Saturday, September 6, 2008

On September 6

On this day in ...
... 1593 (415 years ago today), in London, my transnational foremother, Grace O’Malley, met, as depicted at right, with England's Queen Elizabeth I. Grace, whose name in Irish is Gráinne Ni Mháille, is said to have extracted concessions permitting her to continue her trade -- piracy -- on the west coast of Ireland.
... 1965, declaring an intention "to prevent a direct attack by Pakistani forces" against it, India ordered its troops to invade West Pakistan, in movements that seemed to be directed at the city of Lahore. A ceasefire would be declared 3 weeks later. The boundary set in the ceasefire has been dubbed the "Line of Control." The dispute over this region continues to this day. (map credit)

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