On this day – 12 November 1928 – The British ocean liner SS Vestris sank in the western Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 111 lives.

1928 – The British ocean liner SS Vestris sank in the western Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 111 lives. SS Vestris was a 1912 steam ocean liner operated by Lamport and Holt Line and used on its service between New York and the River Plate. On 12 November 1928 she began listing about 200Continue reading “On this day – 12 November 1928 – The British ocean liner SS Vestris sank in the western Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 111 lives.”

11 November 1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.

#otd#onthisday 11 November 1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery. In 1630 John Atherton became prebendary of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Dublin, chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Killaloe in 1634, chancellor ofContinue reading “11 November 1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.”

On This Day – Armistice Day -Remembrance Day – Veterans Day

11 November is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day in many countries around the world. Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front ofContinue reading “On This Day – Armistice Day -Remembrance Day – Veterans Day”

On This Day – 11 November – Armistice of 11 November 1918

Photograph taken after reaching agreement for the armistice that ended World War I. This is Ferdinand Foch’s own railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne. Foch’s chief of staff Maxime Weygand is second from left. Third from the left is the senior British representative, Sir Rosslyn Wemyss. Foch is second from the right. On the right is Admiral George Hope.

Was Penny Lane really named after the slave merchant James Penny?

Originally posted on The Priory and the Cast Iron Shore:
Update 12 June 2020 17:05: A letter from the press officer at the International Slavery museum who first made the claim that Penny Lane was named after James Penny in 2006 – he left the museum around 2014. I am delighted and very grateful to…

BALLOONATICS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF TULLAMORE ON 10 MAY 1785. Michael Byrne

via BALLOONATICS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF TULLAMORE ON 10 MAY 1785. Michael Byrne The balloon fire of 10 May 1785 (235 years ago tomorrow) is perhaps the best known event in the history of Tullamore. Today we are reminded of it every time we see the town crest and in the past with theContinue reading “BALLOONATICS AND THE GREAT FIRE OF TULLAMORE ON 10 MAY 1785. Michael Byrne”