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Photo Gallery: Downed Nazi Planes from the Battle of Britain


The link below is to a photo gallery of shot down German planes from the Battle of Britain – some great WWII shots here.

For more visit:
http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/04/20-photos-downed-luftwaffe-aircraft-battle-of-britain/

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Article: Abraham Lincoln’s Bodyguard Drunk in the Same Bar as John Wilkes Booth the Night Lincolon was Shot


The following link is to an article about President Lincoln’s bodyguard, who instead of guarding the president, was in the same pub as Booth getting drunk.

For more, visit:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Lincolns-Missing-Bodyguard.html


Today in History: 21 April 1918


The Red Baron is Shot Down and Killed

ABOVE: The Red Baron

 

On this day in 1918, Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron), was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme, France.

 

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Baron

Book:
The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany’s Great War Bird, by Floyd Phillips Gibbons


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


Today in History – 10 May 1863


American Civil War: Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Died

On this day in 1863, Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson died from wounds sustained from friendly fire during the American Civil War. Following a magnificent victory at Chancellorsville on the 2nd May 1863, Jackson was making his way back to his own lines when he was accidently shot by Confederate pickets who mistook him and his staff for Union troops.

Having been returned to Confedrate lines, Jackson survived the amputation of an arm only to die of pneumonia on the 10th May 1863. It was a loss the south could ill afford. He was one of the greatest generals of the war.

 


Today in History – 26 April 1865


United States: John Wilkes Booth is Killed

On the 14th April 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated the President of the United States of America at Ford’s Theatre, in Washington D.C. Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, managed to escape the scene of his crime and fled on horseback to a farm in northern Virginia. It was here, 12 days after his attack on the president that Booth was shot and killed.

John Wilkes Booth was born on the 10th May 1838, into the well known Booth family and became a well known actor in his own right. But it would be his assassination of Abraham Lincoln that he would always be remembered for.

Eight other co-conspirators were tried and convicted for their parts in the assassination and other roles in the plot that resulted in the death of the president. Four of these were hung a short time later.

 


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