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Fact of the day: 8th April

On this day in 1866 Italy and Prussia allied against the Austrian Empire.

Austria was defeated by the Prussian army in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 in the north, but resisted on land and sea against the Italians in the south. 113 more words

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I’ve written once before about giving myself permission not to finish a book. I usually make the decision within the first 50 pages. I just stopped after 360 pages of… 232 more words

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On This Day in Trinity House History - 22 March

1866

New uniform style for the Elder Brethren of Trinity House

“Her Majesty Queen Victoria has been pleased to command that, after the present date, the uniform of the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House, London, shall be of the Royal Navy pattern for the time being, save as respects the colour of the collar and cuffs of the full dress coat, and the description of lace, buttons, badges, and other distinguishing marks specified in the Order dated 22 March, 1866, which shall remain as at present.”

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Sea View Hotel Opens 1862 Picture

This advertising postcard was owned by veteran Wainfleet builder, Mr J S Turner, who worked on the present-day Sea View Pub.
The drawing shows a three-storied house with six chimneys, and the beach opening out from its front door. 185 more words

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, January 5th 1866

Anna Plotts writes her son, Rezeau Plotts. Anna mentions her brother, who was apparently an alcoholic. 

Wmspt Jan 5th 66

My Dear Son,

Yours of the 4th is before me, you ask for an immediate reply. 295 more words

Rezeau Plotts

1866 Campaign Game Part 2

The game resumed with the Austrians advancing upon the Prussian positions. Some charges took place and, whilst these were unsuccessful, they did cause units that had been damaged during the advance to contact to retire from the front line allowing fresher units to continue to pressurise the Prussian defence. 206 more words

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