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Combat of Hundheim, 23 July 1866

Combat of Hundheim, 23 July 1866

Combat of Hundheim, 23 July 1866The combat of Hundheim (23 July 1866) was a Prussian victory over German Federal troops that began to disrupt an over-ambitious plan for a counterattack aimed at expelling the Prussians from Frankfurt (Austro-Prussian War of 1866).At the start of the war the Prussians had faced three opponents in western Germany - the Hanoverians in the north, the 8th Federal Corp (Crown Prince Alexander of Hesse) around Frankfurt and the Bavarian Army (Prince Charles of Bavaria) at Bamberg.

Buildings at RAF Ballykelly

Buildings at RAF Ballykelly

Buildings at RAF Ballykelly This picture shows us some of the buildings at RAF Ballykelly, dated to November 1944.Many thanks to Peter Claydon for sending us these pictures, which belonged to his father, C.W.J. Claydon, who spent much of the war serving as a medical officer with No.120 Squadron at Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.

Timeline 1850-1899

Timeline 1850-1899

18501853OctoberOutbreak of Crimean War (to 1856)185420 SeptemberBattle of the Alma (Crimean War), First major battle on Crimean peninsular25 OctoberBattle of Balaclava (Crimean War), Russian attempt to break allied supply lines.5 NovemberBattle of Inkerman (Crimean War),allied victory over Russians.185630 MarchTreaty of Paris ends Crimean War (from 1853)1859The Second War of Italian Independence (1859-61) was the most significant of the four wars, and resulted in the establishment of a Kingdom of Italy that contained all of Italy apart from the Venetia and the area around Rome.

Lilias Ashworth Hallett

Lilias Ashworth Hallett

Read the essential details about Lilias Ashworth Hallett who was a strong supporter of women's suffrage. She signed a petition organized by the Enfranchisement of Women Committee and joined the London Society for Women's Suffrage in 1867.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Biography of Frederick Douglass. After hearing him make a speech at a meeting in 1841, William Lloyd Garrison arranged for Douglass to become an agent and lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Douglass was a great success in this work and in 1845 the society helped him publish his autobiography, the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Jackson and the Spoils System - History

Jackson and the Spoils System - History

President Jackson inaugurated what became known as the Spoils system. To the political victor came the right to apppoint people to all types of government jobs and fire those who previously held them.The one phrase that stood out in Jackson’s inaugural address was his “Call for Reform. ” More specifically, Jackson was calling for reforming the structure of the positions and replacing employees in the government.