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Re: Today in History
« Reply #200 on: November 20, 2014, 03:20:10 PM »
The Nuremberg War Crimes trials opened up in 1945.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #201 on: November 22, 2014, 07:14:23 AM »
Todays birthday  Rodney Dangerfield (1921)

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #202 on: November 22, 2014, 07:25:38 AM »

1542 -  New laws are passed in Spain giving Indians in America protection against enslavement.  That went well. :rolleyes:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #203 on: November 22, 2014, 11:59:34 AM »
1906-At the second International Radio Telegraphic Convention, which was held in Berlin, the attendees agreed to adopt the wireless signal "SOS" as the internationally recognized signal for distress at sea.  Their thinking was that three dots, three dashes and three dots could not be misinterpreted.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #204 on: November 23, 2014, 06:31:48 AM »
Nov. 23, 1956
Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #205 on: November 23, 2014, 10:11:19 AM »
1942-The Coast Guard Women's Reserve, known as SPARs, was organized.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #206 on: November 23, 2014, 11:29:26 AM »
1942-The Coast Guard Women's Reserve, known as SPARs, was organized.

That definitely deserves a big Happy Birthday!
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #207 on: November 23, 2014, 12:06:14 PM »
1942-The Coast Guard Women's Reserve, known as SPARs, was organized.

Paving the way for you know who.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #208 on: November 23, 2014, 12:33:28 PM »
1942-The Coast Guard Women's Reserve, known as SPARs, was organized.

That definitely deserves a big Happy Birthday!
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #209 on: November 24, 2014, 06:47:32 AM »
Nov. 23, 1991
Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London's Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colourful rock star lifestyle.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #210 on: November 24, 2014, 09:02:12 AM »
1963- Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #211 on: November 24, 2014, 02:27:25 PM »
Sounds like a conspiracy to me.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #212 on: November 24, 2014, 02:33:13 PM »
Something about a grassy troll.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #213 on: November 24, 2014, 03:04:28 PM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #214 on: November 24, 2014, 04:49:05 PM »
The schoolbook suppository?
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #215 on: November 24, 2014, 06:58:31 PM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #216 on: November 25, 2014, 07:24:37 AM »
 1955- The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.  :headscratch:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #217 on: November 25, 2014, 10:25:11 AM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #218 on: November 26, 2014, 06:29:06 AM »
Nov. 26, 1968
United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #219 on: November 26, 2014, 07:24:03 AM »
1863   The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #220 on: November 26, 2014, 10:00:39 AM »
2002-President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that created the Department of Homeland Security, the largest reorganization of the federal government in fifty years.  The Coast Guard was one of a number of agencies that transferred to the new Department; the transfer was scheduled to go into effect on 1 March 2003.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #221 on: November 27, 2014, 07:36:08 AM »
1868   Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer's 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River. 
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #222 on: November 27, 2014, 08:42:17 AM »
This ones for you Clay.

Bill Nye the science guy was born in 1955.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Nye
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #223 on: November 27, 2014, 10:52:29 AM »
Here are a couple more birthdays.

1917 - "Buffalo" Bob Smith, Buffalo NY, TV host (Howdy Doody)
1940 - Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], San Francisco California, karate star/actor (Green Hornet)
1942 - Jimi Hendrix, Seattle Wash, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), (d. 1970)
1948 - Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
1976 - Jaleel White, Los Angeles California, actor (Steve Urkel-Family Matters)

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« Reply #224 on: November 27, 2014, 11:00:39 AM »
1095 - Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #225 on: November 27, 2014, 12:57:16 PM »
2005   First partial human face transplant completed Amiens, France.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #226 on: November 29, 2014, 06:34:26 AM »
1760   Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #227 on: November 29, 2014, 06:36:42 AM »
Today or yesterday, I can't quite remember, the signing of the Magna Carta, which became a foundation for later democratic rights charters across the world.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #228 on: November 29, 2014, 06:53:50 AM »
Denver, CO. declares today "Rolling Stones Day" 1965.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #229 on: November 29, 2014, 09:08:10 AM »
This ones for you Clay.

Bill Nye the science guy was born in 1955.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Nye


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #230 on: November 29, 2014, 09:09:51 AM »
1760   Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.

I'm in Detroit right now.  Can he do that again?
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #231 on: November 30, 2014, 06:01:28 AM »
Nov.30, 2003
A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone, and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that "Joey Ramone Place," was New York City's most stolen sign. As of September 27, the sign has been moved to 20 feet above ground level.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #232 on: December 01, 2014, 05:54:05 AM »
59 years ago today Rosa Parks sat down on a bus.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #233 on: December 01, 2014, 06:01:47 AM »
1957 - Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #234 on: December 01, 2014, 07:18:03 AM »
1881   Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
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« Reply #235 on: December 01, 2014, 03:56:27 PM »
Dec. 1, 1783
J. A. C. Charles and another man make the first trip in a hydrogen balloon, flying 27 miles from Paris to Nesle, France. After landing, Charles goes up again by himself, achieving the first solo balloon flight.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #236 on: December 01, 2014, 04:52:15 PM »
Dec. 1, 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #237 on: December 02, 2014, 05:27:46 AM »
Dec. 2, 1973 - The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #238 on: December 03, 2014, 07:29:50 AM »
1979   Eleven are dead and eight injured in a mad rush to see a rock band (The Who) at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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« Reply #239 on: December 03, 2014, 09:46:11 AM »
Dec. 3, 1938
German government revoked driver's licenses held by Jews.
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« Reply #240 on: December 03, 2014, 12:31:02 PM »
Paul Harvey begins his radio show in 1950.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #241 on: December 04, 2014, 05:36:03 AM »
Dec. 4, 1956
The "Million Dollar Quartet" begin to record at Sun.
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The modest storefront recording studio at 760 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, played an outsize role in rock-and-roll history. And of the many historic moments that occurred there, none is more famous than the impromptu jam session by four young rock-and-roll giants that took place on this day in 1956—a session enshrined in rock-and-roll legend as the one-and-only gathering of the "Million Dollar Quartet."

The studio at 760 Union was run by Sam Phillips, the legendary producer whose Sun Records had launched Elvis Presley on his path toward stardom two years earlier with the release of his first single, "It's Alright Mama" (1954). Phillips' decision to sell Presley's contract to RCA Victor in 1955 for only $35,000 is easy to question in retrospect, but it provided Sun Records with the operating capital it needed in order to record and promote the parade of future stars who had descended on Memphis hoping to follow in Elvis' footsteps.

Among those stars was Carl Perkins, the rockabilly legend who was in the studio on December 4, 1956, to record a follow-up to his smash hit from earlier that year: "Blue Suede Shoes." Hanging out in the booth was Perkins' good friend Johnny Cash, already a star in his own right after his breakthrough hits, "Folsom Prison Blues" (1955) and "I Walk The Line" (1956). And playing piano for a $15 session fee was the brash, wild, but not-yet-famous Jerry Lee Lewis, whose career-making Sun single "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" was set for release just a few weeks later. Four songs into Perkins' session, all work came to an end with the arrival of an unexpected drop-in guest: Elvis Presley himself.

While recording engineer Jack Clement ran a tape that would not be discovered for more than 20 years, Sam Phillips—ever the promoter—had the presence of mind to summon a photographer from the local paper to capture images of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered around a piano singing the kind of music they'd all grown up on: gospel. The caption under the photo that ran in the next day's Memphis Press-Scimitar was "Million Dollar Quartet." The label quickly caught on among rock-and-roll fans who would not actually get the chance to hear the recording made on this day in 1956 until 1981, when the first portions of the lost tapes were discovered and released.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #242 on: December 04, 2014, 05:37:47 AM »
1957: Elvis Presley reports for his pre-induction Army physical in Memphis.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #243 on: December 04, 2014, 07:18:35 AM »
1872   The U.S. brigantine Marie Celeste is found adrift and deserted with its cargo intact, in the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and Portugal.
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« Reply #244 on: December 04, 2014, 08:22:12 AM »
1872   The U.S. brigantine Marie Celeste is found adrift and deserted with its cargo intact, in the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and Portugal.

On this day in 1872, The Dei Gratia, a small British brig under Captain David Morehouse, spots the Mary Celeste, an American vessel, sailing erratically but at full sail near the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was seaworthy, its stores and supplies were untouched, but not a soul was onboard. On November 7, the brigantine Mary Celeste sailed from New York harbor for Genoa, Italy, carrying Captain Benjamin S. Briggs, his wife and two-year-old daughter, a crew of eight, and a cargo of some 1,700 barrels of crude alcohol. After the Dei Gratia sighted the vessel, Captain Morehouse and his men boarded the ship to find it abandoned, with its sails slightly damaged, several feet of water in the hold, and the lifeboat and navigational instruments missing. However, the ship was in good order, the cargo intact, and reserves of food and water remained on board. The last entry in the captain's log shows that the Mary Celeste had been nine days and 500 miles away from where the ship was found by the Dei Gratia. Apparently, the Mary Celeste had been drifting toward Genoa on her intended course for 11 days with no one at the wheel to guide her. Captain Briggs, his family, and the crew of the vessel were never found, and the reason for the abandonment of the Mary Celeste has never been determined.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #245 on: December 04, 2014, 09:38:42 AM »
One guy thinks he knows what happened;
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #246 on: December 04, 2014, 03:47:06 PM »
One guy thinks he knows what happened;
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Interesting read- thanks for posting!
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #247 on: December 05, 2014, 05:33:43 AM »
Dec. 5, 1933
The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition in the United States, which had begun 13 years earlier.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #248 on: December 05, 2014, 07:30:24 AM »
Dec. 5, 1933
The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition in the United States, which had begun 13 years earlier.
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I will have to tilt a beer to this one and send it to my friends.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #249 on: December 05, 2014, 08:59:57 AM »
Orion has been launched today!!!