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On This Day In History………18th December

 

218 BC

With the start of The 2nd Punic War, the Battle of Trebia (Italy), was fought today. Carthaginian Forces nearly decimate several Roman Armies. Of the 42,000 Romans engaged, only 10,000 survive.

1655

During The Whitehall Conference (England), no legal proof can be found that will not allow for the repeal of The 1290 Law – expelling Jews from England.

1833

The Imperial Russian Anthem “God Save The Tsar” is created today.

1916

Imperial Germany suffers over 300,000 casualties with the end of The World War I Battle of Verdun, today.