Wednesday, 28 April 2010

On this day in history..........

Inchcolm Abbey.

What an interesting day in history today was:

1124 - David I becomes King of Scotland - Alexander I, king of Scotland (1107-24), dies

1296 - Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.

1646 - King Charles I flees Oxford

1650 - The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army under Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney Island but is defeated by a Covenanter army.

1749 - First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.

1773 - British Parliament passes Tea Act - ultimately leading to 'The Boston Tea Party'

1940 - Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

1945 - World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication.

1950 - South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races {Apartheid}

1989 - Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China

1992 - Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.

2006 - Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City

Oh, and in 1991 I married the lovely G in Inchcolm Abbey in the Firth Of Forth.

Happy Anniversary, sweetheart. Thanks for a great day today.........


Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Isn't it wonderful to share your life with someone you love?
Kat (and Glen my Sweet Hubby)

Unknown said...

Congratulations to you both! What a stunning location.

Alistair said...

Thanks guys.

It is a beautiful place and was local to where we stayed at the time. it was part of the lovely G's kirk parish.

And aye Kat, it is grand to truly love someone.

The Scudder said...

Gaun ya big auld sentimental puddin' !
Although I suppose ye are almost only "just married !"
Wait 'til you've got the next 19 under yer belt !
Until that happy day aw ra best to ye baith but mind, nae kissin' unless yon man 'flu is aw gone awa!

Alistair said...


Trust me....

I need all the brownie points I can get!



Whit? Anither 19 years ye say?

Whaurs ma contract????

Rebecca S. said...

Quite an auspicious day all round! What a wonderful place to be married. Congratulations on your anniversary.
When I read the bit about apartheid it reminded me of something I read today: "The only thing that should be separated by colour is the laundry." (or something to that effect)

Alistair said...

Thanks Rebecca,

I quite agree with that

Big Swifty said...

What a great day in history, especially your history. Marriage is a wonderful institution. I love it so much I've got married twice! (Bless 'em both!)

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