On This Day - A Request

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by meridian, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    I am looking for an 'on this day in history' source for the UK military from way back to pretty much now.

    Ideally it would be a single source, book or web site etc

    Any ideas?

    All help really appreciated
  2. Osprey Publishing http://www.ospreypublishing.com/ have a section called 'This Week in History'. ISTR that it used to be 'This Day', but it covers ancient warfare through to the present
  3. 1582 Pope Gregory XIII introduces the Gregorian calendar as a replacement for the Julian calendar.

    1815 Death of Robert Fulton, US inventor of the steam boat.

    1815 In New Zealand land is sold to whites for the first time.

    1848 France became a republic for the second time.

    1887 Paris and Brussels linked by a telephone line.

    1920 The Nazi party announced its programme to establish the Third Reich.

    1932 Malcolm Campbell beats his own land speed record at 253.96 mph.

    1946 Peron elected in Argentina.

    1966 An army coup deposes Dr Kwame Nkrumah first president of Ghana.

    1977 The US cuts off aid to Argentina, Uruguay and Ethiopia.

    or how about:

    1917 Zimmermann telegram sent to the German Ambassador in Mexico.
  4. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thanks everyone