Saturday, August 2, 2014

History Trivia - veni, vidi, vici

August 2

338 BC A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.

216 BC Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal and his elephants defeated a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro, killing 60,000.

47 BC Julius Caesar said "veni, vidi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered) after defeating Pharnaces, King of Pontus (northeast Turkey).

924 Aelfweard of Wessex, second son of Edward the Elder (son and heir of Alfred the Great) died.

1100 William II (Rufus) was killed by an arrow shot by Walter Tyrell while hunting in the New Forest.
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