1066 Is considered one of those dates in Medieval England which is difficult to forget. At the start of 1066, England was ruled by Edward the Confessor. By the end of the year, a Norman - William the Conqueror - was king after defeating Edward's successor, Harold, at the Battle of Hastings. With three kings in one year, a legendary battle in October and a Norman in charge of England, it is little wonder that people rarely forget the year 1066.
Adolf Eichmann is labeled as the man who masterminded the actual organisation of the Holocaust. Adolf Eichmann was a SS officer who planned with meticulous detail the sending of Jews and other groups to death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka and Sobibor. Such work was to earn Eichmann the title 'Chief Executioner of the Third Reich'.
Hans Biebow was the most senior Nazi official who oversaw the manufacturing work done in the Lodz Ghetto. Biebow held this position from April 1940 until the destruction of the ghetto in the summer of 1944. Biebow also oversaw the deportation of tens of thousands of Jews to Chelmno or Auschwitz. Hans Biebow was born on December 18 th , 1902.
Louis XII was king of France from June 1498 to January 1515. Louis was the cousin of Charles VIII and the nearest relative. He had been one of the rebel nobles but had been forgiven in 1491 probably because he was family. He married Anne of Brittany, the widow of Charles VIII. Louis acquired a reputation for being kind, humane and popular.
Trade was vital to Ancient Rome. The empire cost a vast sum of money to run and trade brought in much of that money. The population of the city of Rome was one million and such a vast population required all manner of things brought back via trade. Trade Routes The Roman Empire was criss-crossed with trade routes.
In March 1982, Argentinean scrap metal dealers landed on British sovereign territory - the island of St. Georgia in the South Atlantic - and raised the Argentine flag. This was the base for an old and defunct whaling station and the gesture seemed to be more for posturing as opposed to anything more sinister as the island had little importance - be it economic or strategic.