Saturday, 17 March 2012

On this day March 17th: The sacrifice of Lawrence Oates

On this day March 17th:
Today is St Patrick's Day.
45 BCE-In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeated the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
1834-Gottlieb Daimler, German Aryan genius, engineer and inventor was born in Schorndorf
1912-Lawrence Oates, a member of Scotts ill-fated South Pole expedition who was suffering serious frostbite and hampering the progress of his companions, left the tent saying “I am just going outside and may be some time.” A very gallant gentleman, Scott recorded. His body was never found. Date of birth March 17th 1880 Died March 17th 1912.
1945-The Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany collapsed ten days after its capture.
1978-Thousands of Palestinian civilians fled from murderous Israeli army attacks in southern Lebanon. The Israelis killed hundreds of men, women and children as they advanced and destroyed towns and villages.
1992-In Argentina, a suicide car-bomber killed 29 and injured 242 at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.
2004-More than 22 were killed, 200 wounded, and 35 Serbian Orthodox shrines in Kosovo destroyed as Albanian savages went on a murderous rampage.
2005-In Spain the last statue of the military dictator Franco in Madrid was taken down.


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