April Eleventh....

Discussion in 'History' started by PoliticalChic, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. PoliticalChic
    Online

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    60,848
    Thanks Received:
    17,557
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ratings:
    +30,917
    1. On this day in 1814 Napoleon, beneficiary of the French Revolution, abdicated and was exiled to the island of Elba.

    This gave rise to the famous palindrome:

    ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA



    2. And, on this day in 1689, William and Mary, of Holland, were made King and Queen of England.

    While they were Stuarts, as was James II, Parliament wanted the Protestants as monarchs in place of the Catholic James.

    As William III, he promised to keep the laws of parliament (a bill of rights), and a major step away from the idea of the Devine Right of Kings....and toward the eventual concepts embodied in the founding documents of the United States.
     
  2. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    23,086
    Thanks Received:
    5,209
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +6,154
    Also on April 11th, back in 1970, my beloved Mrs. BBD joined the US Navy Nurse Corps... Set military medicine back 100 years!
     
  3. PoliticalChic
    Online

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    60,848
    Thanks Received:
    17,557
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ratings:
    +30,917
    Ms. BBD gets wind of this post and she'll set you back 100 years!
     
  4. Big Black Dog
    Offline

    Big Black Dog Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    23,086
    Thanks Received:
    5,209
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Ratings:
    +6,154
    :lol:
     
  5. Wry Catcher
    Online

    Wry Catcher Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    33,955
    Thanks Received:
    4,503
    Trophy Points:
    1,160
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ratings:
    +9,463
    1. On this day in 1968 LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act
    2. On this day in 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier.
     
  6. konradv
    Online

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    23,110
    Thanks Received:
    2,647
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +6,074
    William was from Holland. Mary was James II's daughter.
     
  7. Baruch Menachem
    Offline

    Baruch Menachem '

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,204
    Thanks Received:
    3,235
    Trophy Points:
    185
    Ratings:
    +3,307

Share This Page