Sunday, July 1, 2012
July 1, 69 Vespasian refused to recognize Vitellius as emperor, and had his legions acclaim him as Imperator. 251 Battle of Abrittus: The Goths defeated Emperor Decius and his son Herennius Etruscus on swampy ground in the Dobrudja (Moesia). 1097 First Crusaders defeated Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea at the Battle of Dorylaeum. 1543 England and Scotland signed the Peace of Greenwich. 1690 William III decisively defeated the deposed James II at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland.