Maj-Gen. John Douglas, CB. Seconded as Ensign 61st Foot, 18.7.1829. He led the 11th Hussars as a Major in the Charge of the Light Brigade. He survived without serious wounds. b. c. 1810 in Glasgow. Son of Archibald Douglas + Anna McNeill, he married Rosa Maria Paget, daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Paget + Lady Augusta Fane, 10.3.1842. Cmdg Cavalry Brigade, Aldershot, where he died in bed 10.5.1871. Lived Glenfinart, Argyllshire, Scotland, he died without issue.
The Picts, early inhabitants of Scotland. Pict actually means "painted people". "Pict" was the name of the people who lived in Scotland before the Scots invaded from Ireland, that's right the tribe known as the Scots are Irish. The two lived together and gradually merged until the picts disappeared as a distinct people.
Chaplain John McNamara administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in S. Vietnam Nov. 4, 1965. She was covering a U.S. Marine unit when she was seriously wounded, along with four Marines, by an exploding mine. She died en route to a hospital. She became the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Her body was repatriated with an honor guard of six Marines and she was given full Marine…
A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.