Tag Archives: November 10
Today in History: 25 May 1982
Falkland Islands: Falklands War – HMS Coventry is Sunk
On this day in 1982, during the Falklands War, the HMS Coventry was sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawk aircarft.
The HMS Coventry was a Type 42 (Sheffield Class) Destroyer in the Royal Navy, commissioned on the 10th November 1978. The Argentine bombing raid resulted in the loss of the Coventry, with 19 of her crew killed and 30 injured. The ship capsized before sinking not longer after.
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Today in History: 20 March 1760
On this day in 1760, the greatest fire up to that time (in Boston) destroyed a large area of Boston in the United States. Some 349 buildings, including homes and shops were destroyed, and over 1000 people rendered homeless. Though a great tragedy for Boston, this great city suffered from many like disasters, as can be seen in the article linked to below.
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For an account of the Great Fire of Boston in 1872 (November 9 10), visit: