On this day in 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
Born on this day in 1897 tenor Frederick Jagel
Born on this day in 1903 conductor Jean Morel
Born on this day in 1921 tenor David Poleri
Born on this day in 1926 baritone Derek Hammond-Stroud
Happy 80th birthday baritone Sherrill Milnes
Happy 68th birthday bass-baritone James Morris
Happy 64th birthday tenor Rockwell Blake