#OTD in 1943 the Nazis carried out mass execution of prisoners of Jewish ghetto in occupied Minsk where 100000 prisoners were held. only 13 people managed to survive after executions carried out in 1941, 1942 & 1943. They were saved only in 1944, when Red Army liberated Minsk pic.twitter.com/dbE7DMErt0
21 Oct 1805 - Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, is killed by a French sharpshooter onboard his flagship, HMS Victory, at the battle of Trafalgar. Nelson's body would be returned to England where he will be buried in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral.
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#OtD 18 Oct 1931 German workers in Braunschweig went on strike in protest against the Nazis. In the 2nd half of 1931 there were 25 political strikes by 30k workers in protest against fascism, with many more the following year. German antifascist art here: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/anti-fascist …pic.twitter.com/nqmo9NGpf4
#OTD in 1910, a stowaway Kiddo the Cat became the first feline to attempt to cross the Atlantic in an airship. His eventual howling led to Melvin Vaniman making the first radio message from an aircraft in flight: "Roy, come and get this ---damn cat."
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#OTD in 1980, NASA physicist Valerie Thomas received a patent for the illusion transmitter, an optical arrangement which enables 3D television and may eventually be used in medical imaging. As a child, Thomas' interest was sparked by 'The Boy’s First Book On Electronics'. #ouchpic.twitter.com/HO4gM5VjX9
#OtD 21 Oct 1929, anarchist, feminist, sci-fi and fantasy novelist Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California. We have made available some of her little-known works in our online store. Check them out here: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/books/ursula-k-le-guin …pic.twitter.com/U7Pqrkl0Jl
#OTD, in 1066, Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson clashed at the Battle of Hastings, depicted on the 70-metre-long Bayeux Tapestry. 'Uncovering the Bayeux Tapestry' is out now @HistoryHit. Use code '1066' for 50% off your first 3 months http://access.historyhit.com/checkout pic.twitter.com/vCIK44Tz6E #OTD 1990, Man U 0 Arsenal 1 #Arsenal deducted 2 points after all the players except Seaman got involved in 2 minutes worth of pushing and shoving For reasons that were never made clear Man U were only reduced 1 point & the punishment was not used again for this type of “offence”pic.twitter.com/75sHv6AuaW