It may have been on this day that Pompey, former triumvirate member along with Julius Caesar and Crassus who had already been killed in the East, was decapitated in Egypt in order to try to curry favor with Julius Caesar. Read about his murder in Plutarch's Lives.
Pharsalus - Pompey's Last Battle
Pompey picture © Library of Congress
Also on this day: From the Rogue Classicist, on this day in "1687 -- a Venetian mortar ignites a store of Turkish gunpowder being stored in the Parthenon, causing much damage."