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Drnaline
 
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Reply Tue 27 Sep, 2005 09:20 am
Drnaline
 
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Reply Wed 28 Sep, 2005 07:44 am
@Drnaline,
Brent cv
 
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Reply Wed 28 Sep, 2005 03:02 pm
Please put all, This Day in History posts within this thread please Smile
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Drnaline
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 07:46 am
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Drnaline
 
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Reply Mon 3 Oct, 2005 01:22 pm
@Drnaline,
On this day in …

* 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November
Thanksgiving Day

* 1941, Adolf Hitler, ym"s, declared in a speech in Berlin that
Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."

* 1942, President Roosevelt established the Office of Economic
Stabilization

* 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops cracked the Siegfried Line
north of Aachen, Germany

* 1951, the New York Giants captured the National League pennant in
game three by a score of 5-4 as third baseman Bobby Thomson hit a
three-run homer off the Brooklyn Dodgers' Ralph Branca in the "shot
heard 'round the world"

* 1955, 50 years ago, "Captain Kangaroo" and "The Mickey Mouse Club"
premiered on CBS and ABC, respectively

* 1990, West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar
division, declaring the creation of a new unified country

* 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial announced its
verdicts, finding the former football star not guilty of the 1994
slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald
Goldman. (Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial
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Drnaline
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 09:59 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in …10/6/05

* 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The
Jazz Singer," a movie starring Al Jolson which featured both silent
and sound-synchronized scenes

* 1949, President Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act,
totaling $1.3 billion in military aid to NATO countries. ALSO:
American-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of treason for being
Japanese wartime broadcaster "Tokyo Rose," was sentenced in San
Francisco to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000. (She ended up
serving more than six years.)

* 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria attacked
Israel during the Yom Kippur holy day. Israel won, expanding its
borders --- but ever since has been pressured to return the land.

* 1976, in his second debate with Jimmy Carter, President Ford
asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." (Ford
later conceded he'd misspoken.)

* 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by a
PLO-linked terrorist group while reviewing a military parade

* 2000, Slobodan Milosevic finally conceded defeat to Vojislav
Kostunica in Yugoslavia's presidential elections, a day after
protesters angry at Milosevic for clinging to power stormed
parliament and ended his 13-year autocratic regime

* 2004, the Senate approved an intelligence reorganization bill
endorsed by the Sept. 11 commission
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Drnaline
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 08:19 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in …10/7/05

* 1765, the Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up
colonial grievances against England

* 1777, the second Battle of Saratoga began during the American
Revolution. (British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered 10
days later.)

* 1913, for the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park
automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line

* 1916, in the most lopsided football game on record, Georgia Tech
humbled Cumberland University, 222-0

* 1949, the Republic of East Germany was formed

* 1985, "Palestinian" gunmen, practitioners of that "religion of
peace", hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the
Mediterranean and threatened to blow it up unless Israel freed
Palestinian prisoners. There were 511 passengers and crew aboard.
One American, a wheelchair-bound man named Leon Kinghoffer, was
killed. The hijackers surrendered in Port Said two days later

* 1992, President Bush and the leaders of Mexico and Canada signed
the North American Free Trade Agreement. The NAFTA pact created the
world's largest trading block

* 2000, Vojislav Kostunica took the oath of office as Yugoslavia's
first popularly elected president, closing the turbulent era of
Slobodan Milosevic

* 2003, California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected
Arnold Schwarzenegger their new governor
Drnaline
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 09:35 am
@Drnaline,
Drnaline
 
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Reply Thu 13 Oct, 2005 08:19 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in 10/13/05

* 1779, Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski was killed while fighting
for American independence during the Revolutionary War Battle of
Savannah, Ga.

* 1811, the first steam-powered ferry in the world started its run
between New York City and Hoboken, N.J.

* 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: An
electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in
Congress. Members of Congress rejected it.

* 1932, the first American political telecast took place as the
Democratic National Committee sponsored a program from a CBS
television studio in New York.

* 1942, the World War II Battle of Cape Esperance began in the
Solomons, resulting in an American victory over the Japanese.

* 1958, the lunar probe Pioneer 1 was launched; it failed to go as
far out as planned, fell back to Earth, and burned up in the
atmosphere.

* 1962, Pope John XXIII convened the first session of the Roman
Catholic Church's 21st Ecumenical Council, also known as "Vatican
II."
Drnaline
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2005 09:45 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in 10/17/05

* 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to
American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the
Revolutionary War

* 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and
sentenced to 11 years in prison. (He was released in 1939.)

* 1933, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee
from Nazi Germany

* 1941, the U.S. destroyer Kearney was torpedoed by a German
submarine off the coast of Iceland; 11 people died

* 1945, Col. Juan Peron staged a coup, becoming absolute ruler of
Argentina

* 1973, Arab oil-producing nations announced they would begin
cutting back on oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result
was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974

* 1977, West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner
on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and
killing three of the four hijackers

* 2000, ending an emergency summit in Egypt, Israeli and
"Palestinian" leaders agreed to publicly urge an end to a burst of
bloody conflict and to consult within two weeks on restarting the
ravaged Mideast peace process

* 2004, Jordan's military prosecutor indicted Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,
one of the most wanted insurgents in Iraq, and 12 suspected Muslim
militants for an alleged al-Qaida-linked plot to attack the U.S.
Embassy in Amman and Jordanian government targets
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Curmudgeon
 
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Reply Thu 20 Oct, 2005 07:45 am
@Drnaline,
ym"s <------- What does this mean ? I guess I am showing some internet ignorance here , but I have nfc what it means !
Used in a couple of posts in this thread after a name .
Drnaline
 
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Reply Thu 20 Oct, 2005 08:13 am
@Drnaline,
I have no idea what it means. I'll try and find out.
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ndjs
 
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Reply Thu 20 Oct, 2005 02:27 pm
@Drnaline,
I saw it and assumed it was just some internet crap that got stuck in there, like the
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in emails. :dunno:
Drnaline
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 08:46 am
@ndjs,
On this day in 10/21/05

* 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as "Old
Ironsides," was launched in Boston's harbor

* 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his
laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

* 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of
Aachen

* 1959, the Guggenheim Museum in New York opened to the public

* 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon
clashed in their fourth and final presidential debate

* 1967, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters marched in
Washington, D.C.

* 1971, President Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H.
Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court

* 1995, rioting inmates surrendered control of a prison dormitory in
Greenville, Ill., ending a one-day uprising that began after the
government ordered federal prisons locked down nationwide

* 2000, 15 Arab leaders convened in Cairo, Egypt, for their first
summit in four years; the Libyan delegation walked out, angry over
signs the summit would stop short of calling for breaking ties with
Israel
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Drnaline
 
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Reply Fri 21 Oct, 2005 10:47 am
@Curmudgeon,
Curmudgeon wrote:
ym"s <------- What does this mean ? I guess I am showing some internet ignorance here , but I have nfc what it means !
Used in a couple of posts in this thread after a name .

Got this directly from JWR in a reply to your question. "It's a Hebrew abbreviation for a curse reserved only for the most evil of men."
Drnaline
 
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Reply Thu 27 Oct, 2005 10:57 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in 10/27

* 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays
calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was
published in a New York newspaper

* 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in
New York City

* 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn:
"nylon."

* 1947, "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC
Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.)

* 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland"
after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.

* 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their
progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.
Drnaline
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 10:30 am
@Drnaline,
Drnaline
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2005 09:58 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in 11/02

* 1783, Gen. George Washington issued his Farewell Address to the
Army near Princeton, N.J.

* 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th
states

* 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the
Hughes H-4 Hercules (popularly known as the "Spruce Goose"), on its
only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in
California

* 1948, President Truman surprised the experts by being re-elected
in a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey

* 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren admitted to a House
subcommittee that he'd been given questions and answers in advance
when he appeared on the NBC TV program "Twenty-One."

* 1976, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter became the first candidate
from the Deep South since the Civil War to be elected president as
he defeated incumbent Gerald R. Ford

* 2000, an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the
first residents of the international space station, christening it
Alpha at the start of their four-month mission

* 2004, President Bush was elected to a second term as Republicans
strengthened their grip on Congress. ALSO: Dutch filmmaker Theo van
Gogh was slain in Amsterdam by practitioners of that "religion of
peace" after receiving death threats over a movie he had made
criticizing the treatment of women under Islam. Sgt. Charles Robert
Jenkins pleaded guilty to deserting the U.S. Army in 1965 to avoid
duty in Korea and Vietnam; he was court martialed, stripped of his
rank and discharged from the Army
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Drnaline
 
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Reply Fri 4 Nov, 2005 10:57 am
@Drnaline,
On this day in 11/4

* 1880, the first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty
of Dayton, Ohio

* 1922, the entrance to King Tutankhamen's (Tut) tomb was discovered
in Egypt

* 1942, during World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein
in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

* 1956, Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hungarian Revolution

* 1979, the Iranian hostage crisis began as practitioners of that
"religion of peace" stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, seizing its
occupants. For some of the hostages, it was the start of 444 days of
captivity

* 1980, Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President
Carter by a strong margin

* 1991, Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi
Valley, Calif.

* 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated by an
Israeli minutes after attending a festive peace rally

* 2000, Yugoslavia's parliament approved the country's first
communist-free government in more than half a century. ALSO:
President Clinton vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the
leaking of government secrets
 

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