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Re: On this day in history...

Postby GriderPirate » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:22 am

Enjoying this thread with great interest.

October 21 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. Where Horatio Nelson the 1st Duke of Bronté outnumbered, beat back a combined dreaded French and Spanish armada saving the shining shores of Albion (I'm learning) and dashing the plans of the French upstart Napoleon. Further demonstrating England as a ocean superpower to be reckoned with.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:54 am

GriderPirate wrote:Further demonstrating England as a ocean superpower to be reckoned with.


Not England old boy, Britain.

October 21st 1966 - 144 people (including 116 children) die in the Aberfan disaster.

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:59 am

Lianachan wrote:Not England old boy, Britain.


And not the French upstart, the Corsican upstart.

October 21st, 1097 - Godfrey, Bohemund, and and Raymond begin the siege of Antioch. The Crusader Army remained at Antioch for fifteen months, before moving on Jerusalem, when the rank-and-file mutinied and informed the leaders they were going to Jerusalem with or without them.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby GriderPirate » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:29 am

Great Britain, yes. Forgive me. :glp-1doh1: In my limited defense I thought he was quoted saying "England expects that every man will do his duty." What what I thought was the Flag of St. George flying on the stern of some depictions was actually the white ensign of the royal navy which includes the union jack. I stand corrected. :oops:
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:18 pm

December 7th, 2016 - happy 1,495th birthday to Colm Cille.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:16 pm

Happy 100th Birthday: Kirk Douglas

Born: December 9, 1916

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:59 pm

627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces. Fackin' Arab Moslems got what was coming to them! 'merica!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:03 pm

It's 'Merka, you nonce.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:59 pm

'murica!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:11 pm

Merka must be where these come from:

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:35 pm

20 December, 1996: We lost Carl Sagan

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:49 pm

Dec 31st 2016: Happy 296th birthday to HRH Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:13 pm

January 20th, 2005 @ ~10:30am CST, I smoked my last cigarette.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:23 pm

Well done fella. :=D:
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Re: On this day in history...

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby g-one » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:34 pm

Way to go Lance. 1st day of spring will be 5 yrs. for me.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:21 pm

Good work fella!
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:02 pm

30th January 1948: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a fellow Hindu for not being extreme enough. After the horrors of partition his death did much to unite India and cause many of the extremists to back away from violence, at least for a while.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:58 pm

30th January, 1933: Adolf Hitler is instituted as Reichskanzler by President Hindenburg.
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Postby Мастер » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:38 pm

January 30th, 1972 - "Bloody Sunday" in Northern Ireland.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:43 pm

An eventful day through history.

Jan 30th, 1649 - King Charles parts company with his head.
Jan 30th, 1661 - The already dead (for 2 years) body of Oliver Cromwell is ritually "executed".
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby g-one » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:37 pm

January 30th, 1982 - Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:40 pm

On this day in 1959; the music died.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:14 pm

February 10th, 1306: Robert the Bruce kills John Comyn in Greyfriar's Church, Dumfries.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:09 pm

[tedious Dumfries aside]That would be the old church, the plaque commemorating it used to be where Greggs the Bakers is now. About 150m north is where I went to school.[/tedious Dumfries aside]
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