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post Apr 23 2018, 09:18 PM
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QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Apr 23 2018, 02:55 PM) *

Major events in history:
1014 - King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at the Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from their control

Woot!!


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post Aug 5 2018, 04:17 AM
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Wow, been quite some time since I last posted on this thread. A bunch of stuff incoming.

Today's birthdays in history:
1521 - Pope Urban VII - shortest papacy in history due to dying of malaria a mere 12 days into his tenure
1821 - Louis Vuitton - founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods
1821 - James Springer White - co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church
1900 - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother - unexpectedly became queen of England upon Edward VIII's abdication of the throne (also lived to be 101 years old)
1901 - Louis Armstrong - jazz musician (cue "What a Wonderful World")
1921 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard - Canadian hockey player and NHL Hall of Famer
1955 - Billy Bob Thornton - actor
1961 - Barack Obama - 44th President of the United States
1981 - Meghan Markle - now Duchess of Sussex

Major events on this day in history
1735 - John Peter Zenger, a journalist in New York City, is accused of libel when he printed his disagreements with the colonial governor of New York. The jury acquitted him, and the case is seen as an early victory for freedom of the press.
1789 - During the French Revolution, the National Constituent Assembly meets and issues the first decrees that abolish centuries of feudalism in France.
1821 - A Russian Antarctic expedition returns after becoming the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.
1873 - Lt. Col. George Custer and his U.S. 7th Cavalry clash with the Sioux for the first time.
1892 - The murderer Lizzie Borden is arrested.
1914 - During World I, Germany declares war on Belgium and Britain declares war on Germany.
1944 - Anne Frank is arrested by German Security Police following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified.
1956 - Elvis Presley releases the song "Hound Dog."
1962 - Nelson Mandela is captured by South African police.
1964 - The Gulf of Tonkin incident occurs.

Whew, there is a lot more that could be added here, but I have too much already. I'll have to cap each section at, like, 5 entries in the future.

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post Aug 5 2018, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Aug 4 2018, 10:17 PM) *

Wow, been quite some time since I last posted on this thread. A bunch of stuff incoming.

Today's birthdays in history:
1521 - Pope Urban VII - shortest papacy in history due to dying of malaria a mere 12 days into his tenure

Is it safe to assume God didn’t approve of the appointment? tongue.gif

QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Aug 4 2018, 10:17 PM) *

1821 - A Russian Antarctic expedition returns after becoming the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.

Take that Flat Earth people!

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post Aug 5 2018, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Aug 5 2018, 09:22 AM) *

QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Aug 4 2018, 10:17 PM) *

1821 - A Russian Antarctic expedition returns after becoming the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.

Take that Flat Earth people!

Eratosthenes figured out the Earth was round 2200 years ago, and measured the Earth's circumference with just a pair of sticks.


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post Aug 5 2018, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Aug 5 2018, 10:49 AM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Aug 5 2018, 09:22 AM) *

QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Aug 4 2018, 10:17 PM) *

1821 - A Russian Antarctic expedition returns after becoming the first to circumnavigate Antarctica.

Take that Flat Earth people!

Eratosthenes figured that out 2200 years ago, and measured the Earth's circumference with just a pair of sticks.

Tell that to the Flat Earth people rolleyes.gif


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post Aug 6 2018, 01:58 PM
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Don't get me started on flat earthers.
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post Aug 6 2018, 02:43 PM
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Eratosthenes made the assumption that the sun was infinitely far away, and so the rays from it would be parallel. He could equally have used the same numbers to determine the distance of the sun from a flat earth.

And then there's the assumption that light travels in straight lines. What if the luminiferous ether is curved? Or the atmosphere is acting like a lens, if you don't want to go that far. That would make both conclusions dubious.

You can probably fit any individual observation to a flat earth theory, but putting them all together gets tricky fast.


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post Aug 7 2018, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Aug 6 2018, 09:43 AM) *
Eratosthenes

Gesundheit.
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post Dec 1 2018, 08:48 AM
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300 years ago yesterday our greatest king, Karl XII, died in wartime against the Norwegians. He was right at the front and when turning to his men, he took a projectile on the side of his head. His death marked the end of that war and the end of Sweden's great time of power.


His final words were "Do not be afraid"


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post Dec 1 2018, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Dec 1 2018, 01:48 AM) *

300 years ago yesterday our greatest king, Karl XII, died in wartime against the Norwegians. He was right at the front and when turning to his men, he took a projectile on the side of his head. His death marked the end of that war and the end of Sweden's great time of power.


His final words were "Do not be afraid"

Well, [censored]. Khajiit is guessing there was plenty of reason to be afraid.


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post Dec 1 2018, 04:23 PM
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He was a great king, military strategist and leader and thus knew how to inspire his men smile.gif


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post Dec 1 2018, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Dec 1 2018, 09:23 AM) *

He was a great king, military strategist and leader and thus knew how to inspire his men smile.gif

You said his death marked the end of the war, but did his troops actually fight the battle or did they immediately surrender?


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post Dec 1 2018, 04:49 PM
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From what I understand, without their prime commander they wouldn't fight on and returned home. Different times and all that. Unsure what happened immediately after that but we didn't get Norway that's for sure wink.gif


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post Dec 1 2018, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Dec 1 2018, 09:49 AM) *

From what I understand, without their prime commander they wouldn't fight on and returned home. Different times and all that. Unsure what happened immediately after that but we didn't get Norway that's for sure wink.gif

So don’t mess with Norway, ey?


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post Dec 1 2018, 07:30 PM
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We never not mess with them tongue.gif


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post Dec 1 2018, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Dec 1 2018, 12:30 PM) *

We never not mess with them tongue.gif

Well no wonder they hate you tongue.gif


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post Aug 15 2019, 03:19 PM
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Well, here's something we haven't done in a while. Let's see some of the things that happened on this day, August 15th, in history. Lots of interesting things happened, but the list will have to be whittled down.

Events:
1457 - Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1548 - Mary Queen of Scotland arrives in France, aged 6
1620 - Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
1900 - The Boxer Rebellion
1918 - 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
1939 - "The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood
1945 - Victory over Japan Day, when Japan surrendered to end WWII (due to time zones 14th Aug in the Americas)
1947 - India gains independence from Great Britain
1969 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm
1971 - Bahrain gains independence from Britain
1979 - "Apocalypse Now" is released in theaters
1993 - Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1 (he was a pitcher in the MLB in the U.S.)

Births:
1769 - Napolean Bonaparte
1890 - Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (she was the oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death in 2006)
1912 - Julia Child
1964 - Melinda Gates


Well, this still turned out to be a long list, but whatever.

Source: https://www.onthisday.com/today/events.php


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