Sunday, 15 January 2012

On this day Jan 15th: ‘Hurrah the Blackshirts’

On this day January 15th:
1559-Aged 26, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London. She was the daughter of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn and the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
1865-American Civil War - Fort Fisher North Carolina fell to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.
1919-In Berlin the revolt by communists was crushed by the Freikorps. Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent murdering Bolshevik Jews in Germany, were executed
1934-The Daily Mail supported Oswald Mosely’s BUF with the historic headline ‘Hurrah the Blackshirts’
1951-Ilse Koch, wife on the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, was sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany.The judge at her original war crimes trial stated “My examination of the record, based upon reports which I received from the lawyers, indicated that the most serious charges were based on hearsay and not on factual evidence.”



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