March 10 241 BCE – The First Punic War Comes to an End with the Battle of the Aegates Islands

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March 10 241 BCE – The First Punic War Comes to an End with the Battle of the Aegates IslandsRate this post After 23 years at war, Carthage and Rome — the two powers of the Mediterranean Sea — met for one final conflict in the First Punic War. Cutting through the water off the coast of Sicily on March 10, 241 BCE, the two navies fought the Battle of the Aegates Islands. The resulting Roman victory signalled the end of combat between the two empires and crippled the Carthaginians for a generation. In 300 BCE, Rome had only partial control of what is today modern Italy and its armies […]

March 10, 1959 : The Tibetan Uprising

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March 10, 1959 : The Tibetan UprisingRate this post Tensions, which were simmering in Tibet following China’s occupation of the region in October 1950 flared up and on March 10, 1959, the Tibetan Uprising or the Tibetan Rebellion began. On this day, 57 years ago, thousands of Tibetans surrounded the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of the Chinese occupation forces. Barely a year after occupying Tibet, the Chinese authorities in 1951 signed a treaty with Tibet on affirming Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. Over the next many years, resistance built against Chinese occupation and in 1956 a revolt also took place in many areas of eastern Tibet. The […]