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Message 744431 - Posted: 26 Apr 2008, 11:32:03 UTC - in response to Message 744412.  
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25 April 1953. Structure of DNA published in Nature.

Im more puzzled THiS is such a long time ago.. ;-) We should have been totally sorted out by now..


Yes, 22 years and still there are quite a few (hundred) off that type off Nuclear Reactors.
Big problem is, how to dismantle these, without everyone involved getting poisened by radiation.

Didn't know too, it was THAT long ago, i was just 1,5 years, on this earth, ;)since the Desoxyribose Nucleic Acid, was discovered. It took that long, because it had to be 'proofed' and explained.
I think, it was one off the most important discoveries made.
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Message 744458 - Posted: 26 Apr 2008, 13:06:03 UTC

In Context
The Ranger rockets marked a new phase in space exploration and were a significant part of America's attempt to be the first to put a man on the Moon.
The first six Rangers failed, some of them missing the moon entirely.

Finally, on 31 July 1964, Ranger VII sent back more than 4,000 images before crashing into the Moon's Mare Cognitum (Known Sea).

The closest images, taken only seconds before impact, showed features as small as a few feet across.

Ranger VIII repeated the feat in February 1965, while Ranger IX brought a successful end to the programme in March 1965.

Altogether, these three Rangers gave scientists a new understanding of the lunar surface and helped pave the way for the Apollo astronauts.



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Message 745483 - Posted: 28 Apr 2008, 19:13:33 UTC
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1947 - Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.


"The Kon-Tiki expedition was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. Heyerdahl and a small team went to Peru, where, with the help of dockyard facilities provided by the Peruvian authorities, they constructed the raft out of balsa logs and other native materials in an indigenous style as recorded in illustrations by Spanish conquistadores. The trip began on April 28, 1947. Heyerdahl and five companions sailed the raft for 101 days over 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean before smashing into a reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947. The crew made successful landfall and all returned safely."



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Message 745656 - Posted: 29 Apr 2008, 0:25:46 UTC

2001 - Wealthy businessman Dennis Tito becomes the first tourist in space after paying the Russian Space Agency up to $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station.

1965 - About 14,000 U.S. troops are sent to the Dominican Republic to support the government in a civil war.
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Message 745844 - Posted: 29 Apr 2008, 21:28:15 UTC

1992 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots
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Message 745855 - Posted: 29 Apr 2008, 21:56:00 UTC - in response to Message 745844.  

1992 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots


Tommorow, 30th off april, Holland celebrates the bithday off the 'old queen', princess Juliana , while Beatrix is the present queen and was born 31 januari.
Her husband Prince Claus von Ambsberg, died a few years ago from Alzheimers.

May the 4th , we celebrate the END OFF WORLD WAR 2.And remember the millions who died from this horrifying war.




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Message 746257 - Posted: 30 Apr 2008, 21:04:54 UTC

1993 CERN put the World Wide Web into the public domain.
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Message 746264 - Posted: 30 Apr 2008, 21:29:04 UTC

On 30th April 1988 was the first Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in Edingburgh.

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Message 748364 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 3:02:45 UTC

Cinco de Mayo !!! ... ;)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 748555 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 14:29:24 UTC

And here's some people who was borned the 5th of May.

Born on May 5
1813 Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher.
1818 Karl Marx, German philosopher (The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital).
1830 John B. Stetson, American hat maker.
1861 Peter Cooper Hewitt, electrical engineer, inventor of the mercury-vapor lamp.
1883 Charles Albert "Chief" Bender, baseball player.
1890 Christopher Morley, writer (Kitty Foyle).
1899 Freeman F. Gosden, radio comedy writer and performer (Amos 'n' Andy).
1908 Rex Harrison, actor (My Fair Lady).
1909 Carlos Baker, biographer.
1943 Michael Palin, actor and screenwriter (Monty Python's Flying Circus).

I only know the first two of them.. the rest i have never heard of.. I guess this means that I must be much older than I think I am.. ;-) ..or.. well..what ever.. lol


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Message 748618 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 16:23:24 UTC - in response to Message 748607.  

I only know the first two of them.. the rest i have never heard of.. I guess this means that I must be much older than I think I am.. ;-) ..or.. well..what ever.. lol


Tsk Tsk. I may have to educate you in certain matters. Are you free next Thursday at 14.30? ;-)))


Okidok.. a lesson about the hat maker then.. its probably urgent. ;-)


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Message 748667 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 18:18:46 UTC - in response to Message 748555.  

Born on May 5

19xx Jeffrey the ant, International forum heckler... ;)

(They threw one heck of a party for me. Now they just try to destroy me. Go figure.)
It may not be 1984 but George Orwell sure did see the future . . .
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Message 748690 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 19:03:43 UTC - in response to Message 748667.  

Born on May 5

19xx Jeffrey the ant, International forum heckler... ;)

(They threw one heck of a party for me. Now they just try to destroy me. Go figure.)


Hmmm..
Happy Birthday! :-) (consider this as a well ment greeting, if the birthday is today or not.. :-))



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Message 749047 - Posted: 6 May 2008, 14:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 748970.  

Okidok.. a lesson about the hat maker then.. its probably urgent. ;-)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Batterson_Stetson

Mmmmhh... Nice guy ;-) still im more interested in his house than in his hats. ;-)


Today; May 6.

1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, died fighting the forces of Charles V during the Sack of Rome in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.


1910 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.


1988 - An airplane going from Namsos to Brønnøysund in Norway crashes into the side of the Torghatten mountain, killing all 36 passengers and crew.


Born;
1574 - Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1939)


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Message 749057 - Posted: 6 May 2008, 14:34:31 UTC - in response to Message 737304.  

I just posted this in my coconut-thread ;-) ..but then
i thought this may be a nice topic in itself.

A thread to tell about interesting historical
happenigs for every date the whole year ;-)

I hope you will post it here if you find anything.
And if you can come up with a sentence to tell "what we might
learn of it" , funny or wise, that would be really good!

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Todays date;

"On April 11,1970 the Apollo 13 spacecraft left the safety of Earth and began a seven-day ordeal that tested human ingenuity and spirit. Two days into the doomed mission (identified by the unlucky number 13) an explosion in their oxygen tank imperiled the crew forcing them to not only abandon the prospect of landing on the Moon, but also to battle extreme cold, deadly levels of carbon dioxide and more. Although it was one of the riskiest landings ever attempted in the space program, all the men survived in part due to the bravery of Commander Jim Lovell, who wrote about his experiences in the memoir "Lost Moon" which later became the film, Apollo 13."

Even if you can't land on it, nothing says you can't shoot for the moon!


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I have watched it ( the movie ) many times and never tire of it.
Guts determination and an attitude by both the commander and the ground crew
This will be our finest hour.

And by the way I watched it unfold as it happened as a Kid.
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Message 749166 - Posted: 6 May 2008, 21:57:48 UTC - in response to Message 749061.  

And by the way I watched it unfold as it happened as a Kid.


So did I as an adult.....

Im not sure i even had seen a tv at that time.. hehe

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Message 749847 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 11:18:24 UTC

8. May 1945


Day of Freedom! ;-)))




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Message 755030 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 9:13:57 UTC

1980 Mount St. Helens
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Message 755062 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 12:01:22 UTC - in response to Message 755030.  

1980 Mount St. Helens


Surely a sad happening.
I can strangely enough not remember this.. but back in 1980 i was pretty young, and didnt follow the news much..
Thanx for the reminder.



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Message 755083 - Posted: 18 May 2008, 13:35:56 UTC

On may 18, 1968 my baby Brother was born. Also two years ago today he became "Drug Free".
Happy Birthday Larry Scott!

I Desire Peace and Justice, Jim Scott (Mod-Ret.)
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