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Postby Nerva on Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:46 am

26th June:

On this date in 363 AD, Emperor Julian, the last Roman emperor to oppose Christianity, died in Mesopotamia at age 32, while fighting the Perisans.
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Postby sabrewolfe on Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:55 am

June 26th

Veronica Guerin(b. 1958) The Irish journalist was shot and killed
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Re: On this day...

Postby Cathal on Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:14 am

26. June 1948:
US Air Force started "Operation Vittles" with their Raisin Bombers to bring food to the blocked off people of Berlin.
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Postby Jock on Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:24 pm

1898, Willy Messerschmitt, German designer of aircraft was born in Frankfurt, Germany. Died 15 of September 1978.

1941, Finland and Hungary declared war on the soviet Union.
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Postby The Pards on Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:56 pm

1864
CHARLES STEWARD PARNELL born;

1864
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Confederate army under Gen. Joe Johnson defeat Union army of Gen. William Tecumsch Sherman leaving 3000 union and 1000 confederate dead.
Undeterred Sherman carries on with his infamous 'March to the Sea'.
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Re: On this day...

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:59 pm

1st July, 1690 (o.s.) - Battle of the Boyne
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Re: On this day...

Postby Nerva on Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:23 pm

July 1st or the Calends of July

On this day in 69 AD, Vespasian refused to recognize Vitellius as emperor, and had his legions acclaim him as Imperator. So began the year of the 4 emperors, with Vespasian ultimately claiming the throne.

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Re: On this day...

Postby TommyM on Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:13 pm

2nd July 1881 - US President James A. Garfield was shot at the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Depot in Washington, D.C. He died in September 1881 of an infection from the wounds. He was the second US president to be assassinated and had the second shortest Presidency.
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Postby Swifty on Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:47 pm

20th July 1616: Death of Hugh O'Neill 'The Great O'Neill' in Rome.
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Postby RecycledViking on Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:46 pm

20 July 1304: Birth of Francesco Petrarch.
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