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Re: Today in History
« Reply #100 on: October 18, 2014, 05:35:05 AM »
1867 The Alaska territory is formally transferred to the U.S. from Russian control.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #101 on: October 18, 2014, 07:48:45 AM »
Texas Instruments Announces First Commercial Transistor Radio (1954)

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #102 on: October 18, 2014, 08:27:26 AM »

1967-A Russian unmanned spacecraft makes the first landing on the surface of Venus.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #103 on: October 18, 2014, 02:42:00 PM »
1956, 21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15 respectively.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2014, 05:36:39 PM »
1956, 21-year-old Elvis Presley pulled into a Memphis gas station where he started to attract a small crowd of autograph seekers. After repeatedly asking Elvis to move on so he could resume normal business, station manager Ed Hopper slapped Presley on the head and found himself on the receiving end of a punch in the face from Elvis. Station employee Aubrey Brown tried to help his boss, but was no match for Presley. After police are called, Hopper and Brown were charged with assault and were fined $25 and $15 respectively.

Bitch slap from Elvis? Seriously?
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2014, 06:38:04 AM »
1739 England declares war on Spain over borderlines in Florida. The War is known as the War of Jenkins' Ear because the Spanish coast guards cut off the ear of British seaman Robert Jenkins.

1781 Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington and Count de Rochambeau at Yorktown, Va. Cornwallis surrenders 7,157 troops, including sick and wounded, and 840 sailors, along with 244 artillery pieces. Losses in this battle had been light on both sides. The Revolutionary War is effectively ended.

1917 The first doughnut is fried by Salvation Army volunteer women for American troops in France during World War I.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #106 on: October 19, 2014, 07:41:12 AM »

1949 The People's Republic of China is formally proclaimed.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #107 on: October 19, 2014, 03:31:07 PM »
In 1216, King John of England died after consuming what was described as an excessive number of peaches and too much beer.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2014, 04:31:00 PM »
In 1216, King John of England died after consuming what was described as an excessive number of peaches and too much beer.

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Re: Today in History
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #110 on: October 20, 2014, 01:19:31 AM »
In 1216, King John of England died after consuming what was described as an excessive number of peaches and too much beer.

I was taught it was a "surfeit of eels."
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #111 on: October 20, 2014, 03:37:53 PM »
October 20, 1987:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #112 on: October 21, 2014, 07:36:21 AM »
1096- Seljuk Turks at Chivitot slaughter thousands of German crusaders.

1837- Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #113 on: October 21, 2014, 09:28:41 AM »
Alfred Nobel was born today back in 1833.  I bet you it was a BANG! :firedevil:

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #114 on: October 21, 2014, 12:43:29 PM »
A British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson, defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off the coast of Spain.

The battle raged at its fiercest around HMS Victory, and a French sniper shot Nelson in the shoulder and chest. The admiral was taken below and died about 30 minutes before the end of the battle. Nelson's last words, after being informed that victory was imminent, were "Now I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my duty."
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #115 on: October 21, 2014, 01:02:05 PM »
Meant to post this yesterday.

Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash

Following a performance at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, on October 20, 1977 the band boarded a chartered Convair CV-300 to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where they were scheduled to appear at LSU the following night. Due to a faulty engine, the airplane ran low on fuel and the pilots were diverted to the McComb-Pike County Airport. After running out of fuel they attempted an emergency landing before crashing in a heavily forested area five miles northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi.[14][15] Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray were killed on impact; the other band members (Collins, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell, Pyle, and Hawkins), tour manager Ron Eckerman,[16] and road crew suffered serious injuries.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #116 on: October 21, 2014, 01:37:23 PM »
Nelson's last words, after being informed that victory was imminent, were "Now I am satisfied. Thank God I have done my duty."

Nah, it was "kiss me, Hardy".
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #117 on: October 23, 2014, 06:25:13 AM »
Top this!
4004BC - According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #118 on: October 23, 2014, 02:46:56 PM »
1915
25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #119 on: October 23, 2014, 08:14:19 PM »
Top this!
4004BC - According to 17th century divine James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, and Dr. John Lightfoot of Cambridge, the world was created on this day, a Sunday, at 9 a.m.

Well I guess that settles it.   :bigsmile:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2014, 06:23:37 AM »
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On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. 












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Re: Today in History
« Reply #121 on: October 24, 2014, 06:49:20 AM »

1929-Black Thursday–the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #122 on: October 25, 2014, 05:46:08 AM »
Oct.25, 1964
The Rolling Stones appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show from New York, performing ‘Around And Around’ and ‘Time Is On My Side’. A riot brook out in the studio, prompting Sullivan’s infamous quote, ‘I promise you they’ll never be back on our show again.’ The Rolling Stones went on to make a further five appearances on Sullivan’s show between 1965 and 1969.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #123 on: October 28, 2014, 07:29:50 AM »
Today's birthday.

Bernie Ecclestone (1930)
Ecclestone is a controversial British business magnate and one of the most powerful people in the world of Formula One (F1) racing. Briefly a racer, he gave up the sport after several accidents but later returned as a manager and team owner. In the 1970s, he secured his position in the F1 organization by negotiating TV broadcasting rights, vastly increasing the sport's popularity.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #124 on: October 28, 2014, 08:05:29 AM »
The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end


The Cuban Missile crisis comes to a close as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agrees to remove Russian missiles from Cuba in exchange for a promise from the United States to respect Cuba's territorial sovereignty. This ended nearly two weeks of anxiety and tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union that came close to provoking a nuclear conflict. The consequences of the crisis were many and varied. Relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union were on shaky ground for some time after Khrushchev's removal of the missiles, as Fidel Castro accused the Russians of backing down from the Americans and deserting the Cuban revolution. European allies of the United States were also angered, not because of the U.S. stance during the crisis, but because the Kennedy administration kept them virtually in the dark about negotiations that might have led to an atomic war.

Inside the Soviet Union, hard-liners were appalled at Khrushchev's withdrawal of the weapons. Two years later, in 1964, Leonid Brezhnev and Aleksei Kosygin pushed him from power and proceeded to lead the Soviet Union on a massive military buildup. There was perhaps one positive aspect of the crisis. Having gone to the edge of what President Kennedy referred to as the "abyss of destruction," cooler heads in both nations initiated steps to begin some control over nuclear weapons. Less than a year after the crisis ended, the United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to end aboveground testing; in 1968, both nations signed a non-proliferation treaty.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2014, 08:23:42 AM »

1636- Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Mass.
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« Reply #126 on: October 28, 2014, 08:36:31 AM »
1955 - William "Bill" Gates, the chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, the world's largest software firm.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #127 on: October 28, 2014, 03:49:51 PM »
312    Constantine the Great defeats Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius at the Mulvian Bridge.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #128 on: October 29, 2014, 05:59:07 AM »
Duane Allman rode into the side of a flat-bed trailer and was killed on his motorcycle, today in 1971.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #129 on: October 29, 2014, 07:05:03 AM »

1945-The first ball-point pen goes is sold by Gimbell's department store in New York for a price of $12.
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« Reply #130 on: October 29, 2014, 07:31:32 AM »
Duane Allman rode into the side of a flat-bed trailer and was killed on his motorcycle, today in 1971.

A very sad day.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #131 on: October 29, 2014, 07:52:42 AM »
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On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #132 on: October 29, 2014, 12:28:52 PM »
1945:  The first ball-point pen is sold by Gimbell's department store in New York for a price of $12

1969:  First computer-to-computer link; the link is accomplished through ARPANET, forerunner of the Internet.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #133 on: October 29, 2014, 01:19:51 PM »
Duane Allman rode into the side of a flat-bed trailer and was killed on his motorcycle, today in 1971.

A very sad day.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #134 on: October 30, 2014, 06:19:55 AM »

1938- H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.
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« Reply #135 on: October 30, 2014, 06:27:53 AM »
1961         The USSR detonates "Tsar Bomba," a 50-megaton hydrogen bomb; it is still the largest explosive device of any kind over detonated.
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« Reply #136 on: October 30, 2014, 12:37:37 PM »
"Rumble in the Jungle" 40 years ago today.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #137 on: October 30, 2014, 05:09:45 PM »
You beat me too it.

It is also Charles Atlas (1892) birthday.  AKA A scrawny youth, Angelo Siciliano, better known as "Charles Atlas," built up his physique using a system of exercises he developed that worked muscles against each other and in 1922 was dubbed "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man."

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« Reply #138 on: October 31, 2014, 07:27:20 AM »

1984= Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated in New Delhi by two Sikh members of her bodyguard.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #139 on: October 31, 2014, 09:57:23 AM »
The Battle of Britain Is Won (1940)

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #140 on: October 31, 2014, 10:18:31 AM »
The Battle of Britain Is Won (1940)

Where are you Papa :headscratch:


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #141 on: October 31, 2014, 10:39:49 AM »
Just saw a reference in the paper this morning about this day in 1840-something was the day of the big snow storm that doomed the Donner Party in the Sierras near Truckee ( near to lake Tahoe)

As a matter of fact, there will be a snow storm up there today........ to commemorate, I guess??


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #142 on: October 31, 2014, 01:57:18 PM »
Winnie was donated to Regent's Park Zoo, and so began a story:


Winnie-the-Pooh's Winnipeg connection began in August of 1914 when a young veterinarian, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, enlisted in the Canadian army. Harry's regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, soon left Winnipeg on a train bound for Quebec. The train stopped at White River, Ontario. There, on the station platform, Harry spotted a hunter carrying an orphaned black bear cub. Harry bought the cub for twenty dollars and they continued on their journey together. Harry named the bear Winnie after his current home base of Winnipeg. The two soon became good friends and after a short stay in Quebec they sailed for England. While camped at Salisbury Plain Winnie stayed in Colebourn's tent, slept under his cot, and became a favourite of the Canadian soldiers. When Lt. Colebourn's unit was ordered to the battlefields of France, Harry placed Winnie in the London Zoo for safekeeping. Four years later, in 1918, Harry returned to London to take Winnie home. It didn't take long for Harry to realize what a hit Winnie was with the children. Harry donated Winnie to the London Zoo permanently and Harry, now a Captain, returned to Winnipeg alone.

Among the many visitors to London Zoo was a young boy named Christopher Robin and his father A. A. Milne. Christopher Robin adored Winnie and renamed his stuffed teddy Winnie-the-Pooh. Shortly afterwards A.A. Milne began writing stories based on the adventures of his son's toy animals. The books of Pooh stories became an instant success and Winnie-the-Pooh is still beloved by children to this day.

Winnipeg continues to celebrate its unique relationship with the exuberant Winnie-the-Pooh. In the city's Assiniboine Park you will find two special Winnie tributes: a bronze statue of Captain Colebourn and Winnie, and an original oil portrait of Winnie-the-Pooh by the illustrator Ernest H. Shepard - forever linking Winnie-the-Pooh to the city which gave him its name.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #143 on: October 31, 2014, 01:57:56 PM »
The Battle of Britain Is Won (1940)

Where are you Papa :headscratch:

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #144 on: October 31, 2014, 02:18:00 PM »
Winnie was donated to Regent's Park Zoo, and so began a story:


Winnie-the-Pooh's Winnipeg connection began in August of 1914 when a young veterinarian, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, enlisted in the Canadian army. Harry's regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, soon left Winnipeg on a train bound for Quebec. The train stopped at White River, Ontario. There, on the station platform, Harry spotted a hunter carrying an orphaned black bear cub. Harry bought the cub for twenty dollars and they continued on their journey together. Harry named the bear Winnie after his current home base of Winnipeg. The two soon became good friends and after a short stay in Quebec they sailed for England. While camped at Salisbury Plain Winnie stayed in Colebourn's tent, slept under his cot, and became a favourite of the Canadian soldiers. When Lt. Colebourn's unit was ordered to the battlefields of France, Harry placed Winnie in the London Zoo for safekeeping. Four years later, in 1918, Harry returned to London to take Winnie home. It didn't take long for Harry to realize what a hit Winnie was with the children. Harry donated Winnie to the London Zoo permanently and Harry, now a Captain, returned to Winnipeg alone.

Among the many visitors to London Zoo was a young boy named Christopher Robin and his father A. A. Milne. Christopher Robin adored Winnie and renamed his stuffed teddy Winnie-the-Pooh. Shortly afterwards A.A. Milne began writing stories based on the adventures of his son's toy animals. The books of Pooh stories became an instant success and Winnie-the-Pooh is still beloved by children to this day.

Winnipeg continues to celebrate its unique relationship with the exuberant Winnie-the-Pooh. In the city's Assiniboine Park you will find two special Winnie tributes: a bronze statue of Captain Colebourn and Winnie, and an original oil portrait of Winnie-the-Pooh by the illustrator Ernest H. Shepard - forever linking Winnie-the-Pooh to the city which gave him its name.



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Re: Today in History
« Reply #145 on: October 31, 2014, 03:10:01 PM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #146 on: October 31, 2014, 04:55:37 PM »
Winnie was donated to Regent's Park Zoo, and so began a story:


Winnie-the-Pooh's Winnipeg connection began in August of 1914 when a young veterinarian, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, enlisted in the Canadian army. Harry's regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, soon left Winnipeg on a train bound for Quebec. The train stopped at White River, Ontario. There, on the station platform, Harry spotted a hunter carrying an orphaned black bear cub. Harry bought the cub for twenty dollars and they continued on their journey together. Harry named the bear Winnie after his current home base of Winnipeg. The two soon became good friends and after a short stay in Quebec they sailed for England. While camped at Salisbury Plain Winnie stayed in Colebourn's tent, slept under his cot, and became a favourite of the Canadian soldiers. When Lt. Colebourn's unit was ordered to the battlefields of France, Harry placed Winnie in the London Zoo for safekeeping. Four years later, in 1918, Harry returned to London to take Winnie home. It didn't take long for Harry to realize what a hit Winnie was with the children. Harry donated Winnie to the London Zoo permanently and Harry, now a Captain, returned to Winnipeg alone.

Among the many visitors to London Zoo was a young boy named Christopher Robin and his father A. A. Milne. Christopher Robin adored Winnie and renamed his stuffed teddy Winnie-the-Pooh. Shortly afterwards A.A. Milne began writing stories based on the adventures of his son's toy animals. The books of Pooh stories became an instant success and Winnie-the-Pooh is still beloved by children to this day.

Winnipeg continues to celebrate its unique relationship with the exuberant Winnie-the-Pooh. In the city's Assiniboine Park you will find two special Winnie tributes: a bronze statue of Captain Colebourn and Winnie, and an original oil portrait of Winnie-the-Pooh by the illustrator Ernest H. Shepard - forever linking Winnie-the-Pooh to the city which gave him its name.



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I was just searching my pictures in vain for that shot.  Nice catch Ed.  I have been there a few times.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #147 on: October 31, 2014, 06:42:24 PM »
Winnie was donated to Regent's Park Zoo, and so began a story:


Winnie-the-Pooh's Winnipeg connection began in August of 1914 when a young veterinarian, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, enlisted in the Canadian army. Harry's regiment, The Fort Garry Horse, soon left Winnipeg on a train bound for Quebec. The train stopped at White River, Ontario. There, on the station platform, Harry spotted a hunter carrying an orphaned black bear cub. Harry bought the cub for twenty dollars and they continued on their journey together. Harry named the bear Winnie after his current home base of Winnipeg. The two soon became good friends and after a short stay in Quebec they sailed for England. While camped at Salisbury Plain Winnie stayed in Colebourn's tent, slept under his cot, and became a favourite of the Canadian soldiers. When Lt. Colebourn's unit was ordered to the battlefields of France, Harry placed Winnie in the London Zoo for safekeeping. Four years later, in 1918, Harry returned to London to take Winnie home. It didn't take long for Harry to realize what a hit Winnie was with the children. Harry donated Winnie to the London Zoo permanently and Harry, now a Captain, returned to Winnipeg alone.

Among the many visitors to London Zoo was a young boy named Christopher Robin and his father A. A. Milne. Christopher Robin adored Winnie and renamed his stuffed teddy Winnie-the-Pooh. Shortly afterwards A.A. Milne began writing stories based on the adventures of his son's toy animals. The books of Pooh stories became an instant success and Winnie-the-Pooh is still beloved by children to this day.

Winnipeg continues to celebrate its unique relationship with the exuberant Winnie-the-Pooh. In the city's Assiniboine Park you will find two special Winnie tributes: a bronze statue of Captain Colebourn and Winnie, and an original oil portrait of Winnie-the-Pooh by the illustrator Ernest H. Shepard - forever linking Winnie-the-Pooh to the city which gave him its name.



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I was just searching my pictures in vain for that shot.  Nice catch Ed.  I have been there a few times.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #148 on: November 01, 2014, 07:22:33 AM »
On this day in 1967, Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman as a tough, anti-authoritarian, poker-playing prisoner, debuts in theaters. Newman received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the jail-breaking Luke Jackson, whom the American Film Institute in 2003 named one of the top 50 greatest movie heroes in history.
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1512   - Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is exhibited for the first time.
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