- From: Miss Elaine Eos <Misc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 15:55:38 GMT
One each for James Cannon, Carey Miller and Nick, who share a birthday,
Elsewhere in history...
St. Urho's Day, Patron saint of Finnish vineyard workers. Attributed to
him is the miracle of banishing grasshoppers from Finland which he
accomplished with a few choice Finnish phrases, thereby saving the
season's grape crop. But in reality a bunch of very drunk people made
this up in 1956.
Mar 16 1190
More than 150 and perhaps as many as 500 Jews, secured in Clifford's
Tower at York, die from suicide and massacre after they are sieged by
townspeople under Richard Malebys. Malebys was a nobleman who owed money
to the Jews; after their siege all records relating to moneylending were
destroyed. It is the largest massacre of Jews in the history of the
Mar 16 1792
At a masquerade ball, a disgruntled Captain Jacob Johan Ankarstroem
shoots Swedish King Gustav III near the heart with a bullet composed of
lead and carpet tacks. The king dies twelve days later, and as
punishment the Captain is decapitated, drawn, and quartered.
[In that order...?!]
Mar 16 1949
Erik Estrada's birthday.
Mar 16 1968
Soldiers of Charlie Company, 11th Brigade Americal Division massacre
over 300 civilian men, women, and children in the village of My Lai in
Mar 16 1978
Italian Red Brigades kidnap former Italian Premier Aldo Moro for release
of imprisoned comrades. Moro was murdered and his body found on 9 May
Mar 16 1984
The CIA's station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, is kidnapped by the
Islamic Jihad and later murdered.
Mar 16 1994
Figure skater Tonya Harding arrested for obstruction of prosecution
during the fallout from the Nancy Kerrigan figure skate clubbing.
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I will not, no matter how "good" the deal, patronise any business which sends
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