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On this day, the daily facts thread

zorro Jul 15, 2014

  1. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

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    On this day..............

    In 1839 - Hong Kong was taken by the British in a war with China.
    :brit:

    1904 - Harold D. Weed patented the grip-tread tire chain for cars.
    :shift:

    1939 - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.
    :devilroll: :facepalm:

    1947 - Margaret Truman, U.S. President Truman's daughter, gave her first public performance as a singer. The event was at the Hollywood Bowl and had an audience of 15,000.
    :encore:

    1959 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Sally debuted as an infant.
    :crybaby:

    1962 - The first live TV program was relayed between the U.S. and Europe through the U.S. Telstar satellite.
    :tv_happy:.............:tv_scared:

    1970 - U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA.
    :firstplace: :firstplace: :firstplace:

    1982 - Gaylord Perry (Seattle Mariners) was tossed out of a game for throwing an illegal spitball.

    Gaylord, tossed.......:giggle:
     
  2. GAMBIT

    GAMBIT The Protector of the Pro-Tech Brigade Member

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    This day in history:

    August 24th: On this Day

    1959, In the US, a headline in Billboard magazine read, "Rock and Roll Ain't Ready For The Ol' Rockin' Chair Yet." The story stated that Rock 'n' Roll was losing popularity a year ago, but the record buyers now like Elvis Presley, Lloyd Price and Fats Domino along with newcomers, The Everly Brothers, The Drifters and Ricky Nelson.

    1963, Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a US No.1 album and single in the same week. Wonder was at No.1 on the album chart with 'Little Stevie Wonder / The 12 Year Old Genius' and had the No.1 single 'Fingertips part 2'. This was also the first ever live recording to make No.1. More on Stevie Wonder

    1966, The Doors started recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

    1967, 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth. More on Bruce Springsteen

    1968, The Incredible String Band, Traffic, Bonzo Dog Band, Family, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes, Pretty things, Deviants, Blonde On Blonde and Free all appeared over two nights at The Roundhouse in London.

    1974, Paul Anka with Odia Coates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(You're Having My Baby', Anka's 24th US top 40 hit. It made No.6 in the UK.

    1975, Queen started recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Rockfield studio's in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs


    1977, Singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Jennings had recently been named an honorary police chief.
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    1980, Iron Maiden Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Gillan, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher all appeared at the 20th National Rock Festival Reading Rock 80, England. Advance tickets £12.50.


    1981, Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The 25 year old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim many times to have been beaten by fellow inmates, some of whom allegedly tried to kill him. More on John Lennon


    1983, The fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Shawn Michelle Stevens was found dead at their Mississippi home of a methadone overdose. They had been married less than three months. Jerry Lee would marry again in 1984 to 22 year-old Kerrie McCarver, but divorce in 2004.

    1985, Huey Lewis and the News started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love'. As featured in the movie 'Back To The Future'.

    1989, The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

    1990, This years three day UK Reading Festival kicked off, featuring, Faith No More, The Cramps, Inspiral Carpets, Pixies, The Fall, Jesus Jones, Ride, Dinosaur Jnr, The Wedding Present, Billy Bragg and others, a three day ticket £35.

    1990, Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen year olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.

    1991, Lenny Kravitz was at No.2 in the US singles chart with 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over', held off the No.1 position by Bryan Adams '(Everything I Do), I Do It for You'.

    1996, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher failed to turn up for the recording of the bands MTV unplugged session at London's Royal Festival Hall in front of 400 fans. He later sat in the audience and watched the show with his brother Noel taking over on vocals. More on Oasis

    1996, 'Missing' by UK duo Everything But The Girl broke the all-time US chart stay record previously held by The Four Seasons' 'December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)', when it appeared on the Billboard chart for the 55th week.

    1998, Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Love of All' and Roberta Flack's 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love.'

    2001, Travis, Eminem, Eels, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, Supergrass, PJ Harvey, Manic Street Preachers, Weezer, Iggy Pop, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Cult, Frank Black, The Strokes, Supergrass, Ash, Stephen Malkmus and Mercury Rev all appeared at this years Carling Weekend Reading / Leeds festival, a three day ticket cost £80.


    2005, Justin Timberlake accepted libel damages for a fabricated story that he had an affair behind girlfriend Cameron Diaz's back. A News of the World article in July 2004 alleged Mr Timberlake had sexual relations with model Lucy Clarkson. The singer's solicitor Simon Smith told London's High Court Ms Clarkson had admitted lying to the newspaper. Under the headline "Exclusive: Bad News for Cameron as model reveals lover's secret fling", Ms Clarkson went into detail about several dates they had before spending the night together in a hotel. Timberlake donated the "substantial" damages paid by the newspaper and Ms Clarkson to charity.


    2009, The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide caused by a mix of drugs meant to treat insomnia. On February 8, 2010, Dr. Conrad Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter by prosecutors in Los Angeles. Dr. Murray pleaded not guilty and was released after posting $75,000 bail, but would be found guilty in November, 2011 and was sentenced to four years in a Los Angeles County jail.

    2010, George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London
     
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    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

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    In 0079 - Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.
    :what_the:

    0410 - The Visigoths overran Rome. This event symbolized the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
    :dwarf:

    1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed.
    :piglet:

    1572 - The Catholics began their slaughter of the French Protestants in Paris. The killings claimed about 70,000 people.
    :lynchmob:

    1869 - A patent for the waffle iron was received by Cornelius Swarthout.
    :chef:

    1912 - A four-pound limit was set for parcels sent through the U.S. Post Office mail system.
    :delivery:

    1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark, NJ, took about 19 hours.
    :snoopy_flies:

    1963 - John Pennel pole-vaulted 17 feet and 3/4 inches becoming the first to break the 17-foot barrier.
    :woohooyes:

    1968 - France became the 5th thermonuclear power when they exploded a hydrogen bomb in the South Pacific.
    :komodo:

    1995 - Microsoft's "Windows 95" went on sale.
    :reFre5h: :Firefoxsplat:
     
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    I don't think we're in Kansas...

    On this day in 1939, The Wizard of Oz, which will become one of the best-loved movies in history, opens in theaters around the United States.

    I don't know about y'all, but them flying monkeys scared the SHIT outta me when I was little.

    Still scare me a bit now! :devilroll: ALWAYS! ALWAYS, keep a bucket of water handy in case the witch comes around!!

    Passing out them greens. Hope ya gets some!!
     
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    The Great Moon Hoax

    On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper.

    Story here:

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
     
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    In 1916 and 1930

    On this day in 1916 the U.S. National Park Service was created.

    On this day in 1930 Sean Connery was born.
     
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    Wow--hard to believe Connery is that old.
     
  8. zorro

    zorro The pointy end goes into the other man Brigade Member

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    On this day..............

    In 1718 - Hundreds of colonists from France arrived in Louisiana. Some settled in present-day New Orleans.
    :outtahere

    1814 - The U.S. Library of Congress was destroyed by British forces.
    :devilzeek

    1825 - Uruguay declared independence from Brazil.
    :gtfo3:

    1840 - Joseph Gibbons received a patent for the seeding machine.
    :cf:

    1875 - Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover, England, to Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about 22 hours.
    :brit:

    1902 - "Al-Hoda" began publication in New York City making it the first Arabic daily newspaper in the U.S.
    :newspaper:

    1920 - Ethelda Bleibtrey won the 100-meter freestyle swimming competition in Antwerp, Belgium. She was the first woman to win an Olympic competition for the U.S.
    :drowning: :Applause:

    1920 - The first airplane to fly from New York to Alaska arrived in Nome.
    :aviator:

    1921 - The U.S. signed a peace treaty with Germany.
    :signhere:

    1939 - The movie "Wizard of Oz" opened around the United States.
    :popcorn:

    1940 - Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward were married while suspended in parachutes at the World’s Fair in New York City.
    :priest:

    1941 - Soviet and British troops invaded Iran. This was in reaction to the Shah's refusal to reduce the number of German residents.
    :ropeman:

    1944 - Romania declared war on Germany.
    :devilroll:

    1972 - In Great Britain, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan) was introduced.
    :ceilingcat:

    1978 - The Turin shroud believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ went on display for the first time in 45 years.
    :laundry2:

    1998 - A survey released said that 1/3 of Americans use the Internet.
    :internetlove:
     
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  9. GAMBIT

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    August 25th: On this Day

    1957, Canadian singer, songwriter Paul Anka was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Diana' (written about his brother's baby-sitter). His only UK No.1 as an artist, Anka was the first teenage solo act to reach No.1.

    1958, Staten Island, New York doo wop group The Elegants went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their re-worked version of the Mozart lullaby, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" re-titled "Little Star". The Elegants would be around in one form or another until the 1980s, but never had another hit record.

    1960, The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Apache'. The first of five UK No.1's for Cliff Richard's backing group.

    1961, After playing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Liverpool, The Beatles played aboard the Merseyside riverboat M.V.Royal Iris supporting Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band. Tickets cost 8/6. More On The Cavern
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    1962, Little Eva went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Loco-motion'. The Carole King and Gerry Goffin song was offered to Dee Dee Sharp (Mashed Potatoes), who turned it down. The writers had their babysitter record it who took it to No.1.

    1962,


    1965, Two female Beatles fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house The Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills, California and jumped from the helicopter into the swimming pool.

    1966, During their last US tour, The Beatles, played two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. The first show at 3pm was attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seated 15,000), but the evening show was a sell-out.

    1967, Bobbie Gentry started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ode To Billy Joe', a No.13 hit in the UK. The song generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.
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    1967, Brian Wilson returned to performing live with The Beach Boys in Honolulu after a 2 year hiatus. The group had just released 'Heroes and Villains' in the US. More On Brian Wilson

    1970, A party was held to celebrate the official opening of 'Electric Ladyland' studios in New York City, New York. Artists who went on to record at the studio include: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, AC/DC, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa and Guns N' Roses.

    1970, Elton John made his US live debut when he kicked off a 17-date tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. In the audience that night were Don Henley, Quincy Jones and Leon Russell. Elton's latest single 'Border Song' had just debuted at number 92 on the US chart. More on Elton John

    1973, Donny Osmond was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Young Love' his third and last No.1. Tab Hunter also had a hit with the song in 1957.

    1973, One hit wonders, Stories started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Brother Louie'. Hot Chocolate who had a No.7 hit with the song in the UK wrote the song. More One Hit Wonders

    1973, Bobby Darin performed his final concert, at the Las Vegas Hilton. He died at the age of 37 on December 20th 1973 following open-heart surgery.

    1979, 25 years after his first UK No.1 single Cliff Richard had his 10th chart topper with 'We Don't Talk Anymore' his first No.1 for eleven years.

    1979, The Knack started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sharona', the group's only US chart topper, a No.6 hit in the UK. Lead singer Doug Fieger said he was inspired to write the tune by Sharrona Alperin, a 17 year old senior at Los Angeles' Fairfax High.

    1981, R.E.M. appeared at The Scorpio, Charlotte, North Carolina. This show was billed as "Charlotte's First Gay New Wave Disco and Costume Party", with the $3 tickets benefitting various gay-lesbian charities.

    1990, 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' by Bombalurina was the UK No.1 single. Bombalurina was childrens TV presenter Timmy Mallett with a remake of Brian Hyland's 1960 hit.

    1993, Snoop Doggy Dogg was released on $1 million bail after being accused of being involved with the murder of a member of the By Yerself gang during a shooting in Los Angeles. He was acquitted of the charges in 1996.

    1994, Jimmy Page and Robert plant recorded their MTV unplugged set at London's television centre.
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    1994, Take That kicked off a 36 date sold out UK tour with 3 nights at the SEC Glasgow. During the tour the group played 9 sold out nights at London's Wembley Arena.

    1994, Jimmy Buffett crashed his Grumman G-44 Widgeon seaplane on take-off in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Buffett swam away from the wreckage.

    1995, Smashing Pumpkins, Bjork, Neil Young, Green Day, Hole, Paul Weller, Soundgarden, Beck, Foo Fighters, Ash, Deus, Gene all appeared at this years UK Reading festival, a three day ticket cost £60.
    more

    1997, A deranged man who had escaped from a mental institution near Helsinki Finland was arrested. The man had planned to set fire to the stage that Michael Jackson was performing from was arrested before he was able to light the gasoline he had put on the stage.

    1999, Robert Fisher from New Romantic duo Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher died of cancer aged 39. With Climie Fisher scored the 1988 UK No.2 single 'Love Changes Everything' and wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli, Fleetwood Mac and Jermaine Jackson. Fisher also worked as a producer, working with various acts including Eric Clapton.

    1999, Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan announced he had quit the band just a few days after guitarist Bonehead had left the band.


    2000, Academy Award-winning film score composer and record producer Jack Nitzsche died of a heart attack. He produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and The Walker Brothers. Musical scores including The Exorcist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, co-wrote 'Up Where We Belong' with Buffy Sainte-Marie from 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.1949, Born on this day, Gene Simmons bass, vocals, Kiss, (1974 US No.5 single 'On And On', 1976 US No 11 album 'Rock and Roll Over', spent 26 weeks on the chart. 1987 UK No.4 single 'Crazy Crazy Nights').

    1949, Born on this day, Gene Simmons bass, vocals, Kiss, (1974 US No.5 single 'On And On', 1976 US No 11 album 'Rock and Roll Over', spent 26 weeks on the chart. 1987 UK No.4 single 'Crazy Crazy Nights').

    1951, Born on this day, Rob Halford, singer, Judas Priest, (1980 UK No.12 single 'Living After Midnight', 1980 UK No.4 album 'British Steel').
     
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  10. Kelper

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    Yay new posters aboard, everyone please help us out she asks nicely

    Two Brits on one thread we need to gang up on crogers waiting on some important photos.

    So on this day I would like to say thank you to the new posters, and the older ones for staying on.


    . Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight.

    2. On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, "There is no news." Instead, they played piano music.

    3. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.

    4. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

    5. In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash.

    6. When he appeared on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Bill Clinton correctly answered three questions about My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

    7. Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" was penned by beloved children's author Shel Silverstein.

    8. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State. (They decided to split one course.)

    9. M&M's actually stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders.

    10. Carly Simon's dad is the Simon of Simon and Schuster. He co-founded the company.

    11. When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France in the mid-1970s, it was issued a passport. Ramses' occupation? "King (deceased)."

    12. In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.

    13. In the 1970s, Mattel sold a doll called "Growing Up Skipper." Her breasts grew when her arm was turned.

    14. Reno is farther west than Los Angeles.

    15. A 1913 New York Times article on portmanteaus includes the word "alcoholiday," which describes leisure time spent drinking.

    16. At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.

    17. While many believe Hydrox cookies are an Oreo knock-off, Hydrox actually came first—in 1908, four years before the Oreo.

    18. In 1999, Furbies were banned from the National Security Agency's Maryland headquarters because it was feared the toys might repeat national security secrets.

    19. Bear Bryant was once asked to contribute $10 to help pay for a sportswriter's funeral. According to legend, he said, "Here's a twenty, bury two."

    20. James Avery ("Uncle Phil" on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) was the voice of Shredder on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.

    21. Kool-Aid was originally marketed as "Fruit Smack."

    22. Only female mosquitoes will bite you.

    23. The archerfish knocks its insect prey out of over-hanging branches with a stream of spit.

    24. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh pirate who later became the lieutenant governor of Jamaica.

    25. In 1961, Martha Stewart was selected as one of Glamour magazine;s "Ten Best-Dressed College Girls."

    26. As part of David Hasselhoff's divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname "Hoff" and the catchphrase "Don't Hassle the Hoff."

    27. "Jay" used to be slang for "foolish person." So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a "jaywalker."

    28. Duncan Hines was a real person. He was a popular restaurant critic who also wrote a book of hotel recommendations.

    29. The string on boxes of animal crackers was originally placed there so the container could be hung from a Christmas tree.

    30. Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys. (Go ahead and try typing the other 49 states. We'll wait.)

    31. At the 1905 wedding of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, President Teddy Roosevelt gave away the bride.

    32. William Faulkner refused a dinner invitation from JFK's White House. "Why that’s a hundred miles away," he said. "That’s a long way to go just to eat."

    33. In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg's Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.

    34. Why did the FBI call Ted Kaczynski "The Unabomber"? Because his early mail bombs were sent to universities (UN) & airlines (A).

    35. That thing you use to dot your lowercase "i" is called a tittle.

    36. The only number whose letters are in alphabetical order is 40 (f-o-r-t-y).

    37. The little BIC pen logo guy has a name. It's BIC Boy. Sorry if that's a letdown.

    38. Bono was born Paul David Hewson.

    39. The Edge's name is David Howell Evans.

    40. Male students at Brigham Young University need a doctor's note to grow a beard.

    41. In 1991, Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor—the voice of Minnie.

    42. The Arkansas School for the Deaf's nickname is the Leopards.

    43. Editor Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss to write a book using no more than 50 different words. The result? Green Eggs and Ham.

    44. Norwegian skier Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset on why he didn't win gold at the 2010 Olympics: "I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days."

    45. When asked why he chose the name Piggly Wiggly, founder Clarence Saunders said, "So people will ask that very question."

    46. Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.

    47. Jason Schwartzman's mom is Talia Shire.

    48. The same person who sang "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was also the voice of Tony the Tiger (Thurl Ravenscroft).

    49. Sorry, parents. According to NASA's FAQ page, "There are no plans at this time to send children into space."

    Rosie :devilwag::devilwag:
     
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    1997: GoldenEye for N64 was released!
     
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    22. Only female mosquitoes will bite you.

    This makes to much sense.:bwah:
     
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    On this day, in 1896,

    The outlaw Bill Doolin is killed by a posse at Lawson, Oklahoma.

    Born in Arkansas in 1858, William Doolin was never as hardened a criminal as some of his companions. He went west in 1881, finding work in Oklahoma at the big ranch of Oscar D. Halsell. Halsell took a liking to the young Arkansan, taught him to write and do simple arithmetic, and eventually made him an informal foreman on the ranch. Doolin worked for several other ranchers in the next decade and he was widely considered trustworthy and capable.

    By the 1890s, however, Doolin had become at least a part-time thief. For six years, he participated in a variety of bank and train robberies, sometimes in partnership with the infamous Dalton gang. A careful and methodical man, Doolin planned his robberies well. Though he was shot several times, the wounds were never serious.

    Success inevitably brought increased pressure from law enforcement. In 1895, Doolin and several of his partners went into hiding in New Mexico. Doolin made several offers to surrender in exchange for a light sentence, but his offers were rejected. In January 1896, the famous lawman Bill Tilghman single-handedly captured Doolin at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The outlaw, who was at the springs to take in the medicinal waters, was caught by surprise, and Tilghman arrested him peacefully. Jailed at Guthrie, Oklahoma, while awaiting trial, Doolin escaped on July 5, 1896.

    Doolin managed to elude the pursuing posse for nearly two months. When the posse finally caught up with him at Lawson, Oklahoma, Doolin apparently decided he was not going to be captured alive. Badly outnumbered, Doolin drew his gun. A rain of shotgun and rifle fire instantly killed him. He was 38 years old. Doolin was buried in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
     
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    Unsigned gray..on this thread...lol:devilfinger:
     
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    On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game is broadcast on station W2XBS, the station that was to become WNBC-TV. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York.

    ... and beer sales have remained high to this day!

    Enjoy your greens. :manganr:
     
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    And on this very day

    On this day in 1791 Capt. John Fitch successfully patents the steamboat.

    On this day in 1910 Mother Theresa was born.

    On this day in 1969 Christopher Douglas (actor) was born.

    On this day in 1973 Seth MacFarlane was born.

    On this day in 1988 Tori Black was born. :devilzeek

    On this day in 2011 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner receives it's FAA and EASA certification....well we all know how that went for about two years.
     
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    On this day: I owe GEEZER and Kelper a BIG apology for accidentally redding them when I meant to green. :facepalm:
     
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  19. zorro

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    Silly sausage. :)
     
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    gzb SUPER Moderator* Super Moderator

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    That would be the guy posting above you here... :unintroduced:
     

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