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skysidhe 06-17-2007 12:32 AM

This Day in History
 
1885
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

1928
Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.

1944
The Republic of Iceland was established.

1963
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.

1972
Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.

1994
O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.

2002
Australian scientists announced that they had "teleported" a laser beam—breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location.

I find this last one very interesting.:alien:

Radar 06-17-2007 01:21 PM

Actually they transported a single photon.

wolf 06-17-2007 01:45 PM

1966 my sister was born

Not big in the grand scheme of things, but pretty cool for me.

skysidhe 06-19-2007 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radar (Post 356197)
Actually they transported a single photon.

even more interesting....science fiction meets up with reality :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolf (Post 356210)
1966 my sister was born

Not big in the grand scheme of things, but pretty cool for me.


sisters are precious!

skysidhe 06-19-2007 07:58 PM

1862
Congress abolished slavery in the U.S. territories.

1987
The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring any public school teaching the theory of evolution to teach creationism as well.

2002
Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai was sworn in.

Gravdigr 03-06-2016 01:57 PM

March 6, 1836, The Alamo is overrun.

Remember The Alamo

List of defenders

Gravdigr 03-11-2016 02:26 PM

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Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" was released in the U.S. 43 years ago today.

:devil:

Gravdigr 03-14-2016 11:53 AM

March 14, 1910

Lakeview Oil Company was drilling for oil in Kern County, California, expecting natural gas and a bit of oil. At 2440 feet pressurized oil blew through the well casing. And continued to do so for 544 days. The gusher was finally brought under control in September of 1911. Initial flow was 18,800 barrels per day, peaking at 90,000 per day. Total = 9,400,000 barrels (1,200,000 tons), of which less than half was recovered.

The event is known as The Lakeview Gusher.

Gravdigr 04-10-2016 12:24 PM

April 10, 837

Halley's Comet comes to within 3.2 million miles of Earth.

1865

Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time, one day after surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General U.S. Grant.

1925

"The Great Gatsby" is published.

1970

Paul McCartney, of The Beatles, announces he is leaving the band.

1992

Sam Kinison is killed in a head-on crash near Needles, California.

Griff 04-10-2016 04:50 PM

April 10, 1976
I was in a muther-fucking school bus accident, as reminded by a schoolmate on bacefook.

Gravdigr 04-11-2016 01:34 PM

Damn. Did you make it?

:p:

Gravdigr 04-11-2016 01:45 PM

April 11, 1965

Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak - 47 tornadoes strike the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, killing 271 people, and injuring 1,500. 137 of those dead, and 1,200 of those injured were in Indiana.

1970

"Houston, we've had a problem." - The Apollo 13 Accident

Griff 04-11-2016 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 957285)
Damn. Did you make it?

:p:

Yeah, some of the kids were pretty busted up though. You know those old buses metal seats and all. She did 7 weeks in the hospital.

Gravdigr 04-14-2016 02:03 PM

Well, that don't sound fun at all.

Gravdigr 04-14-2016 02:33 PM

April 14, 1828

Noah Webster copyrights his American Dictionary of the English Language.

1846

The Donner Party departs Springfield, Illinois headed for California. Some of them got hungry. Damn hungry.

1860

The first Pony Express (founded (in part) by my homeboy Alexander Majors) rider reached San Francisco.

1865

Abe Lincoln takes in a show.

1881

The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight occurs in El Paso, Texas.

1912

The RMS Titanic, touted as unsinkable, proves otherwise.

1956

Videotape is first demonstrated.

1999

The costliest Australian natural disaster, a hailstorm, strikes Sydney, dishing out A$2.3 billion in insured damages.

Births

Christiaan Huygens-1629; Anne Sullivan-1866; John Gielgud-1904; Rod Steiger-1925; Loretta Lynn-1932; Pete Rose-1941; Ritchie Blackmore-1945;

Deaths

John Singer Sargent-1925; Richard Hickock (of 'In Cold Blood' infamy)-1965; Burl Ives-1995; Don Ho-2007; Percy Sledge-2015


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