Archive | May 28, 2017

Ian Fleming, The Creator Of ‘James Bond’, 007, Was Born This Day 109-Years Ago; May 28, 1908.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Fleming


Sheer genius. Maybe not the greatest of writings, but very clever plots — that were bound to garner interest and a following.

It is easy to forget that he also wrote: Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang!

He, who liked to live the life of Bond, died at 56, from heart disease. But, he lived the good life.


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Crusader Rule Of The Holy Land Came To An End This Day 726-Years Ago; May 28, 1291.

by Anura Guruge


That was the fall of Acre,
a strategic sea-port,
in the North of the Holy Land.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Acre_(1291)


An event that goes uncommented now given that so much water has flown under the bridges on the Tiber since then — over 700-year ago.

But, a turning point in both political and religious history.

The crusades were quite the thing. The fall of Acre was a body blow to those in the West.

So, on this Memorial Day weekend, spare a thought for how the Crusades to Jerusalem came to an end.


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