#OTD 2001, Death of Bertie Mee.
#Arsenal lost 3-1 in the 1st leg of the Fairs Cup final. But Kennedy's late goal had given the Gunners hope. And their home form in that season had been fantastic - 5 games played 17 goals for just 1 goal against.
Cue a famous night at Highbury
Look at this tremendous lad. James Sharman, a seaman on HMS Victory, who is said to have helped carry the fatally injured Nelson below deck at the battle of #Trafalgar - fought #OTD
(Sharman was also supposedly an inspiration for Ham Peggoty in David Copperfield...)
Celebrating composers with anniversaries in 2021:
25: Malcom Arnold (b. 21-Oct-1921).
Northampton-born, learns trumpet after seeing Louis Armstrong, studies at @RCMLondon;
composes concerti, theatre, ballet, and film music, including an Oscar for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'.
A landmark British #patent was issued #OTD 197 years ago, on Oct 21, 1824, to Joseph Aspden (1778-1855), an English🇬🇧 bricklayer & cement manufacturer. His patent was for 'Artificial Stone', and is the basis for Portland Cement, the world's most common type of cement used today.
40 years ago #OTD,the Whiskey-class submarine C-178 was lost after a collision with the reefership RFS-13.The disaster claimed the lives of 32 submariners. You can find out the details of the disaster and the unique rescue operation by following the link en.topwar.ru/87181-34-metra-…
#OTD 1805 was the Battle of Trafalgar.
Admiral Nelson's chaplain Alexander John Scott, who was with Nelson when he died, was a pupil at Charterhouse 1778-1786.
Here is a bust of Nelson made out of wood from HMS Victory.
#OTD 1977📺@JohnClease isn't too pleased with being this weeks special guest star on 'The Muppet Show'.
John is tied to his chair before the show, he complains about the number of pigs and monsters on the show and he gets roped into doing a closing number.
Beloved and insane? #otd In 1422, Charles VI of France died. He was buried in Saint-Denis, the tomb was later plundered. Here the burial according to BNF, Manuscrit Français 5054, f. 27v. #medievaltwitter#medievaldeath
#FascistCrimes — Italian police Captain Francesco Straullu was killed in a hail of bullets with his chaffeur Ciriaco Di Roma by neo-fascist gunmen #Otd 40 years ago near #Rome.
The two officers were ambushed by a 6-strong Armed Revolutionary Cells (#NAR) hit squad.