Monday, May 23, 2011

On this day in history-- 5/22/2011

A day late... I need to be more vigilant with this.

1861 -- In what is generally regarded as the first Union combat fatality of the Civil War, Private Thornsbury Bailey Brown was shot and killed by a Confederate soldier at Fetterman Bridge in present-day West Virginia.

1990 -- The Yemen rebublic split into North Yemen and South Yemen.

Another interesting fact-- Sir Arthur Canon Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1859 on this day. He was the writer of the Sherlock Holmes series.

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