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#91    Taun

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

View Postealdwita, on 24 May 2013 - 04:55 PM, said:

You remind me of my mother when she was in the Land Army during the war!

It's the beard right?    :whistle:


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:04 PM

View PostTaun, on 24 May 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

It's the beard right? :whistle:

Regulation perfect!

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostTaun, on 24 May 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

A Few More:

24 May 1883 - The Brooklyn Bridge is opened for public use... (The most 'sold' bridge in history)

24 may 1884 -  Samuel Morse sends first telegraph message ("What hath God wrought") (.-- .... .- - / .... .- - .... / --. --- -.. / .-- .-. --- ..- --. .... -)

24 May 1830 - "Mary Had a Little Lamb" written

24 May 1626 - Peter Minuet buys the island of Manhatten from the natives for the equivalent of $24 (I still think the Indians got the better of that deal)




Do I get to wear a silly hat too?...

I screwed up on the Morse Telegraph date... 1844 NOT 1884....  oops...  :blush:

Edited by Taun, 24 May 2013 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

25th.May

1659 - Lord protector Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver, resigned his position - leading to the restoration of the monarchy and the crowning of Charles II in 1660.
1871 - The House of Commons passed the Bank Holiday Act, creating public holidays on Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Christmas Day.
1934 - The death of Gustav Holst, the English composer most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.
1985 - A cyclone hit the Meghna River delta in Bangladesh. More than 10,000 were killed.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 29 April 2013 - 05:19 PM, said:

29th April
  • 1945 - Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun

Worst. Honeymoon. Ever.

Edited by PersonFromPorlock, 26 May 2013 - 12:19 AM.


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 26 May 2013 - 12:18 AM, said:

Worst. Honeymoon. Ever.

Almost as bad at spending it at Butlin's, Skegness!

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26th.May

604 - St Augustine, the first archbishop of Canterbury died.
1798 - Income Tax was introduced into Britain - a 10% tax on all incomes over £200 a year. (As a temporary measure! Oh ha-har!)
1904 - The birth, in Wigan, of George Formby, English singer and comedian. ("Turned out nice again, e'nt it?")
1940 - The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk began.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

27th.May

1657 - Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refused parliament's offer of the title King of England.
1679 - Britain passed the Habeas Corpus Act which made it illegal to hold anyone in prison without a trial.
1915 - The Battle of Festubert ended. The Allies took the village and held it until the final German spring offensive in 1918.

1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by British naval and air forces. 2,300 people were killed.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

28th.May

1503 - James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor were married by Pope Alexander VI. A 'Treaty of Everlasting Peace' between Scotland and England was signed on that occasion. The everlasting peace lasted just ten years.
1849 - The death, at the age of 28, of Anne Brontë, English novelist, poet and author.
1945 - World War II: the English broadcaster of Nazi propaganda, William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) was captured near Hamburg.
1982 - Falklands War: British troops re-captured Port Darwin and Goose Green, taking almost 1500 Argentine prisoners.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

A few more for today:

28 May 1928: The first full color "talkie", movie debuted "On With the Show!"

28 May 1533: The Archbishop of Canterbury , Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

28 May 585 BC: A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.

28 May 1588: The Spanish Aramada under Admiral Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England.

28 May 1843: Noah Webster (Creator of "Webster's Dictionary") dies at age 84

28 May 1971: Audie Murphy (Soldier/Actor) dies at age 46

28 May 1947: Dr. Klaus Karl Shilling age 74 (head Doctor at Dachau Concentration Camp) is executed


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

29th.May

1630 - Charles II, king of England, was born. Then, 30 years to the day..........
1660 - Charles II marched into London and was restored to the throne, 11 years after the execution of his father Charles I.
1798 - The United Irishmen Rebellion against British Rule took place. Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen were massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
1914 - The ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland, en route from Liverpool to Quebec, sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrence following a collision with a Norwegian collier. 1,012 lives were lost - (840 passengers, 172 crew). It remains the worst disaster in Canadian maritime history.
1985 - 39 football fans were killed and at least another 400 injured when a wall collapsed during crowd violence at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels, only minutes before the start of the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus.

Edited by ealdwita, 29 May 2013 - 03:14 PM.

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:37 PM

1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay become the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
1942 - Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date
1912 - 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break  (I'd fire them too.. Have you ever seen anyone dance the Turkey trot?)
1900 - Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
1849 - Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln
(later that same day...)
1849 - Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time"
1765 - Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
(in honor of which...)


Edited by Taun, 29 May 2013 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:42 PM

For those wondering... This is the Turkey Trot...




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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

View PostTaun, on 29 May 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

For those wondering... This is the Turkey Trot...



LOL, I'd have fired them too! :)


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

31 May 2011 - After scientists reviewed studies on cell phone safety, the World Health Organization classifies cell phone radiation as a carcinogenic hazard, possibly carcinogenic to humans...

31 May 1961 - Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth...

1958 - Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"

1955 - US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"...

1902 - Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal...

1870 - Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)...

1870 - E. J. DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement...

1678 - Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes...





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