World History Minute: The Battle of Halys (May 28, 585 BC)

World History Minute: The Battle of Halys (May 28, 585 BC)
World History Minute: The Battle of Halys (May 28, 585 BC)

World History Minute: The Battle of Halys (May 28, 585 BC)

On this date in 585 B.C., the Battle of Halys took place in what is now Turkey. WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt explains how a solar eclipse brought the battle to an end. (Photo: AP Images).