Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, an English politician and justice of the peace was found murdered on October 17, 1678. His body lay in a ditch on Greenberry Hill in London. Three men were arrested and tried for his murder, their names Robert Green, Henry Berry and Lawrence Hill.
In 1906 six babies were born aboard the German ship Grosser Kurfurst, which sailed from Bremen to New York: one in first class, two in second class and three in third class.
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Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln was present in Ford Theatre, Washington D.C. when his father was assassinated in 1865. He was also near President James Garfield when he was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac station in Washington D.C. in 1881. He happened to be just a few feet away from President William McKinley in 1901 while McKinley was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
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Just a day before Valentine in 1746, a French man, Jean Marie Dubarry was put to death for the murder of his father. Exactly hundred years later, a day before Valentine, another person was executed for murdering his father, the perpetrator’s name-Jean Marie Dubarry.
On December 5, 1664 a boat sank at Menai Strait on the Irish Sea. Only one of the passenger’s survived viz. Hugh Williams. Then on December 5, 1785 another boat sank at the same place. The only survivor was a man named Hugh Williams. On August 5, 1820, 24 passengers of a stricken vessel drowned however one of them was saved; his name was Hugh Williams.
Jul 10, 2007