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« on: 31/08/2011 09:53:15 »
Born on this day in the year AD12 - Caligula (Gaius Caesar), Roman emperor (37-41 AD). A right nasty piece of work he turned out to be.

Born on this day in 1913 - Sir Bernard Lovell, founder of the Jodrell Bank radio telescope.

On this day in 1535 Pope Paul II excommunicated King Henry VIII. Hardly surprising, since our Henry had already told him where to stick the Vatican.

In 1887, Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope. Where would Hollywood be without it?

And on this day in 1688, John Bunyan, author of 'A Pilgrim's Progress' died.
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« Reply #1 on: 31/08/2011 17:36:54 »
Also Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan declared independence from the USSR - guess who has a very weird desk calendar?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 31/08/2011 21:09:16 »
guess who has a very weird desk calendar?


I don't know, but it sounds like you have a really awesome desk calendar.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/09/2011 05:38:23 »
Born on this day in the year AD12 - Caligula (Gaius Caesar), Roman emperor (37-41 AD). A right nasty piece of work he turned out to be.

Born on this day in 1903 - Sir Bernard Lovell, founder of the Jodrell Bank radio telescope.

On this day in 1535 Pope Paul II excommunicated King Henry VIII. Hardly surprising, since our Henry had already told him where to stick the Vatican.

In 1887, Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope. Where would Hollywood be without it?

And on this day in 1688, John Bunyan, author of 'A Pilgrim's Progress' died.

A couple of thousand years later he made a nice film though !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/09/2011 09:28:16 »
Pinch and a punch the first day of the month - and no returns.  From the mad desk calendar - it is a public holiday in Slovakia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and somewhere abbreviated as TRY.  And no its not Turkey ...


It would also be rather fitting if Gaddafi is finally caught today - as 1st September is the anniversary of his cout d'etat in 1969
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« Reply #5 on: 01/09/2011 12:31:52 »
1st. Sept

Born on this day in 1866 – James Corbett aka Gentleman Jim (Heavyweight Boxing champion 1892 – 97). Coincidentally, Rocky Marciano was born on this day in 1923.
Engelbert Humperdinck (No, not the ‘Last Waltz With You’ one Eee gods, that would not be a birthday to recall) I mean the original Engelbert Humperdinck, the German composer, was born on this day in 1854.

On this day, Pope Adrian IV, the only English Pope died in 1159
Louis XIV of France who once said “I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.” Died on this day in 1715.

The Great Fire of London began on this day in 1666.
Joseph Lister performed the first antiseptic surgery on this day in 1865.

On this day in 1939, Hitler’s troops invade Poland. WWII had begun.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 01/09/2011 22:47:56 »
Mom was 12 then.........
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/09/2011 05:53:12 »
Sept 2

According to my Google calendar...this day last year I topped up my sons's mobile phone with £10. That was quite a day !
 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/09/2011 09:43:08 »
It is friday - nothing else matters
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/10/2011 16:47:05 »
Born today in 1731 - Henry Cavendish (discovered Hydrogen)

Died today: Ralph Richardson 1983, Orson Welles 1985 (he lived to see 1984 didn't work out quite as he thought), Yul Brynner 1985 (Baldy Brynner, star of 'The King & I' & 'The Magnificent Seven' among others.

On this day in 1846, William Lassell discovered Neptune's moon 'Triton'.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 10/10/2011 17:08:08 »
It is a partially observed bank holiday in the United States of America - Columbus Day
 

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« Reply #11 on: 10/10/2011 18:58:57 »
On this day twenty eight years ago, I went to work. It took me about an hour to figure out why everyone was so unusually quiet.

(BTW, I see Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday again this year.)
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« Reply #12 on: 11/10/2011 08:26:21 »
Born on this day in 1844, Henry John Heinz. He would discover 57 varieties!

Died this day in 1961 Leonard Marx (Chico)

On this day in 1733 an earthquake destroyed Calcutta and killed an estimated 300,000 people.

And on this day in 1521, Pope Leo X bestowed upon Henry VIII the title of 'Defender of the Faith'.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/10/2011 10:37:20 »
and from the amazing desk calendar...  have a nice day off if you are in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
 

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« Reply #14 on: 20/10/2011 10:58:20 »
Born today in 1632, Christopher Wren

On this day in 1097 the first crusaders arrive in Antioch and in 1817, the first Mississippi show boat sets sail from Nashville.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 24/10/2011 16:39:03 »
Born this day in 1854 - Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom noted for his work in thermodynamics.

Also born today in 1936 - Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)

Died today in 1601 in Prague - Tycho Brahe (Astronomer) & in 1991 Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek.

On this day in 1851 William Lassell discovered Ariel & Umbriel (Satellites of Uranus). The following day he was arrested for watching Uranus and told to try bird watching instead. Alas he misunderstood and was charged the next day for being a peeping Tom. OK, so I made that up.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 24/10/2011 16:47:03 »
and from the amazing desk calendar...  have a nice day off if you are in the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia

same as my last post - waste of valuable bank holidays to have two in such a short time
 

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« Reply #17 on: 25/10/2011 12:36:41 »
Born this day in 1881 - Pablo Piccaso

Also the composers Johann Strauss (1825) and Georges Bizet (1838)

Died this day in 1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer and in 1993 Vincent Price.

On this day in 1854 the ill fated Charge of the Light Brigade took place at Balaklava.

In 1671 Giovanni Cassini discovered Iapetus, satellite of Saturn
 

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« Reply #18 on: 26/10/2011 11:49:24 »
Born today in 1879, Leon Trotsky & in 1947 Hillary Clinton.

Died today in 899, Alfred the Great (King of Wessex)

In 1492 the first lead pencil is used.

In 1662 Charles II sold Dunkirk to France.

In 1861 the Pony Express runs for the last time & 20 years later in 1881 in Tombstone Arizona, Wyatt, Virgil & Morgan Earp together with Doc Holliday face down the 'cowboys' in a shoot out at the OK Corral.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 27/10/2011 10:01:39 »
And Happy Holiday to the folks in Turkmenistan
 

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« Reply #20 on: 27/10/2011 20:35:35 »
And Happy Holiday to the folks in Turkmenistan

Apparently, all our members in Turkmenistan are using proxy servers.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 28/10/2011 10:48:34 »
Unfo our turkmenistani readers are probably too afraid to respond on such a liberal and dangerous site as this.  Media freedom is the third worst in the world
 

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« Reply #22 on: 29/10/2011 13:33:46 »
Born today in 1656, Edmund Halley

Born today in 1946, Peter Green (Greenbaum) in London (founder member of Fleetwood Mac)

Died today in 1618, Walter Raleigh (Cause of death - a severe case of lack of head) and in 1950, Gustav V, King of Sweden dies at the age of 92.

In `1904 the New York Subway opens.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 29/10/2011 18:08:53 »
Born today in 1656, Edmund Halley


Wasn't he the bloke with the Comets? You're about three centuries off.

 

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« Reply #24 on: 29/10/2011 19:41:56 »
Born today in 1656, Edmund Halley


Wasn't he the bloke with the Comets? You're about three centuries off.




Wrong comets Geezer;

Not these comets (plural)


This comet (singular)


But as it happens, I seem to have made a faux pas anyway, Edmund (or Edmond) was actually born on the 8th Nov 1656.



Died today, In the light of recent horrific revelations, I have removed mention of this most unsavory individual. He now ranks among the most despised and evil men ever to walk this Earth.
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