Tag Archives: death

Japan: Hiroo Onoda Has Died


The link below is to an article reporting on the death of Japanese WWII soldier Hiroo Onodo, who continued to fight in the Philippines until 1974.

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/world/asia/hiroo-onoda-imperial-japanese-army-officer-dies-at-91.html

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Article: The First Aeroplane Death


The link below is to an article that considers the first person to die in an aeroplane accident.

For more visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/13/Orville-Wright-and-the-First-Person-to-Die-in-an-Airplane/


Article: Operation Paul Bunyan


The link below is to an article that looks at an odd story form the history of North and South Korea, that includes the death of two Americans.

For more visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/04/Cold-War-Tales-Operation-Paul-Bunyan/


Article: Death By Tooth


The link below is to an article covering the story of the death of Sigurd Eysteinsson in Scottish history. He was basically killed by a tooth.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/94686


Article: Neil Armstrong Has Died


The link below is to an article dealing with the death of Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon back in 1969.

For more visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2012/08/25/RIP-Neil-Armstrong/


Article: Australia – Ned Kelly Remains Returned to Family


The link below is to an article on Australian bushranger Ned Kelly. The remains of Ned Kelly have been returned to his family for burial, 132 years after his death.

For more visit:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/08/06/outlaw-ned-kellys-remains-given-to-family-132-years-after-his-death/


Today in History: 23 April 1564 & 23 April 1616


Traditional Birth Date for William Shakespeare & Death of William Shakespeare

ABOVE: William Shakespeare

On or about this day in 1564, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. On this day in 1616, he died in the same town. Shakespeare is England’s (and probably the world’s) most famous poet and playwright.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare


Today in History: 09 April 1413


Henry V Crowned King of England

On this day in 1413, Henry V was crowned King of England. He succeeded Henry IV and was succeeded by Henry VI in 1422 upon his death.

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

Books:
Henry V, by R. B. Mowat
King Henry V, by B. Nicholson
Henry V, The Typical Medieval Hero, by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford


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: 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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