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This Month in History

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:39 pm
by JOHN THURSTON
"26 October 1902-Tom Horn is found guilty of the Murder of 14 year old Willie Nickel in Cheyenne, Wyoming


29 October 1901-Buffalo Bill Cody's 'Wild West Train' collides with another train near Lexington Kentucky------among the injured is Annie Oakley, she claims the Accident turned her Auburn hair white overnight. It will take her 2 years and 5 operations for her to walk again"

Yes, she actually existed. Yes, she was as good as the stories tell, but that was the end of her career.

Source: "The Cowboy Chronicle-Monthly Journal of The Single Action Shooting Society"

Now this is Western History. I have to reinvestigate her favorite firearms.

"20 October 1600, victory at the Battle of Sekigara Made Tokigawa Ieyasu Master of Japan, Ending a Long Power Struggle and bringing about the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Isolation of japan from the Rest of the World"

It will be interesting to try and cross reference this with Okinawan History. How did the 'Satsuma" clan acquire the strength to occupy Okinawa during this period, where power seemed centralized.

Source: www.Ospreypublishing.com.

JT

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:22 am
by f.Channell
it seems "Last Samurai" was based upon the Satsuma who rebelled against the new Meiji Restoration. Judging from this.
http://www.taisho.com/satsuma.html

I don't think they were a powerful group during Ieyasu's time. Part of a larger army more likely.

F.

Satsuma

PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:01 am
by JOHN THURSTON
I appears you would be correct Fred San.