Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Tense English Easter

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April 12th, 2007

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in 1891, Major Mark Wainwright receives a telegram from Washington with orders to take command of as many Missouri militiamen as he can organize, and head back into Topeka to rescue former President Grover Cleveland. Major Wainwright begins gathering men and planning his assault. Meanwhile, in Topeka, the Farmer's Council deliberates what Cleveland said to them the day before, and what they can do to stave off the US forces that they are certain are on the way to crush them.

in 1998, on Easter Sunday, the followers of Arthur Pendrake flood the UK's Catholic churches, while the Church of England stands remarkably empty. Prime Minister Oliver Pembroke and the Queen herself sit in a church with only other governmental officials and a few media representatives, while Arthur takes in a Welsh service in a church that is overflowing with worshipers. No violence is recorded, although there is an abundance of tension in cities where Catholic churches stand near C of E institutions. After this rather stark illustration of how thin their support is, the prime minister and the queen discuss what can be done about this “little Welshman,” as the queen calls Pendrake.

In 1633 the formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition began. He must renounce his deductive logic for the existence of the counter-earth or prepared to be burnt at the stake.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1864 on this day the Battle of Fort Pillow, also known as the Fort Pillow Massacre, particularly in the North, was fought on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle has caused great controversy about whether a massacre of surrendered African-American troops was conducted .. The war in Tennessee : Confederate massacre of Federal troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12th, 1864.
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.. or condoned by Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military historian David J. Eicher wrote, 'Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history.' At the 2126 Peace and Reconciliation Trials held by the Reconstructed United Nations, Forrest pled guilty to conducting the massacres.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic
In 1912 owners of the near-bankrupt White Star Line braced themselves for the sinking of their flagship in three days time. In the best naval tradition, it was to be an ill-disguised insurance job that was going to end in a catastrophic and unnecessary loss of life. One can only imagine that Lloyds of London are doing a ..
.. great job for owners to go to such lengths to make false insurance claims. However, three days before, the owners have become aware of a little problemette. A big problem to be completely candid. In their efforts to cut costs, the owners really had gone too far – the ship did not carry enough lifeboats for all her passengers and crew. White Star dispatched a ship to the site of the collision beforehand with 3000 blankets on board for the survivors, hoping that they were not alerting the world to the crime.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1987 on this day the Abbas-Hussein London Agreement was signed by King Hussein of Jordan and Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), during a secret meeting held at the residence of Lord Mishcon in London on April 11, 1987. Also present in the meeting were Jordanian Prime Minister Zaid al-Rifai .. King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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.. and Director General of the Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Yasser Arafat. The agreement outlines the framework for an international peace conference hosted by the United Nations, and whose purpose is the peaceful solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict based on resolutions 242 and 338 and a peaceful solution of the Israeli problem [in the State of Palestine] in all its aspects

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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