SAT 13th Jan 2018
On This day the 13th Jan 2018
1842; Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the
First Anglo-Afghan War is famous for being the only member of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 civilians to
survive a massacre after the army's long retreat from Kabul.
He safely reached the British sentry post at Jalalabad, Afghanistan 'On This Day'.
The episode was made the subject of a famous painting by the Victorian artist Lady Butler,
who portrayed an exhausted Dr. Brydon approaching the gates of the Jalalabad fort perched on his
dying horse. The painting is titled Remnants of an Army.
Wonder how many have died for regime change - sorry; protecting the faith - in Afghanistan...
Giz a gun GOSH
1893 The birth of a new political party in Britain when James Keir Hardie and others formed the
Independent Labour Party.
It was an action that worried the Liberals, who were afraid that
the new party might, at some point in the future, win the working-class votes that they
The last Independent Labour Party MP joined the Labour Party itself in 1948.
And now! the western developed world has moved to the right of Thatcherism...
A strange blend of deference and greed,GOSH
1964; Capital Records grudgingly released the first Beatles record, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’.
Released in the US to, as they said 'see how it goes’.
It became their fastest selling single ever. Within only three weeks, a million copies had been sold.
The certainty of capitalism is so crude - heh Jude NO JOSH GOSH
1993; American, British and French planes bombed a series of targets over southern Iraq.
The action was taken in response to repeated Iraqi breaches of the 'no fly zone' implemented after
the end of the Gulf War in 1991.
Wonder if those three nation states have a reason for the axis of evil regime change.
Can't be anything to do with oil in the GULF GOSH