Thursday, 30 June 2016

History Facts June 30th

History Facts for June 30th

On this day in history, 30th June 1559, King Henry II of France decided to do a bit of jousting.
He did pretty well in the opening rounds, but then he came up against a fellow jouster called Gabriel de Montgomery. And, not taking into account that he was fighting the King, Gabriel wounded Henry. And then Henry died.
Everyone was shocked that the king didn't win, and that he was mortally injured, no more so than Henry himself.
Henry's last words were, "You little bast...."
On this day in history, 30th June 1934, Adolf Hitler proved way before the start of World War 2 what a complete and utter git he was by eliminating most of his political rivals in Germany.
It is known as The Night of the Long Knives, not because the blades were knives and really long, but because the knives were blades and not short.
Not his fault, Hitler was just going through a stabby phase in his life. Soon to move onto a blow up everyone phase with plans for the King of the Universe phase.
His phases ended in 1945 with the obligatory shoot-himself-in-the-head-phase. Yay!

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