Add Your Piece of History… 8th June

8 Jun
  • On this day in 1951.  The School of the Air begins broadcasting from the Flying Doctor base in Alice Springs.  School of the Air provides quality educational services for children in remote areas of Australia.  The Alice Springs School of the Air currently caters for about 140 students spread over an area of 1,000,000 square kilometres.
  • On this day in 1968.  James Earl Ray, suspected of assassinating Martin Luther King, is arrested in London’s Heathrow Airport.  He was trying to board a flight to Brussels.  Ray was an escapee from Missouri State Penitentiary, who have been on the run since 23rd April 1967.  James Earl Ray was convicted of Martin Luther King’s murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
  • On this day in 1096.  Peter the Hermit and his army reached Hungary.  Together with Walter Sans-Avior, lead a huge army of ordinary people, The Peoples’ Crusade, across Europe and into Asia.  They passed through without incident.
  • On this day in 1794.  The United States Post Office was established.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

English: Mug shot of James Earl Ray.

Mug shot of James Earl Ray. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Alice Springs school of the air Franç...

Alice Springs school of the Air

 

 

 
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