Monday, October 19, 2015

History Trivia - Battle of Sama - Scipio defeats Hannibal's army

October 19

 202 BC, the Romans under Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal's army of Carthaginians and Numidians in the Battle of Sama in the Second Punic War. 

439 Gaiseric, King of the Vandals, seized the Roman city of Carthage, and made it his capital. 

1216 King John of England died at Newark-on-Trent and was succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

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