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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2900 on: December 19, 2019, 05:11:43 AM »
Dec. 19, 1902
The first  fingerprint file in the U.S. was initiated when the first fingerprint impression record was taken from James Johnson, an applicant for a job as a city fireman. The file was established for bureaucratic, not criminal reasons, to identifiy candidates taking the New York City Civil Service examination. It had become necessary to end a problem with impersonation by hired stand-ins taking the test on behalf of applicants for jobs as police or firemen. The medical examiner in charge of the physical exams, Dr. Henry P. DeForest, had been given the task of implementing a suitable identification procedure. He travelled to England and learned first-hand about the new fingerprinting procedures at Scotland Yard.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2901 on: December 23, 2019, 07:40:31 PM »

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2902 on: December 28, 2019, 03:13:24 AM »
Lumière Brothers' First Film Screening for a Paying Public Audience (1895)

In 1882, French inventor Louis Lumière developed a method of making photographic plates. By 1894, he and his brother August were producing 15 million plates a year. They worked on improving Edison's kinetoscope, and, in 1895, patented their combination movie camera and projector, the Cinématographe. Their 46-second film La Sortie des ouvriers de l'usine Lumière is considered the first motion picture and was one of 10 included in their first public film screening. What is its subject? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2903 on: January 06, 2020, 06:25:23 AM »
Dots and Dashes are now important.

Samuel Morse Successfully Tests the Electrical Telegraph (1838)

In 1832, Morse, an American painter-turned-inventor, began working on a system for transmitting messages as electrical pulses across a wire. Five years later, he was granted a patent for his electromagnetic telegraph, and he successfully tested the device a year after that. Public use of Morse's telegraph system, as well as the code he developed to represent letters and numbers as electrical pulses, began in 1844 and lasted over 100 years. What was the first message sent on the public system?

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2904 on: January 07, 2020, 03:36:13 AM »
Galileo Galilei Discovers Three of Jupiter's Four Largest Moons (1610)

Jupiter has more than 60 moons. The four largest—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto—were the first satellites of a planet other than Earth to be detected. They were discovered by Galileo in 1610, shortly after he invented the telescope, and are therefore known as the Galilean satellites. On January 7, 1610, Galileo observed near Jupiter what he described at the time as "three fixed stars, totally invisible by their smallness." How long did it take Galileo to realize they were not stars? More...Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2905 on: January 08, 2020, 05:46:45 AM »
Attention science geeks. @clay   @jadziadax8

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earths-rotation-day/

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2906 on: January 08, 2020, 08:49:16 PM »
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2907 on: January 08, 2020, 09:45:48 PM »

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/earths-rotation-day/

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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.

What ?!?    So if the earth stopped rotating we would all fly off into space?    I want my tuition money back for all the physics and engineering classes I took in college.    ;D

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2908 on: January 09, 2020, 09:39:57 AM »
I see that my report on that from last year did absolutely nothing.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2909 on: January 09, 2020, 07:11:18 PM »
Picked this up on adv site.

9th of January, 1520: Happy birthday Dollar!

So your poxy little currency is 500 years today. Old man Schlick of Joachimsthal received the right to mint coins, the "Thaler", on the 9th of January. The Slavic tribes used to call the coin "Tolar". So there you have it, the Commies got you on that one.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200107-welcome-to-jchymov-the-czech-town-that-invented-the-dollar

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2910 on: January 10, 2020, 07:17:54 AM »
Happy Birthday Ronnie Hawkins!
(Jan 10, 1935)
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2911 on: January 10, 2020, 07:55:55 PM »
I see that my report on that from last year did absolutely nothing.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2912 on: January 23, 2020, 08:14:03 AM »
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to archiving the history of rock music. It was created in 1983 but did not have a home until 1995, when it opened its Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, after civic leaders pledged $65 million in public money to fund its construction. The first group of inductees included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and James Brown, to name a few. What band inducted into the Hall in 2006 refused to attend the induction ceremony? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2913 on: January 23, 2020, 08:14:27 AM »
Happy Birthday Ernie Kovacs

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2914 on: January 23, 2020, 10:04:55 AM »
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to archiving the history of rock music. It was created in 1983 but did not have a home until 1995, when it opened its Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, after civic leaders pledged $65 million in public money to fund its construction. The first group of inductees included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and James Brown, to name a few. What band inducted into the Hall in 2006 refused to attend the induction ceremony? More... Discuss
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2915 on: January 27, 2020, 08:38:42 AM »
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Its First Members (1986)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to archiving the history of rock music. It was created in 1983 but did not have a home until 1995, when it opened its Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, after civic leaders pledged $65 million in public money to fund its construction. The first group of inductees included Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and James Brown, to name a few. What band inducted into the Hall in 2006 refused to attend the induction ceremony? More... Discuss
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2916 on: January 27, 2020, 11:31:43 AM »
Yeah it's not the wear and tear it's the farce in Cleveland. :D

The artists that are in that are NOT R&R, while those who are and haven't yet been inducted, speaks volumes.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2917 on: January 27, 2020, 04:53:19 PM »
Liberation of Auschwitz, 75 years ago. My step-grandfather was the only one of his family to survive.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2918 on: January 27, 2020, 04:56:57 PM »
Liberation of Auschwitz, 75 years ago. My step-grandfather was the only one of his family to survive.

I cannot believe there are those who deny that happened. May they get what they deserve. I post this in memory of those who didn't make it to freedom.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2919 on: January 27, 2020, 09:38:24 PM »
Liberation of Auschwitz, 75 years ago. My step-grandfather was the only one of his family to survive.

I cannot believe there are those who deny that happened. May they get what they deserve. I post this in memory of those who didn't make it to freedom.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2920 on: January 28, 2020, 11:24:32 AM »
Liberation of Auschwitz, 75 years ago. My step-grandfather was the only one of his family to survive.

I cannot believe there are those who deny that happened. May they get what they deserve. I post this in memory of those who didn't make it to freedom.

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Just read that 50% of Americans don't know it happened.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2921 on: January 28, 2020, 11:59:55 AM »
how can it be that 50% don't know about it?!? that's insane. I can still remember watching those films in high school, it was the only time I remember the entire class being silent. Years later a visit to the holocaust museum had the same affect on people. Why are schools not teaching it anymore?
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2922 on: February 14, 2020, 11:46:41 PM »
Decimal Day (1971)

Financial calculations using the old currency of the UK were complicated, as one pound was made up of 240 pence or 20 shillings, a shilling was equal to 12 pence, and the half-crown was worth two shillings and sixpence. After considering decimalization for over a century, Parliament passed the Decimal Currency Act in 1969. The pound was to be divided into 100 "new pence," and a massive publicity campaign was launched in the weeks leading up to Decimal Day. How did people react to the change? More... Discuss

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2923 on: February 15, 2020, 02:11:44 AM »
we carried on as usual.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #2924 on: February 15, 2020, 11:12:17 PM »
Glad to hear it Papa.