Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 04:07:21 PM EST
| A Daily Review Of International Online Media |Europeans on these dates in history:
1942 - Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227, to create blocking units to shoot soldiers fleeing the front lines. Contrary to common wisdom, the idea was copied from the Germans and was abandoned after having proved itself detrimental to fighting potential and morale quickly
1832 - birth of Josef Schöffel, Austrian journalist and early environmentalist whose campaign saved the Vienna Forest from a deforestation scheme (d. 1910)
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