Monthly Archives: March 2012

Today in History: 01 April


It’s April Fool’s Day

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools‘_Day

The Best April Fool’s Day Pranks:
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/

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Today in History: 31 March 1889


France: Paris – The Eiffel Tower is Officially Opened

On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was officially opened in Paris, France.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower 


Today in History: 30 March 1981


President Ronald Reagan is Shot in an Assassination Attempt

On this day in 1981, United States President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jnr in Washington D.C.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_assassination_attempt


Article: Charles Wesley


The link below is to an article concerning the 224th anniversary (today) of the death of Charles Wesley – well worth a read.

For more, visit:
http://www.challies.com/articles/charles-wesley


Today in History: 29 March 1871


The Royal Albert Hall is Opened by Queen Victoria

On this day in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall in England is opened by Queen Victoria. The Royal Albert Hall is a famous concert venue in the City of Westminster, in London, England.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Albert_Hall
http://www.royalalberthall.com/


Article: The Magna Carta


The following link is to an article on the Magna Carta.

For more, visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/27/the-magna-carta/


Today in History: 28 March 1959


China Dissolves the Government of Tibet

On this day in 1959, the Government of Tibet was dissolved by the occupying Chinese. To this day, the government in exile resides in Dharamsala, India.

ABOVE: Tibet – History of A Tragedy

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Tibet


Today in History: 27 March 1886


Apache Warrior Geronimo Surrenders

ABOVE: GERONIMO

 

On this day in 1886, the Apache Wars draw to a conclusion with the surrender of Geronimo in the United States. According to Geronimo, the terms of his surrender were not met, which if true, was yet another example of the lack of honour of generations of Americans when dealing with native Indians. In his latter years, Geronimo regretted his surrender and was never allowed to return to his homeland.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo

Book:
Geronimo’s Story of His Life, by Geronimo & S. M. Barrett


Today in History: 26 March 1971


East Pakistan Declares Independence to become the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

On this day in 1971, the former East Pakistan declared independence from Pakistan to become the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The declaration of independence led the the Bangladesh Liberation War, which ended with Indian
intervention on the 16th December 1971.

For more, a 75 minute Bangladesh War Video can be viewed at the Internet Archive:
http://archive.org/details/BangladeshWarDocumentary1971


Today in History: 25 March 1306


Robert the Bruce Becomes King of Scotland

On this day in 1306, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scotland. He continued as king until his death on the 7th June 1329. He led Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence in which Scotland regained its independence from England. He is probably more remembered outside of Scotland for his role in the life of William Wallace, particularly since the film Braveheart based on the life of William Wallace.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Bruce

Download the following books:
King Robert the Bruce, by Alexander Falconer Murison
The Story of King Robert the Bruce, by Robert Laird Mackie
The Bruce, by John Barbour and William Mackay Mackenzie
Robert the Bruce and the Struggle for Scottish Independence, by Sir Herbert Maxwell


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