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457 – Majorian is acclaimed emperor by the Roman army

1 April

A prominent general of the Late Roman army, Majorian deposed Emperor Avitus in 457 and succeeded him. Majorian was one of the last emperors to make a concerted effort to restore the Western Roman Empire. Possessing little more than Italy, Dalmatia, and some territory in northern Gaul, Majorian campaigned rigorously for three years against the Empire’s enemies. Continue reading “457 – Majorian is acclaimed emperor by the Roman army”

1898 – France withdraws its troops from Fashoda

3 November

The Fashoda Incident was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between Britain and France in Eastern Africa, occurring in 1898. Continue reading “1898 – France withdraws its troops from Fashoda”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa

18 September – On this day

The advance of the Italian Tenth Army comes to a halt, officially because of supply difficulties. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa

13 September – On this day

Italian forces begin a cautious offensive from Libya into Egypt. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa”

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