This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This Day in History...

Wow...this day has been a pretty bad one all around!

September 1, 1939 - At dawn, Germany invaded Poland and bombed Warsaw at 6am, beginning World War II in Europe. Within one day of the invasion, Hitler was setting up SS "Death's Head" regiments to terrorize the citizens, giving a horrific glimpse at what was to come later in the war to those that opposed him or he didn't like.

And because this one is about where I live....

September 1, 1864 - General Sherman laid siege to Atlanta, Georgia, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines. The Confederates troops retreated, destroying the city's munitions as they went. Later that year on November 15, Sherman's troops burned the city to the ground before continuing their march through the South.

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