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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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Today in History: 6 June 2004



Article: Dead in the United States Capitol


The link below is to an article that looks at 11 people who died in the U.S. Capitol.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50047/11-people-who-died-us-capitol


Article: Famous People Who Died Penniless


The link below is to an article that looks at 10 famous people who died penniless, including Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland and Vincent van Gogh.

For more visit:
http://www.paydayloan.co.uk/Fun-Stuff/famous-people-who-died-penniless.html


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: 1258 – the Year the World Ended for Many


The link below is to a very interesting article concerning the year 1258, with a focus on London. It was a year when many people died.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/medieval-volcano-disaster-london-graves


Today in History: 29 May 1914


Canada: The RMS Empress of Ireland Sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

On this day in 1914, 1024 people died when the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sunk in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. It had collided in the early hours of the morning with the Norwegian collier ‘Storstad.’

Launched in 1906, the Empress of Ireland often crossed between Quebec in Canada and Liverpool in England. It had not long departed on another crossing when the accident occurred. There was a heavy fog which resulted in both ships not being able to see the other.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empress_of_Ireland_(1906)


Today in History: 19 May 2002


Australia: John Gorton, Former Prime Minister Died

On this day in 2002, John Gorton, the 19th Prime Minister of Australia died. Sir John Grey Gorton was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on the 9th September 1911 and died in Sydney, New South Wales. He was Prime Minister from the 10th January 1968 to the 10th March 1971.

ABOVE: John Gorton as Prime Minister

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


Today in History: 25 April 1915


ANZAC Day – The Landings at Gallipoli Commenced in WWI

This day each year is remembered as ANZAC Day in Australia, a day when Australians remember the fallen of every war Australians served in. The first ANZAC Day held was one year after the first landings at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War 1. We remember the cost of war, we remember those who died while fighting to protect our freedom and way of life. We remember those who served and who still serve in battles, wars and peace-keeping roles around the world and throughout our history. We do not forget them.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day
http://www.anzacday.org.au/


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


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