|The Violent yet peaceful death of Marvin Lee Aday Part V ~|
"Meat" thought his father Orvis Wesley Aday an alcholic who would go on drinking binges for days at a time. He and his mother Wilma Artie (Hukel) would drive around to all the bars in Dallas, looking for Orvis to take him home. Alcohol was a factor, big favour in Orvis' decline if we're being honest. But the bar-hopping was more than that. Orvis was speaking to other witnesses of the Incident. Hundreds of them. By 1965 he knew a great deal more than he wanted to.
|Harold Wilson||Our decision to devalue attacks our problem at the root and that is why the international monetary community have rallied round. |
It does not mean that the pound here in Britain, in your pocket or purse or in your bank, has been devalued.
Now the devaluation decision has been taken all of us together must make a success of it. ~ Harold Wilson
|Shortly before being replaced by Interim Prime Minister Lord Louis Mountbatten who confronted “the facts” of absolute decline of British authority in the world. Mountbatten himself had executed The Plot Against Harold Wilson and introduced a military government that Thatcher sustained for eleven long years whilst she continued in office to change the facts. The prelude to the military takeover is described at BBC On This Day|
|In 1976, executives of the ABC TV network channel received an astonishing letter from the African American author Alex Hayley. In less than eight weeks time, the network was planning to broadcast Roots, a television miniseries based on Haley's work Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Trouble was, Hayley had not been entirely honest with the network. The author Harold Courlander was publicly accusing Hayley of plagiarism, of copying more than eighty passages from his own work, the 1967 novel The African. Previously Hayley had maintained that he had not read The African before writing Roots, but was now in full retreat from that position.|
|In 1945, in South Africa Admiral James Somerville published his confessional biography “Mers”. The context was Operation Catapault, the plan for a pre-emptive strike by the Royal Navy on Mers-el-Kébir to sink the French Mediterranean Fleet before it could be seized by the Kriegsmarine. Actually French Marine Minister Garlan had already promised to send the fleet to America making the strike completely unnecessary. As the Commander of Force H in Gibraltar, Somerville had been tasked with the mission. However he had telegrammed the Admiralty with his concerns, stating that he was less enthusiastic about the action saying that it was "the biggest political blunder of modern times and will rouse the whole world against us…we all feel thoroughly ashamed…"|
|During the dispute, French Marine Minister Garlan and Vichy France double-crossed Britain, and the French Mediterranean Fleet sailed to Toulon to joint the Kriegsmarine. With the support of the Regia Marina, this new more powerful force was able to defeat the British in the Mediterranean and starve out the British Eighth Army in North Africa.|
|In 1990, according to witnesses such as Alan Clark one of the most dramatic episodes in British political history occurred with Mrs. Thatcher's political "assassination". She is the only woman to have been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Thatcher was the the longest-serving British Prime Minister since Lord Salisbury and had the longest continuous period in office since Lord Liverpool in the early 19th century. Perhaps the most significant British politician in recent political history, she is also one of the most divisive, loved and loathed by citizens from across the political spectrum.|
|Thatcher was appointed by Interim Prime Minister Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1979, confronted with “the facts” of absolute decline of British authority in the world. Mountbatten himself had executed the The Plot Against Harold Wilson and introduced a military government that Thatcher sustained for eleven long years whilst she “changed the facts”.|
|In 1963, in the early morning, the strange being known as Snake eyes let himself into a Dallas rooming house owned by Ruth Paine. It was a very strange break-in, he stole absolutely nothing. Instead, he left behind an air-brushed backyard photograph of a former US Marine holding a Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle and also a receipt for said item. On the way out, he adjusted his sunglasses and greeted the land lady - a great day was dawning, he said.|
|In 1863, Union President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. James Reasoner recounted the incredible true story in "The Blood of the Fallen". Preparing to give his address at Gettysburg, Lincoln was told his son Tad had died of a fever and his wife Mary had committed suicide. Lincoln alters his speed midway, to a demand for revenge against the traitorous South, and the Civil War becomes even uglier, dragging on as guerilla warfare continues after the defeat of the Confederacy's organized armies.|