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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:48 am

On 15 June, 1215, the Magna Carta was signed.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:00 am

Arneb wrote:On this day in 1864, one Alois Alzheimer was born in Bavaria, but I forget what he is famous for.


Just noticed this - :=D:
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:36 am

June 16th 1890: Birth of Stan Laurel in Lancashire, Englandistan.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:37 am

June 17th 1462: Everybody's favourite misrepresented historical person Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, slightly wins The Night Attack of Târgovişte despite failing in his objective of killing Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:12 am

June 17th, 1885 - the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbour, by ship from France. It stood for more than 116 years south of Manhattan island, as a symbol of freedom. It was closed on September 11, 2001, "for reasons of safety and security", thereby symbolically reflecting what actually happened to the relation between liberty, safety, and security changed on that day. It was subsequently damaged badly in the nuclear war that ended the dominance of humans, and allowed for the rise of the apes.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:40 am

June 17, 1953: A short-lived workers's uprising demanding lesser work-quotas, and free and fair elections in the German Democratic Republic is brutally put down by Soviet tanks and troops. The Soviet reaction made it very clear who was in charge and that no attempt at gaining freedom would be tolerated by the oppressor.

June 17 was remembered as the "Day of German Unity", a public holiday, in West Germany until re-unification (it's now the day of actual re-unification, 3 October)
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:22 pm

On this date in, sometime toward the middle of the last century, the Llama Mama was born.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:50 am

200 years ago to, the battle of Waterloo.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:15 am

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:39 am

Ah, Waterloo when Papa Blucher pulled our arse out the fire as Napoleon dicked about.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:49 am

June 19th
1566: Birth of James VI, King of Scots.
1961: Kuwait declares independence from the (y)UK. Lucky bastards!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:44 am

Lianachan wrote:June 19th
1566: Birth of James VI, King of Scots.


And later James I of England.

In 1867, Maximilian I, the Emperor of Mexico, younger brother of the Austrian Emperor, was executed by firing squad by the Republican forces led by Benito Juárez.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:36 pm

I think it is entirely noteworthy (on this board at least) that on 19 June, 2014, Urauguay beat England 2 - 1 in a FIFA World Cup first round match.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:43 pm

Arneb wrote:I think it is entirely noteworthy (on this board at least) that on 19 June, 2014, Urauguay beat England 2 - 1 in a FIFA World Cup first round match.

Ha! I was extremely amused to spot this guy on the TV coverage, celebrating that second goal.

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:00 am

Playing catch-up here.

June 20th 1943: The Detroit race riot breaks out and continues for three more days.

June 21st 1898: The United States captures Guam from Spain.

June 22nd 1691: Death of Suleiman II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:49 am

June 23rd 1314: Start of the glorious Battle of Bannockburn. Huzzah!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:58 am

June 24th 1314: End of the glorious Battle of Bannockburn. Result - home win! Huzzah!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:31 am

Huzzah! We'll never suffer English oppression again, or something . . .
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:47 am

June 25th 1876: Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:08 am

Also on this day in 1950, the competition to be the shittiest Korean kicked off when Kim Il-sung's North invaded Syngman Rhee's South.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:07 am

June 26th 1483: Dick the Shit becomes King of England.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:19 am

His defeat at Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England.


August 22nd, the end of the Middle Ages!

(Everyone knows what July 19th is, right?)
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:19 am

June 27th, 1844 - Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, killed at Carthage, Illinois.

June 28th, 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosull. They're still having trouble holding on to it, though.

June 29th, 1613 - the Globe Theatre in London burns down.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:27 am

July 4, 1985 - A 17 yo boy from an obscure German small town, Leimen, wins Wimbledon.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:55 am

July 4, 1776 - The U.S. of A. kicks out the Evil Oppressors.
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