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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2800 on: January 08, 2019, 07:04:45 AM »
What the fucking fuck????

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Isaac Newton discovered gravity but he did not actually explain the cause behind it, merely that it exists as a force. The earth’s rotation is the cause for gravity and Foucault’s pendulums demonstrated this.
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« Reply #2801 on: January 08, 2019, 08:58:45 AM »
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Isaac Newton discovered gravity but he did not actually explain the cause behind it, merely that it exists as a force. The earth’s rotation is the cause for gravity and Foucault’s pendulums demonstrated this.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2802 on: January 11, 2019, 10:39:50 AM »
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Isaac Newton discovered gravity but he did not actually explain the cause behind it, merely that it exists as a force. The earth’s rotation is the cause for gravity and Foucault’s pendulums demonstrated this.

Total bullshit, if the earth was spinning we'd all be flung off the edge by centrifugal force. Everyone knows the Earth is the center of the universe and everything revolves around it, we should have roasted that heretic when we had the chance, sheesh...

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2803 on: January 12, 2019, 09:34:46 AM »
Jan. 12, 1996,
AC/DC played the first date on their Ballbreaker World Tour in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Re: Today in History
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2805 on: February 14, 2019, 06:16:54 PM »
It is Jack Bennys birthday.

ENIAC, Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, Unveiled (1946)ENIAC was an early electronic digital computer built in the US by engineers J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly. The massive ENIAC weighed 30 tons, filled an entire room, and used some 18,000 vacuum tubes, 70,000 resistors, and 10,000 capacitors. After its official unveiling in 1946, it was used to prepare artillery-shell trajectory tables and perform other military and scientific calculations. ENIAC solved its first problem in December 1945, making calculations for what?More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2806 on: February 15, 2019, 06:04:39 PM »


1965 - The Maple Leaf Flag officially became the new national flag of Canada.

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« Reply #2807 on: February 16, 2019, 01:30:38 PM »


1965 - The Maple Leaf Flag officially became the new national flag of Canada.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2808 on: February 19, 2019, 06:01:16 AM »
1945. The battle of Iwo Jima started.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2809 on: February 20, 2019, 05:41:18 AM »
Handcuff Day marks the occasion back in 1912, on February 20th, when a patent was granted to George A. Carney for a revolutionary new style of handcuff.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2810 on: February 20, 2019, 09:33:09 AM »
Handcuff Day marks the occasion back in 1912, on February 20th, when a patent was granted to George A. Carney for a revolutionary new style of handcuff.

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/handcuff-day/
"Handcuff Day" sounds like the male counter-version of valentines day.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2811 on: February 27, 2019, 07:34:50 AM »
Carbon-14 Discovered (1940)

Carbon-14 is a radioactive isotope of carbon having a mass number of 14 and a half-life of approximately 5,700 years. It occurs naturally, arising from cosmic rays, and is used as a tracer in studies of metabolism and in radiocarbon dating—a method of determining the age of carbonaceous, once-living material. Carbon-14 was discovered by Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben at the University of California Radiation Laboratory, but its existence had been predicted six years earlier by whom?More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2812 on: February 27, 2019, 11:24:10 PM »
50 years ago today:
The Dead recorded the versions of Dark Star and St. Stephen that were featured on Live/Dead.
50 freaking years.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2813 on: March 01, 2019, 05:54:48 AM »
Rio de Janeiro Is Founded (1565)

With a population of about 6 million, Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city and former capital of Brazil, as well as the country's cultural center and a commercial, communications, and transportation hub. It has one of the world's most beautiful natural harbors, surrounded by low mountain ranges whose spurs extend almost to the waterside, dividing the city. Among its natural landmarks are Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado peak. Rio was popularized by the hit song about the girl from where? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2814 on: March 13, 2019, 04:56:13 AM »
Happy Birthday Percival Lowell (1855)

Lowell was an astronomer who built a private observatory in Arizona to study Mars and championed the idea that intelligent inhabitants of the Red Planet had constructed a planetwide system of irrigation there. He believed that the so-called canals of Mars were bands of cultivated vegetation dependent on this irrigation. His theory, long vigorously opposed, was finally put to rest by images taken by the US Mariner spacecrafts. Lowell did, however, correctly predict the existence of what "planet"? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2815 on: March 13, 2019, 05:35:08 AM »
Ur-anus.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2816 on: March 13, 2019, 06:31:20 AM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2817 on: March 13, 2019, 06:41:40 AM »
Ur-anus.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2818 on: March 15, 2019, 06:57:35 PM »
First Commercial Internet Domain Name Registered (1985)

A domain name is an address of a computer, organization, or other entity on a network, such as the Internet, that follows TCP/IP communications protocol. Domain names must be unique on the Internet and must be assigned by a registrar accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. They typically include the type and name of an organization and identify the specific host server at the address. The first commercial Internet domain name was registered in 1985. What was it? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2819 on: March 28, 2019, 06:01:27 AM »
Constantinople Becomes Istanbul (1930)

The city now known as Istanbul was founded as the Greek colony of Byzantium in the 8th century BCE. Eventually passing to Alexander the Great, it became a free city under the Romans in the 1st century CE. Emperor Constantine I made the city the seat of the Eastern Roman Empire in 330, later naming it Constantinople. It remained the capital of the subsequent Byzantine Empire after the fall of Rome in the late 5th century and then changed hands several times. Why was it renamed Istanbul in 1830? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2820 on: March 28, 2019, 02:59:29 PM »
Hey, I remember a song about that when I was young..."Istanbul not Constantinople"....

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2821 on: March 29, 2019, 06:48:16 AM »
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29 as a way to thank and honor our nation's Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2822 on: March 30, 2019, 05:34:16 AM »
Hymen Lipman Patents Pencil with Attached Eraser (1858)

In prehistoric times, lumps of colored earth or chalk were used as markers. The so-called lead pencil—a rod of graphite encased in wood—first came into use in the 16th century. However, it was not until the 19th century that the eraser was added—an innovation that earned Hymen Lipman a patent in 1858. In 1862, he sold his patent to Joseph Reckendorfer for $100,000. Why did the US Supreme Court rule in 1875 that Reckendorfer's patent was invalid? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
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« Reply #2824 on: April 09, 2019, 06:21:56 AM »
NASA Announces the "Mercury Seven" (1959)

Project Mercury was the first successful manned spaceflight program of the US. It ran from 1959 through 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the Earth. The first Americans to venture into space were drawn from a group of 110 military pilots chosen for their flight test experience and their satisfaction of certain physical requirements; seven were selected to be astronauts in April 1959 and were quickly dubbed the "Mercury Seven." How many of them went on to fly Mercury missions? More...Discuss

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« Reply #2825 on: April 14, 2019, 04:04:08 AM »
Donner Party Sets Out on Ill-Fated Journey from Illinois to California (1846)

The Donner Party was a group of families from Illinois and Iowa that set out for California following a little-used, supposedly shorter, route across Utah. The shortcut only tired and delayed the party, and while recovering at what is now Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevada, the group was trapped by early snow. Many died, several while trying to get help; some reportedly resorted to cannibalism. Rescuers reached the survivors in February 1847. How many of the 87 pioneers survived the ordeal?More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2826 on: April 14, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2827 on: April 16, 2019, 06:12:30 AM »
Emancipation Day (Washington, D.C.)

In Washington, D.C., April 16th is celebrated as Emancipation Day, commemorating the day in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, nine months prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. More than 3,000 slaves were freed under this agreement. Since 2005, the date has been a legal holiday in the District. Events are scheduled throughout the preceding week, and the observance culminates on the 16th in a day of festivities and entertainment, beginning with a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the morning. More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2828 on: April 16, 2019, 08:46:40 AM »
April 16, 1949,  the 'biggest' day of the Berlin airlift - 1,398 flights into Berlin
Called the "Easter parade"

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« Reply #2829 on: April 19, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
The Shot Heard Around the World.

Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the opening engagements of the American Revolution. While marching from Boston to Concord to seize colonists' military stores, a British force of 700 was met at Lexington by 77 local minutemen. After a brief exchange of shots, the outnumbered colonists fell back. The British continued on to Concord, where they were defeated by a militia of about 500. Who had been sent to warn the people of the Massachusetts countryside about the impending British attack? More... Discuss

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« Reply #2830 on: April 23, 2019, 08:52:29 AM »
Today's Holiday
Conch Republic Independence Celebration

In 1982 the United States Border Patrolset up a roadblock on U.S. Highway 1, just north of the Florida Keys, which threatened the region's tourist industry and angered residents. On April 23, 1982, the residents of the Florida Keys seceded from the United States as the Conch Republic; though it didn't last, the stunt succeeded in lifting the roadblocks. Each year, residents celebrate the short-lived independence of the Conch Republic. The festival features conch-blowing contests, a reenactment of the secession, mock naval battles, numerous public parties, and more. More... Discuss


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« Reply #2831 on: April 24, 2019, 11:03:09 AM »
July 1935

First parking meter is installed in OKC. A tax on the curb of the road you paid taxes to create.

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« Reply #2832 on: April 24, 2019, 04:23:09 PM »
July 1935

First parking meter is installed in OKC. A tax on the curb of the road you paid taxes to create.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2833 on: May 06, 2019, 09:22:15 AM »
Happy Birthday Bob Seger (1945) and

Orson Welles (1915)

Welles began acting on stage at 16 and made his Broadway debut in 1934. In 1937, he and John Houseman formed the Mercury Theatre, creating a series of radio dramas and winning notoriety with their panic-producing broadcast of War of the Worlds. Welles then moved to Hollywood, where, at age 26, he cowrote, directed, produced, and acted in the classic Citizen Kane, considered among the most influential movies in film history. What o

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« Reply #2834 on: May 12, 2019, 05:29:28 PM »
North American Aerospace Defense Command Founded (1958)

North American Aerospace Defense Command, commonly abbreviated NORAD, is a bi-national command of the US and Canada that maintains the sovereignty of North American airspace by providing aerospace surveillance as well as warning and assessment of aerospace attacks. Headquartered deep inside Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado, NORAD was formed in 1958 during the Cold War to provide security in the event of a Soviet nuclear attack. What false alarms have occurred since its inception? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2835 on: May 26, 2019, 09:01:38 AM »
May 26, 1907;   Marion Robert Morrison was born

He rose to infamy, as John Wayne
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« Reply #2836 on: June 07, 2019, 11:02:52 AM »
May 26, 1907;   Marion Robert Morrison was born

He rose to infamy, as John Wayne

Pretty darn lucky for us too, winning the war must have been a real challenge for him being in his late 30's and all.
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« Reply #2837 on: June 07, 2019, 01:34:24 PM »
yesterday was D-Day. Today, they were starting the break out from Normandy, which took a few months.
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« Reply #2838 on: June 16, 2019, 09:23:16 PM »
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova Becomes First Woman in Space (1963)

Tereshkova was a Soviet cosmonaut who became the first woman to fly in space. In 1963, she was the solo pilot of a three-day flight aboard Vostok 6, orbiting the Earth 48 times. Her flight was her only experience in space, and she left the Soviet space program soon after and married cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev. Their daughter, Elena, born a year later, was the first child of parents who had both been in space. What was Tereshkova's job before she was recruited as a cosmonaut? More... Discuss

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« Reply #2839 on: June 25, 2019, 06:52:23 PM »
Korean War Begins (1950)


After WWII, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel, with Soviet forces occupying the north and US forces occupying the south. Negotiations to reunify the two zones failed, and in 1950 the North invaded the South. US President Harry Truman ordered troops to assist South Korea, and the UN backed the mission. As UN troops advanced across North Korea, the People's Republic of China intervened, pushing them back to the original boundary at the 38th parallel. How many people were killed in the war? More... Discuss


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2840 on: July 03, 2019, 08:31:58 PM »
Jim Morrison died on this date in 1971.

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« Reply #2841 on: July 03, 2019, 09:21:21 PM »
Jim Morrison died on this date in 1971.
As did a little of us all, that day.
 
On this date in1886, Karl Benz drove the first automobile in the world in Mannheim, Germany, reaching a top speed of 16 km/h (10 mph) powered by a 0.75-hp one-cylinder four-stroke gasoline engine. The motorwagen was a carriage-like three-wheeler with tubular framework, with tiller steering and a buggy-like seat for two. The engine was a refinement of the four-stroke engine designed by Nikolaus Otto (another German), who had refined his from Étienne Lenoir's two-stroke engine. Though the vehicle was awkward and frail, it incorporated some essential elements that would characterize the modern vehicle: electrical ignition, differential, mechanical valves, carburetor, engine cooling system, oil and grease cups for lubrication, a braking system, and Bluetooth connectivity.
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« Reply #2842 on: July 04, 2019, 01:21:06 AM »
 :lol:
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« Reply #2843 on: July 05, 2019, 08:42:07 PM »
 :rolf:
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« Reply #2844 on: July 06, 2019, 07:11:05 PM »
Born on this date, 6 Jul 1879;
Karl Maybach,
A German engineer who designed engines, following in the footsteps of his father, Wilhelm Maybach (partner of Gottlieb Daimler). In 1909, he co-founded Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau, with his father and Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Karl designed engines, not only for Zeppelin airships, but also supercharged engines for aircraft. For ground and ocean transport, his diesel engines powered rail, ships, submarines and tanks. In the interwar years, 1921-1941, he produced six models of luxury automobiles, with a variety of exclusive body styles crafted by the finest coachbuilders. In May 1933, when the high-speed, streamlined rail travel was introduced in Germany, the Fliegender Hamburger (Hamburg Flier) train was powered by two Maybach engines. Its speed record between Hamburg and Berlin was unbroken for 64 years.
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« Reply #2845 on: July 21, 2019, 05:55:33 AM »
Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man to Walk on the Moon (1969)

As commander of Apollo 11, Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon. With hundreds of millions watching a broadcast of his history-making moonwalk, he uttered the now famous line, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Buzz Aldrin followed, and the two astronauts proceeded to set up scientific equipment, conduct experiments, and collect samples from the lunar surface. What other spacecraft landed on the moon while Apollo 11 was still there? More...Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2846 on: July 22, 2019, 04:17:32 PM »
July 22, 1965
Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones were each fined £5 at East Ham Magistrates Court, London, after being found guilty of 'insulting behaviour' at a Romford Road service station. The three had all urinated against a wall after the service station attendant had refused them the use of the facilities.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2847 on: July 23, 2019, 06:41:26 AM »
ENIAC, Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, Unveiled (1946)ENIAC was an early electronic digital computer built in the US by engineers J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly. The massive ENIAC weighed 30 tons, filled an entire room, and used some 18,000 vacuum tubes, 70,000 resistors, and 10,000 capacitors. After its official unveiling in 1946, it was used to prepare artillery-shell trajectory tables and perform other military and scientific calculations. ENIAC solved its first problem in December 1945, making calculations for what?

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2848 on: August 01, 2019, 06:06:10 AM »
MTV made its debut.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2849 on: August 01, 2019, 10:05:29 AM »
MTV made its debut.

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