Friday, 15 April 2016

On this day in history facts April 15th


On this day in history in 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
The 16th President of these here United States of America was shot dead by the actor John Wilkes Booth whilst he attended the theatre.
Booth, a confederate sympathiser, was known to be an evil git who, as a kid, enjoyed kicking puppies.
Abraham Lincoln, before becoming President of those there and all over here United States of America, four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie ago, was famous for giving the Gettysburg Address, endorsing the killing of vampires, something he was passionate about in his youth.
Also on this day in 1955, McDonald's is founded when it opens its first franchised restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Celebrity Birthday: On this day in history in 1990, Emma Watson was born. She is famous for being the girl wizard, Hermione, in the Harry Potter films.
Yesterday's Quick History Fact
On this day in history, the 14th April - 1471 The War of the Roses took an interesting twist.
Edward IV and his House of York won a decisive victory at the Battle of Barnet over the evil forces of Skeletor, Mwahahaha, who was also known as Henry VI from the House of Lancaster.
The battle raged for several hours with only two tea and scone breaks. Working conditions back then were awful. The soldiers fought in the fog, without Hi-Vis jackets, or a proper Health and Safety evaluation, bashing each other's skulls into pulp with whatever they could get their hands on.
Edward's victory saw him restored to the throne of England, which lasted for the next 14 years.

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