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Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:46 am
by Nerva
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.

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:55 am
by sabrewolfe
June 26th

Veronica Guerin(b. 1958) The Irish journalist was shot and killed

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:14 am
by Cathal
26. June 1948:
US Air Force started "Operation Vittles" with their Raisin Bombers to bring food to the blocked off people of Berlin.

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:24 pm
by Jock
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.

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:56 pm
by The Pards
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'.

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:59 pm
by Ian
1st July, 1690 (o.s.) - Battle of the Boyne
http://www.battleoftheboyne.ie/

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:23 pm
by Nerva
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.

Ave Vespasiani Caesar Avgvstvs :!:

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:13 pm
by TommyM
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.

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:47 pm
by Swifty
20th July 1616: Death of Hugh O'Neill 'The Great O'Neill' in Rome.

Re: On this day...

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:46 pm
by RecycledViking
20 July 1304: Birth of Francesco Petrarch.