A nationalist Irish scout movement, based on the Celtic semi-independent warrior bands of Irish and Scottish mythology.
Fact of the Day
The Persian invasion of Greece in 484BCE was the biggest amphibious military operation until D-Day, almost 2,500 years later.
Quote of the Day
"A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy. "
~ Guy Fawkes
On This Day
193 Roman emperor Didius Julianus was executed by his successor, Septimius Severus. He had been emperor for a mere nine weeks, having bought the position when it was auctioned off by the Praetorian Guard.
1533 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, was crowned Queen of England.
1939 Naval submarine HMS Thetis sank during trials in Liverpool Bay. Ninety-nine of her crew suffocated and there were just four survivors.
1962 Adolf Eichmann, organiser of the Holocaust, was executed at midnight (between 31 May and 1 June) for crimes against the Jewish people. He had evaded capture and justice for 15 years.