On This Day:
- 216 BC Hannible defeated the Romans at Cannae. One of the worst defeats Rome ever suffered.
- 47 B.C. Caesar defeated Pharnaces at Zela = "Veni, vidi, vici."
- 31 B.C. Actium - Octavian defeats Antony
- 1862 - The Confederate ironclad Arkansas was ordered south to Baton Rouge to support operations there. If you haven't read about the Arkansas... you're missing out. I've blogged on it.