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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3100 on: January 16, 2021, 05:38:56 AM »
Out for a little stroll.

1865
General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.

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« Reply #3101 on: January 16, 2021, 10:24:08 AM »
Out for a little stroll.

1865
General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.
Pfffft...Forrest Gump ran through it!

Jan. 16, 1957
The Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance.
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« Reply #3102 on: January 17, 2021, 05:33:41 AM »
Jan. 17, 1967,
The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for Radio Luxembourg's Ready Steady Radio. The band ran up a bar bill of £2.5 shillings, ($6.21), which they were unable to pay.
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« Reply #3103 on: January 17, 2021, 06:22:19 AM »
US Supreme Court Declares Home VCRs Legal (1984)

After Sony introduced the Betamax home video tape recorder in the mid-1970s, Universal Studios sued, alleging that Betamax facilitated copyright infringement by allowing users to make copies of television programs. After an eight-year legal battle, the US Supreme Court ruled that using the new technology to "time-shift" one's television viewing constituted fair use. By then, Betamax had been eclipsed by the VHS format. What later case concerned the "space-shifting" of media? More... Discuss

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« Reply #3104 on: January 17, 2021, 06:25:29 AM »
Happy birthday

Anne Brontë (1820)
Though often overshadowed by her more famous sisters, Charlotte and Emily, Anne Brontë was a novelist and poet in her own right. She possessed a style distinct from the romanticism of her sisters, and her works—which include Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall—have been praised for their realism and moral force. Like her five older siblings, Anne died of tuberculosis at a fairly young age. After she died, who prevented her controversial second novel from being reprinted? More... Discuss

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« Reply #3105 on: January 19, 2021, 06:04:13 AM »
Happy Birthday Janis Joplin (1943)
Joplin began singing folk rock in Texas bars after running away from home at the age of 17. In 1966, she moved to San Francisco and became lead vocalist of the rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. The band catapulted Joplin to stardom. By the late 1960s, she was almost as well known for her unconventional lifestyle as for her gritty, memorable vocals. Before her death from a heroin overdose at 27, she released hit albums with two other bands beside Big Brother. What were they called? More... Discuss

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« Reply #3106 on: January 20, 2021, 02:46:49 AM »
The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.
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« Reply #3107 on: January 24, 2021, 05:56:49 AM »
Jan.24, 1922, the Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa.
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« Reply #3108 on: January 25, 2021, 02:47:43 PM »
Jan.24, 1922, the Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa.
You should have one.
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« Reply #3109 on: January 27, 2021, 01:38:36 PM »
Rollover Beethoven it is the Birthday of Mozart!!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, on this day in 1756. His achievements in composing operas, chamber music, symphonies, and piano concerti have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time. Mozart's birthday is observed by musical societies all over the world, who often give concerts of his music on this day. The city of his birth also honors him

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« Reply #3110 on: February 01, 2021, 03:52:10 AM »
Happy Birthday Johannes Trithemius (1462)
In 1482, 20-year-old scholar Johannes Trithemius was traveling home from university when a snowstorm forced him to take refuge in the Benedictine abbey at Sponheim, Germany. He decided to stay and was soon elected abbot, whereupon he began transforming the abbey into a place of serious study. Allegations of occultism in his writings led to his resignation, but some of those volumes that were once assumed to be about magic have since been deciphered and are now known to deal with what subject? More... Discuss

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« Reply #3111 on: February 02, 2021, 03:52:04 AM »
The Big Apple is born.

New Amsterdam Incorporated as a City (1653)
In 1625, the Dutch West India Company decided to build a fort on the southern tip of Manhattan Island, in close proximity to the fur-rich forests bordering the Hudson River. Named Fort Amsterdam, it became the capital of New Netherland and was incorporated as the city of New Amsterdam a few decades later. In 1664, it was captured by the British and renamed New York. The Dutch retook the city in 1673, and before the British claimed it yet again, it was briefly known by what third name? More... Discuss

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« Reply #3112 on: February 03, 2021, 03:43:34 AM »
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“The World’s Fastest Indian” makes U.S. debut
On February 3, 2006, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” a movie based on the true story of motorcycle racer and land-speed record holder Burt Munro, opens in U.S. theaters. The film starred Anthony Hopkins as Munro, the sexagenarian who in the 1960s set several land-speed records on ...read more

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3113 on: February 06, 2021, 05:38:23 AM »
Happy Birthday Rick Astley!
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« Reply #3114 on: February 06, 2021, 10:51:41 AM »
Damit Flyer, RickRolled again  :facepalm:

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3115 on: February 21, 2021, 10:39:26 AM »
https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Jeanne+Calment

Her birthday cake must have been a fire hazzard.

Jeanne Calment (1875)
At the age of 100, Calment was still riding a bicycle around her native Arles, France. She lived on her own until she was 110 and smoked until she was 117. She saw the Eiffel Tower being built and remembered selling colored pencils to Vincent van Gogh as a girl in her family's shop. By the time she died in 1997 at the age of 122, Calment had lived the longest confirmed human life in history—and outlived her entire family. What foods have been cited as contributing to Calment's longevity? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3116 on: February 21, 2021, 11:32:00 AM »
lard
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3117 on: February 21, 2021, 11:42:46 AM »
If it weren't for the therapeutic properties of the occasional off-camber decreasing radius downhill right-hander I'd almost certainly go completely sane.

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« Reply #3118 on: February 21, 2021, 07:51:37 PM »
lard

Also alcohol and nicotine.
Foie gras and Gauloise with an Armagnac back.

Feb. 21, 1974
Hall of Fame defenseman Tim Horton died in a one-vehicle crash, in the early morning hours of Feb. 21, 1974, in St. Catharines, Ontario. The 44-year-old had played the previous night with the Sabres at the Toronto Maple Leafs and was driving back to Buffalo by himself. Unfortunately, he had been drinking before getting behind the wheel and was not wearing a seatbelt when his car hit a center median and flipped several times. The sports car he was driving (*DeTomaso Pantera) was given to him by Sabres’ general manager Punch Imlach as a gift for returning for one last season with the team.
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« Reply #3119 on: February 23, 2021, 06:25:46 AM »
Feb. 23, 1896,
The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Austrian immigrant Leo Hirshfield to the U.S. In a small store in New York City, he began producing his a chocolaty, chewy candy, which he named after a nickname of "Tootsie" for his five-year-old daughter, Clara. He was America's first candy maker to individually wrap penny candy. By 1905, production moved to a four-story factory in New York. During World War II, Tootsie Rolls were added to American soldiers' rations because of their ability to withstand severe weather conditions and give quick energy. Tootsie Rolls are made from a base of sugar, corn syrup, soy-bean oil, skim milk and cocoa. Current production is over 49 million pieces a day.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3120 on: February 23, 2021, 06:41:57 AM »
Great info Flyer!!!!

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« Reply #3121 on: February 23, 2021, 06:42:28 AM »
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« Reply #3122 on: February 23, 2021, 08:47:50 AM »
“Houston, we have a Tootsie groupie!”
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« Reply #3123 on: February 25, 2021, 10:21:59 AM »
Feb. 25, 1616,
Galileo Renounces, QAnon wins!
Minutes of the Inquisition recorded that following the judgment by the Farher Theologians against the opinions of the mathematician Galileo on the heliocentric model, Pope Paul V ordered Cardinal Bellarmine to summon Galileo and in person, warn him to abandon his assertion that the earth moves around the sun. If Galileo were to refuse, an injunction would be issued that he should abstain completely from teaching, defending or discussing the doctrine. Further, if Galileo should not acquiesce, he would be imprisoned. The next day, 26 Feb 1616, Galileo was ordered by Bellarmine “to give up altogether the false doctrine... and if you should refuse.. you should be imprisoned.” Given such a choice, Galileo made a renouncement, but he knew that would not change the real facts of the Earth's motion.
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« Reply #3124 on: February 25, 2021, 06:38:52 PM »
It's National Chili Day
Celebrating the ultimate winter comfort food, National Chili Day is observed every year on the fourth Thursday in February.

Created in 2006 by Rich Kelly, the owner of the Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, the day has since spread through America, and is celebrated annually with pot lucks and cook-offs that chili lovers take very seriously!

Chili arrived in the United States via Mexico. It was first commonly prepared in America in southern Texas by Tejana and Mexican women, who were known as the "chili queens" because of the inexpensive chili beef stews they sold in their chili joints.
Chili spread around the country and became popular after the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where the San Antonio Chili Stand served chili bowls to many Americans for the first time.
San Antonio became a tourist attraction because of its delicious chili, and many people brought the recipe back to their home states, so it is now a nationwide appreciated dish.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3125 on: February 26, 2021, 04:39:12 AM »
I think Tori Amos has this guy to thank for her success.

Happy birthday John Harvey Kellogg (1852)
Remembered today as the co-creator of corn flakes, Kellogg was a physician and food reformer. He founded a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, based on the principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in conjunction with his own eccentric ideas about health. He and his brother invented a flaked breakfast cereal for patients, but a feud developed between the two over flake recipes and business rights. At the end of his life, he sent his brother an apology, but it was not received in time—why? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #3126 on: February 26, 2021, 08:21:50 AM »
It's National Chili Day

Coincidentally, I made chili in the slow cooker yesterday. It was a white bean chili with chicken thighs in it. :drool:
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« Reply #3127 on: February 26, 2021, 09:27:20 AM »
A mere 21 years ago, DD was born.
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« Reply #3129 on: February 27, 2021, 05:46:38 AM »
Feb. 27, 1932,
A Letter to the Editor published in Nature, Dr. James Chadwick. announced the “Possible Existence of a Neutron,” detected during two weeks of inspired experimentation. This was the third building block of the atom, an electrically neutron particle, with a mass approximately equal to the proton. He published his proof in a second paper published three months later, in May 1932. It was for the discovery of the neutron that Chadwick was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics. In his experiment, Chadwick could not detect neutrons directly, but instead measured the energy of recoil protons from neutron-proton reactions in a paraffin block. The neutron energy was calculated from the result of the head-on elastic scattering.
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« Reply #3131 on: February 27, 2021, 01:58:56 PM »
Feb. 27, 1932,
A Letter to the Editor published in Nature, Dr. James Chadwick. announced the “Possible Existence of a Neutron,” detected during two weeks of inspired experimentation. This was the third building block of the atom, an electrically neutron particle, with a mass approximately equal to the proton. He published his proof in a second paper published three months later, in May 1932. It was for the discovery of the neutron that Chadwick was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics. In his experiment, Chadwick could not detect neutrons directly, but instead measured the energy of recoil protons from neutron-proton reactions in a paraffin block. The neutron energy was calculated from the result of the head-on elastic scattering.
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Funny thing - physics textbooks describe the experiments leading to the discovery of the electron and the proton in excruciating detail, because those experiments are easy to understand. I have never seen a textbook describe Chadwick's experiment. I tried to look it up one time, years ago, even finding his original paper. I couldn't make heads or tails of it, which is probably why Chadwick has a Nobel and I don't.
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« Reply #3132 on: February 28, 2021, 10:42:58 AM »
Feb. 27, 1932,
A Letter to the Editor published in Nature, Dr. James Chadwick. announced the “Possible Existence of a Neutron,” detected during two weeks of inspired experimentation. This was the third building block of the atom, an electrically neutron particle, with a mass approximately equal to the proton. He published his proof in a second paper published three months later, in May 1932. It was for the discovery of the neutron that Chadwick was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics. In his experiment, Chadwick could not detect neutrons directly, but instead measured the energy of recoil protons from neutron-proton reactions in a paraffin block. The neutron energy was calculated from the result of the head-on elastic scattering.
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... Chadwick has a Nobel and I don't.
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« Reply #3133 on: February 28, 2021, 05:52:48 PM »
Sorry, I am 5 hours early.

The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records. Primarily developed during live performances, the band premiered an early version of the record several months before recording began. The record was conceived as an album that focused on the pressures faced by the band during their arduous lifestyle, and dealing with the apparent mental health problems suffered by former band member Syd Barrett, who departed the group in 1968. New material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at Abbey Road Studios in London.

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« Reply #3134 on: February 28, 2021, 08:13:19 PM »
Sorry, I am 5 hours early.

You were ahead of Time?
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« Reply #3135 on: March 01, 2021, 03:56:13 AM »
1872
Yellowstone Park established
President Grant signs the bill creating the nation’s first national park at Yellowstone. Native Americans had lived and hunted in the region that would become Yellowstone for hundreds of years before the first Anglo explorers arrived. Abundant game and mountain streams teaming ...read more


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« Reply #3136 on: March 01, 2021, 05:54:44 AM »
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« Reply #3137 on: March 05, 2021, 06:12:12 PM »
First Meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club (1975)

In 1975, computer hobbyists in Silicon Valley, California, decided to meet regularly to exchange ideas. The first meeting took place in a garage. Members of the club would go on to become some of the most influential players in the burgeoning computer industry, including, most notably, Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who formed their company the next year. What other giants of the industry were members of the Homebrew Computer Club during its early years? More... Discuss

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« Reply #3138 on: March 05, 2021, 07:11:27 PM »
Mar. 5, 1868,
The stapler was patented in Birmingham, England by C.H. Gould (No. 765; provisional protection only). An abridgment of the specification for the stapling tool, published by the Patent Office (1904), described it as: “Through a short handle passes a rectangular metal tube, in which works a punch, the lower end of which guides the staple &c. into the work, a spring at the side of the handle holding the staple in position. The punch projects beyond the handle to the extent of the length of the staple, its top being fashioned as to receive the blow by which the staples are driven, and also to form a stop to prevent them from being overdriven; the blow is modified by a helical spring.”
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« Reply #3139 on: March 06, 2021, 06:14:43 PM »
March 6, 1990  — The SR-71’s Last Flight
Lieutenant Colonels Ed Yielding (pilot) and Joseph Vida (reconnaissance systems officer) flew US Air Force SR-71 A (serial number 61-17972) from Palmdale, CA, to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, setting a Los Angeles, California-to-Washington, D. C. world record time of 1 h 4 min 20 seconds, at an average air speed of 2,124 mph.
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