Today in European history: the Battle of Alcácer Quibir (1578) and the Treaty of Sistova (1791)

Today is the anniversary of a couple of events that wound up having repercussions far beyond what most contemporaries probably thought they would. The first helped lead to the brief unification of Spain and Portugal under a single monarch. The second brought a very long conflict to its final end, though nobody could have known that at the time.

Source: Today in European history: the Battle of Alcácer Quibir (1578) and the Treaty of Sistova (1791)

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