The “rotteness” of the Roman Catholic Church was at the heart of Martin Luther's attack on it in 1517 when he wrote the “95 Theses” thus sparking off the German Reformation. At the start of the C16, the Roman Catholic Church was all powerful in western Europe. There was no legal alternative. The Catholic Church jealously guarded its position and anybody who was deemed to have gone against the Catholic Church was labelled a heretic and burnt at the stake.
The battle fought in and around Khe Sanh has gone into US military history. Khe Sanh base was to the southwest of the 17 th Parallel and a number of miles northeast of Danang and Hué. The battle at Khe Sanh was the bloodiest of the Vietnam War and initially there were fears that it might degenerate into an American Dien Bien Phu.
The Lockhart Plot The Lockhart Plot was alleged to have taken place in the immediate aftermath of World War One. It was/is said that the Lockhart Plot was an assassination attempt on Vladimir Lenin sanctioned, though denied, by the British government. To this day there is no evidence that the Lockhart Plot even existed as nearly 90 years after the era many documents assumed to be relevant are still being held under the Official Secrets Act.
Wilhelm Roentgen or Röntgen made medical history by discovering what are now called x-rays. The discovery earned Röntgen much fame and it resulted in him being award a Nobel Prize. Wilhelm Röntgen was born on March 27 th 1845. He was born at Lennep in Rhenish Prussia. However when he was young, the family moved to the Netherlands (his mother was from Amsterdam) and he received his education at a boarding school in Utrecht.
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'.
June 1861 witnessed the first major casualties of the American Civil War, though nothing like the American Civil War was to experience in later years. June 1 st : Union and Confederate forces met at Fairfax Court House, Virginia. Some of the earliest battle casualties took place here with one soldier killed on both sides.