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23rd August - On This Day In History

Born:

1946 Keith Moon (rocker and drummer)

Died:

1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, executed

On This Day:

1821 Mexico declares independence

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The Higher The Building, The Lower The Morals

The Wallace Monument is a glorious 1869 architecture piece perched atop Abbey Craig near Stirling, Scotland, commemorating the life of one William Wallace, he of the blue faced Mel Gibson Braveheart war cries that represent such a fictionalization of what actually happened that our historian bus driver Dave represents the conflicted national pride the locals have of that movie: great for tourism and we love our Will; bummer Mel painted an elaborate deception that confuses the world about what really happened.   60 more words

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Trapped Between Planners and Freedom

I am not a planner. I think of myself as a spur-of-the-moment, let’s go do something, sort of guy. But I lie to myself.

My wife is an amazing planner; my son thrives in knowing what is going to happen next. 335 more words

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Stirling Bridge...

“The Battle of Stirling Bridge was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence. On 11 September 1297, the forces of Andrew Moray… 39 more words

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On This Day: August 5th

On August 5th 1305 William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, was captured by English forces near Glasgow. He was transported to London and sentenced to execution for high treason and crimes against English civilians by King Edward I of England, he was hung, drawn and quartered by the English.

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ON THIS DAY: August 5, 2016

August 5th is

Oyster Day

Underwear Day

Work Like a Dog Day

Pink for a Purpose Day

International Beer Day

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The Wallace Monument

Holidays are the best aren’t they? There’s nothing quite like waking up knowing you don’t have to go to work, that time is your own and you can do whatever you like. 581 more words

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