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28 SEPTEMBER

REDCOATS SLAUGHTER AMERICAN TROOPS AFTER THEY SURRENDER

[ 28 September 1778 ]

During the American Revolutionary War, many British officers did not consider those ‘damn’d American rebels’, as they called recruits of George Washington’s Continental Army, to be entitled to the rights normally accorded to combatants in conflict.

ROYAL DRAGOONS SHOOT DEAD TWO AS STARVING IRISH CROWD DEMANDS FOOD

[ 28 September 1846 ]

On 28 September 1846, during the height of the Irish potato famine, forty soldiers of the First Royal Dragoons were called out to deal with a large crowd of up to twelve thousand starving peasants and labourers.

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