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My Memories Of The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Assassinated, 50-Years Ago, Today.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From a January 19, 2013 (MLK Day) post. Link to that post below.


Click to access original, January 19, 2013 post.


50-years ago.

Wow! That seems long-time ago.

Today is also my oldest’s 29th birthday.

I remember this day 50-years ago quite well. I was 14-years old.

Had been in the U.S. EXACTLY 7-months. That was my first time here.

Did NOT know who MLK was at the time or the significance.

Wow. How time has flown … but, then again, much has changed either!


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by Anura Guruge


Lord Mountbatten, The Last Viceroy Of India, Was Tragically Assassinated This Day 38-Years Ago; August 27, 1979.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Mountbatten,_1st_Earl_Mountbatten_of_Burma


Romsey Abbey, Hants, where he is buried. One of my favorite Abbeys. Very intimate and serene.


“Broadlands” the family Country House in Romsey, Hants. Used to visit it often. One of my adoptive mother’s favorite destinations in England.



This was CLOSE TO HOME in many respects. Romsey, Hants. — where he would be buried and the location of their Country Home — was but 4 miles from where I used to work at IBM.

I also liked and respected Mountbatten. He was quite the guy and a good one at that.

Suffice to say I was NOT a fan of the IRA. This was a sad day.


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The Infamous ‘Caligula’ Became The 3rd Roman Emperor This Day 1,980 Years Ago — March 18, 37 AD.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula


‘Caligula’ was a nickname — meaning ‘little (soldier’s) boot’. His real name was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus. He was well connected at birth. Hence his ascendency.

He was only emperor for 3 years and 10 months. He has assassinated when just 28 years old.

He has been described as being crazy.

The blood seen dripping from his eyes is to symbolize his deadly vision for Rome and the Empire.


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by Anura Guruge