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John Brown and his John Thomas: a perversion stopped by the Vagrancy Act

John Brown had a bit of a predilection. The white-haired Londoner, who was around 70 years old, had a disconcerting habit of exposing himself in public places. 450 more words

19th Century

June 29 1815: Wellington Not an Executioner 

On June 28 1815, the Duke of Wellington writes Sir Charles Stuart, G.C.B.

My Dear Stuart, I send you my dispatches, which will make you acquainted with the state of affairs. 341 more words

A Month of: This Day in History

On 29th June 1881 in Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad, a Sudanese Sufi sheikh, declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith. From this date until the fall of Khartoum in 1885, he led a successful military campaign against the Turco-Egyptian government. 65 more words

June 29, 1861: Pretty Woman, the Kind I'd Like To Meet

In 1861, sixty people boarded the St. Nicholas, a steamer that carried passengers between Baltimore and points along the Potomac – among them a Madame LaForte, a stylish young lady who spoke very little English with a strong French accent. 455 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

First Night Design reblogged this on First Night History and commented:

Marvellous tale relating to the American Civil War.

29 of June 1807 Battle of Athos #Onthisday

29 of June 1807 Russo-Turkish War a Admiral of Russia Dmitry Senyavin Destroys the Ottoman fleet in the battle of Athos.


Oscar Wilde - The Artist,1894

ONE evening there came into his soul the desire to fashion an image of The Pleasure that Abideth for a Moment. And he went forth into the world to look for bronze. 200 more words

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