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#16    ealdwita

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

Oooops.....Erata to the above....The Lusitania was sunk in 1915....not 1917, as some d******* has posted above!!!!! Posted Image

I shall thrash the gibbering idiot to within an inch of his miserable existance when I catch him!!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

Can I watch? :D

'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:07 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 08 April 2013 - 10:08 PM, said:

Can I watch? :D

Tickets will be available shortly.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

At 2.20 this morning, 101 years ago. the RMS Titanic finally sank beneath the waves.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

This day in 1955: McDonald's is born (and as a plus, cardiac arrest).

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

16 April 1705... Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

16th April 1982 Queen Elizabeth proclaimed the new Canadian constitution, severing Canada's last colonial links with Britain.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:52 PM

17th April
1492.  Christopher Columbus signs a contract with Spain to find Indies.

1937.  Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Petunia Pig debut.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

17th April 1521 - Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

18 April

On this day in 1506, construction on the current St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City began to replace the old 4th century basilica.

Edited by Kasey2601, 18 April 2013 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

April 22: Adolf Hitler retreats into his underground bunker after learning of defeat by the Soviets. He kills himself on the 30th.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

april 22 1952: an atomic test in nevada was the first nuclear detonation to be shown live on tv.
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april 22 1970: the first 'earth day'
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april 22 2013: the earth's still here.
celebrate while you can.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:32 PM

April 23rd 1348, Edward III founded the Order of the Garter.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:46 PM

april 23: 1564 william shakespeare born.
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april 23: 1616 william shakespeare died.
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St Georges day.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

View Postshrooma, on 22 April 2013 - 11:46 PM, said:

april 23: 1564 william shakespeare born.
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april 23: 1616 william shakespeare died.
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St Georges day.

It's nice when you can round things off neatly, isn't it?

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