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#31    redhen

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

View Postealdwita, on 22 April 2013 - 11:32 PM, said:

April 23rd 1348, Edward III founded the Order of the Garter.

"Honi soit qui mal y pense"  yup, it was on many cap badges, mine included.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

View Postredhen, on 23 April 2013 - 12:47 AM, said:

"Honi soit qui mal y pense"  yup, it was on many cap badges, mine included.

"Tel qui s'en rit aujourd'hui, demain s'enhorera de la porter" (The remainder of the quote)

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My father was a Royal Engineer during WWII. He was attached to the 23rd.Indian Division in Burma and involved in that bit of unpleasantness around Imphal, Burma in 1944.

Edited by ealdwita, 23 April 2013 - 11:16 AM.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:33 AM

This day in history; "1826 - Missolonghi captured by Turks"

from wiki:  "When the refugees charged out of the city gates they were fired upon by Turks and Egyptians from defensive positions. Many of the Greeks panicked and fled inside the walls. Of the 7,000 people that tried to escape only 1,000 made it to safety. The next morning Palm Sunday the Turks entered the city. Many of the Greeks killed themselves by blowing themselves up with gunpowder rather than surrender. The rest were slaughtered or sold into slavery. The Turks displayed 3,000 severed heads off the walls."


poor Greeks


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

24th.April 1916 - the 'Easter Rising' begins in Dublin.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

April 24th:
  • 1953 - Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1961 - JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs
  • 1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1969 - Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead  <<< :tu:
  • 1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 - Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"   <<< :w00t:
  • 1993 - An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London
  • 2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

That was one busy day in history.....................

1558 - Mary, Queen of Scots, married the French dauphin, Francis.
1781 - British General William Phillips landed on the banks of the James River at City Port, Virginia. He then combined forces with British General Benedict Arnold to launch an attack on Petersburg, Virginia.
1948 - The Berlin airlift began to relieve the surrounded city.


Plenty more where they came from!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day  ,also been co-opted by the Assyrians.

another bad pr day for Turkey.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

Continuing with my Turko-chronology, April 25; landing at Anzac Cove, part of the Gallipoli campaign.

And the band played Waltzing Matilda ...




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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

View Postealdwita, on 24 April 2013 - 07:37 PM, said:

That was one busy day in history.....................

1558 - Mary, Queen of Scots, married the French dauphin, Francis.
1781 - British General William Phillips landed on the banks of the James River at City Port, Virginia. He then combined forces with British General Benedict Arnold to launch an attack on Petersburg, Virginia.
1948 - The Berlin airlift began to relieve the surrounded city.


Plenty more where they came from!

Mary Queen of Scots is my 16th great-grandmother. For Real. :yes:

On another note: http://news.yahoo.co...-075300784.html


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On this day in 1865, President Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth was killed after a manhunt

On this day. 1865: President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was killed when Union soldiers found him hiding in a barn in Virginia. Booth murdered Lincoln 12 days before, as the president attended a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington. After shooting the president, Booth leaped to the stage from Lincoln's box seat. He landed hard, breaking his leg, before escaping to a waiting horse behind the theater. Booth, a famous actor, was quickly recognized by theatergoers, and the chase was on. With an accomplice, David Herold, Booth made his way out of the city and into southern Maryland. They pair stopped at the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who treated Booth's leg. Mudd was later sent to prison, but his life sentence was later commuted. Booth found refuge for several days at the home of a Confederate agent, before securing a boat to row across the Potomac into Virginia.
But Booth's luck finally ran out. The countryside was swarming with federal troops looking for him. They searched one home, belonging to Richard Garrett, found nothing and left. The History Channel reports: "The unsuspecting Garrett allowed his suspicious guests to sleep in his barn, but he instructed his son to lock the barn from the outside to prevent the strangers from stealing his horses. A tip led the Union soldiers back to the Garrett farm, where they discovered Booth and Herold in the barn. Herold came out, but Booth refused. The building was set on fire to flush Booth, but he was shot while still inside. He lived for three hours before gazing at his hands, muttering 'Useless, useless,' as he died."

Little interesting tid-bit: Samuel Mudd is sometimes given as the origin of the phrase "your name is mud", as in, for example, the 2007 film National Treasure: Book of Secrets. However, according to an online etymology dictionary, this phrase has its earliest known recorded instance in 1823, ten years before Mudd's birth, and is based on an obsolete sense of the word "mud" meaning "a stupid twaddling fellow".


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

26th.April

1894 - Rudolf Hess was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was the Nazi party secretary and deputy to Adolf Hitler.
1915 - Italy signed the Treaty of London and entered World War I on the side of the Allies.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

View PostKowalski, on 26 April 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:

Mary Queen of Scots is my 16th great-grandmother. For Real. :yes:

I'd be interested to know which line.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

View Postealdwita, on 26 April 2013 - 02:27 PM, said:

26th.April

1915 - Italy signed the Treaty of London and entered World War I on the side of the Allies.

Leading to Churchill's quip on Italy's joining the Axis in WW2: "It's only fair, we had them last time."

Edited by PersonFromPorlock, 27 April 2013 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

28th.April

1915 - The International Congress of Women convened at The Hague, Netherlands, with more than 1,200 delegates from 12 countries.

1937 - Saddam Hussein was born.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:14 PM


  And on the 30th the greatest event in history occurred,an event so great the world shuddered at the thought, and Nations trembled.....I arrived on this rock...

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

29th April
  • 1945 - Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun
  • 1992 - Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin
  • 2011 - Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.


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