Tuesday, April 24, 2012
(I'm running around all day today, so here's an abbreviated) Today in History:
April 24, 1184 BC (this is an approximated date.)
It is traditionally held that city of Troy fell on this date after a ten year siege by the armies of Greece.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
April 24, 1913 -
The Cathedral of Commerce built one nickel at a time, the Woolworth building opened on this date.
The Five and Dimes are long gone but the skyscraper remains.
April 24, 1916 -
... All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. - W. B. Yeats
Some 1,600 Irish nationalist, the Irish Volunteers, launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin, including the General Post Office. Eemon de Valera was one of the commandants in the uprising. It was provoked by impatience with the lack of home rule and was put down by British forces several days later. Michael Collins, a member of Sinn Fein, led the guerrilla warfare.
April 24, 1986 -
'Her Royal Highness' The Duchess of Windsor, Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson Windsor former maitresse en titre (official mistress), horse-faced, twice-divorced American, possible transvestite and Nazi sympathizer died on this date.
until Princess Diana.
And so it goes