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Message 29915 - Posted: 2 Oct 2007, 8:52:32 UTC


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Use this thread for what happened on this day in time to you or anybody else.

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¤ (1492) : King Henry VII of England invaded France
¤ (1869) : Mahatma (Mohandas) K. Gandhi was born
¤ (1959) : "The Twilight Zone" debuted on CBS-TV - the show ran for 5 years for a total of 154 episodes
¤ (1985) : Rock Hudson died from the AIDS virus at the age of 59
¤ (2001) : NATO, for the first time, invoked a treaty clause that stated that an attack on one member is an attack on all members

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Message 29941 - Posted: 3 Oct 2007, 9:13:34 UTC


¤ (1226) : St. Francis of Assisi died. He was the founder of the Franciscan order
¤ (1893) : The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman
¤ (1955) : "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC-TV
¤ (1990) : The Berlin Wall was dismantled after East and West Germany are formally reunited
¤ (1995) : O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman

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Message 29967 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 13:15:45 UTC


¤ (1882) : Robert H. Goddard , known as the "Father of the Space Age", was born
¤ (1919) : Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari
¤ (1954) : Sir Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof) was born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin
¤ (1969) : "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television
¤ (1989) : The Dalai Lama (Lhama Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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Message 29985 - Posted: 6 Oct 2007, 2:59:59 UTC


¤ (1846) : George Westinghouse was born - founder of Westinghouse Electric Company and invented railway braking systems
¤ (1866) : The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in America near Seymour, IN. They got away with $10,000
¤ (1877) : Nez Perce Chief Joseph surrenders to the U.S. Army with the words “I will fight no more forever.”
¤ (1902) : Ray A. Kroc was born - American fast-food entrepeneur and built McDonald's restaurant chain
¤ (1981) : President Sadat of Egypt dies after being shot by gunmen at a military parade

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Message 30029 - Posted: 6 Oct 2007, 23:59:52 UTC
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¤ (1571) : The Battle of Lepanto, the first major victory of the Christians against the Ottoman Empire
¤ (1765) : Delegates from nine American colonies meet in New York City to respond to the Stamp Act
¤ (1950) : Under General Douglas MacArthur, the first American tank crew crosses the 38th parallel and invades North Korea
¤ (1985) : Palestinian militants hijack the Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean and threaten to blow it up
¤ (2001) : The United States launches its military offensive against al-Qaeda and the Taleban in Afghanistan

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Message 30200 - Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 6:24:24 UTC


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¤ (1758) : Noah Webster was born. He was a teacher and journalist whose name is associated with the word "dictionary"
¤ (1854) : Oscar Wilde was born
¤ (1869) : A hotel in Boston became the first in the U.S. to install indoor plumbing
¤ (1964) : China detonated it's first atomic bomb, becoming the world's fifth nuclear power
¤ (1978) : Karol Wojtyla is the new Pope - Cardinals have chosen the first non-Italian Pope for more than 400 years

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Message 30294 - Posted: 20 Oct 2007, 20:24:31 UTC

1774 - The new Continental Congress, the governing body of America’s colonies, passed an order proclaiming that all citizens of the colonies "discountenance and discourage all horse racing and all kinds of gaming, cock fighting, exhibitions of shows, plays and other expensive diversions and entertainment."

1803 - The U.S. Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.

1818 - The U.S. and Great Britain established the boundary between the U.S. and Canada to be the 49th parallel.

1827 - The Battle of Navarino took place during the Greek War for Independence.

1873 - A Hippodrome was opened in New York City by showman Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum.

1892 - The city of Chicago dedicated the World's Columbian Exposition.

1903 - A joint commission ruled in favor of the U.S. concerning a dispute over the boundary between Canada and the District of Alaska.

1910 - A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time.

1930 - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" debuted on NBC radio.

1935 - Mao Zedong arrived in Hanoi after his Long March that took just over a year. He then set up the Chinese Communist Headquarters.

1942 - Pierre Laval told the French labor that they must serve in Germany.

1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.

1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.

1947 - Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry.

1952 - The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers began in Kenya.

1955 - "No Time for Sergeants" opened on Broadway.

1967 - Seven men were convicted in Meridian, MS, on charges of violating the civil rights of three civil rights workers. Of the men convicted one was a Ku Klux Klan leader and another was a sheriff's deputy.

1968 - Jackie Lee Bouvier Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.

1976 - More than 70 people were killed when the Norwegian tanker Frosta collided with the ferryboat George Prince on the Mississippi River.

1979 - The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was dedicated.

1984 - The U.S. State Department reduced the number of Americans assigned to the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

1986 - American mercenary Eugene Hasenfus was formally charged by the Nicaraguan government on several charges including terrorism.


1995 - Britain, France and the U.S. announced a treaty that banned atomic blasts in the South Pacific.

2003 - A 40-year-old man went over Niagara Falls without safety devices and survived. He was charged with illegally performing a stunt.

2007 - An infrequent forum poster named CR noticed a "locked thread" virus spreading on the first page of SETI/Beta Cafe forum, consuming more than 2/3 of the page. The perpetrator of this heinous act has yet to be named. Witnesses described the suspect as a beautiful woman armed with two guns.
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