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October 3 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1915
It is reported in the papers today that Germany has opened an attack on Serbia in the Balkans.

A crowd of at least two thousand people turned out to hear Governor Sam Houston speak in San Pedro Springs park.   61 more words


Ticket to Ride: Cliffs and Castles (aka Dover) Edition

Because the start of Jason’s internship coincided with the beginning of my unemployment, I thought I had best use the time to go on a few adventures. 1,459 more words

Footballers Profile: Freddie Blake

We’re starting to get in the soldier’s profiles. Here is the the first profile of the War-time captain of the amateur side Freddie Blake, from the Project Officer Paul Beard: 383 more words


One Step Forward, Two Steps back.

Last morning I weighed in at 144,6 pounds. And then I binged. When I say I binged, I am not talking about the full blow out binges (entire cakes, plus pizza, plus ice cream, plus Cheetos, plus whatever else I could find). 315 more words


‘One of the best’: Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart (1883-1915)

Sadly the anniversaries of MPs’ deaths in the First World War are coming at very regular intervals currently – today marks the 100th anniversary of the sixth MP who died in the fighting. 606 more words

20th Century History

MNfusion: 'Faces Of War' Comes To Museum Of Russian Art

For many, the country Russia calls up images of ornate orthodox churches, fur trapper hats, desolate winters and vodka.

More or less what the rest of the country thinks of when they envision Minnesota. 593 more words

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On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.

Frank Leonard Cunningham: 1st October

Graduate Member since 1907.

At the outbreak of war he was a student at University College London (UCL). 364 more words