On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 251 AD

Historical Events

  • The Battle of Abrittus in the Balkans won by the Goths against the Romans. Roman Emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus are killed

Famous Deaths

  • Decius, Roman Emperor (249-251), 1st Roman Emperor to be killed by a foreign enemy, dies in the Battle of Abritus at about 50 (b. 201)
  • Herennius Etruscus, joint Roman Emperor with his father Decius, dies fighting in the Battle of Abritus (b. ca. 227)
List of Years

About July 1, 251 AD

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1769 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer