This Day In History

1745 Transport ship Tyger, under orders for North America, is wrecked on Berry Head, Torbay, and 170 out of 235 recruits destined for the 40th Foot at Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia, are drowned.
1814 82nd Foot (later 2nd South Lancashires) suffer 31 casualties at the Battle of Orthez, their final fight as the French retreat into France in the last stages of the Peninsular War
1863 88th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps (LRVC) forms at Haslingden.
1900 Battle of Pieters Hill. With his battle-cry "Remember men, the eyes of Lancashire are watching you today," Lt Col MacCarthy O'Leary leads the 1st South Lancashires into the main assault. The Colonel dies with 5 of his men, but at last the road to besieged Ladysmith is finally open.
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