On this day in 218 BC, in the Battle of the Trebia of the Second Punic War, Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeated those of the Roman Republic.

Born on this day in 1894 soprano Nina Koshetz

Born on this day in 1920 soprano Rita Streich (in some music for the Holiday)

Born on this day in 1922 tenor Cesare Valletti

Happy 77th birthday baritone Knut Skram

Happy 66th birthday tenor Elliot Palay