This week our headlines seem to be mostly volcanoes and Spaniards: sometimes history kind of gets in a wad. In our main discussion, we get into the major campaign of the Mexican American War, and find out what a battalion of Irish were doing in the Mexican army.
Show notes and links:
- Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 (en.wikipedia.org).
- The assasination of Atahualpa by Francisco Pizarro (1533).
- St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre (1572).
- Treaty of Córdoba: Mexico gains independence from Spain (1821).
- 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (en.wikipedia.org).
- I Have A Dream Speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963).
- 121-year-old time capsule found at bridge near Kingussie (bbc.com).
- Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization, by David Keyes (amazon.com).
- Connections (TV series) , James Burke. Many episodes on YouTube.
- Invasion of Poland begins World War 2 (1939).
- Viking 2: Second Landing on Mars (space.com).
- Zachary Taylor (en.wikipedia.org).
- Winfield Scott (en.wikipedia.org).
- Battle of Puebla (en.wikipedia.org).
- Battle of Chapultepec (en.wikipedia.org).
- Saint Patrick’s Battalion , the “San Patricios” (en.wikipedia.org).
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- History Files group at goodreads.com.
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