Events for Thursday 3rd May 2012
On This Day in History
Died On This Day Henry Ossian Flipper3rd May 1940
Died #OnThisDay Henry Ossian Flipper - He was the first African American to graduate from the US Military Academy. His occupation was a Soldier and Former Slave. Born: March 21, 1856 Star Sign: Aries Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, USA Died: May 3, 1940 (aged 84) Cause of Death: Natural causes
Further ReadingFrom Slaves to Soldiers
(Hardback - 171 pages)
by Robert A. Geake
In December 1777, the Continental army was encamped at Valley Forge and faced weeks of cold and hunger, as well as the prospect of many troops leaving as their terms expired in the coming months. If the winter were especially cruel, large numbers of soldiers would face death or contemplate… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.