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Re: Today in History
« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2014, 09:24:31 AM »
The sun will rise in the east and set in the west. Just the same it has for the last xxxxxxxxxxx Years.


People still think the Sun rises and sets, when it is really the Earths rotation that moves areas into and out of the Suns reach.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2014, 10:00:19 AM »
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« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2014, 10:02:03 AM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2014, 02:47:02 AM »
This day in 1982 the first commercially available CD player, the  Sony CDP-101 went on sale.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2014, 05:22:47 AM »
Jimmy Carter was born 10/1/24
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2014, 04:21:51 PM »
This day in 1982 the first commercially available CD player, the  Sony CDP-101 went on sale.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2014, 06:30:07 AM »
October 2, 1883

The first train from Portland, Oregon to New York City, New York traveled through The Dalles, Oregon.

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« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2014, 06:29:10 AM »
Stevie Ray Vaughan was born today back in 1954.
Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954)
Vaughan's career as a professional musician was tragically cut short when he was killed in a helicopter crash in 1990, but in the short time he spent in the industry, he helped inspire a blues-rock revival and secured his reputation as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His trio's 1989 album In Step won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, as did the posthumously released Family Style, featuring Vaughan and his brother Jimmie. What was Vaughan's "first wife"?

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2014, 01:04:30 PM »
1918-  Captain John MacGregor of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion earned the Victoria Cross near Cambrai ,France

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2014, 03:11:05 PM »
1989:  Art Shell becomes the first African American head coach in the NFL.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2014, 03:45:07 AM »
57 years ago today Sputnik was launched.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2014, 11:14:50 AM »
On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died. She was 27.
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« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2014, 11:22:08 AM »
On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died. She was 27.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2014, 11:36:34 AM »
On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died. She was 27.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2014, 12:25:36 PM »
I was 7 when this pic was taken. They're both dead.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #66 on: October 04, 2014, 12:58:26 PM »
I was 7 when this pic was taken. They're both dead.

You're Janis Joplin's son? 


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #67 on: October 05, 2014, 02:22:09 PM »
Rodney Dangerfield passed on this day in '04.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2014, 07:43:41 AM »
     The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history, 1866
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2014, 07:48:32 AM »
1908 Yankees lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2014, 09:11:07 AM »
1871 The Great Chicago Fire begins.


On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages. Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary barn and started the fire, but other theories hold that humans or even a comet may have been responsible for the event that left four square miles of the Windy City, including its business district, in ruins. Dry weather and an abundance of wooden buildings, streets and sidewalks made Chicago vulnerable to fire. The city averaged two fires per day in 1870; there were 20 fires throughout Chicago the week before the Great Fire of 1871.

Despite the fire's devastation, much of Chicago's physical infrastructure, including its water, sewage and transportation systems, remained intact. Reconstruction efforts began quickly and spurred great economic development and population growth, as architects laid the foundation for a modern city featuring the world's first skyscrapers. At the time of the fire, Chicago's population was approximately 324,000; within nine years, there were 500,000 Chicagoans. By 1893, the city was a major economic and transportation hub with an estimated population of 1.5 million. That same year, Chicago was chosen to host the World's Columbian Exposition, a major tourist attraction visited by 27.5 million people, or approximately half the U.S. population at the time.

In 1997, the Chicago City Council exonerated Mrs. O'Leary and her cow. She turned into a recluse after the fire, and died in 1895.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #71 on: October 06, 2014, 09:12:48 AM »
2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2014, 02:45:52 PM »
Edgar Allen Poe died.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2014, 03:24:09 PM »
Henry Ford put the "continuous assembly line" into place at his Highland Park auto plant, reducing the time it took to build a Model T from 12 1/2 hours to 6. Within a year, a Model T was coming off the production line every 93 minutes.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2014, 12:20:29 PM »
On October 7, 1806, Antoine Romaine was put in the pillory for running a common bawdy house.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2014, 01:09:11 PM »
Yesterday in history (sorry, missed this one), the most important battle between the Muslim and Christian world took place, near Lepanto. Twas a sea battle, one which stopped the otherwise inexorable rise of the Ottoman Caliphate.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2014, 11:20:31 AM »
John Lennon was born today, 1940.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2014, 01:28:53 PM »
On this day in 1954, Diamond Dave (David Lee Roth) was born in Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2014, 01:58:11 PM »
The Korean alphabet was invented today, back in 1446.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2014, 06:57:35 PM »
 1979 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” Michael Jackson.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2014, 04:56:17 AM »
The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt, in 1865.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2014, 01:15:30 PM »
The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt, in 1865.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2014, 12:04:39 PM »
During the American Revolution, a British fleet under Sir Guy Carleton defeats 15 American gunboats under the command of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, New York. Although nearly all of Arnold's ship were destroyed, it took more than two days for the British to subdue the Patriot naval force, delaying Carleton's campaign and giving the Patriot ground forces adequate time to prepare a crucial defense of New York.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2014, 01:16:20 PM »
During the American Revolution, a British fleet under Sir Guy Carleton defeats 15 American gunboats under the command of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, New York. Although nearly all of Arnold's ship were destroyed, it took more than two days for the British to subdue the Patriot naval force, delaying Carleton's campaign and giving the Patriot ground forces adequate time to prepare a crucial defense of New York.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #84 on: October 12, 2014, 09:04:47 AM »
General (Vinegar) Joe Stillwell died today in 1946.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2014, 03:16:18 PM »
1983         Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop overthrown and later executed by a military coup.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #86 on: October 14, 2014, 04:06:56 PM »
Generalisimo Fredrico Franco is still dead.

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« Reply #87 on: October 14, 2014, 04:14:03 PM »
Generalisimo Fredrico Franco is still dead.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
I thought that was Gumby Dammit!

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« Reply #89 on: October 14, 2014, 04:41:39 PM »
Buckwheat has been shot.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2014, 10:08:41 AM »
1881 - 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published (after first edition, readers were hooked...)
1939 - LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC
1951 - I Love Lucy debuts on CBS

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« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2014, 10:23:56 AM »
1997         Andy Green of the UK becomes the first person to break the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere, driving the ThrustSSC supersonic car to a record 763 mph (1,228 km/h).
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« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2014, 02:53:27 PM »
1863 - For the second time, the Confederate submarine H L Hunley sinks during a practice dive in Charleston Harbor, this time drowning its inventor along with seven crew members.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2014, 09:28:37 AM »
1793 Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #94 on: October 16, 2014, 05:30:31 PM »
Chevrolet begins to sell a car-truck hybrid that it calls the El Camino. Inspired by the Ford Ranchero, which had already been on the market for two years, the El Camino was a combination sedan-pickup truck built on the Impala body, with the same "cat's eye" taillights and dramatic rear fins. It was, ads trilled, "the most beautiful thing that ever shouldered a load!" "It rides and handles like a convertible," Chevy said, "yet hauls and hustles like the workingest thing on wheels."

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #95 on: October 17, 2014, 12:47:34 AM »
1933 Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in Hitler's Germany, Albert Einstein immigrates to the United States. He makes his new home in Princeton, N.J.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #96 on: October 17, 2014, 06:43:31 AM »
Evil Knievel was born in 1938.
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« Reply #97 on: October 17, 2014, 05:54:52 PM »
Moe, Larry, and Joe release the Three Stooges "short", "Rusty Romeos" in 1957.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #98 on: October 17, 2014, 08:55:55 PM »
On this day, 200 years ago, the London beer flood:

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On October 17, 1814, a three-story-high vat of beer exploded inside a London brewery and unleashed a tidal wave of porter that killed eight people in the neighboring tenements. On the 200th anniversary of the London Beer Flood, look back at one of history’s strangest disasters.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #99 on: October 18, 2014, 05:26:33 AM »
Today, in 1867, the rules for American football are formulated at meeting in New York among delegates from Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton and Yale universities, confusing the rest of the world for the following 147 years.
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