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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:26 am

676 CE - Æthelred of Mercia invades Kent.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:54 am

677 Country code for the Solomon Islands
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:20 am

678, apparently, is a 2010 film about the sexual harassment of women in Egypt.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 am

679 is a song by Fetty Wap. No, I don't know either. I assume it has both the hippin' and the hoppin'.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:58 am

The Montana 680 is a handheld GPS made by Garmin.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 am

681 AD, the Byzantines were embroiled in one of their interminable wars in the Balkans. One of the Constantines murdered his brothers and bought off the Bulgars. Just an ordinary year in the Empire.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:42 am

682 CE - Bridei III, King of the Picts, campaigns violently against Orkney (The Annals of Ulster say he "destroyed" Orkney).
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:35 am

Diamond Bus North West's route 683 goes: Leigh - Atherton - Tyldesley - Atherton - Leigh

"North West" is, of course anglocentric. Leigh is 300 miles south-south-east of here.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:19 pm

Lianachan wrote:Diamond Bus North West's route 683 goes: Leigh - Atherton - Tyldesley - Atherton - Leigh

"North West" is, of course anglocentric. Leigh is 300 miles south-south-east of here.

In Brandenburg, however, bus line no. 684 of the statewide public transport system takes the route from Rathenow via Stechow - Rhinsmühlen - Kotzen - Landin - Kriele - Briesen to Friesack.

A great 19th Brandenburgian poet and novellist, Theodor Fontane, once remarked, quirkily if you're from Friesack, your name shouldn't be Raul. Which was undoubtedly true in the 19th century and isn't entirely wrong even in the 21st.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 am

One of the most important, and little known, battles in the history of Scotland took place in 685 - the Battle of Dun Nechtain. Northumbrian King Ecgfrith comes north to teach the Picts a lesson, against the counsel of his advisors, and is heavily defeated by Pictish King Bridei III. Ecgfrith and most of his army are killed, and it's (permanently) the end of Northumbrian power and influence up here.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:41 pm

The killing of Rothachtach, and of Dar Gart son of Finngaine, occurred in the year 686.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:57 am

Nordebert was Maior domus (not Major domo, you illatinate Merkins) in Neustria under the Merowingian King Theuderich III from687 to 695.

687 is also the telphone number of our small rural hospital, with - can you believe it - three digit extensions!
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:18 am

688 yet another Byzantine war in the Balkans. I could probably just post this for every number up until about 1200.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:43 pm

The Annals of Ulster and the Annals of Tigernach both report a partial solar eclipse in 689.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:46 pm

690: Change of plan: having won the most recent war in the Balkans Justinian II forcibly resettled the Bulgars in Anatolia and used them as troops in his war against the Arabs.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:05 pm

691 - Fidcheallach son of Flann, king of the Uí Maine, killed in the battle of Aircealtair. A lost place-name these days, nobody knows for sure where that was, although the will of St Patrick (died in 493) mentions Dun a mbiam 'eis erge a Raith Chealtair mhic Duach which means "Down, where my resurrection shall be, in the fortification of Keltair, the son of Duach", so it may be related to the old name name of the large Rath at Downpatrick, in the county of Down.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:58 am

692- Still Arab o'clock for Justinian II but it's going badly. Cyprus falls.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:27 am

693 saw the death of one of the most important kings in the history of Scotland - Bruide mac Bili (King Bridei III of the Picts). His victory at the Battle of Dun Nechtain in 685 devastated Northumbria's power and influence up here, and was the point at which Pictish independence from Northumbria was permanently secured.

ETA - Yup, looks like I managed to get Dun Nechtain in as the entry for 685.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:35 am

Yes, yes you did.

A694 is a road in Geordieshire. I think I have cycled part of it.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:41 am

I got Bridei III in for 682 as well. Now that he's dead, I suspect there will be fewer opportunities for him to appear in this thread.

The Tri-State Tornado of Wednesday, March 18, 1925 was the deadliest tornado in United States history, killing 695 people.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Arneb » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:44 pm

Asteroid 696 Leonora, a 76 km beast in the main belt. I like this because a young friend of ours, is named Leonore, and she is one hell of a girl, and a medical student to boot. So there.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:57 pm

Ferchar Fota and his successor Eochaid mac Domangairt, kings of Dál Riata, both died in 697.
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Lianachan » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:38 pm

Didcot, a place in Oxfordshire where I spent a bit of time in a previous job, is 698 km in a direct line from my house (and 879 km by road).
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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:57 pm

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Re: Any Facts that Fit the Numbers

Postby g-one » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:53 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:£6.99 ALDI shiraz

How can wine with a tractor on the bottle not be good? I'm going to request that at the MLCC. I'm assuming you'll attest to it's excellence? ;)
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