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Re: On this day...

Postby Malo on Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:53 am

26th August 1813:

Empereur Napoleon I. defeats an army of Prussians and Russians at the battle of Dresden. One Battailion of the 3rd Foreign Regiment (former Legion Irlandaise) participates in the action.

And of course the 9eme Regiment d'infanterie légère is in the first line of battle!!!
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Re: On this day...

Postby Leinsterman on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:49 pm

1170 Aoife McMurrough, daughter to King Dermot McMurrough of Leinster and Mor O'Toole, married Richard fitzGilbert deClare in Waterford. The descendants of Strongbow and Aoife would influence landownership and the political scene in Leinster for the next 500 years.

(PS Some have it that the marriage took place on the 25 August, others on the day after St Bartholomews Eve - 28th. It must have been some session if they can't remember the date!)
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Re: On this day...

Postby Nerva on Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:12 pm

The 2nd of September...

On this day in 44 BC, Cicero delivered his First Philippic, an attack on Mark Antony, in the Roman senate. (Poor fool, lead to his death)

On this day in 31 BC Ocatvian's general, Agrippa, defeated the combined fleets of Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium, establishing Octavian as the ruler of the entire Roman world.
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Re: On this day...

Postby soutreb on Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:13 pm

Atlanta fell !!! (nuff said)
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Re: On this day...

Postby Nerva on Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:17 pm

soutreb wrote:Atlanta fell !!! (nuff said)


Did it trip over something?

Sorry Liam :lol:
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Re: On this day...

Postby Leinsterman on Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:07 pm

1649 10th Sept. Cromwell sacks Drogheda.

For anyone who didn't see the documentary on RTE last night, don't miss the second part - interesting stuff - dispells some of the myths. Hugh O'Neill's defense of Clonmel is not to be missed.

Well done to Boyd and Lynne on the costuming.

Pity the producers didn't include Christopher O'Toole stealing Cromwell's favourite horse and saddle (for which he offered a 100 pounds reward) as he passed through Wicklow... we were the original Apaches ...after all.
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Re: On this day...

Postby redrazors on Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:04 pm

there is a discussion about cromwell on http://www.livinghistory.co.uk
also bbc history magazine have a large article.
disgusted i missed the first part; i didn't even know it was on.
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Re: On this day...

Postby soutreb on Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:41 pm

SEPTEMBER 17, 1862... SHARPSBURG, MARYLAND.

Around this small American town, the bloodiest single day in "The War of Northern Aggression" was fought. Some 45,000 Southern Patriots faced off against 87,000 Federals(although only 60,000 saw action that day).
General McClellan boldy stated, after being given a copy of Lee's Special Orders # 191, " Here is a paper with which if I cannot whip Bobbie Lee, I will be willing to go home". He didn't and eventually he was sent!!
Casualties on both sides were pretty equal; 13,724 C.S. aginst 12,410 U.S.

The result of the battle was indecisive, but the 16th President saw it as his opportunity to announce his "Emancipation Proclamation".

Today at Sharpsburg, the men of the Irish Brigade enhanced their, already great reputation, by their actions and many fell for the last time, REMEMBER THEM.
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Re: On this day...

Postby Leinsterman on Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:54 am

862AD Sept 18th.
On the 5th of the Ide's of September, 'Cinnedidh, son of Gaithin, lord of Laighis', AFM, attacked and destroyed Dunrally Fort on the banks of the barrow near Athy.
Dunrally, 'Longphort Dun Rothluibh', is believed to be the largest Viking inland longphort in Europe from the ninth century, named for Rodolf or Ranulf, a Danish Prince who raided Kildare and Dunamaise from this base. Rodolf, son of Harold expelled from Denmark in 827, escaped the destruction of his fort in 862 and died in the valley of the Rhine in 873AD.
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Re: On this day...

Postby Malo on Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:59 pm

...1792: In the Battle of Valmy the French troops of Volunteers and Regulars of the former Royalist army defeat the Prussians and their Allies and therefore save the young Republic and its cause for freedom and equality!!!!

Commander of the Prussians was the Duke of Brunswick, who was also in command during the Battle of Jena in 1806, but in the early stages of Jena he was mortally wounded.

Also present at the battle of Valmy was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, one of Germany's most famous poets and Philosophers, who said about the battle: "From this place a new era of world history has begun, and you can say, you were there!"


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