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Re: Today in History
« Reply #150 on: November 01, 2014, 02:09:46 PM »

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #151 on: November 01, 2014, 02:28:07 PM »

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I'm sorry did you say something?


Uh.....yeah.....whatever he said. It's been a few years. I may need to watch it again.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #152 on: November 01, 2014, 03:50:35 PM »
Well, a man can only look at so many Pooh pictures...
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #153 on: November 01, 2014, 05:52:18 PM »
Exactly. Especially if he has multiple grandkids.  ;D
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #154 on: November 03, 2014, 03:51:09 PM »
November 3, 1883
The U.S. Supreme Court declares American Indians to be "dependent aliens".
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #155 on: November 04, 2014, 11:43:25 AM »
Rogers Day
The birthday of Will Rogers, America's "cowboy philosopher," is observed in Oklahoma, where he was born on November 4, 1879. After his first appearance as a vaudeville entertainer in 1905 at Madison Square Garden, he developed a widespread reputation as a humorist. He went on to become a writer, a radio performer, and a motion-picture star. His birthday was first observed in 1947, with a celebration at the Will Rogers Memorial near the town of Claremore. Beneath the statue of Rogers at the memorial is the statement for which he is best remembered: "I never met a man I didn't like."

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« Reply #156 on: November 04, 2014, 02:22:42 PM »
2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #157 on: November 04, 2014, 08:17:36 PM »
1921 - The Sturmabteilung (SA) is founded by a guy who flunked out of art college.

Also Walter Cronkite (1916) and Markie Post (1950) were born.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #158 on: November 05, 2014, 01:22:02 PM »
1983, Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.
Slow news day...
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #159 on: November 05, 2014, 03:12:06 PM »
Drunken dogs are nothing to take lightly.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #160 on: November 06, 2014, 05:34:35 AM »
Nov. 6, 1917
After three months of horrific fighting, the Third Battle of Ypres finally ends when Canadian forces take the village of Passchendaele in Belgium.

In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, a combination of over-ambitious aims, terrible weather conditions, and misguided persistence by British Field Marshal Douglas Haig led to nearly 250,000 total casualties suffered by both sides. At the time Allied forces were scheduled to begin the long-planned offensive, Allied artillery and unusually heavy rains had turned the battlefield into a sea of mud. Soldiers fought in the mud, slept in the mud, and some men drowned in the mud when they slipped into water-filled shell craters. When the offensive was finally called off, after the Canadian victory at Passchendaele, the total Allied advance amounted to only five miles.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #161 on: November 09, 2014, 02:04:13 AM »
25 years ago today - the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #162 on: November 09, 2014, 07:19:37 AM »
25 years ago the Berlin wall came down.

Snowdog beat me to it. I guess that i should have looked before posting. Damn rookie mistake.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #163 on: November 09, 2014, 08:25:28 AM »
It was a bit of a big one, so two reminders seem fine.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #164 on: November 09, 2014, 09:01:40 AM »
Is that a Pink Floyd thing?
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #165 on: November 09, 2014, 04:19:56 PM »
Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) was born today, 1941.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #166 on: November 09, 2014, 04:25:51 PM »
Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) was born today, 1941.

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Oh wait. You're not talking about John. Nevermind.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #167 on: November 09, 2014, 08:26:40 PM »
Is that a Pink Floyd thing?

That was kind of the opposite.  They were putting bricks in the wall.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #168 on: November 10, 2014, 06:21:17 AM »
November 10, 1960 - Gregg Allman received a guitar for his 13th birthday.
The rest is history...
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #169 on: November 10, 2014, 07:09:26 AM »
The bell will ring out 29 times today.  :(


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #170 on: November 10, 2014, 08:16:28 AM »
Today's birthday.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #171 on: November 10, 2014, 08:27:26 AM »
1969 -  The PBS children's program Sesame Street debuts.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #172 on: November 10, 2014, 08:29:24 AM »

1989 - German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #173 on: November 11, 2014, 08:50:33 AM »
It is Veterans Day in the USA.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #174 on: November 11, 2014, 08:55:11 AM »
Remembrance day - end of WWI hostilities in Europe

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #175 on: November 11, 2014, 09:33:28 AM »
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ..........


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #176 on: November 11, 2014, 02:06:14 PM »
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ..........


 :'(

I lost family in both wars. I find today a sad day.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #177 on: November 11, 2014, 03:56:04 PM »
Christa Brittany Allen was born in the town where I presently live.   :)
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #178 on: November 12, 2014, 12:26:46 AM »
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month ..........


 :'(

I lost family in both wars. I find today a sad day.


Ditto, my family has a tradition of service as far back as we can remember, either RN or Army, my dad was with the REME's, i joined the USN, two of my Welsh cousins were RN. It's an honor and privilidge to serve your country, adopted or not.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #179 on: November 12, 2014, 08:38:00 AM »
 1968-The U.S. Supreme Court voids an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools.
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« Reply #180 on: November 12, 2014, 02:00:13 PM »
1980 - Voyager 1 flew past Saturn
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #181 on: November 12, 2014, 05:49:22 PM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #182 on: November 16, 2014, 08:57:57 AM »
The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway (1959)

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #183 on: November 16, 2014, 11:48:43 AM »
Birthday of Burgess Meredith

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #184 on: November 16, 2014, 11:49:47 AM »
Today is history.
Well done, Rosetta!
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On November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor's honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. Pizarro's men massacre the Incans and capture Atahualpa, forcing him to convert to Christianity before eventually killing him.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #185 on: November 16, 2014, 01:11:38 PM »
In 1904 the vacuum tube was invented.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #186 on: November 16, 2014, 04:01:43 PM »
November 16, 1798
British seamen board the U.S. frigate Baltimore and impress a number of crewmen as alleged deserters, a practice that contributed to the War of 1812.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #187 on: November 17, 2014, 06:29:28 AM »
Nov. 17, 1963
John Weightman the Headmaster of a Surrey Grammar School, banned all pupils from having Beatle haircuts saying, "this ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."
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« Reply #188 on: November 17, 2014, 07:18:23 AM »
November 17, 2001 - Oscar Clark was born.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #189 on: November 17, 2014, 08:14:23 AM »
Nov. 17, 1963
John Weightman the Headmaster of a Surrey Grammar School, banned all pupils from having Beatle haircuts saying, "this ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."

 :rolf:  That's awesome. 
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #190 on: November 18, 2014, 05:38:10 AM »
11/18/1883
At exactly noon on this day, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing with thousands of local times. The bold move was emblematic of the power shared by the railroad companies.

The need for continental time zones stemmed directly from the problems of moving passengers and freight over the thousands of miles of rail line that covered North America by the 1880s. Since human beings had first begun keeping track of time, they set their clocks to the local movement of the sun. Even as late as the 1880s, most towns in the U.S. had their own local time, generally based on "high noon," or the time when the sun was at its highest point in the sky. As railroads began to shrink the travel time between cities from days or months to mere hours, however, these local times became a scheduling nightmare. Railroad timetables in major cities listed dozens of different arrival and departure times for the same train, each linked to a different local time zone.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #191 on: November 18, 2014, 06:45:36 AM »

1978- Peoples Temple cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after cult member killed Congressman Leo J. Ryan of California.  :crazy:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #192 on: November 18, 2014, 08:40:40 AM »
Steamboat Willie is released in 1928.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #193 on: November 19, 2014, 01:17:35 PM »
Honest Abe makes a delivery to some address in Gettysburg back in 1863.

I thought him being the Pres that he would have farmed that out to a lackie.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #194 on: November 19, 2014, 03:23:15 PM »
19 November 1916: Ruth Bancroft Law (Mrs. Charles Oliver) flew a Curtiss Pusher non-stop from Chicago, Illinois to Hornell, New York, a distance of 590 miles (949.5 kilometers). This exceeded the previous long distance flight record of 452 miles (727.4 kilometers) and set a new Aero Club of America record for distance.
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« Reply #195 on: November 19, 2014, 06:32:28 PM »
19 November 1916: Ruth Bancroft Law (Mrs. Charles Oliver) flew a Curtiss Pusher non-stop from Chicago, Illinois to Hornell, New York, a distance of 590 miles (949.5 kilometers). This exceeded the previous long distance flight record of 452 miles (727.4 kilometers) and set a new Aero Club of America record for distance.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #196 on: November 20, 2014, 06:38:55 AM »
Nov.20, 1974
Drummer with The Who, Keith Moon collapsed during a concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilizer. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers.
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« Reply #197 on: November 20, 2014, 06:50:26 AM »
1903- In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #198 on: November 20, 2014, 06:55:32 AM »
Nov.20, 1974
Drummer with The Who, Keith Moon collapsed during a concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilizer. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers.
Huh.
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« Reply #199 on: November 20, 2014, 07:40:52 AM »
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