1744 – Born on May 25th in Edinburgh, Scotland. A British army officer and rifle designer. He nvented 1st breech-loading rifle used by British army. 1759 – Ferguson began his career, aged 15, as Cornet in the Royal North British Dragoons (Scots Greys), encouraged by his uncle Gen. James Murray. 1761 – After training, he ..
1567 – Born at Netherwood, Cumbria on the 10th of November. 1590 – He married Frances Walsingham, daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham and widow of Sir Philip Sidney. 1584 – Essex first came to court. 1587 – He become a favourite of the Queen, who relished his lively mind and eloquence, as well as his ..
1734 – Thomas Conway, born on the 27th of February in Ireland. He was a French soldier from Ireland who served as a major general in the American Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. 1777 – He volunteered to the Congress for service in the American cause. – An introduction from Silas Deane, the ..
1846 – Born on the 26th of February in Scott County, Iowa U.S.A. 1863 – He was enlisted in the "7th Kansas Calvary Regiment" and fought with them on the Union side for the rest of the Civil War. 1866 – He married Louisa Frederici. 1868 – He was employed as a scout by the ..
1500 – Benvenuto Cellini, born on the 3rd of November in Florence. His father was an instrument maker and musician in the band of the Signoria. He was an Italian goldsmith, painter, sculptor, soldier and musician of the Renaissance. 1516 – At the age of 16, he was exiled from Florence following a brawl. He ..
12 BC – Caligula was born as Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus on the 31st of August. 19 BC – Caligula’s father died on the 10th of October. Suetonius claims that Germanicus was poisoned in Syria by an agent of Tiberius who viewed Germanicus as a political 31 BC – Caligula was remanded to the personal ..
1899 – He was born on the 26th of February. 1915 – At the age of 16, Campbell left his job as an insurance clerk and lied about his age to enlist in the 15th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force. – He landed at ANZAC Cove in early November and assisted in ..
1769 – Brock was born in Saint Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey on the 6th of October. 1785 – Brock joined the 8th (King’s) Regiment of Foot with the rank of ensign, whereof he was likely given responsibility for the regimental colours. 1797 – Brock purchased the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and ..
1788 – Born in the region of Souli in Greece, he was the second son of Kitsos Botsaris. 1803 – After the capture of Souli by Ali Pasha, Botsaris with the remnants of the Souliotes, crossed over to the Ionian Islands, where he ultimately took service in a French regiment. 1814 – He joined the ..
1773 – Born on September 2nd in château de Bourmont, France. French soldier and politician. 1788-1792 – Bourmont entered the French Guard but fled the French Revolution to join the royalist forces. 1793 – He was a leading figure in the royalist revolt that broke out in the Vendée in western France. 1830 – He ..