The Tower Hill Memorial is a pair of Commonwealth War Graves Commission
memorials in Trinity Square, on Tower Hill in London, England. The
memorials, one for the First World War and one for the Second,
commemorate more than 36,000 men and women of the Merchant Navy and
fishing fleets who were killed as a result of enemy action and have no
known grave. The dead are named on bronze panels ordered by the ships
they served on. The first memorial, the Mercantile Marine War Memorial
(pictured), was commissioned following the heavy losses sustained by
merchant shipping in the First World War. It was designed by Sir Edwin
Lutyens and unveiled by Queen Mary in 1928. The second, the Merchant
Seamen's Memorial, is a semi-circular sunken garden designed by Sir
Edward Maufe and unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in November 1955. A
third memorial, commemorating merchant sailors who were killed in the
1982 Falklands War, was added to the site in 2005. The memorials to the
world wars are listed buildings.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Hill_Memorial>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Ottoman wars in Europe: Ottoman forces under Bayezid I
defeated a Christian alliance led by Sigismund of Hungary near present-
day Nikopol, Bulgaria.
About 4,200 people took part in the first modern Chicago
The Ram Rath Yatra, a political–religious rally organised to
erect a temple to the Hindu deity Rama on the site of the Babri Masjid,
began in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (comparable) Cheerful and good-humoured; jolly, merry.
2. (not comparable, astrology, obsolete) Pertaining to the astrological
influence of the planet Jupiter; having the characteristics of a person
under such influence (see sense 1).
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they
are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the
truth they speak is so true that even those who hate poets by simple and
natural instinct are exalted and terrified by it.
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