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Friday, June 15, 2012

Wat Tyler Day

Somehow, I'm still awake and just now yawned. So I might as well post what I was going to post in a few hours.

Today is the 631st Anniversary of Wat Tyler's death. Wat Tyler was a leader of the Peasants' Revolt. It was hard times for the working and poor classes. The English gummit had put out a demand for a poll tax that was the same amount for rich and poor. Tyler led 50,000 peasants and tradespeople in a march and riot in London. It ended badly for Tyler on June 15th, 1381. Read about him at:
http://www.wga.hu/tours/gothic/history/wattyler.html
and
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/wat_tyler.html

It's the birthday of actor Neal Patrick Harris, whom I'm convinced should play Daphne and Niles' son in a future Frasier reunion.

It's the 88th anniversary of Native American Citizenship Day. Too bad my great-great-grandmother wasn't around for it. She's listed as a "foreigner-Mohawk" in the census files.

In 1956: John Lennon met Paul McCartney in Woolton, England, at a church party. John was 15; Paul was 13.

And in 1996, Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills at age 78.

On this date in 1977 were Spain's first free elections since 1936 (and Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead).

Enjoy the morning.
I'll be back with movies for the weekend.

2 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Native American Citizenship Day??? Shouldn't it be the other way round?

Austan said...

Lawless- The arrogance of the US has no bounds.