Thursday, June 21, 2012
June 21, 217 BC Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroyed a Roman army under Consul Gaius Flaminicy in a battle at Lake Trasimenus in central Italy. 524 Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeated the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. 1314 The Scots, under Robert the Bruce, defeated Edward II's army at Bannockburn. 1327 King Edward III of England died. 1527 Niccolo Machiavelli, author of "The Prince," died. 1675 Christopher Wren started the rebuilding St. Paul's Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.