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On This Day – Richard Burton the First and the Power of the Rolling Stone

19 Mar

The Roundheads’ Round

1649 The House of Commons passed an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it ‘useless and dangerous to the people of England.’

The One and Only Anne

1702 Anne Stuart, sister of Mary, succeeded to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland on the death of William III of Orange.

Dr. Livingstone, I Presume

1813 Dr David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer and the first white man to see the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi, was born.

Richard Burton the First

1821 Sir Richard Francis Burton, English scholar and explorer who discovered the source of the Nile, was born.

Irish War of Independence

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1921 Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war took place at Crossbarry in County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escaped an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.

Nero Decree

1945 World War II: Adolf Hitler issued his “Nero Decree” ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed in order to prevent their use by Allied forces as they penetrated deep within Germany.

The Power of a Rolling Stone

1965 The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to wear ties to save tie makers from financial disaster.

The Prince and the Fergie

Prince Andrew Sarah Ferguson married

1986 Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Exactly six years later it was announced that they were to separate.

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