Sunday Open Thread: September 3rd is National Welsh Rarebit Day, Really.
World History this day
1260 -- The Mamluks defeated the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine
1658 -- Richard Cromwell became Lord Protector of England and his dad's religiofascist state began to collapse.
1879 -- Afghan troops took out the British Residency in Kabul which had been imposed on Afghanistan by force
1939 -- France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia declared war on Germany
1941 -- Karl Fritzsch, experimented with Zyklon B for gassing Soviet POWs at Auschwitz
1943 -- The Allied invasion of Italy began and Ike and Badoglio signed the Armistice of Cassibile
1944 -- Anne Frank and her family were sent to Auschwitz via train
1971 -- Qatar became an independent state
US History this day
1783 -- The Treaty of Paris between the US and the Kingdom of Great Britain ended the US revolution
1838 -- Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery.
1855 -- 700 soldiers under General William S. Harney attacked a Souix village in Nebraska killing 100 men, women and children
Science & Technology this day
1925 -- The first US built rigid airship, USS Shenandoah, was destroyed in a squall line over in Ohio
1935 -- Sir Malcolm Campbell reached a speed of 304.331 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats
1976 -- Viking 2 landed on mars
The Arts this day
1802 -- William Wordsworth composed the sonnet "Composed upon Westminster Bridge"
Misc. this day
Birthdays of Note this day
1596 -- Nicola Amati, musical instrument maker
1695 -- Pietro Locatelli, viola player and composer
1803 -- Prudence Crandall, established the first integrated classroom in the US
1849 -- Sarah Orne Jewett, author and poet
1875 -- Ferdinand Porsche, engineer
1907 -- Loren Eiseley, anthropologist and author
1915 -- Memphis Slim, pianist, singer and songwriter
1923 -- Mort Walker, cartoonist
1925 -- Hank Thompson, guitarist, singer and songwriter
1929 -- Whitey Bulger, businessman
1933 -- Tompall Glaser, singer and songwriter
1934 -- Freddie King, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1942 -- Al Jardine, guitarist, singer and songwriter
1945 -- George Biondo, bassist and songwriter
1955 -- Steve Jones, singer, songwriter and guitarist
Deaths of Note this day
1658 -- Oliver Cromwell, religiofascist English general and politician
1883 -- Ivan Turgenev, author
1962 -- e. e. cummings, pOet anD plaYWright
1970 -- Alan Wilson, singer, songwriter, hrmonica player and guitarist
1974 -- Harry Partch, composer and music theorist, used a 43 tone scale, etc.
2001 -- Pauline Kael, film critic
2012 -- Sun Myung Moon, Yet Another Messiah, tax fraudster, everybody's true dad, RWNJ
Sir Malcolm Campbell
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