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Postby Arneb » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:12 pm

I'm on my train to work at fucking 6 in the moaning, so that helps.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:00 pm

Speaking of trains....

April 13th 12th 1925 - birth of Oliver Postgate. Animator, puppeteer and writer. Creator (with Peter Firmin) of classic children’s animation 'Ivor the Engine'.

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:15 pm

April 16th 2021 is the 22nd birthday of my eldest son, and his 2nd in Coronacaptivity. Also 1746, Culloden, yada yada.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:46 pm

Huzzah eldest son, also baws to Coronavirus.
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Postby Lianachan » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:44 pm

April 18th, 2008 - Joram Galleros Villanueva, a 32 year old Mexican, is swimming in rough sea at Delfines Beach, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico and gets into difficulty. Others try to help but he disappears. When his body was recovered two days later, both arms and part of the legs were missing, and there was tissue loss on the head and face. It is thought that the man drowned, and shark bites were post mortem. And yes, yes I am watching Jaws and googling shark attacks.
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Postby Lianachan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:17 pm

20th April 1439 - an inquest took place in Tain looking into the rights and privileges of the town, after its charters were destroyed during a clan feud in 1427. The original document from 1439 is lost but the local museum has a very old copy made in the late 16th century. The document mentions that the Immunity and Privileges of the town were first granted by the “illustrious King of Scots, Malcolm Canmore”, and later confirmed by Robert I of Scotland.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:58 pm

Malkie Big Heid
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:19 pm

[patches on elbows]”Ceann” doesn’t just mean head as in the part of the body, it also means head as in highest office or top of something like it does in English/Scots. So he’s actually “Big Chief Malcom”[/patches on elbows]
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:20 pm

Ah, thanks.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Richard A » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:42 am

And although I see a new thread has been started on it, I think yesterday should be included. On 20 April 2021, a white police officer was convicted of the murder (not just manslaughter) of a black man through the use of unreasonable force. That will resonate.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:24 pm

April 21st, 2016 - untimely death of one of the most gifted and versatile musicians who has ever lived. Picture below is link to a TV show performance that anybody who likes rock guitar should watch.

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:43 pm

Born and died on April 23rd - William Shakespeare. Makes you wonder how he had time to write all them shit plays.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:39 am

Lianachan wrote:Born and died on April 23rd - William Shakespeare. Makes you wonder how he had time to write all them shit plays.


Cervantes died 11 days earlier, on April 22.

April 24, 1916 - a group of Rebels in Dublin proclaim Ireland a republic.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Richard A » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:46 pm

Slightly late, but 76 years ago yesterday, the National Liberation Committee for Northern Italy proclaimed that it had seized power from Mussolini's government. Marked as Liberation Day in Italy ever since.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:34 am

In 1945 an Austrian paperhanger shot himself to avoid falling into the hands of the Ivans.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:50 am

Heid the Ba wrote:In 1945 an Austrian paperhanger shot himself to avoid falling into the hands of the Ivans.


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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:03 pm

On a happier note, on this day in 1965, two wholly insignificant young professionals in a peculiar and strange little town called, depending on political persuasion, Westberlin, West-Berlin or Berlin (West), tied the knot. They went on to have a single child three years later, a son, and he went on to pester a wholly insignificant internet forum for more than fifteen years later in life. Not that it matters much, but, you know.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lance » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:13 pm

Aw.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Sun May 02, 2021 11:51 am

10 years ago today: Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Мастер » Sun May 02, 2021 12:10 pm

Arneb wrote:10 years ago today: Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo


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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed May 05, 2021 10:27 am

5th May 1945, something of a historical curiosity: The Battle of Castle Itter, where US troops, Wehrmacht and SS troops fought against other SS troops. One lot of Germans could see which way the wind was blowing and the other lot either couldn't or knew how much trouble they were in. Many of the "bad" SS were French or Rumanians with no home to go to.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Sun May 09, 2021 11:56 am

9th May, 1874 - birth of Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamun‘s tomb.

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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Heid the Ba » Sun May 09, 2021 12:36 pm

Well played.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Arneb » Tue May 11, 2021 8:27 pm

20 years ago today, death of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchiker's guide to the Galaxy. At 49 years, of a heart attack.
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Re: On this day in history...

Postby Lianachan » Tue May 11, 2021 9:15 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:5th May 1945, something of a historical curiosity: The Battle of Castle Itter, where US troops, Wehrmacht and SS troops fought against other SS troops. One lot of Germans could see which way the wind was blowing and the other lot either couldn't or knew how much trouble they were in. Many of the "bad" SS were French or Rumanians with no home to go to.


I'd never heard of that. War makes strange bed fellows.
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