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The Pirate King

The Taiwanese remember fondly the memories of a pirate king who ruled over their island in the 17th century. His David-versus-Goliath struggles were filled with legendary tales of battles against more powerful enemies. 856 more words

Folklore

1859 – Billy the Kid, American criminal, born (alternative date)

On This Day – 23 November 1859

Henry McCarty (17 Sept 1859 – 14 July 1881), better known under the pseudonyms of Billy the Kid and William H. 318 more words

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November 22, 1247: Time Flies Like an Arrow . . .

Robin Hood has been celebrated through story, song and film as that charming rogue who, along with his merry men, robbed from the 1 percent and gave to the 99 percent, a nobleman cheated out of his birthright by the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, a patriot in service to Richard… 332 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

REVIEW: The Story of Wong Fei-Hung (Part 1) (1949)

1949, Yongyao Film Company

Director:
Wu Pang
Producer:
Cheung Chok-Hong
Writers:
Chu Yu-Chai (story)
Ng Yat-Siu (screenplay)

Cast
:
Kwan Tak-Hing (Wong Fei-Hung) 649 more words

Action Films

Orchardist by Mary Franklin

Orchardist

A full blood moon beams on the leafy trail
he walks along, carrying a leather bag
full of seeds collected from cider mills.

He sees a clearing, casts handfuls of them… 115 more words

Poetry

1913 – Emily Davison

4 June

Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V’s horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness and dies four days later. 171 more words

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