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Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:32 pm

Nuclear industry archaeologist who surveys bridges at the weekend and googles teh Mooslims? Black helicopters overhead in 3, 2 . . .
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Postby Arneb » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:27 pm

Gosh, what a pity. He was nice enough guy, that Lianachan.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:29 pm

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:14 am

Now, that's just foolhardy.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:15 am

9th June 597: Death of Colm Cille
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:48 pm

100 years ago today, Les Paul was born.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:04 am

Sorry to bother you again with my artsy stuff, but 150 years ago today, Tristan und Isolde, by Richard Wagner was first performed in Munich. If anything in the arts can be described as supernova, it's that performance. It is worth noting (in my dirty mind) that two (yes, two) conductors, Felix Mottl and Joseph Keilberth died while conducting the piece into the first explicitly composed interrupted orgasm in the history of music (Act 2).
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:10 am

June 10th 1719: Battle of Glenshiel, where the good guys and their Spanish friends were defeated by the British. Rob Roy, famous as a handsome Highland hero despite being an ugly bow legged crook and British spy, was seriously wounded in the battle. HERE is a British army map of the battle, drawn up shortly afterwards in 1719.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:20 pm

June 11th 1184 BCE: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:59 pm

Lianachan wrote:June 11th 1184 BCE: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.

That reminds me of Bishop Ussher...

10 years ago today, the G8 ministers of Finance forgave debts worth 40 billion dollars to a number of developing countries.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:49 am

June 12th 1944: A British Sunderland flying boat (RAF Sqdn 201) is shot down while attacking the German submarine U-333 in the Bay of Biscay. The submarine is badly damaged, having also been attacked by aircraft on both of the two previous days, forcing it to return to the U-boat pens in La Pallice (which feature in Das Boot and Raiders of the Lost Ark).
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:10 am

June 12, 1929: Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt/ Main. 5 years to the day after one George Herbert Walker Bush. btw.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:33 am

Arneb wrote:June 12, 1929: Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt/ Main. 5 years to the day after one George Herbert Walker Bush. btw.


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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:56 am

Oh, and:

June 12th 1940: Surrender of the 51st Highland Division in France. Almost everybody else had already left France previous week from Dunkirk, but Churchill insisted that the Highlanders stayed behind under French command. It's one of the reasons why everybody up here thinks he was a fucking arsehole.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:34 am

One of a long series of bad decisions by a man who distrusted professionals and thought he always knew better.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:45 am

June 13th 2005: Michael Jackson gets away with kiddie-fiddling is acquitted of molesting a 13 yr old boy.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:49 pm

Exactly ten years later, the Waratahs humiliate the Reds.

But wouldn't Michael Jackson's trial have been in occupied Mexico? It would already have been Jine 14th in much of the world.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:19 pm

Мастер wrote:Exactly ten years later, the Waratahs humiliate the Reds.

But wouldn't Michael Jackson's trial have been in occupied Mexico? It would already have been Jine 14th in much of the world.

[American superpatriot mode]I've never quite understood why the ROW has all those false time "zones". If ten a.m. is good enough for me, it's good enough for you out there. Do they have clocks where you come from? [/American superpatriot mode]

On 13 June, 1983, Motorola presented the first commercialy availale cell phone, the Dynatac 8000x.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:40 pm

Arneb wrote:[American superpatriot mode]I've never quite understood why the ROW has all those false time "zones". If ten a.m. is good enough for me, it's good enough for you out there. Do they have clocks where you come from? [/American superpatriot mode]

You're DAMN right!

I couldn't have said it better myself. Heck, I even hate having to live in (well, near) Chicago. They think 11:00am is 10:00am. And they celebrate the turning of the New Year an hour late.

Oh, yeah, on this date...

Um...

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:31 am

If Eastern Standard Time was good enough for Jesus it is good enough for you, buddy.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:48 pm

Heid the Ba' wrote:If Eastern Standard Time was good enough for Jesus it is good enough for you, buddy.

Yeah, exactly. That was my point. (I grew up in NY.)
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:32 pm

June 14th 1900: Hawaii becomes a United States territory.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:22 pm

Lianachan wrote:June 14th 1900: Hawaii becomes a United States territory.


Occupied ever since.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Мастер wrote:
Lianachan wrote:June 14th 1900: Hawaii becomes a United States territory.


Occupied ever since.

No, they have since joined the oppressor.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:18 pm

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