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Started by nac1001 on Jun 17, 2019 7:22:01 AM
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nac1001 - 17 Jun 2019 07:22:06 (#1 of 91)

On this day in 1574 Francis Drake landed on the coast of California - coincidentally at a place called Drake's Bay.

17 June 1631 - Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth. Her husband built the Taj Mahal in her honour.

17 June 1994 - Diana Ross missed that penalty during the World Cup opening ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAKsGT9-XB0

Bonusy - 17 Jun 2019 09:41:29 (#2 of 91)

1579 according to Wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake#Coast_
of_California:_Nova_Albion_(1579)

nac1001 - 17 Jun 2019 09:44:27 (#3 of 91)

That's better - 440 years feels a very slightly more significant anniversary than 445.

Bonusy - 17 Jun 2019 09:46:49 (#4 of 91)

1999 would have been a better one in California, they love a good old 420 celebration

nac1001 - 17 Jun 2019 09:48:31 (#5 of 91)

Beryl Reid would have turned 100 today.

dreams99 - 17 Jun 2019 09:49:03 (#6 of 91)

Last week's New Statesman has a photo of the Liverpool celebrations returning the CL trophy, and stating that Monday (a couple of weeks ago) "marked the 125th birthday of the football club, founded in 1892."

nac1001 - 17 Jun 2019 09:54:01 (#7 of 91)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_rebellion_of
_1497#Battle_of_Deptford_Bridge


The Battle of Deptford Bridge took place on a site in present-day Deptford south-east London, adjacent to the River Ravensbourne and was the culminating event of the Cornish Rebellion.

After carefully spreading rumours that he would attack on the following Monday, Henry moved against the Cornish at dawn on his 'lucky day' – Saturday (17 June 1497).

By 2pm, Henry VII had returned to the City in triumph, knighting deserving parties on the way, to accept the acclamation of the Mayor and attend a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's.....

In due course, severe monetary penalties, extracted by Crown agents, pauperised sections of Cornwall for years to come.....

An Gof and Flamank were both sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. However they "enjoyed" the king's mercy and were allowed to hang until dead before being decapitated.

dreams99 - 17 Jun 2019 10:03:14 (#8 of 91)

Bet that was a relief.

HouseOfLametta - 17 Jun 2019 10:04:01 (#9 of 91)

I like a happy ending.

Bonusy - 17 Jun 2019 10:05:17 (#10 of 91)

In due course, severe monetary penalties, extracted by Crown agents, pauperised sections of Cornwall for years to come.....

Whereas now it's home county 2nd homers pauperising sections of Cornwall instead

ZimAgain - 17 Jun 2019 10:09:13 (#11 of 91)

Today used to be a public holiday here, before it got moved to October.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_German_uprising
_of_1953

Bonusy - 17 Jun 2019 10:12:12 (#12 of 91)

In Scottish news, yesterday was the 48th anniversary of the death of Lord Reith. I guess the BBC might do something to mark the 50th in a couple of years

Today was kinda dull really

Tomorrow is more exciting, Ensign Ewart captures the regimental eagle of the French 45th at Waterloo, saw that in the Scots Greys museum last weekend

davedanon - 17 Jun 2019 15:03:52 (#13 of 91)

Unknown Pleasures' 40th birthday, as discussed elsewhere.

nemo75 - 17 Jun 2019 15:09:32 (#14 of 91)

An Gof and Flamank were both sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Oh interesting. I knew a Flamank when I was at university. I didn’t realise it was a local name.

tasselhoff - 17 Jun 2019 15:15:52 (#15 of 91)

Tomorrow's my 25th wedding anniversary and of course, being a total nob, I've not yet planned anything. Mmmm, kebabs.

nemo75 - 17 Jun 2019 15:22:59 (#16 of 91)

Ah. Jade Goody. RIP.

Tadagee - 17 Jun 2019 15:36:55 (#17 of 91)

Rebellions launched in the West Country do tend towards the shite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_Rebellion

Indeed immediately after the 1497 rebellion Perkin Warbeck thought, 'What a great idea to arrive in the West. What could possibly go wrong?'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Cornish_upris
ing_of_1497

cozzer - 17 Jun 2019 15:41:03 (#18 of 91)

I knew a Flamank when I was at university. I didn’t realise it was a local name.

Corruption of Vlaeminck, or similar, maybe?

nemo75 - 17 Jun 2019 16:06:09 (#19 of 91)

Earlier posts suggested a Cornish family. He was west Country.

cozzer - 17 Jun 2019 16:15:13 (#20 of 91)

That doesn't preclude him having Flemish ancestors though.

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