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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2800 on: January 08, 2019, 07:04:45 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 #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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Re: Today in History
« 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/
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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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