On the 30th of August 2013 the poet Seamus Heaney died in Dublin
The Orkney Aviation Festival will take place on-line on Thursday 10th September
In 1674 Henry Mackintosh in partnership with William Pringle purchased a 1600 acre sugar plantation in Suriname.
On 23rd of August 1305 William Wallace was executed.
On 16th of August 1977 Elvis Presley died. He was only 42.
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On 9th of August 1945 the USA dropped its second atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.
The population of the USA was counted as 3,929,214. Of that number 694,280 or 17.8% were slaves.
This is the tale of the difficulties encountered by the steam drifter Dewdrop, and the tragedy that befell some of her crew.
“…after Caesar had been killed in the Senate on the day before, the sun’s light failed from the sixth hour until nightfall.”