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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:29 am

Excellent, happy anniversary! Yes, red sandstone indeed.
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Postby Arneb » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:21 pm

From me, too. As the Mem is still the Mem, and you the Mem's Heid, you seem to have made excellent choices in all aspects of the wedding.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:23 pm

Thanks.

Also, we met at this school and the Mem worked in this building while I worked in this building, you can detect a theme for large buildings in Dumfries which I had never really thought about before.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:44 pm

Is.... Is everything down there built with red sandstone?
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:40 pm

I'm sure the next drab concrete block is just outside rhe frame.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:01 am

29th June, 1950 - the US, captained by the Scot Ed McIlvenny, beat England 1-0 in the World Cup group stage in what's billed as one of the most surprising results ever.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Lianachan wrote:Is.... Is everything down there built with red sandstone?

Not quite, just most buildings in the town centre.

Missed this yesterday: 28th June 1914 - Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie went for a drive in Sarajevo, it ended badly.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:00 am

July 4th, 1954 - West Germany beat favourites Hungary 3-2 to win the first of their three world cups (unified Germany, of course, adding a fourth later).
July 4th, 1776 - ungrateful colonials try to go it alone
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:19 am

No good will come of those thirteen colonies.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:18 pm

They'll totally tank. Democracies elect tyrannical dictators who run the country aground, don't they know that?
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:51 pm

Is it too late for the queen to take us back?
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:53 pm

I'm sure The Markle will put in a good word for you.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:02 pm

Lance wrote:Is it too late for the queen to take us back?


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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:44 pm

Maybe we could become a Canadian Province. Trudeau's not so bad.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:57 pm

OTOH, that would mean giving up all those guns. Maybe you try Germany? The guns would go, too, but at least there would be health insurance, and the hospital coffee is way better tan in her Majesty's NHS.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:55 pm

Canada has healthcare...

And I think we'd be happy to give up the guns to who ever could come and take them.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:01 am

True, butt ve haff Mutti!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:08 am

Lianachan wrote:26th June 1483 - Dick the Shit becomes King of England.


July 6th, 1483 - Dick the Shit is crowned King of England.

Quite a day, historically.

July 6th, 1189 - Dick the First accedes to the English throne.
July 6th, 1253 - Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
July 6th, 1560 - signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh between Scotland and England. They thought that brought an end to the Auld Alliance with France! Ha!
July 6th, 1779 - Battle of Grenada sees the French navy defeat the navy of Perfidious Albion, but then not really do anything much with their new advantage in the region.
July 6th, 1919 - the dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
July 6th, 1942 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the secret annex over her father's office.
July 6th, 1944 - it is claimed that test pilot Rudolph Opitz reached a speed of 702 mph flying an Me 163B, in the first flight to break the sound barrier.
July 6th, 1947 - the AK47 goes into production.
July 6th, 1957 - John Lennon meets Paul McCartney for the first time.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:13 pm

6 July is also the day Jan Hus died (1415).
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:49 am

July 9th, 1816 – Argentina declares independence from Spain.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:24 am

July 10th, 138 – death of Hadrian, builder of big walls in England and Africa.
July 10th, 1212 – most of London burns to the ground. Huzzah!
July 10th, 1856 – birth of the great Nikola Tesla.
July 10th, 1925 – start of the Scopes "monkey" Trial in Dayton, Tennessee.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:02 pm

July 11th, 1274 - birth of Roibert a Briuis, King of Scots from March 1306 – June 1329.
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