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"Emperor Akbar orders punishment of Adham Khan by throwing him twice down the terrace.", a 16th-century painting.
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In 1562, during the expansions launched by the Great Mughal Empire, Emperor Akbar ordered his general Adham Khan to capture the Malwa Sultanate. The invasion was successful: the Sultan of Malwa was killed in the battle, her wife killed herself by consuming poison, and all his treasures, elephants and his harem were seized.
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However, despite this success, the campaign proved a disaster from Akbar's point of view. Adham Khan retained all the spoils and followed through with the brutal practice of slaughtering the surrendered garrison, their wives & children, and many Muslim theologians. Akbar resented this insolence and personally marched to Malwa, where he took Adham by surprise and immediately relieve him of command.
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Several months later, Adham became so displeased when the emperor appointed his other favorite as his prime minister. Therefore, he with his ruffians burst in upon the minister as he sat in the hall of audience and murdered him. Hearing of this murder, an enraged Akbar ordered Adham to be defenestrated from the ramparts of the fort. The fall only broke Adham Khan's legs, so the angry emperor ordered that he be thrown down again. The second fall killed Adham Khan instantly.

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Today on November 24 1762, King Jose I, with support from his British allies, successfully stopped the Franco-Spanish invasion of Portugal.
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The Spanish invasion of Portugal in 1762 was one of the most difficult situations faced by the Portuguese monarch, King Jose I. The Spanish attempt to conquer Portugal was one of the main military episodes of the Seven Years’ War. The war is considered to be the first true ‘world war’ and was led by Europe’s two greatest rivals, Britain and France. The British decided to aid the Portuguese, while the French opted to support the Spanish.
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Earlier in 1762, Spain and France sent King Jose an ultimatum; either he abandon his alliance with Britain and close his ports to British ships, or face invasion. The Portuguese King refused to submit and prepared for war. Britain immediately deployed a relief force of 7,100 troops. More importantly, the they also sent an accomplished military commander, the Count of Lippe, to lead the defense. The British commander instituted military reforms and trained the Portuguese army. Lippe played a pivotal role in the leading their alliance to victory against the invasion forces.

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On this day in 1963 Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.

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🎉🎉🎉Сегодня 24 ноября – день рождение самого известного режиссера бывшей Югославии – Эмира Кустурицы.

За свою долгую карьеру этот выдающийся югославский мастер сумел добиться популярности и славы в самых разных отраслях и преуспеть в самых разнообразных начинаниях, он стал подлинным символом балканского кинематографа. Еще Эмир был участником фолк-рок группы The No Smoking Orchestra.
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Did you know: Without the direct and indirect assistance of France, it is doubtful that Americans could have won the war for independence. From 1776 to 1783 France supplied the United States with millions of livres in cash and credit. France also committed 63 warships, 22,000 sailors and 12,000 soldiers to the war, and these forces suffered relatively heavy casualties as a result. The French national debt incurred during the war contributed to the fiscal crisis France experienced in the late 1780s, and that was one factor that brought on the French Revolution.
In fact, prior to any formal commitment or agreement to assist the Americans, a number of idealistic French aristocrats, such as the Marquis de Lafayette, were far too impatient to wait for their country to enter the war. So in 1777 Lafayette and many others from France came to America to volunteer as soldiers in George Washington’s Continental Army. By the end of the year, news reached Paris of the stunning American victory in October at Saratoga, New York, over British General Burgoyne.
It is important to point out that at Yorktown, the victory that won the war, Frenchman outnumbered Americans almost three to one. The French people paid a high price in helping America win independence. In the words of the play Hamilton, "the code word is Rochambeau...dig me!"
#historyfacts #americanrevolution #thankyoufrance #france🇫🇷 #wanderinghistorian

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Give thanks to the indigenous peoples.

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Another weird vintage Budweiser Thanksgiving ad...Cheers & Happy Thanksgiving! 🍻🦃
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1950’s Budweiser Thanksgiving ad...Cheers & Happy Thanksgiving to all! 🍻🦃

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#ThisDayInHistory | Thanksgiving, 1973.
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving first aired in 1973, and many have since criticized the comic creator Charlie Schulz for this scene depicting a black character sitting alone at the dinner table. However, many do not know that the 'Peanuts' creator had to fight to include a black character in his own comics.
After the death of MLK, Schulz received letters urging him to help change the conditions in society through the comic strips viewed by impressionable young children. The addition of Franklin was met with resistance from editors, who fought against initial comics of the character sitting in the same row of school desks with the white characters.
Five years later, a team of animators would go on to create this controversial table scene with little to no insight from Schulz himself.

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Today while you enjoy a meal with family. Take a moment to remember the thousands of native souls lost on this day. Be thankful that their descendents are still here and that their sacrifice did not go in vain as the culture is still alive and fighting.
#native #nativedescent #apache #cherokee #nativepride #wearestillhere #fighting #thanksgiving #historyfacts #historybookswerewrong

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COMMENT BELOW if you would mess with this German WW1 soldier! Pretty intimidating all kitted out with his sawtooth knife!
📸@historywench

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Such "humour" wasn't unusual in #Nazi circles.
#Sobibór was a Nazi German extermination camp built and operated by the #Schutzstaffel near the railway station of Sobibór during #WorldWarII, within the semi-colonial territory of General Government of the occupied #SecondPolishRepublic. The camp was part of the secretive #OperationReinhard, which marked the deadliest phase of the #Holocaust in German-occupied #Poland.
Up to 200,000 people were murdered at Sobibór and possibly more. At the postwar trial against the former SS personnel of Sobibór, held in Hagen two decades into the Cold War, Professor Wolfgang Schefflerestimated the number of murdered Jews totalled a minimum of 250,000. This would make it the fourth worst extermination camp, after #Bełżec#Treblinka, and #Auschwitz.

#WWII #Hitler #NaziGermany
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"Rani Durgavati preparing for the battle of Narrai against Mughal Empire", a fresco by Beohar Rammanohar Sinha. #PowerfulWoman
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Strong and brave, these two words suited Rani Durgavati very well. Durgavati was the Queen of Gondwana, a minor kingdom in India during 16th-century. At that time, the Mughal Empire was unquestionably powerful in Indian subcontinent. One of their generals, Asaf Khan, was lured by the prosperity of Durgavati's state and launched an invasion after taking permission from Mughal emperor Akbar.

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When Rani heard about the attack, she decided to defend her kingdom with all her might although her minister had pointed out the strength of Mughal forces. Rani maintained that it was better to die respectfully than to live a disgraceful life. The battle was really unequal, with trained soldiers & modern weapons on one side and a few untrained soldiers with old weapons on the other side.
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As the enemy entered the valley, Rani's soldiers attacked them. Both sides lost some men but Rani was victorious in this battle. However, Asaf Khan returned with a larger army and big guns in the next morning. During this battle, an arrow pierced Rani's neck and she lost her consciousness.
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On regaining consciousness, Rani perceived that defeat was imminent. Her soldier advised her to leave the battlefield but she refused and took out her dagger and killed herself on June 24, 1564.

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Today on November 23 1808, Napoleon’s Imperial French Army decisively defeated the ever-resistant Spanish Army at the Battle of Tudela.
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The Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal was raging on and Napoleon was desperately trying quell the fierce resistance and hold on to control in the region. In 1808, he left Paris to personally lead his army to recapture Madrid. While marching towards the Spanish capital, Napoleon became increasingly concerned about his flanks being exposed to enemy attack. The Peninsular War had turned into a series of bloody guilleria style attacks, which was being fueled by support and money from Britain.
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Napoleon ordered his trusted friend, Marshal Jean Lannes, to march ahead and attack the Spanish Army under the command of General Castanos. Lannes’ pursued the enemy with 31,000 troops and eventually caught up with them at Tudela. The Spanish lines were hastily assembled that morning and were ill prepared for Napoleon’s well oiled military machine. Lannes’ advanced with only one of his two columns and quickly exposed holes in the enemy line.
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The enemy’s right flank collapsed first, and eventually the whole army began to route. Over 4,000 Spanish soldiers were killed and 3,000 were captured. The rest of the army was able to escape because the mountainous terrain prevented the French cavalry from pursuing them. The Spanish commanders surrendered, and after his victory at Tudela, Napoleon easily march on Madrid and reclaimed the city. He immediately began planning for the reconquest of Portugal.

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Queen Elizabeth once took King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia for a drive, to prove women can drive well.He was frightened & asked to drive slowly
#Women #GirlPower #Royal #Buckingham #London #England #Saudi #Arab #Driving #Instafollow #FollowforFollow#Museumfacts #historyfacts #omgfacts #blacknwhite #history #historybuff #wwii #historian #soldiers #picoftheday #elite #igdaily #history #instafacts #Museum #WarFacts #WTFFacts

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[Another one from yesterday bc, well...I want it] "London' large population, and its enthusiasm for plays, meant thousands of people visited the new theatres everyday" (in The Lure of London, in exhibition at Shakespeare's Globe). According to the tour guide, many people were seeking for entertainment and the Tudor's period was great to bring up plays which were not religious theme-centred. Shakespeare and many others saw in that a great income opportunity. #shakespeare #shakespearesglobe #london #discoveringlondon #ilovelondon #mylondonlife #londonist #historyfacts #walkinginlondon

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Vintage picture of Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

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