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Saturday, August 02, 2003

Today in History

From The History Net. On today (2nd August) apparantly the following events happened. It might just be me but it seems quite a few of the more important events in history happened today.

216BC: Hannibal smashes Roman legions at Cannae. This day remains a 'evil day' in the Roman calender for many centuries.
47BC: Caesar reputedly coined the phrase 'veni, vidi, vici' in Syria
1802: Napolean becomes Consul for Life
1934: Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
1990: Iraq invades Kuwait

There are several other impressive things which I missed out. Impressive wot?

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