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TODAY CONSTITUTION DAY (IRELAND) 1721: Madame de Pompadour, infamous mistress of Louis XV, was born in Paris. 1809: William Ewart Gladstone was born in Liverpool. Four times British prime minister and four times Chancellor of the Exchequer, he lived at his wife's family's estate at Hawarden in North Wales.
1860: The world's first iron-hulled warship, HMS Warrior, was launched at Blackwall on the Thames. She never saw battle. 1890: The Battle of Wounded Knee in South Dakota took place, the last major conflict between Native American Indians - Sioux - and US troops. Between 150 and 300 Sioux died - including women and children - and 25 US soldiers.
1940: German bombers dropped 10,000 bombs on London on one of the worst nights of the Blitz. Eight Wren churches and Guildhall were destroyed. 1975 A bomb explodes at La Guardia Airport in New York City, killing 11.
TODAY IS... CONSTITUTION DAY (IRELAND)
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Dec 29, 2011|
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