Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anything and everything - The history of all man kind...
User avatar
AeroDillo MkII
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by AeroDillo MkII » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:01 am

Well, in all fairness one man's terrorist is another man's Freedom Pirate.











...wow. That pun was so bad Baz probably heard it from space. I'd feel shame if I had any.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:19 pm

Cousi wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Very true, but imagine what he'd do with today's weaponry. He'd go from pirate to terrorist in short order. :P

LOL! Well, since the good captain did start out in life as a privateer perhaps we could issue him a Letter of marque to patrol the swamp so to speak. :D

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:20 pm

AeroDillo MkII wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:01 am
Well, in all fairness one man's terrorist is another man's Freedom Pirate.


...wow. That pun was so bad Baz probably heard it from space. I'd feel shame if I had any.

OK, we need to form an FC Go Fund Me Page to buy Dillo a sense of shame. :lol:

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:30 pm

380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or first formal entry, into Constantinople.

1615 - French King Louis XIII married Ann of Austria. They were both 14 years old.

1639 - 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System.

1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania).

1859 - Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.

1863 - During the Civil War, the battle for Lookout Mountain began in Tennessee.

1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S.

1874 - Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.

1903 - Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.

1940 - Nazis closed off the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Over the next three years the population dropped from 350,000 to 70,000 due to starvation, disease and deportations to concentration camps.

1944 - During World War II, the first raid against the Japanese capital of Tokyo was made by land-based U.S. bombers.

1947 - The "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.

1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

1969 - Apollo 12 landed safely in the Pacific Ocean bringing an end to the second manned mission to the moon.

1971 - Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom.

1987 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to scrap short- and medium-range missiles. It was the first superpower treaty to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons.

User avatar
AeroDillo MkII
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by AeroDillo MkII » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:03 am

n11pilot wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:20 pm

OK, we need to form an FC Go Fund Me Page to buy Dillo a sense of shame. :lol:
Save us all a lot of heartbreak and wasted time. Just send me the check.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:49 pm

AeroDillo MkII wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:03 am

Save us all a lot of heartbreak and wasted time. Just send me the check.

That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works. :lol:

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:58 pm

1177 - Battle of Montgisard: Baldwin IV of Jerusalem defeats Saladin and a larger Ayyubid force.

1758 - During the French and Indian War, the British captured Fort Duquesne at what is now known as Pittsburgh.

1783 - During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the U.S.

1850 - Texas relinquished one-third of its territory in exchange for $10 million from the U.S. to pay its public debts and settle border disputes.

1867 - Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.

1947 - Movie studio executives meeting in New York agreed to blacklist the "Hollywood 10," who were cited a day earlier and jailed for contempt of Congress when they failed to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.

1955 - In the U.S., the Interstate Commerce Commission banned racial segregation on interstate trains and buses.

1970 - Japanese author Yukio Mishima committed ritual suicide after giving a speech attacking Japan's post-war constitution.

1973 - Greek President George Papadapoulos was ousted in military coup.

1985 - Ronald W. Pelton was arrested on espionage charges. Pelton was a former employee of the National Security Agency. He was later convicted of selling secrets to Soviet agents.

1990 - Poland held its first popular presidential election.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:36 pm

43 BC - Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed.

1778 - British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands now popularly known as Hawaii.

1789 - U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. This was also known as the first official Thanksgiving Day, the thanks being given was for the Constitution.

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.

1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter peered into the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

1942 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.

1942 - The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.

1943 - The HMT Rohna became the first ship to be sunk by a guided missile. The German missile attack led to the death of 1,015 U.S. troops.

1949 - India's Constituent Assembly adopted the country's constitution The country became republic within the British Commonwealth two months later.

1950 - China entered the Korean conflict forcing UN forces to retreat.

1973 - Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was U.S. President Nixon's personal secretary.

1983 - A Brinks Mat Ltd. vault at London's Heathrow Airport was robbed by gunmen. The men made off with 6,800 gold bars worth nearly $40 million. Only a fraction of the gold has ever been recovered and only two men were convicted in the heist.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:27 pm

1095 - Pope Urban II releases a sermon that encourages the 1st Crusade.

1295 - English King Edward I calls into session what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives.

1779 - The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania.

1895 - Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize.

1901 - The Army War College was established in Washington, DC.

1910 - New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.

1934 - The U.S. bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was killed by FBI agents near Barrington, IL.

1950 - Battle of Chosin Reservoir - (27 Nov – 13 Dec 1950). During the 17-day battle the 1st Marine Division, the Army’s 3rd and 7th Infantry Divisions, and 41 Commando of the British Royal Marines, fought their way down a 35-mile one-lane road, against a force of 10 Chinese Divisions until they reached the port of Hungnam. During the breakout, they evacuated their wounded, most of their dead, equipment, over 98,000 civilians and inflicted over 19.200 Chinese casualties.

1970 - Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

1973 - The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

User avatar
n11pilot
Posts: 322
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:52 pm

Re: Today in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by n11pilot » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:20 pm

1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway were married.

1814 - The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer makes newspapers available to a mass audience.

1893 - Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election.

1919 - American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.

1922 - Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public exhibition of skywriting. He spelled out, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York's Times Square.

1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to map out strategy concerning World War II.

1963 - U.S. President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents.

1964 - The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.

1983 - The space shuttle Columbia took off with the STS-9 Spacelab in its cargo bay.

1989 - Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci arrived in New York after escaping her homeland through Hungary.

Post Reply