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Add Your Piece of History… 28th June

28 Jun
  • On this day in 2011.  Our handsome little son was born.  He turns 2 today!  Our first personal piece of history added.
  • On this day in 1997.  Mike Tyson was disqualified after biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during their heavyweight title fight, earning a 16-month suspension.
  • On this day in 1491.  Henry VIII, King of England, is born.  He was born at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, England.
  • On this day in 1914.   Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot dead by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during
    an  official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The deaths set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I by
    early August. On 28 June 1919, five years to the day after Franz Ferdinand’s death, Germany and the Allied Powers signed the Treaty of
    Versailles, officially marking the end of World War I.

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

Poster publicizing the June 28, 1997, Holyfiel...

Poster publicizing the June 28, 1997, Holyfield–Tyson II fight, dubbed The Sound and The Fury (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Add Your Piece of History… 11th June

11 Jun
  • On this day in 1509.  Henry VIII marries the first of his 6 wives, Catherine of Aragon.  His elder brother Arthur and Catherine of Aragon married in 1501, but his brother died of an infection very soon afterwards.  Henry VIII ascended the throne in 1509 after the death of his father Henry VII.  He married Catherine of Aragon about 9 weeks after his accession, on 11 June 1509, in Greenwich.  Henry VIII became notorious for his many wives, marrying Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr.
  • On this day in  1863.  New South Wales sees the first public demonstration of electric lighting, to honour the marriage of the Prince of Wales.  Sydney first received street lighting in the 1830’s. This early electric lighting used arc lamps which burned extremely hot, and produced fumes, so they could not be used indoors.
  • On this day in 1979.  Film star John Wayne, also known as the “Duke”, dies of cancer.

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

Portrait of Catherine Aragon

Portrait of Catherine Aragon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

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