[2016,013,000] TAPS – 24 NOTES

1862, JULY 01. IL SILENZIO There are several legends concerning the origin of Taps. The most widely circulated one states that a Union Army infantry officer, whose name often is given as Captain Robert Ellicombe, first ordered Taps performed at the funeral of his son, a Confederate soldier killed during the Peninsula Campaign. This apocryphal story claims […]

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[1849,010,000] 2. ROMAN REPUBLIC

1849, FEBRUARY 09. ROME The Roman Republic was declared TODAY. The first in the world to abolish capital punishment in its constitutional law. The Pope, Pius IX, fled to Gaeta, a fortress in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The republic is led by a triumvirate, a reflection of a form of government seen in the ancient Roman Republic (509 BC – 27 BC). […]

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