On This Day🌄 Aug 2

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216 BC – Second Punic War: Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal defeated a numerically superior Roman army, near the town of Cannae in Apulia in south-east Italy.

1610 – English sea explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage to reach the Pacific Ocean.

1830 – His hand forced by the recent July Revolution, Charles X of France abdicated the throne in favour of his grandson, Henry.

1916 – An explosion sank the Italian dreadnought Leonardo da Vinci (pictured), which was blamed on Austro-Hungarian saboteurs.

1985 – Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashed in Dallas, Texas, US, due to a microburst, resulting in 137 deaths.

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