Sunday, April 2, 2017

On this day...

Courtesy The Strategy Page, TODAY IN MILITARY HISTORY

BORN
323 BC
Alexander IV of Macedon (323-309 BC), son of Alexander the Great
742
Charlemagne, King of the Franks, Holy Roman Emperor, d. 814 -- Learn More
1348
Byzantine Emperor Andronikos IV Palaiologos (1376-1379), deposed, d. 28 June 1385
1514
Duke Guidobaldo II della Rovere of Urbino (1538-28 September 1574), Condottiero, patron of Titian
1725
Giacomo Casanova, adventurer, lover, librarian, who somehow found time to soldier, d.1798 Learn More
1826
Philip Dale Roddey, Brig Gen, C.S.A., d. 1897
1833
Thomas Howard Ruger, Brig Gen, U.S., d. 1907
1838
Léon Gambetta, French politician, Member of the Government of National Defense (1870-1871) who escaped from Paris in a balloon; later Prime Minister (1881-1882), d. 1882
1840
Émile Zola, French author and journalist, defender of Dreyfus, d. 1902
1914
Alec Guinness, naval officer, actor ("Lawrence of Arabia," "Bridge on the River Kwai"), d. 2000 Learn More
1920
Jack Webb, sometime B-26 crewman, actor ("The DI"), d. 1982
1925
George MacDonald Fraser, soldier, author ("Flashman", "Quartered Safe Out Here"), d 2008

They inexplicably left out
19xx
ThatGuy, retired solider, obscure blogger

2 comments:

NotClauswitz said...

HBTY

D.W. Drang said...

And I didn't do nothin'!

Although the steak diner got put off due to the root canal Monday... :-(