Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
Fact of the Day
The Persian invasion of Greece in 484BCE was the biggest amphibious military operation until D-Day, almost 2,500 years later.
Quote of the Day
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing.Those who count the votes decide everything. "
~ Josef Stalin
On This Day
1288 Margaret of Scotland allegedly enacted a law allowing women to propose to men on leap days. Those who refused the proposal could be fined.
1692 Arrest warrants are issued for Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne during the Salem witchcraft trials.