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

#History

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."

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