The state of TIAH
September 28th, 2006
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in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, lands on the coast of England only to be met by the forces of Tostig Godwine and King Harald of Norway – the English King, Harold Godwine, had masterfully negotiated an alliance with the pair and used them as a buffer against William's initial assault. Although William won the day against England's erstwhile defenders, he was weakened by the battle, and was easily defeated by King Harold at Hastings a few days later. As Harold executed Duke William for his crimes against England, he supposedly insulted the Duke's lineage by saying, “No tanner's bastard could ever sit upon the throne of England.”
in 1945, General of the US Army Douglas "Brass Hat" MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito meet for the first and last time to discuss the occupation of Japan. The Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers since VJ Day, MacArthur wore his standard duty uniform with no tie instead of his dress uniform. MacArthur may have done this on purpose, to send a message as to what he considered the emperor's status. An outraged member of the imperial household certainly thought so, stabbing the General through the heart for this perceived humiliation to the heavenly sovereign, killing him instantly. -post by Guest Historian, Steve Payne-
in 1972, Dr. Roman Pelliot and Professor Karl Ainsworth, having spent a day researching the history of the area around the Lascaux Cave, find little to match what they have seen inside the forgotten passageway. “That line of worship must have died out,” Dr. Pelliot says, “how could it not?” Professor Ainsworth doesn't believe this, and tells his colleague, “Even if the worshipers died out, surely something about the cult itself must have survived – some legend, something to tell us what might have gone on here.” The two went back to the pub to take a break from their research, and found that another person had been the victim of the wild animal that had killed Franz Jaeger. The townsfolk were gathering men together to go on a hunt, and asked if the two archaeologists would join them. Professor Ainsworth, who was a crack shot, volunteered, but Dr. Pelliot begged off, pleading poor aim. “I couldn't hit water from a boat,” he said. The small team of men agreed to meet back at the pub that night and fan out from there in search of the animal.
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