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Some things to celebrate for May Day

Despite the occasional huffing and puffing about May Day à l'anglais being rooted in things other than socialism, I regard said H&P as being eyewash.

Anyway, care of the usual place, here are some other things that one might wish to note for today:

1707 - The Act of Union
1834 - The abolition of slavery in our colonies
1945 - The suicide of Goebbels.

On the downside, it also marks the foundation of the 'Democratic People's Republic' of Korea.
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Blogger Newmania said... 10:52 am

The Union was born it gave birth to Empire and now tired and snaggle toothed it nears the end .

'Birth Copulation death how do you like that for a declension young man'  



Blogger Newmania said... 10:52 am

The Union was born it gave birth to Empire and now tired and snaggle toothed it nears the end .

'Birth Copulation death how do you like that for a declension young man'  



Blogger Guthrum said... 11:09 am

another downside was the Restoration May 1st 1660  



Blogger Alan Douglas said... 11:36 am

Goebbles committed suicide ? Never.

He metamorphosed into the NuLab spin dept.

Alan Douglas  



Anonymous iancroydon said... 3:42 pm

1751 - first cricket match played in America
1946 - Joanna Lumley is born
1961 - Fidel Castro abolishes elections
1994 - Death of Ayrton Senna  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:51 pm

The first two of those are good.

One of Joanna Lumley's children was the contemporary of a friend at St Pauls, and her annual appearance for speech day or whatever was eagerly anticipated....  



Blogger Ross F said... 10:49 am

The hordes of the great unwashed who used to gather on May Day for anti capitalism marches seem to have gone quiet for the last few years. So that's another good thing about the day.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:07 am

Ross - Maybe they have had the good sense to get on the wining side.....  



Blogger Lilith said... 8:56 pm

'Tis Beltane.....  



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