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Walter Pearson's Blog – June 2012 Archive (3)

Friday! History, Military, Music, 'Supreme' Court?, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1613 The Globe Theater in London, England, where most of Shakespeare's plays debuted, went up in flames during a performance of Henry the Eighth. A theatrical cannon, set off during the performance, misfired, igniting the wooden beams and thatching. According to one of the few surviving documents of the event, no one…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

On This Date In 1611 After spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinied against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and set him, his teenage son, and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the eight others were never seen again.…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

On This Date In 1779 The court-martial of Benedict Arnold convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a relatively clean record in the early days of the American Revolution, Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior, including misusing government wagons and illegally buying and selling goods. Although his notorious betrayal was still many…
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Added by Walter Pearson on June 1, 2012 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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