaults. The announcement helped lift the euro


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2010 Oct.28   EU frames eurozone crisis rules  Tough rules for the eurozone, aimed at averting another financial crisis, have been agreed at an EU leaders' summit 2010 Sep.29   Unions stage day of action over cuts  Unions have a day of demonstrations across Europe to express anger at austerity measures being adopted around the continent 2010 Jun.24   Belgian Catholic offices raided in sex probe  Belgian authorities have raided the headquarters of the Belgian Catholic Church during an investigation into child sex abuse claims 2010 May.9     EU approves $560B crisis fund  Europe's finance ministers approved in an emergency meeting a 'stabilization mechanism' that could provide 440 billion euros for a aid package
 The members of the single currency bloc will have access to 440bn euros of loan guarantees and 60bn euros of emergency European Commission funding. The IMF will also contribute up to 250bn euros
2010 Feb.15   18 killed in Belgian train crash  55 more were hurt when two trains collided head-on at 8:30 a.m. local time. People were thrown against the walls of the trains by the impact
 The trains collided during the morning rush hour south-west of Brussels. One missed a stop signal


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2009 Nov.19     Belgian PM is first 'president of Europe'
  European Union leaders named Herman Van Rompuy, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job
 The other top job created - foreign affairs supremo - has gone to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK
2009 Jul.23   Convicts break out by air  3 inmates have escaped from a jail in a dramatic jailbreak on board a hijacked helicopter, that picked up the men and dropped them 20km away 2009 Mar.1   EU 'consensus' to tackle crisis  EU leaders have ended an emergency summit in Brussels saying they are determined to avoid protectionist moves in response to the economic crisis 2009 Jan.23   Infants stabbed at creche  2 infants and an adult have been killed and 10 other people wounded in a knife attack after a man reportedly tricked his way into the nursery

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2008 Dec.12   EU leaders reach new climate deal  The leaders have reached a deal on a package of measures to fight global warming. The plan sets out how countries will cut carbon emissions
 Sarkozy said something 'quite historic' had happened in Brussels. The leaders also agreed an economic recovery package worth 200bn euros to ease the economic downturn
2008 Dec.11   Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects  A total of 242 police officers have detained 14 people suspected of being members of the al-Qaeda network

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2007 Jun.22     EU leaders agree on reform treaty
  The leaders in Brussels have reached agreement on an outline of new rules for the 27-member bloc after 2 days of tough negotiations
 Poland had rejected previous proposals as giving too much weight to the bloc's larger members. Compromise over a new voting system was struck, removing a major obstacle to a deal. The treaty is planned to replace the constitution, which was rejected by voters in 2005


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2006 Dec.14   EU backs strict expansion rules  EU leaders have agreed that aspiring members must meet its tight entry criteria 2006 Jun.28   Bodies of missing girls found  Police have found the bodies of two stepsisters Stacy Lemmens and Nathalie Mahy

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2005 Dec.16   EU leaders agree 7-year budget  The leaders agreed on a spending plan for the bloc seen as key to shaping the future of an enlarged EU 2005 Jun.17   EU 'in crisis' over talks failure  The budget talks broke down over a bitter row between the UK and France 2005 Jun.16   EU deal to extend treaty deadline  Leaders of the demoralized union have agreed to extend the deadline for ratifying their troubled constitution

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2004 Jun.18   EU agrees historic constitution  A deal has been reached on the first constitution after hours of talks at the EU summit 2004 Jun.17   Child killer Dutroux convicted  The paedophile has been found guilty of abduction, rape and murder after a 3-month trial

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2003 Dec.13   European summit ends in failure  Leaders have failed to reach agreement on a constitution after the talks broke down over the voting rights states
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Jul. 31, 1917   Battle of Ypres began  The Battle of Passchendaele was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies of World War I against the German Empire Aug. 4, 1914     Germany invaded Belgium
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  Earlier, on July 24, the Belgian government had announced that if war came it would uphold its neutrality
Aug. 25, 1830     Belgian Revolution  The conflict led to the secession of the southern provinces from the Netherlands and established an independent Kingdom of Belgium Jun. 18, 1815       Napoleon Bonaparte defeated at Waterloo Map of Waterloo Belgium
  A French army under Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army
 Prussian army was under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. Waterloo cost Wellington around 15,000 dead or wounded and Blücher some 7,000. Napoleon's losses were 24,000 to 26,000 killed or wounded and included 6,000 to 7,000 captured
Dec. 24, 1814       Treaty of Ghent   The peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain May. 11, 1745     Battle of Fontenoy   A major engagement of the War of the Austrian Succession, between the Pragmatic Allies and a French army under Maurice de Saxe, Aug. 17, 1585   Antwerp sacked by Spaniards  Mutinying Spanish tercios began the sack of Antwerp, leading to three days of horror among the population of the city Jun. 29, 1577   Peter Paul Rubens born  Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement Oct. 6, 1536   William Tyndale burned at the stake  English scholar became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years up to his execution. Known for his translation of the Bible into English