On this day in 1997: dancer & singer jermaine stewart dies of aids-related liver cancer at 39 years old. stewart started his career as a dancer on “american bandstand” and “soul train”, before touring as a dancer and background vocalist for groups such as shalamar, the staple singers, the temptations and the chi-lites. stewart sang back-up vocals for culture club on their hit single “miss me blind” before landing his own record deal. he is best known for his 1986 single ““we don’t have to take our clothes off,” which reached #5 on the billboard hot 100, and his 1987 hit “say it again”, which climbed to #27 on the hot 100. the former hit has been covered or sampled by artists such as gym glass heroes, mase, ciara, and ella eyre.
#amfar #h*v #aids#onthisday#onthisdate#thisdayinhistory#thisdateinhistory#jermainestewart
die als brücke von remagen bekannte ludendorff-brücke, die von den westalliierten des zweiten weltkrieges als einzige intakte rheinbrücke erobert werden konnte, stürzt ein. dabei kommen 28 amerikanische soldaten ums leben.
die brücke von remagen oder ludendorff-brücke überspannte von 1918 bis 1945 den rhein südlich von remagen. auf der rechten seite des flusses erreichte sie den ort erpel.
im april 1945 scheiterte den versuch, die brücke vor den heranrückenden alliierten zu sprengen, kurze zeit später brach sie jedoch infolge der kriegshandlungen in sich zusammen. zu beginn des 21. jahrhunderts befindet sich im erhaltenen brückenkopf auf dem linken ufer ein politisch korrektes museum.
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Today on march 17th 461, saint patrick, the most revered patron saint of ireland, peacefully dies in saul where he had built his first church - happy st. paddy’s day!
saint patrick, commonly regarded as the apostle of ireland, was a fifth century romano-british christian missionary. the feast of saint patrick is religious celebration commemorating the death of saint patrick in 461. the annual holiday occurs on march 17 and has now evolved into a worldwide cultural celebration. the catholic church officially established saint patrick’s day as a feast day in the seventeenth century. although the feast day is now observed by anglicans, the eastern orthodox church and lutheran church. public celebrations often include parades and festivals with people dressed in green attire, shamrocks, irish flags and leprechauns.
saint patrick was born in roman britain during the late fourth century. according to legend, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 by irish pirates. he was subsequently shipped off to ireland to work as a farming slave. after six years, patrick managed to escape and returned to his family in britain. he eventually became a christian missionary and traveled back to northern ireland to spread his religious beliefs. at the time, the irish population mostly practised a form of celtic polytheism, worshiping various different gods. medieval scriptures suggest patrick founded christianity in ireland and served as the country’s first bishop.
saint patrick spent nearly thirty years tirelessly traveling across ireland preaching and establishing new churches. the exact dates surrounding patrick's life and activity remain elusive, however, most scholars agree that he lived during the fifth century. several legends now surround saint patrick with some suggesting he drove out all of the snakes from ireland or that he used shamrocks to explain the holy trinity. interestingly, the first celebratory parade was held in the new york city by irish soldiers, not ireland itself.
This day in tudor history: march 17th 1473- king james iv of scots was born (part 2): to strengthen the treaty, it was also agreed that james would marry margaret tudor, the eldest daughter of elizabeth of york and king henry vii. they were married by proxy and then in person on 8th august 1503. margaret was very young to be getting married as she was 14, this is probably why they had no children until 1507. their first child, james, duke of rothesay was born on 21st february 1507, unfortunately he died on 27th february 1508. margaret also had a stillborn daughter in 1508. however, the following year on april 21st 1509, margaret’s father, king henry vii passed away. the throne was left to his eldest surviving son, prince henry. henry became king henry viii at 17, turning 18 on june 28th. henry married catherine of aragon, his late elder brother’s widow. margaret and henry never got along as children, so it would be difficult to form an alliance between scotland and england. at this point, it was also becoming a battle, between henry and margaret, who would have the first son? if margaret had children and henry none, her children would inherit the throne. if henry had a daughter and margaret a son, her child would be second in line, but when it came to the point of accession, the son would have a lot more support if he wanted to take the english throne. so it was a triumphant moment, for margaret and james when they had a son on october 20th 1509, names arthur (perhaps for margaret’s late brother) unfortunately he also passed away in infancy, in 1510. their next child, was the only child to surpass infancy, born in 1512, future king james v. they had another stillborn daughter in 1512, as well. by 1513, the scots were not on good terms with the english. and margaret tudor supported her husband in the invasion of her own country, england. at this time, henry viii was in france, so he left catherine of aragon as queen regent. this meant, catherine was alone in commanding the military. margaret was also made queen regent to rule over scotland, whilst james was away. to be continued...🏵👑🌹⚔️
Happy st patrick's day. 🇨🇮
from @workingclasshistory - on this day, 17 march 1846, saint patrick's day, one of the first shipments of famine refugees left dublin for new york. during the next five years more than a million people followed, driven by hunger to canada or the united states. élisée reclus, the great french geographer, anarchist, vegetarian, and naturist, who arrived in ireland at the end of the famine, noted that “within a few miles of the wealthiest island in the world there live the most wretched human beings in europe” and observed that “in no other country has famine committed such ravages as on the fertile soil of ireland.” the great famine killed a million people and forced a similar number to emigrate, while vast quantities of food produced in ireland was exported to britain for profit. in the decades preceding the famine, agricultural labourers and tenant farmers had staged numerous violent revolts. they had suffered successive famines throughout the 19th-century, and in 1841 almost half the homes in ireland were single-room mud cabins. they fought these miserable conditions through secret societies known to history as “whiteboy” groups. members of these secret organisations were bound by elaborate oaths and rituals. they demanded lower rents and tithes, increased wages, and fairer land distribution, and they pressed their claims with property destruction, animal mutilation, assault, and even murder. pictured: a famine memorial in dublin
. . . #history#tdih#onthisday#peopleshistory#radicalhistory#laborhistory#otd#thisdayinhistory#ireland#famine#britishempire - #regrann
Today, march 17 is a day of international celebration, as millions of people around the globe put on their best green clothing to drink beer, watch parades and toast the luck of the irish.
on this day in 461 a.d., saint patrick, christian missionary, bishop and apostle of ireland, dies at saul, downpatrick, ireland.
It was 1,838 years ago today, on march 17, 180 ad, that marcus aurelius dies leaving commodus the sole emperor of the roman empire. in 2000's academy award-winner for best picture, gladiator, a fictionalized commodus serves as the main antagonist of the film. he is played by joaquin phoenix. #thisdayinhistory#onthisday#marcusaurelius#commodus#gladiator
On #thisdayinhistory 17 march 1948, belgium, france, luxembourg, the netherlands and the united kingdom sign the treaty of brussels, a precursor to the north atlantic treaty establishing nato.
the treaty of brussels was signed on 17 march 1948 between belgium, france, luxembourg, the netherlands and the united kingdom, as an expansion to the preceding year's defence pledge, the dunkirk treaty signed between britain and france. as the treaty of brussels contained a mutual defence clause (article iv), it established the western union defence organization (wudo). it also provided a basis upon which the 1954 paris conference established the western european union (weu), after which the modified text was referred to as the modified brussels treaty (mbt) - at this point the mutual defence clause became article v. it was terminated on 31 march 2010.
when the division of europe into two opposing camps became considered unavoidable, the threat of the ussr and the warsaw pact became much more important than the threat of german rearmament.
western europe, therefore, sought a new mutual defence pact involving the united states, a powerful military force for such an alliance. the united states, concerned with containing the influence of the ussr, was responsive.
there was rapid progress on the idea, and secret meetings had already begun by the end of march in which american, canadian and british officials negotiated over the concept. eventually, it would lead to the formation of the north atlantic treaty organisation by the north atlantic treaty, signed in washington, dc, in 1949. the western union defence organization structure was absorbed into nato from december 1950 to april 1951. nato's supreme headquarters allied powers europe took over the wudo's defence role.
On #thisdayinhistory 17 march 1452, battle of los alporchones is fought in the context of the spanish reconquista between the emirate of granada and the combined forces of the kingdom of castile and murcia resulting in a christian victory.
the battle of los alporchones was a battle of the spanish reconquista that took place on 17 march 1452. the battle was fought between the troops of the emirate of granada and the combined forces of the kingdom of castile and its client kingdom, the kingdom of murcia. the moorish army was commanded by malik ibn al-abbas and the castilian troops were commanded by alonso fajardo el bravo, the head of the house of fajardo and the alcalde of lorca castle. the battle was fought in the area around the city of lorca and resulted in a victory for the kingdom of castile.
on 17 march 1452, the moorish army finally arrived at los alporchones and an action was fought between the two parties. the castilian attack came initially as a surprise and the christian forces were able to get an early advantage over the granadan army. the castilian army was nearly immediately victorious; however the granadan commander, malik ibn al-abbas who was renowned for his courage and competence, succeeded in reforming his line twice during the engagement. the chronicles recount that the alcalde, alonso fajardo, arriving at the conclusion that the fight could go either way, decided to enter into single combat with the enemy captain. the pair fought until fajardo managed to unhorse al-abbas, taking him prisoner.
the capture of the granadan captain broke the morale of the muslim army who were routed from the field. they were pursued by the castilian forces all the way to vera in the province of almería where it is mentioned that only 300 managed to escape. the granadan casualties were very high with around 400 captured, whilst the castilian casualties were around 40 dead and 200 wounded.
On this day, 17 march 1846, saint patrick's day, one of the first shipments of famine refugees left dublin for new york. during the next five years more than a million people followed, driven by hunger to canada or the united states. élisée reclus, the great french geographer, anarchist, vegetarian, and naturist, who arrived in ireland at the end of the famine, noted that “within a few miles of the wealthiest island in the world there live the most wretched human beings in europe” and observed that “in no other country has famine committed such ravages as on the fertile soil of ireland.” the great famine killed a million people and forced a similar number to emigrate, while vast quantities of food produced in ireland was exported to britain for profit. in the decades preceding the famine, agricultural labourers and tenant farmers had staged numerous violent revolts. they had suffered successive famines throughout the 19th-century, and in 1841 almost half the homes in ireland were single-room mud cabins. they fought these miserable conditions through secret societies known to history as “whiteboy” groups. members of these secret organisations were bound by elaborate oaths and rituals. they demanded lower rents and tithes, increased wages, and fairer land distribution, and they pressed their claims with property destruction, animal mutilation, assault, and even murder. pictured: a famine memorial in dublin
. . . #history#tdih#onthisday#peopleshistory#radicalhistory#laborhistory#otd#thisdayinhistory#ireland#famine#britishempire
this is vo thi lien, a 13-year-old survivor of the my lai massacre which happened on #thisdayinhistory 1968, when a platoon of american soldiers killed over 500 unarmed civilians at my lai, one of a cluster of small villages located near the northern coast of south vietnam. in march 1968, a platoon of soldiers called charlie company received word that viet cong guerrillas had taken cover in the quang ngai village of son my. the platoon entered one of the village’s four hamlets, my lai, on a search-and-destroy mission on the morning of march 16. instead of guerrilla fighters, they found unarmed villagers, most of them women, children and old men. the soldiers had been advised before the attack by army command that all who were found in my lai could be considered enemy combatants or sympathizers, and were told to destroy the village. they acted with extraordinary brutality, raping and torturing villagers before killing them and dragging dozens of people, including young children and babies, into a ditch and executing them with automatic weapons. the massacre reportedly ended when an army helicopter pilot, warrant officer hugh thompson, landed his aircraft between the soldiers and the retreating villagers and threatened to open fire if they continued their attacks. the events at my lai were covered up by high-ranking army officers and the coverup continued until ron ridenhour, a soldier in the 11th brigade who had heard reports of the massacre but had not participated, began a campaign to bring the events to light. after writing letters to president nixon, the pentagon, the state department, the joint chiefs of staff and several congressmen-with no response-ridenhour finally gave an interview to investigative journalist seymour hersh, who broke the story in november 1969. #50th#mylai#history#vietnamwar#war