The English siege of Orléans was broken today in 1429, by a French army led by Jehanne Darc (see May 30)
Robert Browning, English poet (see also May 5), born today in 1812
and a triplet which my love of coincidence particularly enjoys:
a) Ludwig Van Beethoven makes his last appearance on the concert stage, today in 1824
b) Beethoven's self-proclaimed heir and successor, Johannes Brahms, born today in 1833
c) Brahms' greatest rival for that distinction, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, born today in 1840.
A story for the sentimentally-hearted and the sports-fanatical, Francis DeSales Ouimet, golf enthusiast, born today in 1893.
1915: RMS Lusitania sunk by a German U-boat off the Irish coast, 1,198 died
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