(1842) Brydon survives massacre that kills 16,500 Emerging from an enemy attack on his retreating British army’s line leaving Kabul, Afghanistan, Dr. William Brydon and a few Indian sepoys (soldiers) stagger into a Jalalabad sentry post as the sole witnesses to the massacre.William Brydon CB was an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, famous for reportedly being the only member of an army of 4,500 men, plus 12,000 accompanying civilians, to reach safety in Jalalabad at the end of the long retreat from Kabul.
Born: Oct 10, 1811 · London, England Died: Mar 20, 1873 · Nigg, Highland, United Kingdom Education: University College London · University of Edinburgh
1842: Under the command of Major-General William George Keith Elphinstone, 4,500 British and Indian soldiers plus 12,000 civilian camp followers including wives and children set out for Jalalabad on 6 January 1842, on the understanding that they had been offered safe passage.
1858: He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in November 1858.
1873: Brydon died at his home Westfield near Nigg in Ross-shire on 20 March 1873, and is buried in Rosemarkie churchyard alongside his brother-in-law Donald MacIntyre VC.
(1842) Brydon survives massacre that kills 16,500 Emerging from an enemy attack on his retreating British army’s line leaving Kabul, Afghanistan, Dr. William Brydon and a few Indian sepoys (soldiers) stagger into a Jalalabad sentry post as the sole witnesses to the massacre.William Brydon CB was an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, famous for reportedly being the only member of an army of 4,500 men, plus 12,000 accompanying civilians, to reach safety in Jalalabad at the end of the long retreat from Kabul. wiki/William_Brydon(1898) Zola’s ‘J’accuse!’ defends Dreyfus, thrashes militaryFrench novelist Émile Zola publishes his spirited defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, an officer of Jewish background charged with treason. Zola points to evidence of an army cover-up and accuses the military of anti-Semitism. The letter will spark heated debates in France about equal rights for all citizens.“J’accuse…!” was an open letter published on 13 January 1898 in the newspaper L’Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola. In the letter, Zola addressed President of France Félix Faure and accused the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army General Staff officer who was sentenced to lifelong penal servitude for espionage. Zola pointed out judicial errors and lack of serious evidence. The letter was printed on the front page of the newspaper and caused a stir in France and abroad. Zola was prosecuted for and found guilty of libel on 23 February 1898. To avoid imprisonment, he fled to England, returning home in June 1899.
Author: Émile Zola First published: Jan 13, 1898
wiki/J’accuse…!(1910) World’s first radio broadcastThe Radio Telephone Company transmits live performances of Enrico Caruso performing opera arias at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. Radio receivers on ships in New York harbor, in hotels, and elsewhere throughout New York allow the public to hear the world’s first public wireless broadcast .Birth of public radio broadcasting is credited to Lee de Forest. On January 13, 1910, the first public radio broadcast was an experimental transmission of a live Metropolitan Opera House performance of several famous opera singers. wiki/Birth_of_public_radio_broadcasting(1968) Johnny Cash records live album ‘At Folsom Prison’ Newly sober after a serious drug problem, Johnny Cash brings his band, and wife June Carter Cash, to Folsom State Prison in California to record two live sets. The album will sell millions and revitalize the career of The Man in Black.At Folsom Prison is a live album and 27th overall album by Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in May 1968. After his 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues”, Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison. His idea was put on hold until 1967, when personnel changes at Columbia Records put Bob Johnston in charge of producing Cash’s material. Cash had recently controlled his drug abuse problems, and was looking to turn his career around after several years of limited commercial success. Backed with June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, Cash performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968. The resulting album consisted of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second.
Release year: 1968 Genre: Country, Traditional Country Label: COLUMBIA/LEGACY Artists: Johnny Cash · The Tennessee Three