July 7: Mumtaz. a remarkable woman; Gaddaf
1631 [Sources differ as to date.] While on a campaign with her husband (Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India), Mumtaz Mahal (born Arjumand Banu Begam), died.
Read on at the Mumtaz Mahal page at the Scriptorium
Somewhere, I believe there's one of me in April, 1987 when I was a Sydney magazine editor, with Gaddafi standing behind, from a curious visit I had for six days or so at the request and payment by the Jamahiriya so I find these Images of Gaddafi of "Ower Lidder", or Our Lidder, as his name sounded when often chanted by citizens led by Secret Service men (or the Libyan equivalent) very interesting. I also find it particularly interesting that Gaddafi's house has been bombed, because on the first anniversary of the US bombing of Gaddafi's private home, I toured through it (and surreptitiously took Gaddafi's large brass ashtray, and gave it to an old friend of mine in Australia. The ashtray is still there in Red Hill, Canberra, and I fully intend to have it engraved one day soon. I still have very many Libyan publications downstairs, and I think even one copy of 'The Green Book'. Maybe I'll put more of this in my Memoirs. I'm working quite a bit on those, as well as Microminibliss and other web pages that can quite easily be found around Wilson's Almanac (