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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:47 pm

Nurse! Mactep's been at the wine again.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:03 pm

He's just using correct dates, is what he's doing. Don't be too modest, after all Britain held out against the Catholic yoke for 170 years before they finally gave in, as the last major European power outside te Orthodox world.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby g-one » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:13 pm

Мастер wrote:Today, December 25th, the world celebrates Christmas.

Happy Orthodox Christmas.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:22 am

Arneb wrote:He's just using correct dates, is what he's doing. Don't be too modest, after all Britain held out against the Catholic yoke for 170 years before they finally gave in, as the last major European power outside te Orthodox world.

Um, what?
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:55 am

Lance wrote:Um, what?


Mactep's way to throw you was to use the Julian calendar, which is still in use in the Orthodox churches to determine the date of religious events, like Christmas and Easter. When talking about not being too shy, I was referring to the fact that Britain was the last of Europe's major powers to introduce the Gregorian calendar (1752, after it had been in use in the Holy Roman Empire for a 170 years). Britain and a number of other European countries were so hesitant because the calendar was a Catholic invention, and they needed 170 years to acknowledge that it was, in fact, the better calendar. And I was emulating the viciously anti-Catholic tone in my post.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:43 am

If it is any consolation I missed it too Llance. And I was involved in previous discussions.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Ah, okay. Thank you!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby g-one » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:23 pm

My dad tells me that some of the immigrants changed their birthdays over to Gregorian when they came over here. He says he often comes across discrepancies in the family tree data because of the 12 day shift. (was interesting to find out the 'shift' became longer depending on the era, it is now 13 days but was 10 days in the 1500's)
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:14 pm

Goes to show that it did make sense to change it after all...

As for today, it's the day Galileo died AND Stephen Hawking was born.

It is also the day that Sesame Street, in 1973, started airing on German television. I can't say I was there, but it became a fixture for me not long after.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:17 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Nurse! Mactep's been at the wine again.


It is the people trying to convince us that the October Revolution was in November, who have been at the wine again!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:45 pm

14 January, 2005 - Huygens lands on Titan. I remember how riveted I was. Congrats, NASA and ESA.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:27 am

Get it up ye.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 am

I was going to bring up that one, too...
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:26 am

I hope you took the bairns and marched at the weekend.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:04 pm

Of course! What else would you do on a weekend with rotten wather when you are on call, and lady bairn has a birthday invitation?
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:23 pm

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:36 pm

1945 Adolf Hitler moves his Führerhauptquartier to the Berlin Führerbunker, where he'll meet his end on April 30th
1969 Self-immolation of Jan Palachin Prague, protesting the brutal Soviet invasion of 1968
2003 last liftoff of Space Shuttle Columbia
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:39 pm

Arneb wrote:1945 Adolf Hitler ... he'll meet his end on April 30th

Or so they say...

Maybe he's still living on a plantation in Argentina.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:49 pm

Lance wrote:
Arneb wrote:1945 Adolf Hitler ... he'll meet his end on April 30th

Or so they say...

Maybe he's still living on a plantation in Argentina.


If so, he'll be 130 this year.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:56 pm

Мастер wrote:
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Arneb wrote:1945 Adolf Hitler ... he'll meet his end on April 30th

Or so they say...

Maybe he's still living on a plantation in Argentina.

If so, he'll be 130 this year.

But you're trying to use logic to against a whack-job theory.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:10 am

And he'll be working it out using the Gregorian calendar. Using the proper one Hitler's only 57.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:42 am

According to the Gregorian calendar, it's been 129 years and 272 days since ol' Adolf was born. By the Julian calendar, it's only 129 years and 271 days.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 am

So you're saying he could still be alive? (Narrator: He isn't.)
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 am

Heid the Ba wrote:So you're saying he could still be alive? (Narrator: He isn't.)


Does the Julian calendar make people live longer? :)
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:18 pm

Everything that's not Catholic makes people live longer. Or at least better.

Here isd an anniversary that'll make our Scottish friends feel a wee bit better, I hope_
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites give the English a pummeling at Falkirk
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