The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in Charlestown, Mass. during the Siege of Boston #onthisday in 1775.
This small King James Bible was carried by Francis Merrifield of Ipswich, Mass. during the Battle of Bunker Hill. Merrifield fought as a sergeant in the company of Captain Nathaniel Wade in Colonel Little's regiment at Bunker Hill. After the battle, Merrifield wrote at length inside the front and back covers, thanking God for sparing his life.
#OTD 1178: According to Gervase of Canterbury, five monks witnessed the crescent moon explode into flames, the upper part “split in two...a flaming torch sprang up, spewing out fire, hot coals and sparks. The body of the moon...writhed and throbbed like a wounded snake." Given the timing, they may have witnessed an asteroid impact that led to the creation of the lunar crater Giordano Bruno. Some doubt this, as there is no record of the subsequent meteor shower following such a collision. A more accepted theory is the explosion of a meteor that, from their vantage point, was passing in front of moon.
#OTD (2014) Stephanie Kwolek died - the inventor of the polymer Kevlar, which, when spun into a fibre, is x5 times stronger than steel & had 1/2 the density of fiberglass. It is widely used in sport inc racquet sports (strings break less frequently) #RealTimeChem#hardacttofollow
You shoot me down, but I get up 🦋, Always.
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🇩🇪🇬🇧Das Kleid ist schon ganz alt. Das war meine "Arbeitskleidung" als ich vor Jahren versehentlich als Sekretärin gearbeitet habe. Danach wusste ich, dass ich das nie wieder machen will😁. Auch habe ich es über die Jahre nie mehr zubekommen und es ist ärmellos. Habe es aber nie weggeworfen, weil ich es eigentlich mag. Ich fand meine Arme zeitweise hängend echt hässlich. Wenn man mich fragt nach Motivation, dann ist es auch dieses Kleid, was ich seit letzten Jahr wieder tragen kann und mich wohl darin fühle. Bild 1 mag meine Familie nicht so, ich mag da meine Waden 😂 und poste es trotzdem 😝. Es ist die Belohnung für alle Strapazen, die heute keine mehr sind. Kurzhantel Rudern tötet mich, 3. Tag habe ich beschlossen, den Rücken noch weiterhin in Ruhe zu lassen. Beine und Bauch gehen immer 😂. Schönen Dienstag 😊🙋😘🍀💫💕
. 🇩🇪🇬🇧The dress is already very old. That was my "work clothes" when I accidentally worked as a secretary years ago. After that, I knew that I would never do that again😁. Also, I have never gotten over the years and it is sleeveless. Never thrown it away because I really like it. I found my arms sometimes hanging really ugly. If you ask me motivation, then it's this dress, too, which I've been wearing again since last year and feel comfortable in it. Picture 1 does not like my family like that, I like my calves 😂 and post it anyway 😝. It is the reward for all the hardships that are no longer today. Dumbbell rowing kills me, 3rd day I decided to keep my back still in peace. Legs and stomach going always 😂. Nice Tuesday 😊🙋😘🍀💫💕
18th June 1546
Anne Askew appeared at London's Guildhall, where she was arraigned for heresy, along with Nicholas Shaxton, Nicholas White and John Hadlam (Adlams or Adams). She was sentenced to death by burning at the stake.
Chronicler Charles Wriothesley recorded the verdict:
“The eigh tenth daie of June, 1546, were arraigned at the Guilde Certaine Hall, for heresee, Doctor Nicholas Shaxston, sometyme bishop of arraigned for Salisburie; Nicholas White, of London, gentleman; Anne Kerne[Kyme], alias Anne Askewe, gentlewoman, and wiffe of Thomas Kerne [Kyme], gentleman, of Lyncolneshire; and John Hadlam, of Essex, taylor; and were this daie first indited of heresie and after arraygned on the same, and their confessed their heresies against the sacrament of the alter without any triall of a jurie, and so had judgment to be brent[burnt].” Picture
Emma Stansfield as Anne Askew in Showtime’s The Tudors.
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18th June 1541
King Henry VIII was declared King of Ireland. This event signalled the beginning of a period of fundamental change, as English involvement in the new kingdom increased dramatically in an attempt to gain dominance over the whole of Ireland.
In years past, English monarchs had called themselves Lords of Ireland and regarded the country at times as lawless; the English government would send a Lord Lieutenant or Lord Deputy to impose some sort of central control - this never worked out well and increased the tension between the Irish & English.
Portrait of King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein.