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Old 04-17-2017, 07:54 PM   #751
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I'd prolly change the order up if I kept those new bits...

Anything?

Bueller?
well, extensive as your lists of what happened may be, they're obviously not complete/exhaustive/comprehensive, etc.

btw, it *just now* occurs to me why you called it "a year", now you get to repeat stuff repeat stuff.

aaaanyhow. since you asked, why not pick one or more items from your own list, or what's happened in the intervening year and do a deeper dive on it. Since you don't have to fill the centuries, you can just fill one post with "hey, y'know, back in xyz, when that dude, did that thing... guess what came of it, detail, detail, unexpected consequence, internet meme spawned from, etc." of course, the possibilities are endless.

you have obviously put tremendous effort into compiling this stuff, I'm sure some of it snagged your attention, but you were focused on covering "this day in history" ... now you can indulge your focus and just say something about one thing on this day, or two or three.

hm?
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:34 PM   #752
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The only 'effort' I put into any of this is trying to not destroy the post. There's no effort involved, I'm copy/pasting shit stuff from Wikipedia.

I've never posted an IOTD because I hate details. When it's me providing them, anyway. That takes effort. I ain't all that much into effort. I live like I'm broke (<--actually, that takes quite a bit of effort) so that I can go as long as possible without expending any more effort, maybe ever again, if I'm lucky and die young(ish).

And I don't know what you mean when you say "pick one or more items from your own list". I don't have a lot of focus, and am easily bored.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:41 PM   #753
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I am going to try to be a little more modern, and a little less deathy in my choice of events to relate.

I'd like to see more Dwellars chime in with stuff like this:

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I was in a muther-fucking school bus accident, as reminded by a schoolmate on bacefook.
I like Dwellar history.

I thought folks would post things that weren't covered in histories, like "On this day in 1974 President Lipschitz stumbled down the stairs of Air Force One. I know the date because I graduated high school that day.", or stuff like that.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:32 PM   #754
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Today is April 18, Tax Day in the United States, so, if you haven't filed yet, you better be getting your shit together.

An International Day For Monuments and Sites is commemorated today.


Events

1775 – American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements. "One if by land, two if by sea;"

1912 – The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.

1923 – "The House that Ruth Built" opens.

1943 – In Operation Vengeance, in WWII, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.

1949 – The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News, Virginia. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.

1975 - Four Bay City Rollers fans were taken to hospital and 35 others required on site treatment after they attempted to swim across a lake to meet their heroes. The group were making an appearance at a BBC Radio 1 fun day at Mallory Park. This happened on a Friday, the day before S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night.

1983 – A suicide bomber in Lebanon destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people.

1988 – The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II. It was in retaliation of damage to the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts, which struck an Iranian mine in the Persian Gulf. By the end of the operation, U.S. air and surface units had sunk, or severely damaged, half of Iran's operational fleet.



1857 – Clarence Darrow (lawyer, defended Leopold & Loeb, defended John Scopes in The Scopes Monkey Trial, 1882 – Leopold Stokowski♪ ♫(conductor), 1918 – Clifton Hillegass (created CliffsNotes), 1922 – Barbara Hale ('Della Street' on Perry Mason), 1924 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown♪ ♫, 1946 – Hayley Mills, 1946 – Tommy Shannon(Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), 1947 – James Woods ("Ooh, a piece o' candy."), 1949 – Geoff Bodine, 1953 – Rick Moranis, 1956 – Eric Roberts, 1961 – Jane Leeves ('Daphne' on Frasier, Hot In Cleveland), 1962 – Jeff Dunham ("...on a steek."), 1963 – Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), 1963 – Conan O'Brien (big, tall ginger), 1967 – Maria Bello, 1971 – David Tennant, 1976 – Melissa Joan Hart



1945 – Ernie Pyle (war correspondent, killed on Okinawa), 1955 – Albert Einstein (brainiac), 1986 – Marcel Dassault (founded Dassault Aviation), 1996 – Bernard Edwards(Chic), 2002 – Thor Heyerdahl (sailed the Kon-Tiki 5,000 miles from South America to the Tuamotu Islands), 2012 – Dick Clark (Perhaps you've heard of him?), 2013 – Cordell Mosson(Parliament-Funkadelic)
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:06 PM   #755
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...if I'm lucky and die young(ish).
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Today is April 18, Tax Day in the United States, so, if you haven't filed yet, you better be getting your shit together.
My shit's together, I mailed it way the hell back... on Friday.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:32 PM   #756
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While driving, I heard on the radio that today is International Amateur Radio Day and Lola Bunny came to mind. I hope she had a good one.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:48 PM   #757
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Today is April 19, the 109th day of 2017.

Tripsters will be celebrating Bicycle Day today, commemorating the day that Albert Hofman intentionally ingested 0.25 milligrams of lysergic acid diethylamide, and had to be escorted home by his lab assistant. Since the use of cars was prohibited by wartime restrictions, they rode bicycles.

Today is also Dutch-American Friendship Day, as well as Primrose Day in the U.K., commemorating the anniversary of the death of Benjamin Disraeli.


Events

1892 – Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted to life imprisonment) for conspiracy in the Tate–LaBianca murders.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tate%E...Bianca_murders.

1980 - 32 year old English singer Brian Johnson joined Australian group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died after a drinks binge in February 1980.

1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas; the CSA surrenders two days later.

1987 – The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.

1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

1993 – The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.

1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168.

1997 – The 1997 Red River flood overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.

2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected to the papacy and becomes Pope Benedict XVI.

2013 – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in the suburb of Watertown.



1787 – Deaf Smith, 1877 – Ole Evinrude, 1903 – Eliot Ness, 1930 – Dick Sargent, 1933 – Jayne Mansfield, 1935 – Dudley Moore, 1942 – Jack Roush (founded Roush Fenway Racing), 1946 – Tim Curry, 1954 – Bob Rock♪ ♫(producer), 1957 – Tony Martin♪ ♫, 1962 – Al Unser Jr., 1965 – Suge Knight♪ ♫, 1968 – Ashley Judd, 1978 – James Franco, 1979 – Kate Hudson



1881 – Benjamin Disraeli, 1906 – Pierre Curie, 1955 – Jim Corbett, 1993 – David Koresh, 2004 – Norris McWhirter, 2005 – Ruth Hussey, 2006 – Albert Scott Crossfield, 2012 – Levon Helm, 2013 – Allan Arbus, 2013 – Al Neuharth (founded USA Today), 2017 – Aaron Hernandez
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:27 PM   #758
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1892 – Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Yeah, these brothers caused quite a stir in Springfield with their 4hp machine, but they scared the horses. They were bicycle builders like the Wright Brothers, the first on the road, won the first automobile race in Chicago beating 3 Benz cars. They became the largest car maker in the country by building 16 cars in a year, and went to England and won the London to Brighton race by 75 minutes. One of their cars in NYC also had the county's first traffic accident.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:49 PM   #759
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Today is April 20.

Yes, today is 4/20, ergo:

Gonna sit down in the kitchen
And fix me something good to eat
And make my head a little high
And make my whole day complete
'Cause we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on

Well pass it to me baby
Pass it to me slow
Take time out to smile a little
Before we let it go
'Cause we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on

Well there ain't nothin' to do
And there's always room for more
Fill it, light it, shut up
And close the door
'Cause we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on

We gonna sit around the kitchen
Fix us somethin' good to eat
And make ourselves a little high
And make our whole day complete
'Cause we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on
'Cause we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on

And I just might have gotten a head start on ya.


1818 – In England, the case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.

1865 – Astronomer Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L'Immaculata Concezion.

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1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day. No, Snoopy did not shoot down the Red Baron.

1961 – Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.

1999 – Columbine High School massacre: 13 people are killed, and 24 others are injured at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.



1889 – Adolf Hitler, 1893 – Harold Lloyd, 1904 – Bruce Cabot, 1908 – Lionel Hampton, 1923 – Mother Angelica, 1923 – Tito Puente, 1924 – Nina Foch, 1925 – Elena Verdugo, 1937 – George Takei ("Oh, my!"), 1940 – James Gammon, 1941 – Ryan O'Neal, 1949 – Veronica Cartwright, 1949 – Jessica Lange, 1951 – Luther Vandross♪ ♫, 1962 – Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, 1964 – Andy Serkis ('Smeagol/Gollum' in TLOTR, Planet of the Apes movie series, Star Wars:TFA, Star Wars:The Last Jedi, 'Baloo' in Jungle Book (2018)), 1967 – Mike Portnoy(Dream Theater), 1970 – Shemar Moore, 1972 – Carmen Electra, 1976 – Joey Lawrence



1769 – Chief Pontiac, 1912 – Bram Stoker, 1982 – Archibald MacLeish, 1991 – Steve Marriott♪ ♫(Small Faces, Humble Pie), 1991 – Don Siege (director, Dirty Harry, Escape From Alcatraz, The Shootist, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), 1992 – Benny Hill, 1996 – Christopher Robin Milne (basis for 'Christopher Robin' in Winnie The Pooh), 1999 – Rick Rude, 2014 – Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter(subject of the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane", and the Denzel Washington movie The Hurricane), 2016 – Chyna (wrestler), 2016 – Victoria Wood
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:15 PM   #760
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You goofball, you did get a head start dincha. Happy 4-20
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:21 PM   #761
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Heh, that wasn't me. That's straight Wikipedia there.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:24 PM   #762
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:37 PM   #763
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I know Pius IX supported the dogma of immaculate conception, but Immaculata Concezion is a modern fishing boat still in business.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:21 AM   #764
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Today is April 21.

753 BC – Romulus founds Rome (traditional date).

1918 – World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France. Again, not by Snoopy.

1934 – The "Surgeon's Photograph",

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1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.



1816 – Charlotte Brontλ, 1838 – John Muir, 1887 – Joe McCarthy, 1915 – Anthony Quinn, 1922 – Alistair MacLean, 1924 – Ira Louvin, 1926 – Queen Elizabeth II, 1935 – Charles Grodin, 1939 – Reni Santoni ('Poppy' on Seinfeld), 1947 – Iggy Pop♪ ♫, 1949 – Patti LuPone, 1951 – Tony Danza, 1958 – Andie MacDowell, 1959 – Robert Smith, 1979 – James McAvoy



1910 – Mark Twain, 1918 – Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", 1948 – Aldo Leopold, 1971 – Franηois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, 1996 – Zora Arkus-Duntov 'Father of the Corvette), 1996 – Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, 2003 – Nina Simone♪ ♫, 2015 – Steve Byrnes (sportscaster, racing reporter), 2016 – Lonnie Mack, 2016 – Prince
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:03 AM   #765
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Snoopy never gets the credit he deserves.
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