Wednesday, January 4, 2012
January 4, 46 BC Julius Caesar defeated Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. 48 BC, Julius Caesar arrived in Greece in pursuit of his rival, Pompey, whom he later defeated at Pharsalus. 871, at the Battle of Reading Ethelred of Wessex fought and was badly defeated by a Danish invasion army. 1642 King Charles I of England sent soldiers to arrest members of Parliament. 1698 most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, was destroyed by fire.