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#Otd 1979: Disaster at Fastnet yacht race: 19 died in storm. Race named after Fastnet Rock, which course rounds. Most S point of Ireland, "Ireland's Teardrop", since last part that 19th C emigrants saw as they sailed to N America. Cape Clear has memorial. https://t.co/1Hg3PfkqOq https://t.co/kduihmocM9
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#Otd 1979: Disaster at Fastnet yacht race: 19 died in storm. Race named after Fastnet Rock, which course rounds. Most S point of Ireland, "Ireland's Teardrop", since last part that 19th C emigrants saw as they sailed to N America. Cape Clear has memorial. https://t.co/1Hg3PfkqOq https://t.co/kduihmocM9

A towering figure in every way, Rafael Kubelík died #OTD in 1996. Of his distinguished tenure as music director at Covent Garden ⁦@RoyalOperaHouse⁩, cut short by Beecham’s attacks on foreign artists, Lord Harewood called his three years there “the best of my life". https://t.co/hrhfi5Pkva

A towering figure in every way, Rafael Kubelík died #OTD in 1996. Of his distinguished tenure as music director at Covent Garden ⁦@RoyalOperaHouse⁩, cut short by Beecham’s attacks on foreign artists, Lord Harewood called his three years there “the best of my life". https://t.co/hrhfi5Pkva

#OTD 1994: Birthday of Long John (the Hurricane) https://t.co/nPSDxkK4KU

#OTD 1994: Birthday of Long John (the Hurricane) https://t.co/nPSDxkK4KU

1/2 Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) born #otd, studied with Edward Hicks yet moved on to create sensual flowers as artist-in-residence at Flagler’s hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. In between, he painted South American hummingbirds. But https://t.co/qHKEYLGzZ2
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1/2 Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) born #otd, studied with Edward Hicks yet moved on to create sensual flowers as artist-in-residence at Flagler’s hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. In between, he painted South American hummingbirds. But https://t.co/qHKEYLGzZ2

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Tom Kilburn born #OTD 11 August in 1921. British electrical engineer who wrote the computer program used to test the first stored-program computer, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, SSEM, also known as "The Baby." https://t.co/qzr5Ii0W06 https://t.co/WEHqZMTvIU

Tom Kilburn born #OTD 11 August in 1921. British electrical engineer who wrote the computer program used to test the first stored-program computer, the Small-Scale Experimental Machine, SSEM, also known as "The Baby." https://t.co/qzr5Ii0W06 https://t.co/WEHqZMTvIU

#OTD in 1942, 32 yo Polish political prisoner Zbigniew Marfiak, prisoner no. 496, perished in #Auschwitz. He arrived to the camp on the first mass transport on the 14th June 1940 and was murdered on his 32nd birthday. He was also a lawyer before the war.
#NeverForget #history https://t.co/uiqGRg7p44

#OTD in 1942, 32 yo Polish political prisoner Zbigniew Marfiak, prisoner no. 496, perished in #Auschwitz. He arrived to the camp on the first mass transport on the 14th June 1940 and was murdered on his 32nd birthday. He was also a lawyer before the war. #NeverForget #history https://t.co/uiqGRg7p44

There were 7 recorded losses #OTD in 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945 with 3 pilots safe but 4 pilots were unfortunately lost

Head to our Facebook page for more info: https://t.co/otAjd9LBfG… 

The picture, from @I_W_M, shows armourers loading two of the 20mm cannons of the Typhoon https://t.co/PGIefv70O8

There were 7 recorded losses #OTD in 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945 with 3 pilots safe but 4 pilots were unfortunately lost Head to our Facebook page for more info: https://t.co/otAjd9LBfG… The picture, from @I_W_M, shows armourers loading two of the 20mm cannons of the Typhoon https://t.co/PGIefv70O8

⛪ The Trinity #Lavra of St.#Sergius - one of the world's most prominent monasteries - was founded #OTD in 1⃣3⃣3⃣7⃣ by the venerated Saint Sergius of Radonezh. 

🙏 It is a spiritual centre of the ☦️ Russian #Orthodox Faith & a @UNESCO World Heritage Site. An absolute #MustSee! https://t.co/GCQspjQcrk
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⛪ The Trinity #Lavra of St.#Sergius - one of the world's most prominent monasteries - was founded #OTD in 1⃣3⃣3⃣7⃣ by the venerated Saint Sergius of Radonezh. 🙏 It is a spiritual centre of the ☦️ Russian #Orthodox Faith & a @UNESCO World Heritage Site. An absolute #MustSee! https://t.co/GCQspjQcrk

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Christine Wiedemann ist heute vor 250 Jahren am 11. August 1770 geboren. #OTD #Genealogie https://t.co/MbJZpf7IRX

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#OnThisDay in 2⃣0⃣1⃣3⃣... a second half header from Callum Paterson took the bragging rights to the maroon side of Edinburgh. 💥

#OTD | @JamTarts https://t.co/kUr7oDW4YA

#OnThisDay in 2⃣0⃣1⃣3⃣... a second half header from Callum Paterson took the bragging rights to the maroon side of Edinburgh. 💥 #OTD | @JamTarts https://t.co/kUr7oDW4YA

[#DDay76] 🇬🇧 #OTD August 11, 1944: near St-Aubin-d´Appenai, German SdKfz vehicles destroyed the same day by a M10 tank of the 813rd TD Bn.

[#DDay] 🇫🇷 11 août 1944: près de St-Aubin-d'Appenai, des SdKfz allemands détruits le même jour par un char M10 du 813rd TD Bn.

📸NARA #WW2 https://t.co/CZlZKsr7d6

[#DDay76] 🇬🇧 #OTD August 11, 1944: near St-Aubin-d´Appenai, German SdKfz vehicles destroyed the same day by a M10 tank of the 813rd TD Bn. [#DDay] 🇫🇷 11 août 1944: près de St-Aubin-d'Appenai, des SdKfz allemands détruits le même jour par un char M10 du 813rd TD Bn. 📸NARA #WW2 https://t.co/CZlZKsr7d6

On this day in 991 AD the Battle of Maldon took place between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings in order to prevent a Viking invasion.

The Anglo Saxons ultimately lost and the Vikings were paid to stop them raiding the area- the first example of Danegeld payments.

#OTD https://t.co/iwzHJUAxEh
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On this day in 991 AD the Battle of Maldon took place between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings in order to prevent a Viking invasion. The Anglo Saxons ultimately lost and the Vikings were paid to stop them raiding the area- the first example of Danegeld payments. #OTD https://t.co/iwzHJUAxEh

#otd in 991 #AngloSaxon Ealdorman Brihtnoth was defeated by Vikings by the River Blackwater at the Battle of Maldon #medieval #history

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#OTD 11.August 1904 fand die "Schlacht am #Waterberg", zutreffender eigentlich das "Gefecht von #Ohamakari" zwischen deutschen Truppen und den Kämpfern der #Herero statt. Das Gefecht brachte keine Entscheidung. #Herero #Nama #Genozid 1/n

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#otd Heute feiert Tschad 🇹🇩 seinen 60. Unabhängigkeitstag. Die #ubffm hat zahlreiche Werke aus und über Tschad wie zum Beispiel Beiträge zur Literaturwissenschaft, dem Spracherwerb oder zur Ethnologie. #YearOfAfrica #AfrikanischesJahr @ilissafrica @VADtoolbox https://t.co/LT1lgeHH3z

#otd Heute feiert Tschad 🇹🇩 seinen 60. Unabhängigkeitstag. Die #ubffm hat zahlreiche Werke aus und über Tschad wie zum Beispiel Beiträge zur Literaturwissenschaft, dem Spracherwerb oder zur Ethnologie. #YearOfAfrica #AfrikanischesJahr @ilissafrica @VADtoolbox https://t.co/LT1lgeHH3z

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