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Message 811189 - Posted: 23 Sep 2008, 8:34:34 UTC

Planet Neptune---->discovered
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Message 811348 - Posted: 23 Sep 2008, 22:15:37 UTC
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Today's Highlight in History:

One hundred years ago, on Sept. 23, 1908, one of baseball's most famous blunders occurred in a game between the New York Giants and the visiting Chicago Cubs. With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth and two runners out, the Giants batted in what should have been the winning run. However, Fred Merkle, who was on first base, began to leave the field apparently without bothering to tag second; the Cubs then claimed to have forced Merkle out. Merkle was eventually ruled out, negating the winning run and leaving the game tied. (The Cubs won a rematch game on Oct. 8 and with it, the National League pennant; Chicago then went on

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Message 812082 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 3:20:33 UTC

Vasco Núñez de Balboa Reaches Pacific Ocean (1513)
Balboa was a Spanish conquistador and founder of the Panamanian colony of Darién, the first permanent European settlement on the mainland of the Americas. He was also the first European to lead an expedition known to have seen or reached the Pacific Ocean from the New World. After crossing the Isthmus of Panama in search of gold, Balboa reached the ocean, waded into the water, and laid claim to it and all of its adjoining lands
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Message 812563 - Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 6:58:04 UTC
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Sept. 27, 1997: Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder, here.

No signal was received from the spacecraft on the next Martian day, Sol 84, which began in the evening of Sept. 27.
The team's transmission session began at 11:15 p.m. PDT. The lack of a signal, at that time, was thought to be caused by a possible computer reset incident, ground system problem or low voltage condition.
A reset or a low voltage condition, caused by the aging of the battery, would cause the spacecraft sequence to automatically stop and not execute its planned communication with Earth.
The team attempted to communicate with the spacecraft again on Sept. 29 (Sol 85) and Sept. 30 (Sol 86) with no success.

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Message 813332 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 1:57:51 UTC

Japan Resumes Diplomatic Relations with China (1972)
Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei's 1972 visit to China culminated in the signing of the Joint Communiqué, a historic document that ended nearly 80 years of enmity and friction between the two states. In the statement, Tokyo recognized the government of the People's Republic as the sole representative and legal government of China, while China waived its demand for war indemnities from Japan at the intergovernmental level.

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Message 813606 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 7:45:52 UTC

NASA was founded---->50th anniversary:happy birthday!
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Message 813845 - Posted: 2 Oct 2008, 1:02:17 UTC

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2008. There are 91 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

One hundred years ago, on Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

On this date:

In 1800, Spain ceded Louisiana to France in a secret treaty.

In 1918, Damascus fell to Arab forces as Turkish Ottoman officials surrendered the city.

In 1936, Gen. Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of an insurgent Spanish state.

In 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing.

In 1958, the American Express charge card made its official debut.

In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley.

In 1968, the Senate refused to shut down a filibuster against President Lyndon B. Johnson's nomination of Abe Fortas to be U.S. chief justice. (Fortas withdrew the next day).

In 1968, the cult horror movie "Night of the Living Dead" had its world premiere in Pittsburgh.

In 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Fla.

In 1987, eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 struck the Los Angeles area.

Ten years ago: Seeking to head off threatened NATO attacks, Yugoslavia's Serb leadership invited foreign experts to investigate massacres in Kosovo.

Five years ago: The United States took over the monthlong presidency of the U.N. Security Council at a time when it was campaigning for approval of a new resolution aimed at getting more countries to contribute troops and money to Iraq. Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh resigned from his ESPN sports job after stirring controversy by suggesting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.

One year ago: Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a surprise announcement, opened the door to becoming the country's prime minister. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 191.92 points to 14,087.55, surpassing a mid-July closing record of 14,000.41. Olympic gold-medal discus thrower Al Oerter died in Fort Myers, Fla., at age 71.
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Message 813848 - Posted: 2 Oct 2008, 1:04:41 UTC



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CBS Airs First Episode of The Honeymooners (1955)
The Honeymooners, a short-lived American sitcom based on sketches by Jackie Gleason, debuted in 1955 and was initially rated the #2 show in the US. The comedy, which starred Gleason and Audrey Meadows as a struggling working class couple, aired opposite the popular Perry Como Show and soon dropped 17 spots in the rankings. Though the show was cancelled after just 39 episodes, it has been aired for decades in syndication.

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Message 814101 - Posted: 2 Oct 2008, 20:33:29 UTC

Revolution in Texas (1835)
The Texas Revolution was a war fought between Mexico and the Tejas, or Texas, portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Much of the Mexican population, including the American settlers in Texas, revolted after President Santa Anna abolished the Constitution of 1824, which had established Mexico as a federal republic, and proclaimed a new anti-federalist constitution in its place
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Message 814367 - Posted: 3 Oct 2008, 12:42:41 UTC
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Message 814394 - Posted: 3 Oct 2008, 13:38:52 UTC

Battle of Mogadishu Begins
In 1992, US armed forces, together with the UN, undertook a joint operation to restore order in Somalia, a country wracked by civil war and severe famine. When US special operations forces attempted to arrest members of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's militia organization, their helicopters were shot down and an urban battle ensued. Eighteen US servicemen and between 3,000 and 5,000 Somalis died in the fighting
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Message 814422 - Posted: 3 Oct 2008, 14:14:44 UTC - in response to Message 814367.
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Man kann dort noch leichte Trennungszeichen erkennen!! Aber es lässt nach...
Still some signs of borderlines but slowly dissapearing...
Congratulations for the Deutsche Einheit! (German Union)
It is a landmark of the ending of the Cold War Era.

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Message 815498 - Posted: 7 Oct 2008, 1:17:31 UTC

Cubana Flight 455 Bombed (1976)
The bombing of Cubana Flight 455 killed all 73 people on board, including several Cuban government officials. At that time, it constituted the most deadly act of airline terrorism ever carried out in the Western Hemisphere. An investigation uncovered evidence implicating anti-Castro Cuban exiles and members of the Venezuelan secret police in the plot. Four men were arrested: two received 20-year prison terms, one was acquitted, and another fled.
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Message 815828 - Posted: 8 Oct 2008, 5:25:35 UTC

Spiegel Scandal Erupts in West Germany (1962)
The Spiegel scandal was a major political controversy in West Germany at the height of the Cold War. It began when the popular German publication, Der Spiegel, printed a story stating that West Germany's defense against a communist invasion was inadequate. The magazine was accused of treason, its editors were arrested, its offices were seized and searched, and thousands of documents were confiscated.
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Message 817471 - Posted: 12 Oct 2008, 8:48:10 UTC
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Día de la Hispanidad---->12 de octubre
Christoph Columbus (Cristóbal Colón) sets foot first time on the american continent in 1.492 A.D.


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Message 818009 - Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 12:34:06 UTC
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The International Meridian Conference---->Why is Greenwich the "centre of time and space"?


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Message 818158 - Posted: 13 Oct 2008, 21:11:38 UTC

PLoS Publishes Open Access Scientific Journal (2003)

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit open-access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of scientific journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. All of the content of PLoS journals is published under the Creative Commons "attribution" license
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Message 820317 - Posted: 19 Oct 2008, 0:46:19 UTC


Texas Instruments Announces First Commercial Transistor Radio (1954)
The transistor radio remains the single most popular communications device in the world. There are approximately 7 billion compact, portable transistor radios worldwide. The battery-operated devices, which are especially handy during electrical outages, became popular in the 1960s, when prices of some models fell below $10 as markets became flooded with radios from Hong Kong.

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Message 820573 - Posted: 19 Oct 2008, 17:37:29 UTC

The way I remember it, transistor radios came out about 1960 or 1961 and then cost about $60 apiece.
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Message 820580 - Posted: 19 Oct 2008, 18:04:45 UTC - in response to Message 820573.
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The way I remember it, transistor radios came out about 1960 or 1961 and then cost about $60 apiece.


. . . i remember the 'excitement' of actually creating / buildin' one, two & three Transistor Radios in my Basement Lab back then (mostly durin' 1957 - 1959) . . .





The Regency TR-1, announced on October 18, 1954 by the Regency Division of I.D.E.A (Industrial Development Engineering Associates of Indianapolis, Indiana)

and put on sale in November 1954 was the first practical transistor radio made in any significant numbers.

Patented by Dr. Heinz De Koster (Ph.D. of physics), a Dutch employee of the company.

It cost $49.95 (the equivalent of roughly $364 in year-2006 dollars) and sold about 150,000 units


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