#onthisday 175 years ago this reward was posted for the capture of runaway convicts, including Martin Cash, later to become the notorious gentleman bushranger of Van Diemen's Land. Extra incentive for another convict to apprehend his fellow fellons with the offer of a Conditional Pardon!
CON77/2/9 Poster, offering reward for capture of three convicts( MartinCash, Lawrence Kavenagh and George Jones). #tasarchives#convicts#rewardposter#bushrangerinthemaking
#OnThisDay in 1486, the War if the Roses ends as Henry VII of House Lancaster weds Elizabeth of House York, thus uniting the Tudors🌹⚔️🛡The tangled, bloody conflict remains a popular topic for academic and arm chair historians, and plenty of pop culture. The War of the Roses supposedly was a big inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, now better known as “Game of Thrones.”
On This Day in 1967
Albert DeSalvo confesses to killing 13 women in a crime spree that terrorized Boston, but due to lack of physical evidence he's convicted of assaults and robberies and given a life term. #onthisday#boston#bostonstrangler#albertdesalvo
On this day four years ago, I rededicated my life to Christ at a retreat in New Hampshire. This day was far from the end though. It wasn’t a one time decision fueled by the fun, excitement, and engaging conversations of a weekend retreat. In fact, I’ve had to learn the hard way that I need to make this decision every single day of my life. My heart is fickle, and many times it doesn’t want to follow Jesus. Thankfully, God’s love doesn’t shift with circumstances, feelings, or whims. He who began a work in me, before I was born, on this day four years ago, and every day of my earthly existence so far, will bring it to completion. Thanks be to God.
Read more about when and how it happened on my blog (link in bio). It's one piece of a longer story that God wrote before I ever took a breath.
Today, 147 years ago, on January 18, 1871, King Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed the German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles during the Siege of Paris, forming the German Empire. Until this time there were many German states mixed about in Europe that were never really unified. There was a German Confederation that had been created by an act of the Congress of Vienna on June 8, 1815 as a result of the Napoleonic Wars but it didn’t turn the German people into one state. Eventually there was a rise in people wanting the German people to be united under one state, the person who would help bring this dream into reality was Prussian prime minister, Otto von Bismarck. To unite the German people under a Prussian dominated German state Bismarck started three wars which led to military successes and helped to persuade other German people to unite. These wars were the Second War of Schleswig against Denmark in 1864, the Austro Prussian War in 1866, and the Franco Prussian War against France in 1870–71. The German Empire would not last very long, and would be broken after the end of World War One in 1918.
January 18th, 1944 - The Met hosts a jazz concert for the first time ever, featuring Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw and Billie Holiday. The event was billed Metropolitan Opera House Jam Session. Six years earlier, Benny Goodman had brought jazz to Carnegie Hall for the first time. The NY Times review foreshadowed the cultural revolution that was to follow and warned that “dictators should be suspicious of swing.” #NYHistory#ItAintSweet
3 years ago on this exact date @danimalforthewin and I on TV in the crowd going crazy when @jkearse15 caught the winning TD to send the @seahawks to their second consecutive #SuperBowl . Miss you, #chopchop . Happy to see you thriving in New York. #throwbackthursday#tbt#onthisday#otd
18 JAN 1997 A classic jersey, teak tough forwards and backs with pace and flair....the 1997 @ffrugby team embarked on the first of two back-to-back Grand Slam campaigns #OnThisDay in 1997. What are your memories of France in the 90s!? Read about the campaign on NatWest6Nations.com. #NatWest6Nations
On this day in 1811 Edouard René Lefebvre de Laboulaye is born in Paris, France. As a political philosopher, jurist, historian, and writer, de Laboulaye first had the idea of creating the Statue of Liberty and he founded the Franco-American Union that turned his idea into reality.⠀
On this day in 1908, Jacob Bronowski the British mathematician, historian of science and inventor was born.
Bronowski famously said: "The most remarkable discovery ever made by scientists was science itself."
#OnThisDay 1955 #saadathasanmanto
Passed away in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
#Manto was known to #writeabout the atrocious #truths that no one dared to talk about. Manto is best known for his stories about the partition of the subcontinent immediately following independence in 1947.
Read his short story "Toba Tek Singh", said to be inspired by Manto's own experience in a mental Asylum.
It is about the toll the news of Partition has on the inmates of an institution and the concern it raises about their own ambivalent fates.
It tells the story of Bishen Singh, who hasn't slept for years, fraught with madness and melancholy, wondering whether his hometown is in Pakistan or India.
John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, died #OnThisDay , January 18, 1862. Originally elected as vice president on the Whig ticket headlined by William Henry Harrison, Tyler was elevated to the presidency when Harrison died on April 4, 1841. Since no president had ever before died in office, Harrison’s death set of a debate over the precise meaning of a clause in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution which stated, “In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President.” At the time, many believed that Tyler should and would serve only as “acting president,” presiding over Harrison’s cabinet and leading by consensus. Tyler’s view, which ultimately prevailed, was that the vice president became president in every sense of the word upon the death of the previous incumbent. During his presidency, Tyler’s most notable policy initiative was his successful drive to annex Texas, an achievement that significantly expanded the size of the United States while also inflaming the growing sectional divide over slavery and setting off war with Mexico. Tyler, a native of Virginia, chose to support the Confederacy when the Civil War erupted in 1861. He was elected to serve in the Confederate Congress but died at the age of 71 before taking his seat.
Happy Birthday A. A. Milne! Thank you for Winnie and thank you to @lindsaymattick and @sophieblackall for sharing this beautiful story! It’s an @eldredgelibrary favorite and a must read! #onthisday#EplStaffPick
#DidYouKnow that #OnThisDay back in 1973 The Rolling Stones perform a benefit concert for the victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua 🇳🇮
Which is where Mick Jagger's wife Bianca is from 👰🏽
The show raises $400,000 💵
Source: calendar.songfacts.com 👏🏻
Photo: ytimg 📸
On this day last year I was thinking this 👆🏽 I think I was in the middle of relocating for work and had to find another place to rent. I hate paying rent. The cost of living is ridiculous especially if you live off reserve. No wonder why so many people are homeless. #life#rent#survival#realtalk#facebook#onthisday#2017
ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC:
1964 - The Beatles made their US chart debut with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" entering the chart at No. 45 just ten days after its release. This made it the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history, and would go on to spend seven weeks at the No.1 position.