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Old 03-14-2017, 06:08 PM   #616
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1943 – The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Krakσw.
You make it sound like a bad thing. When NYC pushes urban renewal they just throw everyone out in the street. Whereas the SS escorted all the residents to new accommodations... by train. Not only that, the SS gathered and itemized all the valuables, so the people wouldn't have to worry about them.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:54 PM   #617
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March 14

44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.

1663 – Otto von Guericke completes his book on Vacuum.

1757 – Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.

1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

1885 – The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.

1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.

1903 – The Hay–Herrαn Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.

1910 – The Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.

1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.

1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

1967 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.

1994 – Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

1995 – Space exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.

Births

1804 – Johann Strauss I♪ ♫, 1863 – Casey Jones, 1874 – Anton Philips (co-founded Philips Electronics), 1879 – Albert Einstein, 1912 – Les Brown♪ ♫, 1914 – Lee Petty, 1916 – Horton Foote, 1920 – Hank Ketcham (created Dennis the Menace), 1921 – S. Truett Cathy (founded Chick-fil-A), 1921 – Ada Louise Huxtable, 1923 – Diane Arbus, 1925 – William Clay Ford, Sr., 1928 – Frank Borman, 1933 – Michael Caine, 1933 – Quincy Jones♪ ♫, 1934 – Eugene Cernan, 1939 – Raymond J. Barry, 1941 – Wolfgang Petersen, 1945 – Michael Martin Murphey♪ ♫, 1948 – Billy Crystal, 1950 – Rick Dees♪ ♫, 1951 – Jerry Greenfield (co-founded Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream), 1958 – Albert II, Prince of Monaco, 1959 – Steve Byrnes (racing reporter), 1961 – Gary Dell'Abate ('Baba Booey'), 1961 – Penny Johnson Jerald (' Kasidy Yates' on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), 1961 – Mike Lazaridis (founded BlackBerry Limited), 1965 – Billy Sherwood♪ ♫(Yes), 1968 – Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables), 1979 – Chris Klein, 1983 – Taylor Hanson♪ ♫(Hanson), 1984 – Aric Almirola, 1986 – Jamie Bell, 1988 – Stephen Curry, 1988 – Sasha Grey, 1997 – Simone Biles

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1757 – John Byng, 1883 – Karl Marx, 1932 – George Eastman (founded Eastman Kodak), 1973 – Chic Young (created comic strip Blondie), 1975 – Susan Hayward, 1976 – Busby Berkeley, 2010 – Peter Graves, 2013 – Jack Greene♪ ♫
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:02 PM   #618
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My last regular This Day In History post will be April 14. That will make one year since I've been posting regularly in this thread.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:28 PM   #619
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Thank you for doing it too! I don't always comment on these posts, and sometimes don't even have time to read them. But when I do, I am always rewarded.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:43 PM   #620
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Not only that, the SS gathered and itemized all the valuables, so the people wouldn't have to worry about them.
Is this the new Secret Service under Trump?
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:15 PM   #621
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My last regular This Day In History post will be April 14. That will make one year since I've been posting regularly in this thread.
It's a lot of fucking work, ain't it? Plus the pressure(from yourself) to not miss a day. Thanks for the diligence, but I kind of wished you'd posted This Day in the Future, instead.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:50 AM   #622
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Thanks for all your efforts, Grav.
There's always something interesting to read and ponder over.
However, some of the occurrences that I remember well, and thought happened only a handful of years ago, actually took place a couple of decades back.
Perhaps that is what happens when you are no longer in the first flush of youth.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:16 PM   #623
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You mean closer to the last flush?

I'd read them all but never used the links, if something blew my skirt up I'd Google it.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:07 PM   #624
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1757 – Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
The crux of the charge being that he 'failed to do his utmost' iirc.

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My last regular This Day In History post will be April 14. That will make one year since I've been posting regularly in this thread.
Well I'll be sad to not have your daily digest of historical happenings - but I also think a year is more than enough for one person to commit to for something like this. I did a brief stint of posting daily stuff on twitter, some years ago, and I think I managed, like a month. And that was just one thing a day.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:08 PM   #625
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You mean closer to the last flush?
Yes, I'm painfully aware that there are more flushes behind me than there are in front of me!

I made a will a couple of years ago which hammered home that stark fact.
It's life's only certainly, but it's difficult for me to articulate just how much making that will affected me.
It didn't help matters that I'd taken my canine chum for a walk through the church yard just before signing.
For some reason I took an inordinate interest in the inscriptions on the grave stones.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:01 PM   #626
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I also think a year is more than enough for one person to commit to for something like marriage.


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Yes, I'm painfully aware that there are more flushes behind me than there are in front of me!
I suspect I could be as old or older that you.
I'm looking for a couple of big dogs to clean up and gnaw my bones when I kick.
That way I won't have to look down up and listen to him bitch about the cost of planting me.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:52 PM   #627
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Who ever will lead us in our education? Without you we are nothing. Whatever will we do. (As he leaves sobbing into the Night)
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:19 PM   #628
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44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.

493 – Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.

1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.

1783 – In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'ιtat never takes place.

1819 – French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel wins a contest at the Academie des Sciences in Paris by proving that light behaves like a wave. The Fresnel integrals, still used to calculate wave patterns, silence skeptics who had backed the particle theory of Isaac Newton.

1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.

1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.

1917 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.

1931 – SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.

1952 – In Cilaos, Rιunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).

1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

2011 – Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.

Births

270 – Saint Nicholas (no, not that one), 1767 – Andrew Jackson, 1887 – Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1911 – Lightnin' Hopkins, 1913 – Macdonald Carey, 1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1935 – Judd Hirsch, 1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, 1940 – Phil Lesh, 1941 – Mike Love, 1943 – David Cronenberg, 1943 – Sly Stone, 1947 – Ry Cooder, 1955 – Dee Snider, 1956 – Clay Matthews, Jr., 1959 – Fabio, 1962 – Terence Trent D'Arby, 1963 – Bret Michaels, 1964 – Rockwell, 1968 – Mark McGrath, 1969 – Kim Raver, 1972 – Mike Tomlin, 1975 – will.i.am, 1975 – Eva Longoria, 1985 – Kellan Lutz

Deaths

44 BC – Julius Caesar, 220 – Cao Cao, 493 – Odoacer, 1898 – Henry Bessemer, 1937 – H. P. Lovecraft, 1975 – Aristotle Onassis, 1997 – Gail Davis, 1998 – Benjamin Spock, 2001 – Ann Sothern, 2007 – Bowie Kuhn, 2009 – Ron Silver, 2014 – David Brenner, 2015 – Mike Porcaro
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Jesus - six fucking years, man.
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March 16

1621 – Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, in English, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."

1802 – The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.

1870 – The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky receives its premiθre performance.

1916 – The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US–Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

1926 – History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.

1936 – Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, leading to a major flood in Pittsburgh.

1945 – World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.

1945 – Ninety percent of Wόrzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers, resulting in around 5,000 deaths.

1958 – The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

1968 – General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, an Oldsmobile Toronado.

1978 – Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.

1984 – William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. (He later dies in captivity.)

1985 – Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

1988 – Iran–Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

1988 – Halabja chemical attack: The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.

1995 – Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.

Births

1751 – James Madison, 1822 – Rosa Bonheur, 1906 – Henny Youngman, 1911 – Josef Mengele, 1916 – Mercedes McCambridge, 1926 – Jerry Lewis, 1927 – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1940 – Bernardo Bertolucci, 1941 – Chuck Woolery, 1942 – Jerry Jeff Walker, 1949 – Erik Estrada, 1949 – Victor Garber, 1950 – Kate Nelligan, 1951 – Ray Benson, 1954 – Nancy Wilson, 1956 – Clifton Powell, 1959 – Flavor Flaaaaav, 1961 – Todd McFarlane, 1964 – Gore Verbinski, 1967 – Ronnie McCoury

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37 – Tiberius, 455 – Valentinian III, 1903 – Judge Roy Bean, 1971 – Bebe Daniels, 1971 – Thomas E. Dewey, 1975 – T-Bone Walker, 1983 – Arthur Godfrey, 1988 – Mickey Thompson, 2013 – Frank Thornton, 2014 – Gary Bettenhausen, 2016 – Frank Sinatra, Jr.
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