Monday, 29 June 2015

On This Day In History - 29th June

Sverre Sigurdsson (Nidaros Cathedral).jpgOn This Day In History - 29th June.
29th June 1194, Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
He is considered to be one of the most bestest important kings of Norway as he was short.
And who doesn't love a short king?
Image result for charles i execution whitehall29th June 1644, Charles-the-first-Charles-whose-head-was-offed had a slight glimmer of hope during the English Civil War when his army defeated the Parliamentarian army at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
It was a great battle and a great victory, then it all went wrong. He lost the rest of the war, was captured and had his head chopped off.
The Battle of Cropredy Bridge was actually the last battle won by an English King on English soil. So, at least Charles I had that going for him.
Image result for stargate atlantis29th June 1995, during the closing stages of the Space Shuttle Program, just when the world will need them the most, the STS-71 mission and the space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir.
It delivered a few astronauts, refuelled, then sped off to land Bruce Willis on an asteroid hurtling towards the Earth. Because it's easier to train drillers to be astronauts, then astronauts to be drillers.
Why would you take a gun into space? Well, you never know what aliens are going to try and do some drilling of their own. That's why. No one can hear you probed in space.

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