1956 : Anti-Communist uprising in Hungary. the USSR will put an end to the insurrection on November 4 with the entry of Russian tanks into Budapest.
1942: Battle of El-Alamein. The allies under the general's leadership Montgomery stop the advance of the Germans under General Rommel in North Africa.
-42: The Caesarean armies of Marc-Antoine and Octave prevail over the republican army of Brutus in Philippi in the north of Greece.