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Today In History
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:30:17 AM »
Today is Monday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2014. There are 16 days left in the year.

On this day:
1890   Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, South Dakota, during a confrontation with Indian police.
1965   The United States drops 12 tons of bombs on an industrial center near Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam.
1973   The American Psychiatric Association votes to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.
1974   The horror spoof "Young Frankenstein," starring Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, was released by 20th Century Fox.
1978   US President Jimmy Carter announces the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and will sever all relations with Taiwan.
2000   The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.
2005   Introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 07:59:06 AM »
The Bill of Rights becomes law, 1791

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 01:27:38 PM »
Sadly, Gone with the Wind was premiered this date too.

Also first flight test of the 787.

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 06:26:02 PM »
1944  Legendary bandleader Glenn Miller disappears over the English Channel
1961  Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Holocaust, sentenced to die
1998  U.S. House of Representatives recommends impeaching Clinton
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 05:56:12 AM »
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2014. There are 15 days left in the year.

On this day:
1773   American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
1811  The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. 
1835   A fire in New York City destroys property estimated to be worth $20,000,000. It lasts two days, ravages 17 blocks, and destroys 674 buildings including the Stock Exchange, Merchants' Exchange, Post Office, and the South Dutch Church.
1920  One of the deadliest earthquakes in history hit the Gansu province in China. The 8.6 quake killed 200,000 people.
1930  Golfer Bobby Jones became the first recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award honoring outstanding amateur athletes.
1937  Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
1944  The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began in Belgium.
1970  Hoping to achieve perfection a second time, the parents of acguns welcome another son into the world.
1978  Cleveland, Ohio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.
1985  Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family
1989  U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Smith Vance is assassinated by a mail bomb sent by Walter Leroy Moody, Jr.
1998   The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with United Nations weapons inspectors.
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 11:33:09 AM »
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2014. There are 15 days left in the year.

On this day:
1773   American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
1811  The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. 
1835   A fire in New York City destroys property estimated to be worth $20,000,000. It lasts two days, ravages 17 blocks, and destroys 674 buildings including the Stock Exchange, Merchants' Exchange, Post Office, and the South Dutch Church.
1920  One of the deadliest earthquakes in history hit the Gansu province in China. The 8.6 quake killed 200,000 people.
1930  Golfer Bobby Jones became the first recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award honoring outstanding amateur athletes.
1937  Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
1944  The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began in Belgium.
1970  Hoping to achieve perfection a second time, the parents of acguns welcome another son into the world.
1978  Cleveland, Ohio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.
1985  Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family
1989  U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Smith Vance is assassinated by a mail bomb sent by Walter Leroy Moody, Jr.
1998   The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with United Nations weapons inspectors.

1970  Hoping to achieve perfection a second time, the parents of acguns welcome another son into the world.

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 09:06:02 PM »
Not a good day for earthquakes
1575 – An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.5 strikes Valdivia, Chile.
1707 – Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
1920 – The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China.

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2014, 05:59:05 AM »
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2014. There are 14 days left in the year.

On this day:
1777  France recognized American independence.
1886  At a Christmas party, Sam Belle shoots his old enemy Frank West, but is fatally wounded himself.
1903  Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, using their experimental craft, the Wright Flyer.
1957  The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
1989  The Simpsons, television's longest-running animated series, makes its US debut.
1992  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
1994  North Korea shot down a U.S. Army helicopter which had strayed north of the demilitarized zone. The co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer David Hilemon, was killed; the pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, was captured and held for nearly two weeks.
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2014, 07:23:55 AM »
1944 - Nazi Waffen SS assassinate 113 POWs at Malmedy, 43 escaped and survived.

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2014, 01:17:46 PM »
2014 - I got a pretty decent job review today.

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2014, 10:20:00 PM »
1944 - Nazi Waffen SS assassinate 113 POWs at Malmedy, 43 escaped and survived.

Remember that jackass O'Reilly saying that our GIs PERPETRATED the Malmedy Massacre?
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2014, 10:24:45 PM »
12/17/2014  America lost its first cyber war cowtowing to the whims of pathetic regime
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2014, 11:14:51 PM »
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2014. There are 15 days left in the year.

On this day:
1773   American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
1811  The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. 
1835   A fire in New York City destroys property estimated to be worth $20,000,000. It lasts two days, ravages 17 blocks, and destroys 674 buildings including the Stock Exchange, Merchants' Exchange, Post Office, and the South Dutch Church.
1920  One of the deadliest earthquakes in history hit the Gansu province in China. The 8.6 quake killed 200,000 people.
1930  Golfer Bobby Jones became the first recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award honoring outstanding amateur athletes.
1937  Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.
1944  The Battle of the Bulge during World War II began in Belgium.
1970  Hoping to achieve perfection a second time, the parents of acguns welcome another son into the world.
1978  Cleveland, Ohio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression.
1985  Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family
1989  U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Smith Vance is assassinated by a mail bomb sent by Walter Leroy Moody, Jr.
1998   The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with United Nations weapons inspectors.

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Re: Today In History
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 05:56:05 AM »
12/17/2014  America lost its first cyber war cowtowing to the whims of pathetic regime

SONY lost it's first cyber war.....
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Re: Today In History
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2014, 06:06:00 AM »
Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2014. There are 13 days left in the year.

On this day:
1787  New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1862  Nathan Bedford Forrest engages and defeats a Federal cavalry force near Lexington in his continued effort to disrupt supply lines.
1862  Union General Ulysses S. Grant announces the organization of his army in the West. Sherman, Hurlbut, McPherson, and McClernand are to be corps commanders.
1865  Slavery is abolished in the United States. The 13th Amendment is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, ensuring that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
1940  Adolf Hitler issues his secret plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union–Operation Barbarossa.
1958  The world's first communications satellite, SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment), nicknamed "Chatterbox," was launched by the United States aboard an Atlas rocket.
1972  President Richard M. Nixon declares that the bombing of North Vietnam will continue until an accord can be reached (Operation Linebacker II).
2000  George W. Bush received 271 votes in the delayed Electoral College balloting.
2004  The former Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali," Ali Hassan al-Majid, went before a tribunal of judges in the first investigative hearings of former members of Saddam Hussein's regime.
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