Top Tweets for #OTD
"Elita jest dziś przeżarta… Niech Pan spróbuje zebrać ich podpisy na liście protestacyjnej przeciwko aresztowaniu #PrymasWyszyński w Polsce. Gnój, g***o, relatywiści wszelkiej moralności" [z listu do Jerzego Giedroycia 23/10/53]
Andrzej Bobkowski 📚 urodził się #OTD w 1913.
#OnThisDay in 1971 the IRA murdered Ronald James Dodd, 34. Married father of 2. RUC Serg shot investigating reported arson at McStocker`s woodshed, Toome. Had left scene and re-entered road as front passenger in car when shot x11. Widow was pregnant. twitter.com/OnThisDayPIRA/… #OTD
27 Oct 1898 - Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, granddaughter of King George III, mother and mother-in-law of Queen Mary of Teck and King George V, grandmother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at White Lodge,London. #OTD
'The Prince of Wales Sails for his Indian Tour' - the Prince of Wales, watched by his brothers the Duke of York and Prince Henry, leaves Portsmouth on the HMS Renown, bound for India, Daily Mirror, 27 October 1921 bit.ly/3G2HIYj #OTD #1921Newspapers
27 Oct 1763 - Scottish geologist, cartographer and philanthropist, William Maclure, is born in Ayr. He will become known as the "father of American geology". #OTD #History #WilliamMaclure #Geology #Ayr #Geologist
#OTD 2015 – Betsy Drake, 92, US actress. (b. 1923) "Betsy Drake, a department store clerk, becomes obsessed with one of her customers, dashing pediatrician Cary Grant. She resolves to make him fall in love with her." And she did! (m. #CaryGrant 1949-62) youtu.be/UWRZCt757mg
Sunday 27th October 1985 #otd Happy Mondays played Corbieres, Manchester (support from the Weeds). Admission 50p
#OTD in 1915, #DylanThomas, Welsh poet and writer was born. Borrow his work from @SurreyLibraries at tinyurl.com/4u76b4dt. You must also check out @NationalTheatre's tweet of @michaelsheen performing Under Milk Wood. Truly remarkable.
27 Oct 1401 - Catherine of Valois, daughther of Charles VI, King of France and wife of King Henry V of England, is born in Paris, France. (1/2) #OTD #History #CatherineofValois #HenryV #HenryVI #Paris
Manston was the nation’s warmest place #OTD in 1995. It was a daily record high for the village until 2005’s extraordinary late October warmth...Manston reached +19.4°C #OTD 16 years ago. 👇📈 twitter.com/Harry_Hardrada…
An homage to the Romanian heroes of #WW1: the Sculptural Ensemble of Constantin Brâncuși was inaugurated #OTD 1938 at Târgu Jiu:
The Table of Silence (time)
The Gate of the Kiss (new life)
The Endless Column (infinite sacrifice)
#TodayInHistory #Romania #art #history
#OTD 27 Oct 1642 #Banbury surrenders to #Royalists. Parliamentarian prisoners taken to #OxfordCastle, one with a 'Pole Axe' wound. Inmates ‘intreated to let a Surgeon to come in & dresse him’, the Provost Marshal ‘would not permit any to come... wounds festered’ until he died.
Born #OTD 1835 John Poyntz Spencer, Visct. Althorp.
Spencer represented Northamptonshire South very briefly in 1857 before succeeding his father to the peerage as 5th Earl Spencer. He would go on to become Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Look out for him in our @TheVictCommons vols!
#OTD 1937 a meeting takes place in #Valencia between the minister of Agriculture and a delegation of the #Anarchist FNC (National federation of farmers) in order to talk about a possible derogation of the Collectivization decree. #SCW
#MarsHillBlog Post On this day in history. 1775, George III issues his proclamation of rebellion against the American colonies #OTD #OnThisDay #GeorgeIII #Westminster #GreatBritain #USA paulburgin.blogspot.com/2021/10/on-thi…
#OTD 27 Oct 1921 Maurice Casey (1D158) died from wounds following an accidental explosion while engaged in the manufacture of explosives at Firies, #Kerry. D Coffey (1P170) injured in the same incident. @dfarchives @Centenaries
27th Oct #otd in 1981 - great double bill - Pigbag and the Raincoats at the Fan Club, Leeds which was then at the Bier Keller, at the Merrion Centre (bookings by the legendary John Keenan).
Coming soon the Fall and @_Nightingales
#OTD in 1334 King Edward III of England ordered the sheriff of Cumberland, Ranulph Dacre, to seize the lands of Alexander Mowbray in his county as he "has lately rebelled and joined the Scots..." #medieval #Scottish #History #medievaltwitter #OnThisDay #OnThisDate #Scotland
#OTD in 1977 Nan Shepherd self-published #TheLivingMountain, just 4 years before her death. It took a while but the world has finally caught up with her. There's even an @foliosociety edition now. Beautifully illustrated by @RoseStrangArt and introduced by @RobGMacfarlane
. #OTD a year ago #Armenia|n armed forces’ attack on #Barda with cluster missiles led to several fatalities and injuries #Armenianvandalism #JustiesforBarda #ArmenianTerrorism #ArmeniaKillChildren #Stoparmenianterrorism twitter.com/rezaphotograph…
#OTD 27 October 1849 Report of a narrow escape from drowning at Aylesbury. A boy by the name of William Evett, son of John Evett, was playing by the canal when he accidentally fell into the water. Fortunately, a man saw him, and rescued him from a watery grave. #Bucks