May 19, 1935

On May 19, 1935, T. E. Lawrence, famed British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer died in England from the injuries he received in a motorcycle crash. Before his accident, he had received international fame for the books written about his activities in Arabia during the First World War and became known as Lawrence of Arabia. A movie was made about him in 1962, that was also titled Lawrence of Arabia. It was surmised that if he’d been riding a camel, he’d probably would have walked away from that wreck with only a camel bite or two.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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