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Walter Pearson's Blog – December 2011 Archive (6)

Friday! History, New Year!, Military, Music, Cinema, Sports, Quotes, More!

On This Date In 1370 Pope Gregory XI (c. 1336 – March 27, 1378), born Pierre Roger de Beaufort in Maumont, in the modern commune of Rosiers-d'Égletons, Limousin around 1336, was elected Pope, and served from 1370 until his death in 1378. He succeeded Pope Urban V…

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Added by Walter Pearson on December 30, 2011 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

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

On This Date In 1597 Through January 4, 1598 the Siege of Ulsan was an unsuccessful Korean and Chinese attempt to capture Ulsan Castle from the Japanese late in the Imjin War. The Japanese suffered heavy losses during the siege.…

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Added by Walter Pearson on December 23, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1653 Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599 – September 3, 1658), an English military and political leader who overthrew the English monarchy and temporarily turned England into a republican Commonwealth, became Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and…

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Added by Walter Pearson on December 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1779 The Battle of Great Bridge was fought in the area of Chesapeake, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War. The victory by the Continental Army was responsible for removing Lord Dunmore and any other vestige of British Government for the Colony of Virginia during the early days of…

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Added by Walter Pearson on December 9, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Pearl Harbor Day - 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Pearl Harbor Day - 70th Anniversary Commemoration
at World War II Memorial Features Senator Jim Webb As…
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Added by Walter Pearson on December 7, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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On This Date In 1763 Members of the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island witnessed the dedication of the Touro Synagogue, the first synagogue in what became the United States. Designed in the Georgian style by English architect…
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Added by Walter Pearson on December 2, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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