May 28, 585 B.C.: Predicted Solar Eclipse Stops Battle


Wed, May 28th, 2008 22:32 by capnasty NEWS

"585 B.C.: A solar eclipse in Asia Minor brings an abrupt halt to a battle, as the warring armies lay down their arms and declare a truce. Historical astronomy later sets a likely date, providing a debatable calculation point for pinning down some dates in ancient history."



You may also be interested in:

The USB Typewriter Keyboards
1000-Year-Old Coins Found in Australia
Iconic History
Barack Obama's Presidential Speech
Digging Through Twitter's History: Origin of the @Reply