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This Day in History, September 25..

PostPosted: September 25th 2017, 12:48pm
by Thunder1
After a failed attack on the city of Montreal, Colonel Ethan Allen was captured by the British in 1775 (a good thing as we have some furniture that we like that is inspired by his name).. after being identified as an officer of the Continental Amy, Allen was taken prisoner and sent to England to be executed..he was later repatriated in a prisoner exchange and made a major general..in 1867, cattle pioneer Oliver Loving died of gangrene, the result of an encounter w/ Commanches and at a time before antibiotics ..the 700 hundred mile Goodnight-Loving Trail that he helped to pioneer brought cattle into the booming mining regions of Colorado from West Texas and New Mexico (as much as they must have enjoyed a nice T-bone for their dinners, it would take another 100 years for enchiladas & chili to make that same journey) ..in 1942, British bombers attempted to take out the Gestapo HQ in Oslo, Norway..they missed, but gave the Germans a scare & something to think about..in 1957, black students entered the previously segregated Central High School in Little Rock, AR., for the first time as a result of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision..in 1965, 59 year old Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Athletics pitched 3 innings against the Boston Red Sox..he gave up just one hit (an inspiration for many of us!!)..and in 2005, the IRA officially disarmed (or so we hope)..

Re: This Day in History, September 25..

PostPosted: September 25th 2017, 3:26pm
by jaw
Thanks. Packaging is everhthing ;)

Thunder1 wrote:1775: After a failed attack on the city of Montreal, Colonel Ethan Allen was captured by the British (a good thing as we have some furniture that we like that is inspired by his name). After being identified as an officer of the Continental Amy, Allen was taken prisoner and sent to England to be executed. He was later repatriated in a prisoner exchange and made a major general.

1867: Cattle pioneer Oliver Loving died of gangrene, the result of an encounter w/ Commanches and at a time before antibiotics ..the 700 hundred mile Goodnight-Loving Trail that he helped to pioneer brought cattle into the booming mining regions of Colorado from West Texas and New Mexico (as much as they must have enjoyed a nice T-bone for their dinners, it would take another 100 years for enchiladas & chili to make that same journey).

1942: British bombers attempted to take out the Gestapo HQ in Oslo, Norway..they missed, but gave the Germans a scare & something to think about.

1957: Black students entered the previously segregated Central High School in Little Rock, AR., for the first time as a result of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.

1965: 59 year old Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Athletics pitched 3 innings against the Boston Red Sox..he gave up just one hit (an inspiration for many of us!!).

2005: The IRA officially disarmed (or so we hope).