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idea for a tread, post your historical news, at least before 1980, but with the date of today, the week or the month, so you can can ge a general idea like this:

try to get a hold on events like this perhaps

the landing on the moon,
apollo 13,
start of diggin the suez canal,
invention of the lightbulb etc.

Use google and things like that, or wikipedia to find fun and interesting historical events linked to the day, or month that you are posting it.

Today: October 5 (try to get the events from before 1980 ok?)

October 5 on wikipedia

pick an interesting event and give your opinion

mightbe there is an interesting month or particular year, and start from that.


Lets see what will come from this and have fun.

Edited by Dirk, 05 October 2005 - 02:27 AM.

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October 6, somewhere in the past today...

Today in 1889, Thomas Alva Edison shows his first motion picture.

I'm sure it was a paramount enterprise to get it running.

And of course some people always will keep on complaining that stage plays are way much more real. but now we are up for something completely different. Stageplays that can be seen more than once!

More tomorrow.

Edited by Dirk, 06 October 2005 - 02:45 AM.

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On Air since 1919, dutch KLM flight company is still operating under the same name, founded today.

Willem II becomes king of the Netherlands

(yup, also happened)

and in 1982 (i know, too close to the present ;)) Cats got on broadway.
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October 8, in the year of our lord, 1600, San Marino got it's costitution.

And Matt Damon is celebrating his 35th birthday today.
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In the year of our lord 1000, Leif Erikson set foot on american soil for the first time (he set foot on in several times after the first setting of the foot).

And today it is known that october 8 is Leif Erikson day in america.
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October 10, 1913, the panama canal was finished.

So far so good in splitting up the americas

Edited by Dirk, 11 October 2005 - 01:50 AM.

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11 october 1950, the first transmission of color television was made

My Federal Communications Comission on color tv

Edited by Dirk, 11 October 2005 - 01:58 AM.

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October 12 in History

1681 - A London woman is publicly flogged for the crime of "involving herself in politics"

We've come a long long way since then, i can tell you that.

1810 - First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen

yay for the invention of mass consumption of beer.
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October 13

1775: Founding of the US Navy

And it's Margaret Thatcher's Birthday.
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October 14

1926: Winny the Pooh gets its first press of books.
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October 15

1951 - Television sitcom I Love Lucy premieres.

also today is

* Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
* United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
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OCTOBER 21ST:

1492 - Christopher Columbus lands on the San Salvador Islands.

1600 - Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara, which marks the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate, who in effect rule Japan until the mid-Nineteenth century.

1774 - First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

1805 - Napoleonic Wars: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to the Grand Army of Napoleon at Ulm, reaping Napoleon over 30,000 prisoners and inflicting 10,000 casualties on the losers. Ulm was considered to be one of Napoleon's finest hours.

1879 - Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric light bulb (it lasted 13 1/2 hours before burning out).

1997 - Hotel owners from the Detroit area meet to discuss Jack Kevorkian's practice of leaving corpses in hotel rooms.

BIRTHDAYS:

1950 - Tom Petty, American musician

1971 - Nick Oliveri, American musician

DEATHS:

1995 - Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon) (b. 1967)

2003 - Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)




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