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RaderOfTheLostArk
post Sep 9 2017, 04:33 AM
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It seems like there isn't a precedent for a thread such as this in this corner of the Internet, so I thought it would be interesting and fun to make this. Hopefully this is kept going every so often.

What happened on this day in history? Can be just about anything (within the rules and within reason, of course): birthday, deaths, premieres, releases of movies/video games/books/whatever, etc.

I'll start us off. Today in history:

Birthdays:
Richard the Lionheart (1157)
Peter Sellers (1925)
Patsy Cline (1932)

Apparently Star Trek also premiered on NBC in 1966 and Michelangelo debuted his statue of David in Florence in 1504 on this day.

EDIT: information courtesy of http://www.onthisday.com/

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post Sep 9 2017, 05:05 AM
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Ooh ok! Khajiit will add that, according to this site, on this day in 1900 a hurricane devastated Galveston Texas. Thought this was timely given the weather lately.


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post Sep 9 2017, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Sep 9 2017, 12:05 AM) *

Ooh ok! Khajiit will add that, according to this site, on this day in 1900 a hurricane devastated Galveston Texas. Thought this was timely given the weather lately.


Oops, meant to add what site I got it from. Information was courtesy of http://www.onthisday.com/

And speaking of hurricanes, good ol' Irma is just about ready to slam into us here in Florida. Going to be a brutal one. I think too many people are either panicking too much (the amount of supplies some people are stocking up on is ridiculous) or not taking this storm seriously enough. I can understand greater apprehension from people in coastal areas, though. But overall I think a balance ought to be struck. Be prepared and be safe, but don't treat it like it is the end of the world.


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post Sep 9 2017, 05:35 AM
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QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Sep 8 2017, 11:32 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Sep 9 2017, 12:05 AM) *

Ooh ok! Khajiit will add that, according to this site, on this day in 1900 a hurricane devastated Galveston Texas. Thought this was timely given the weather lately.


Oops, meant to add what site I got it from. Information was courtesy of http://www.onthisday.com/

And speaking of hurricanes, good ol' Irma is just about ready to slam into us here in Florida. Going to be a brutal one. I think too many people are either panicking too much (the amount of supplies some people are stocking up on is ridiculous) or not taking this storm seriously enough. I can understand greater apprehension from people in coastal areas, though. But overall I think a balance ought to be struck. Be prepared and be safe, but don't treat it like it is the end of the world.

Oh you are in Florida (Khajiit probably should have known that)? Well you be safe! Are you inland or in a coastal area?


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post Sep 9 2017, 05:44 AM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Sep 9 2017, 12:35 AM) *

QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Sep 8 2017, 11:32 PM) *

QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Sep 9 2017, 12:05 AM) *

Ooh ok! Khajiit will add that, according to this site, on this day in 1900 a hurricane devastated Galveston Texas. Thought this was timely given the weather lately.


Oops, meant to add what site I got it from. Information was courtesy of http://www.onthisday.com/

And speaking of hurricanes, good ol' Irma is just about ready to slam into us here in Florida. Going to be a brutal one. I think too many people are either panicking too much (the amount of supplies some people are stocking up on is ridiculous) or not taking this storm seriously enough. I can understand greater apprehension from people in coastal areas, though. But overall I think a balance ought to be struck. Be prepared and be safe, but don't treat it like it is the end of the world.

Oh you are in Florida (Khajiit probably should have known that)? Well you be safe! Are you inland or in a coastal area?


Eh, no worries. I've only mentioned it a couple times in passing, so it wasn't like I made a huge deal about it. Come on, Khajiit! tongue.gif

I'm way inland where I am right now, so it likely won't be as bad as it could be. The rest of my family is closer to the coast, but they're not that close to it. They aren't in a mandatory evacuation zone, so that's a plus.


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post Sep 11 2017, 09:52 PM
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It just now comes to me that this is 9/11. Yes, the day Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.


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post Sep 11 2017, 10:24 PM
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9-11 the day that pretty much changed America.


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post Sep 12 2017, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE(Dark Reaper @ Sep 11 2017, 05:24 PM) *

9-11 the day that pretty much changed America.


Indeed. May we remember all those who perished.


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post Sep 26 2017, 06:12 PM
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On this day in 1960, the first-ever televised U.S. presidential debate took place. It was between JFK and Nixon. A common saying regarding it goes, "If you listened to the debate, Nixon won. If you watched the debate, Kennedy won." The make-up done for JFK was a lot better than that for Nixon, and he just looked more comfortable than Nixon did.

Also apparently on this day, in 1580 Francis Drake returned to England after completing his circumnavigation of the globe.


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post Sep 26 2017, 06:15 PM
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Nice history tidbits. Thanks! smile.gif


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post Sep 26 2017, 06:18 PM
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QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Sep 26 2017, 12:12 PM) *

Also apparently on this day, in 1580 Francis Drake returned to England after completing his circumnavigation of the globe.

Khajiit cares little for presidential debates, but global circumnavigation in an age of sail? That is a story of the triumph of the human spirit if ever there was one! That took cajones back then!


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post Dec 4 2017, 08:11 PM
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According to onthisday.com, the Native American tribal leader Crazy Horse was born today back in 1840. There is Mt. Rushmore-like monument that has been in the works for a long time in South Dakota, and while it's far from finished it is still a neat place to go visit. I went there back in 2006, IIRC, along with seeing Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, and The Badlands.

And on this day in 1892, the Spanish dictator and general Francisco Franco was born. His coup in 1936 basically kickstarted the Spanish Civil War. Although he received support from Hitler and Mussolini, Franco never came to an agreement with Hitler regarding World War II and as a result Spain didn't enter that war.

Some other significant events:
1783 - George Washington bid farewell to his officers in the Continental Army, returning to civilian life
1945 - the U.S. Senate approves participation in the United Nations
1997 - for anyone who follows the NBA, Latrell Sprewell was suspended a whole year for choking P. J. Carlesimo


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post Dec 4 2017, 11:02 PM
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This news just in: Generalissimo Franco is still dead. tongue.gif


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post Dec 4 2017, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Dec 4 2017, 04:02 PM) *

This news just in: Generalissimo Franco is still dead. tongue.gif

The dead staying dead is certainly good news...

Anyway, very interesting tidbits Rader.


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post Dec 5 2017, 12:40 AM
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Khajiit is not familiar with this?


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post Dec 5 2017, 12:48 AM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ Dec 4 2017, 05:40 PM) *

Khajiit is not familiar with this?

No Khajiit has never seen that. Sorry. sad.gif

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post Dec 5 2017, 03:11 AM
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QUOTE(TheCheshireKhajiit @ Dec 4 2017, 05:30 PM) *

QUOTE(ghastley @ Dec 4 2017, 04:02 PM) *

This news just in: Generalissimo Franco is still dead. tongue.gif

The dead staying dead is certainly good news...

Anyway, very interesting tidbits Rader.


Thank you, Khajiit. If I remember to post, there are some very interesting birthdays tomorrow.

QUOTE(ghastley @ Dec 4 2017, 06:40 PM) *

Khajiit is not familiar with this?


Lol, I had never heard of that one before. Thanks for the link. You could easily make a similar gag regarding some celebrities, etc. these days too.


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post Dec 5 2017, 03:33 AM
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QUOTE(RaderOfTheLostArk @ Dec 4 2017, 08:11 PM) *

Thank you, Khajiit. If I remember to post, there are some very interesting birthdays tomorrow.

Should be some good stuff coming up on the 7th too!


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post Dec 5 2017, 08:21 PM
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Today we have several big-name birthdays in history (and some that perhaps wouldn't be considered big names anymore).

1782 - Martin Van Buren - 8th President of the United States (1837-1841)
1839 - George Custer - Yes, the Custer most famous for "Custer's Last Stand," that, as you would imagine from the name, didn't go so well for him
1901 - Walt Disney - Don't think a quick explanation of who he was is necessary
1947 - Jim Plunkett - Former NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders

Other important events from history:
771 - Charlemagne became the sole King of the Franks after his brother Carloman I died
1849 - Then-U.S. President James Polk triggered the Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming the discovery of gold in them hills in California
1933 - 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, which repealed the 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
1955 - The beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, started in the wake of the arrest of Rosa Parks
1974 - Final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC (great show, for anyone who hasn't seen it)

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post Apr 23 2018, 08:55 PM
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Didn't realize it had been that long since there was a post in this thread.

Birthdays on this day in history:
1564 - William Shakespeare - Little known playwright who you have probably never heard of
1791 - James Buchanan - 15th President of the U.S. (1857-1861), preceded Abraham Lincoln, a large amount of blame is often put on him by historians for the U.S. Civil War
1858 - Max Planck - German physicist and father of quantum physics
1928 - Shirley Temple - child actress who later became a U.S. ambassador and first female Chief of Protocol of the U.S.

Major events in history:
1014 - King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at the Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from their control
1661 - Charles II crowned the king of England
1861 - Robert E. Lee named the commander of Virginia Confederate forces in the U.S. Civil War
1945 - The Flossenburg concentration camp is liberated
1954 - Hank Aaron, MLB Hall of Famer, hits his 1st home run of career total 755 (Barry Bonds will is not the home run king)
2009 - Gamma ray burst (GRB) 090423 observed for 10 seconds; it is the most distant object of any kind, and also the oldest known object in the universe

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