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Walter Pearson's Blog – May 2012 Archive (4)

Friday! History, Military and Remembrance, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1660 Under invitation by leaders of the English Commonwealth, Charles II, the exiled king of England, landed at Dover, England, to assume the throne and end 11 years of military rule, in what is known as the English Restoration.
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 25, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Donna Summer, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1676 During King Philip's War, Captain William Turner of the Massachusetts Militia and a group of about 150 militia volunteers (mostly minimally trained farmers) attacked a large fishing camp of Native Americans at Peskeopscut on the Connecticut River (now called Turners Falls, Massachusetts). The colonists claimed they killed 100–200 Native Americans in…
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military Appreciation and Mother's Day, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1776 In a letter addressed to the president of Congress, American General George Washington recommended raising companies of German-Americans to use against the German mercenaries anticipated to fight for Britain. Washington hoped this would engender a spirit of disaffection and desertion among Britain's paid soldiers.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 11, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Friday! History, Military, Cinema, Music, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1626 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit, hired by the Dutch West India Company to oversee its trading and colonizing activities in the Hudson River region, arrived on the wooded island of Manhattan in present-day New York, and became famous for purchasing Manhattan from resident Algonquin Indians for the equivalent of $24. The transaction was a mere formality, however,…
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Added by Walter Pearson on May 4, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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