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

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Post by n11pilot » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:02 pm

331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

1569 - The Duke of Norfolk was imprisoned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for trying to marry Mary the Queen of Scots. He was later released and became involved in the "Ridolfi plot" with King Philip II of Spain. Ultimately he lost his head.

1688 - Prince William III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown. Yeah, I'm sure that was a hard sell.

1800 - Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size.

1814 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, which redrew Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte.

1867 - Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published. Ironically many people who teach Marx never point out that he would have starved to death many times over if he hadn't been supported by his friend Friedrich Engles who was in turn supported by overly generous allowances from his father, a capitalist who owned a large textile factory in Salford, England. There is a lesson in that.

1880 - Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park.

1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825).

1918 - Damascus was captured from the Turks during World War I by a force made up of British and Arab forces.

1936 - General Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of the Spanish state.

1938 - German forces enter Czechoslovakia and seized control of the Sudetenland. The Munich Pact had been signed two days before.

1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll superhighway in the United States.

1943 - Naples was captured by the Allied forces during World War II.

1946 - The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg sentenced 12 Nazi officials to death. Seven others were sentenced to prison terms and 3 were acquitted.

1949 - Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's Republic of China when the communist forces had defeated the Nationalists. The Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan.

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1187 - Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusader forces.

1492 - King Henry VII of England invaded France. This particular Anglo/French dust up was initiated by the English to end France's support of the pretender to the English throne one Perken Warbeck.

1780 - British army major John Andre was hanged as a spy. He was carrying information about the actions of Benedict Arnold.

1789 - George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

1835 - The first battle of the Texas Revolution took place near the Guadalupe River when American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry unit.

1836 - Charles Darwin returned to England after 5 years of acquiring knowledge around the world about fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. He used the information to develop his theory of evolution which he unveiled in his 1859 book entitled "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection".

1869 - Mahatma (Mohandas) K Gandhi was born. He was known for his advocacy of non-violent resistance to fight the continued British colonization of India.

1870 - Rome was made the capital of Italy.

1876 - The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opened. It was the state's first venture into public higher education. The school was formally dedicated 2 days later by Texas Gov. Richard Coke.

1924 - The Geneva Protocol adopted the League of Nations.

1925 - Scottish inventor John Logie Baird completed the first transmission of moving images. This is the first use of mechanical television or the mechanical scanning and transmission of images.

1944 - The Nazis crushed the Warsaw Uprising. It should be noted that Red Army forces were within striking distance of Warsaw and could have moved in support of the uprising but were held back by Stalin until the Polish nationalist forces were crushed by the NAZIs. Historians theorize that Stalin wanted no competition for control of post war Poland.

1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.

1962 - U.S. ports were closed to nations that allowed their ships to carry arms to Cuba, ships that had docked in a socialist country were prohibited from docking in the United States during that voyage, and the transport of U.S. goods was banned on ships owned by companies that traded with Cuba.

2001 - NATO, for the first time, invoked a treaty clause that stated that an attack on one member is an attack on all members. The act was in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

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2333 BC - State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao. Note, this is a traditional date and is considered by some to be open for debate.

52 BC Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered. Making him say his name three times fast would have been enough of a punishment.

1863 - U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.

1893 - The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman. A black day for dogs indeed.

1901 - The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.

1922 - Rebecca L. Felton became the first female to hold office of U.S. Senator. She was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia to fill a vacancy.

1929 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

1932 - Iraq was admitted into the League of Nations leading Britain to terminate their mandate over the nation. Britain had ruled Iraq since taking it from Turkey during World War I.

1935 - Italian forces invaded Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). This event is overshadowed in history by WWII but it stands as a condemnation of the forces of Fascism. In this one sided war the World saw aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, and poison gas used against people armed many times only with spears and swords.

1944 - During World War II, U.S. troops broke through the Siegfried Line.

1952 - Britain became the third nuclear power in the world when they successfully detonated their first atomic bomb. The U.S. and Russia were the only other nuclear powers.

1988 - The space shuttle Discovery landed safely after its four-day mission. It was the first American shuttle mission since the Challenger disaster.

1990 - The Berlin Wall was dismantled eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The unification of Germany ended 45 years of division.

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Post by Cousi » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:44 pm

Two things
n11pilot wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 pm
2333 BC - State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao. Note, this is a traditional date and is considered by some to be open for debate.
That would make Korea the oldest continuous sovereign nation in the world, wouldn't it?
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 pm
1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered. Making him say his name three times fast would have been enough of a punishment.
And we think English is a difficult language!

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Post by n11pilot » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:27 pm

Cousi wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Two things
n11pilot wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 pm
2333 BC - State of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao. Note, this is a traditional date and is considered by some to be open for debate.
That would make Korea the oldest continuous sovereign nation in the world, wouldn't it?
n11pilot wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:06 pm
1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered. Making him say his name three times fast would have been enough of a punishment.
And we think English is a difficult language!

Unfortunately the date is really up for debate as is the origin of Dangun Wanggeom. As it presumably existed the state of Gojoseon comprised part of what is now North Korea and a bit or two of what is now Manchuria. The earliest written accounts of Gojoseon date from the 7TH Century AD leaving no reference to contemporary primary documents. This leaves Gojoseon in the realm of what is called "Traditional history" as opposed to "This is going to be on the test Friday history". So for now the title of oldest continuous sovereign state stays safely in the hands of tiny (24 Square miles) San Marino, established 301 AD.



If you think the name poor old, all over the place, Dafydd was saddled with is difficult you should see some of the road signs in Wales
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Post by AeroDillo MkII » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:15 am

If I recall, today (October 3) also marks the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu.

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AeroDillo MkII wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:15 am
If I recall, today (October 3) also marks the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu.

Right you are, Dillo! Excellent call.

After reading Dillo's post I wanted to write something about the action in Mogadishu and the entire Somali mission at the the time. I found that I couldn't without bringing a political component into it which does not really belong in this section. In fact some of my feelings about certain politicians deploying the US military without fully supporting the missions are so strong they may not belong on the revitalized Fedora chronicles at all.

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1537 - The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.

1648 - The first volunteer fire department was established in New York by Peter Stuyvesant.

1777 - At Germantown, PA, Patriot forces and British forces both suffer heavy losses in battle. The battle was seen as British victory, which actually served as a moral boost to the Americans.

1883 The Orient Express departs on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul.

1909 - The first airship race in the U.S. took place in St. Louis, MO. In researching this I discovered that the term "Airship" is used rather loosely here to describe balloons, dirigibles, and a few craft that defy description.

1915 - The Dinosaur National Monument was established. The area covered part of Utah and Colorado.

1927 - The first actual work of carving began on Mount Rushmore.

1940 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met in the Alps at Brenner Pass. At this meeting which took place in a railway car, Hitler gave a low key monologue on the similar interests of NAZIs and Fascists and Mussolini gave vague indications of support.

1957 - The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth. Sputnik was the first man made satellite to enter space. Sputnik I fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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

Post by Cousi » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:08 pm

n11pilot wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:22 am
In fact some of my feelings about certain politicians deploying the US military without fully supporting the missions are so strong they may not belong on the revitalized Fedora chronicles at all.
No such thing as 'does not belong'. Fire away.

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

Post by AeroDillo MkII » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:52 am

Cousi wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:08 pm
n11pilot wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:22 am
In fact some of my feelings about certain politicians deploying the US military without fully supporting the missions are so strong they may not belong on the revitalized Fedora chronicles at all.
No such thing as 'does not belong'. Fire away.
Yeah...what kind of classy joint do you think this is, anyway? :lol:

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