On This Day In History………

 

1411

Richard of York (England), was born today. The initiate of The War of The Roses (for his claim on The English Throne), he was captured leading his Army at The Battle of Wakefield (1460), and later executed. He was immortalized by Shakespeare in “Henry VI” and “Henry VI”.

1792

France declares an end to “Absolute Monarchy” today and declares itself a Republic.

1896

British Forces take The City of Dongola (Capital of Northern Sudan), today during The Mahdist War.