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Postby Leinsterman on Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:04 am

1170 Sept 21st Leinster King Dermot McMurrough and his Welsh-Norman allies capture Dublin.

The Vikings are driven from the city and McMurrough regains the kingship of Dublin. His brief tenure to his death in May 1171 was the last time Dublin would be under Irish control until 1922.
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Postby Malo on Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:14 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

In the French Revolutionary Calender today is the 1er Vendemaire, the French New Years day. The year would be CCXVI of the Republic, the one and undevidable!

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Postby Malo on Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:46 am

10th October 1806: Battle at Saalfeld, the Prussian Commander the Duke of Brunswick orders his army to retreat on the east bank of the Saale river to get into a better position against the advancing French Army under Napoleon. His rearguard of 9.000 men and 39 canons, under command of the Prussian prince Louis Ferdinand, brother of King Friedrich Wilhelm III., is ordered to cover the retreat against the 14.000 men and 14 canons of the French marshal Lannes.

Louis Ferdinand was killed in this French victory by a corporal called Guindey of the 10th Hussars, who was therefore awarded the cross of the légion d'honeur by Napoleon himself. Who also remarked:"A captured prince would be better than a dead one." Guindey would have been promoted to officer, if he would have captured the prince rather than killing him.

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Re: On this day...

Postby Malo on Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:41 am

14th October 1806: The French decisively defeat the Prussian and Saxon armies at the Battle of Jena and Auerstedt.

After the battle Saxony joins sides with the French.

The Prussians are retreating in the knowledge that unless the Russians come to their aid it is not a question of if but when they will loose the war. The Russian help will not arrive until 1807 though, by what time there is no hope for Prussia at all.
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Re: On this day...

Postby Malo on Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:50 am

16th October 1813: Battle of Leipzig (battle of the Nations) begins with a Cavalry fight at the village of Liebertwolkwitz in the south of Leipzig between French and Allied Cavalry (Russian and Austrian), which ended undecisive.

In the afternoon the Prussian Corps of the the General Yorck from Blücher's Silesian Army attacked the village of Möckern, which was set aflame by the Prussian canons. The first attack of the Prussian Infantry however was repulsed by a single bull charging at them through the streets of the village.

(Note: It should be mentioned that the 9eme was stationed at that village. Those who know our Captain probably gathered that from the bull story! ;) )

The battle will last for 4 days.
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Postby Leinsterman on Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:12 pm

1171 Oct 17th. Henry 11 - fitzEmpress - lands in Waterford. A list of the men and logistics he arrived with survives in the 'Pipe Rolls' for 1171. He over wintered in Dublin in a 'palace of wood made after the fashion of the Irish'.
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Re: On this day...

Postby Malo on Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:36 am

yesterday on this day...

on the 27th October 1806 Napoleon enters Berlin in triumph at the head of the "Grande Armée" and receives the key to the town. The Prussian king fled the city a few days earlier for the town of Memel in Eastprussia (todays Lithuania).

This caused the people of Berlin to say "Unser D�tzt in Memel" (our fool sits in Memel) (just shows how popular he was ;) )
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Re: On this day...

Postby Leinsterman on Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:43 pm

1649 November 6th. Death of Owen Roe O'Neill at Cloughoughter, County Cavan.

Veteran of the Spanish army, hero of Arras and Benburb, his death greatly diminished the Confederate chances of victory in the war against Cromwell.

Nephew of the great Earl of Tyrone, Owen was one of the last great military leaders of a sept that controlled much of the North of Ireland for 1000 years.

Owen Roe O'Neill is buried in an unmarked grave in the Franciscan Abbey in Cavan.
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Re: On this day...

Postby Duck on Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:06 pm

On This Day November 6th...

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Re: On this day...

Postby Malo on Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:25 am

6th November...(I know I'm late)

1806 Battle of Lübeck.

Prussian Fieldmarshal Blü�er's 21.000 men are defeated by French Marshal Soult's 53.000 men.

About 3.000 Prussians are killed and 5.000 are captured.
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