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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

On this day Jan 16th: Birth of Robert Jay Mathews

On this day January 16th:
27 BCE-Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate.
1547- Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible became Tsar of Russia. He was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of Tsar.
1581-The English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.
1707-The Scottish Parliament ratified the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
1908-Gunther Prien was born in Osterfeld. He became an outstanding U-Boat Captain in WWII. By far his most famous exploit was the sinking of the British battleship HMS Royal Oak at anchor in the Home Fleet's anchorage in Scapa Flow.
1909 Ernest Shackleton’s British expedition reached the area of the South Magnetic Pole.
1939-The IRA began a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
1940-The first German Enigma messages were decoded by British intelligence.
1942-42 year old Ernst Scheller, National Socialist mayor of Marburg in 1934, died from injuries sustained on the Eastern Front 18 days previously.
1943-The Red Army captured Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad.
1945-Adolf Hitler moved into his underground bunker, the Führerbunker determined to stay in Berlin and face the final battle against the Jewish Bolsheviks.
1953-Robert Jay Mathews, Aryan hero, leader of the Order and martyr to the cause was born in Marfa, Texas to Johnny and Una Mathews.
1979-August Heissmeyer, leading SS member died in Schwäbisch Hall aged 82
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