26th August 1912
A labourer is killed by lightning
On the same day that flimsy, canvas-covered planes were racing to and from Jersey, a fearsome storm was brewing. When it broke, it killed a French labourer. The Nottingham Evening post reported the following day that “a hole was practically drilled through his head.”
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Other events that occured in August
Pioneering human rights advocate John Lilburne dies
- John Lilburne was one of the most famous political prisoners of his day and inspired part of the American Constitution.
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