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Old 09-13-2017, 01:17 PM   #901
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September 13

Today is National Chocolate Day.Like I need a reason to eat chocolate.


1501 – Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.

1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage

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survives an iron rod 1 1⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.

1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.

1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.

1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.<--Interesting read.

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:50 PM   #902
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But we don't talk about that.
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You just talked about it.
YOUR FACE
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:55 PM   #903
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1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.<--Interesting read.
Holy crap. I work in a Radiology department, I'm gonna ask our radiation safety officer of they've ever heard of this.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:29 AM   #904
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Ask them to check your badge while you're at it.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:34 AM   #905
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They said I'm off the charts, probably experiencing mental derangement.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:32 PM   #906
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I'd believe them.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:05 PM   #907
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September 17

The Netherlands remembers Operation Market Garden on this date.


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1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.

1814 – Francis Scott Key finishes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", later to be the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

1849 – American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

1862 – American Civil War: George B. McClellan halts the northward drive of Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history, with 22,717 total casualties.

1908 – The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes, killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality.

1916 – World War I: Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

1925 – Frida Kahlo suffers near-fatal injuries in a bus accident in Mexico, causing her to abandon her medical studies and take up art.

1954 – The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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is first published.

1961 – The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena

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opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1976 – The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.

1983 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:27 AM   #908
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1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

1979 – A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined. Referred to as The Vela Incident.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:10 PM   #909
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September 27

Today is Google's (official) Birthday, Nat'l Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and World Tourism Day.


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1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.

1777 – American Revolutionary War: Lancaster, Pennsylvania becomes the capital of the United States, for one day after the Second Continental Congress evacuates Philadelphia to avoid invading British forces.

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1956 – USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.

1962 – Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

1968 – The stage musical Hair

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opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973. [They brought the house down!]

1983 – Richard Stallman announces the GNU Project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.

1998 – The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:40 PM   #910
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1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory,

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discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1941 – Ted Williams, playing for the Boston Red Sox

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in a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on the final day of the season, gets six hits in eight appearances at the plate, resulting in .406 batting average for the year, and became the last major league player to bat .400 in a season.
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:42 PM   #911
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September 30

Í dag er alţjóđleg ţýđingardagur, ţannig ađ ţýđa eitthvađ.


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1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

1927 – Babe Ruth

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becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1949 – The Berlin Airlift ends.

1968 – The Boeing 747

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is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.

1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache

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makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line.

1994 – Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:18 PM   #912
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1835 – The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.

1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson

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suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.

1928 – The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Josemaría Escrivá.

1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

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is first published.

1959 – The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.

1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.

2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin,

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extending over three weeks.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:58 PM   #913
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2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
Fuck those guys. Mostly the one who was executed. Fuck him.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:39 PM   #914
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I feel ya.

Map of Interest, perhaps:

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Beltway sniper attacks, btw...
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:55 PM   #915
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13 is off by about 3 or 4 miles. She was in the parking lot of the Home Depot I shop at in Falls Church.

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