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.