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guess who has a very weird desk calendar?
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.
And Happy Holiday to the folks in Turkmenistan
Born today in 1656, Edmund Halley
Quote from: Don_1 on 29/10/2011 13:33:46Born today in 1656, Edmund HalleyWasn't he the bloke with the Comets? You're about three centuries off.
Congratulations! Is that the first?Coincidentally, Mrs G went to visit our daughter in New Jersey who had a baby (on the Ides of March!). It started snowing there this morning, and it hasn't stopped yet  - You better get on your bike and get to Frankfurt before it arrives there.
On this day in 1922 a labourer working for Howard Carter stumbles on a sunken step which proves to be the entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun.
But on a much happier note, I can report that your's truly is a Grandpa as of this morning!!!!Whares that ceeegarrrr Unfortunately, I have to be in Frankfurt from tomorrow, for e few days. Typical!!!
This is getting really scary! I can remember far too many of these "historical" events taking place.