Today In Fact, 3 October

Veni, vidi vici. I came, I saw, I conquered. Today in 52 BC the Gaulish chieftain Vercingetorix surrendered to Julius Ceasar. This event is immortalized in Asterix cartoon books which notes that the whole of Gaul came under the heel of Rome, except for one small village of indomitable Gauls… Today also marks the day in 1990 when Germany was finally reunified after the it was split and parcelled-out to victorious allied forces in 1945. The resultant recession plunged Europe into a decade-long era of fiscal restraint. Sometimes the cost of victory beggars the victor. Veni, vidi, vici..ruptus…?

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (

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