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Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:33 am

Return of the Stone of Destiny or not. I don't know Lianachan's view but it is not something I take much interest in being a republican.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:52 am

Twenty seconds and counting. Fifteen seconds, guidance is internal. Twelve, eleven, ten, nine, ignition sequence start, six, five four, three, two one, zero, all engine running. Liftoff, we have a liftoff, thirty-two minutes past the hour. Liftoff of Apollo Eleven. Tower cleared.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:36 am

Arneb wrote:Twenty seconds and counting. Fifteen seconds, guidance is internal. Twelve, eleven, ten, nine, ignition sequence start, six, five four, three, two one, zero, all engine running. Liftoff, we have a liftoff, thirty-two minutes past the hour. Liftoff of Apollo Eleven. Tower cleared.

What a marvelous moment in history. I remember, at 11 years old, being glued to the TV for days. I miss how I felt then.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:21 am

Indeed. I was on holiday so was aware of it, but didn't really see any of it. The time difference didn't help. In the past I was convinced I watched the Moon landing live but I'm really not sure I did.

Edit: 3.56am here, so I almost certainly did not watch it live.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 pm

No memories from my side (I vaguely remember the Apollo-Soyuz test project and, of course, the Will-It-Hit-Germany-And-Kill-Us-All Skylab craze). My memories start with Siegmund Jähn going up to Salyut-6 and STS-1 Columbia, which was decidedly less glamorous.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:47 pm

There is nothing like a Saturn V waking up. The S4Bs that they used later for near Earth stuff paled in comparison.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Arneb wrote:No memories from my side (I vaguely remember the Apollo-Soyuz test project and, of course, the Will-It-Hit-Germany-And-Kill-Us-All Skylab craze).

My brother-in-law was in a punk band called "The Wayward Skylabs" which were every bit as good as you would expect a small town punk band to be.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:52 pm

I can imagine their music, but the name is world-class.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:20 am

Enjoy. Or not.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm

That was...as expected.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:35 pm

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:40 pm

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:34 am

20 July, -

1944: A group of officers make an attempt at Hitler's life, in Wolfsschanze, East Prussia. Several of his close military circle are killed, but he survives, probably because a leg of the massive map table protects him from shrapnel. More than thousand people are given death sentences in the aftermath. But you know all that, because you saw Tom Cruise do it.

1969: Contact light! OK, engine stop. ACA out of detent. Mode control, both auto. Descent engine command override off. Engine Arm off. 413 is in. - Housten, uh. Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. - Roger, Twan... Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again, thanks a lot.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm

As a contrast to the rather noble efforts of Juli 20:

Juky 22, 2011, the day of the murderous attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya. 77 people were killed - eight by a bomb blast in front of the Prime Minister's offices, 69 (!) more on the island, one by one, by single-handed gunfire. Most of these victims were aged 15 -20, they were on a holiday outing organzied by the Norwegian Social Democrats' youth organisation.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 pm

It was not a goal, tovarishch. Fuck you, It. Was. Not. A. Goal!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:26 am

No argument here.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:01 am

On 31 July 781, Mount Fuji erupted.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:38 am

31st July 1970 was Black Tot Day in the RN though the Canuckistani Navy would keep the rum issue for another 18 months or so.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:51 pm

And tubeswellistan until 1990!, Cheers, tubes!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:43 am

Splice the mainbrace!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:51 pm

Busy day for Brexistan

1717 - You didn't know who Kurfürst Georg Ludwig von Hannover was right? Well, you know him now!
1747 - Agter the Second Jakobite Rising, wearing Kilt and Tartan is outlawed in Scotland
1800 - Signing of the Act of Union, creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Heads up, folks, it's only going to last for 121 years.

And here's one I can' get away from
1944 - Anne Frank makes the last entry into her diary.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:03 pm

The Union of 1800 only lasted until 1927 when the Republic left.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:25 am

In 1861 the US Government introduced Income Tax to help pay for the war against the traitors.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 am

Hah! It's been downhill from there, bloody libruls.
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Re: On this day in history...

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