On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 42 BC

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
Roman Senator Gaius Cassius
Roman Senator
Gaius Cassius
Roman Poet Horace
Roman Poet
Horace

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGaius Cassius

Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

Roman Senator Gaius Cassius
Roman Senator
Gaius Cassius