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)

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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).