THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 42 BC Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Brutus’s army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 1911 1st aerial reconnaissance mission is flown by an Italian pilot over Turkish lines during the Italo-Turkish War
  • 1942 During WWII, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, one of the earliest life forms on Earth
  • 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 2001 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks

Source: Onthisday.com

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