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Today in history – July 12th

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    Today in history – July 12th

    In this, the year of our Lord 1794, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson lost his right eye in the Battle of Calvi, in Corsica.  Several years later at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, his right arm went in search of his right eye, as they had formed a close personal bond and were secretly engaged to be married.  Nelson’s right eye, upon discovering that his right arm was already married and that his still-living wife was insane and chained in the attic, fled over the moors, never to be seen again.

    On foggy nights on the moors, you can hear the Eye calling for the Arm, whose name was Heathcliff.

    Or something like that.

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