January 10 49 BCE – Julius Caesar Crosses the Rubicon

January 10 49 BCE – Julius Caesar Crosses the RubiconRate this post A decade after first being declared governor of what is now northern Italy and southeastern Europe in a bid to keep him at arm’s length, Julius Caesar announced his intentions to the Roman Senate with a simple act on January 10, 49 BCE. Leading a legion across the Rubicon River a few miles south of Ravenna, the popular general would create a shift in the future of Western Civilization by marching on the capital. Politically ambitious since his youth in Rome, Caesar survived decades of political intrigue in the heart of the Empire by 60 BCE. Then at […]

January 10 1920 – World War I Officially Ends As The Treaty Of Versailles Takes Effect

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January 10 1920 – World War I Officially Ends As The Treaty Of Versailles Takes EffectRate this post On January 10, 1920, the Treaty of Versailles came into effect, thus officially ending the First World War or the Great War. The treaty had been signed between the Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, and Russia) and Germany earlier in June 1919 – five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Although fighting had ended with the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918, peace negotiations went on for over six months and the peace treaties including the Treaty of Versailles were an outcome of the Paris Peace Conference of […]