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Aug 11
Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws upon news of the defeat at Thermopylae. 
Sep 29
Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I. 
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