|Image by Stu Mortimer|
On this day in history an unusually large number of people killed each other for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few of the more well known events.
We can be certain there were a lot more that were never recorded or were rapidly forgotten.
- 1690: The Battle of the Boyne.
- 1862: The Battle of Malvern Hill
- 1863 : The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
- 1898 : The Battle of San Juan Hill.
- 1916 : Battle of the Somme begins.
- 1942 : The Battle of El Alamein begins
- 1966 : Bombing of North Vietnam continues.