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

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

Post by n11pilot » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 am

AeroDillo MkII wrote:
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:
Gentlemen, my apologies. I don't know what I was thinking. :lol:

I think I will write something on this and post it appropriately under "Rants".

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

Post by n11pilot » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:49 am

1582 - Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries.

1789 - French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, to demand bread, and to force the King and his court to move to Paris.

1813 - Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Indians was killed at the Battle of Thames in Canada when American forces defeated the British and the allied Indian warriors.

1864 - Most of Calcutta was destroyed by a cyclone, approx 60,000 people are killed.

1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Ta Hool Hool Shute is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."
Chief Joseph - Thunder Traveling to the Loftier Mountain Heights - 1877

1919 - Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.

1930 - Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.

1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt called for a "quarantine" of aggressor nations.

1969 - A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. The plane entered U.S. air space and landed without being detected. Bit of a wake-up call for NORAD there.

1989 - The Dalai Lama (Lhama Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. Gyatso was the 15th Dalai Lama.

1991 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced that his country would cut its nuclear arsenal in response to the arms reduction that was initiated by U.S. President George Bush. Win some.

1993 - China set off an underground nuclear explosion. Lose some.

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

Post by Cousi » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:15 pm

n11pilot wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:49 am
1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Ta Hool Hool Shute is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."
Chief Joseph - Thunder Traveling to the Loftier Mountain Heights - 1877
That is a powerful statement right there.

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

Post by n11pilot » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:48 pm

Cousi wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:15 pm
n11pilot wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:49 am
1877 - Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Army after a 1,000-mile retreat towards the Canadian border.
"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Ta Hool Hool Shute is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever."
Chief Joseph - Thunder Traveling to the Loftier Mountain Heights - 1877
That is a powerful statement right there.
Agreed. I have never read a more profound promise than this.

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

Post by n11pilot » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:12 pm

1683 - The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA.

1848 - The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor for San Francisco via Cape Horn. The steamboat service arrived on February 28, 1849. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.

1866 - The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in America near Seymour, IN. The got away with $10,000. That would be roughly the equivalent of $159,000.00 in today's money.

1884 - The Naval War College was established in Newport, RI.

1889 - In Paris, the Moulin Rouge opened its doors to the public for the first time. Yes we Can Can!

1889 - The Kinescope was exhibited by Thomas Edison. He had patented the moving picture machine in 1887.

1917 - Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides.

1928 - War-torn China was reunited under the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek. This is playing fast and loose with the term "Reunited".

1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.

1939 - Adolf Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem. Apparently it was a very busy day for this SOB.

1948 - The Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.

1948 - Anthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

1951 - Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb.

1956 - Dr Albert Sabin develops an oral polio vaccine.

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1571 - Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in a significant encounter off Western Greece.

1737 - A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India.

1763 - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement.

1765 - Nine American colonies sent a total of 28 delegates to New York City for the Stamp Act Congress. The delegates adopted the "Declaration of Rights and Grievances."

1777 - During the American Revolution the second Battle of Saratoga began.

1913 - For the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.

1919 KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established. This makes KLM the oldest existing airline.

1949 - The German Democratic Republic (DDR East Germany) was formed.

1950 - The U.S.-led U.N. forces crossed the 38th parallel and entered North Korea. China in November followed through on their threat to enter the war by sending several hundred thousand troops over the border into North Korea.

1963 - U.S. President Kennedy signed a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.

1985 - The United States announced that it would no longer automatically comply with World Court decisions.

1989 - In Budapest, Hungary's Communist Party renounced Marxism in favor of democratic socialism.

1993 - U.S. President Clinton sent more troops, heavy armor, and naval firepower to Somalia. It should be noted that this was after the Battle of Mogadishu. It should also be noted that the Clinton administration repeated denied commanders' requests for armor and air in the days leading up to the Battle of Mogadishu.

2001 - The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

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Post by n11pilot » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 am

1480 - Great standoff on the Ugra river. This standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Ivan III Grand Prince of Muscovy, ended without conflict but was the beginning of the disintegration of the Great Horde when the forces of the Khan withdrew.

1856 - The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.

1862 - Otto Von Bismarck is appointed Minister-President of Prussia.

1895 - The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia, PA.

1915 - Battle of Loos on WWI Western Front ends, German forces contain British attack (85,000 casualties).

1917 - Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control.

1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Medal of Honor.

1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb.

1950 - U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.

1970 - Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize for literature.

2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

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Post by n11pilot » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:46 am

768 - Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman I didn't make it, his reign was short and filled with trouble and competition with his more famous brother. Carloman I died suddenly and conveniently in 771 of what is recorded as a "Troublesome nosebleed". While not officially recorded some primary sources indicate that the nosebleed may have been initiated by some foreign object, like a dagger or such.

1000 - Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America.

1446 - The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea. Prior to this the Koreans used Chinese characters which were very difficult for most common people to learn due to the time required for study. King Sejong a scholar in his own right developed this alphabet which was easy to lean and eventually nearly ended illiteracy in Korea.

1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom. Interesting that he had to seek religious freedom from people who were seeking religious freedom.

1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut was chartered in New Haven. The name was later changed to Yale.

1776 - A group of Spanish missionaries settled in what is now San Francisco, CA.

1781 - The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place in Yorktown, VA. The American and French forces, led by George Washington, defeated the British troops under Lord Cornwallis.

1812 - During the War of 1812 American forces captured two British brigs, the Detroit and the Caledonia. 9 OCT is most likely not a holiday in Britain.

1855 - Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine motor.

1858 - Mail service via stagecoach between San Francisco, CA, and St. Louis, MO, began.

1888 - The public was admitted to the Washington Monument for the first time.

1914 - During World War I, German forces captured Antwerp, Belgium.

1936 - The first generator at Boulder Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles, CA. The name of the dam was later changed to Hoover Dam.

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680 - Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa.

1780 - Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic's deadliest recorded hurricane.

1845 - The United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, MD.

1865 - The synthetic billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt. Prior to this cue balls were made from elephant ivory.

1887 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Company.

1911 - China's Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen.

1913 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the explosion of the Gamboa Dike that ended the construction of the Panama Canal.

1938 - Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.

1943 - Chaing Kai-shek took the oath of office as the president of China.

1954 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

1957 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world's first major nuclear accident

1957 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, the finance minister of Ghana, after the official had been refused service in a Dover, DE, restaurant. Hardly our finest hour.

1984 - The U.S. Congress passed the 2nd Boland Amendment which outlawed solicitation of 3rd-party countries to support the Contras. The amendment barred the use of funds available to CIA, defense, or intelligence agencies for "supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any nation, group, organization or individual."

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Post by n11pilot » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:21 am

1138 - Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000.

1634 - Burchardi flood - "the second Grote Mandrenke" kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.

1737 - Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India. Mother Nature must really hate 11 OCT.

1776 - During the American Revolution the first naval battle of Lake Champlain was fought. The forces under Gen. Benedict Arnold suffered heavy losses.

1797 - Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): British navy defeats Dutch fleet.

1811 - The Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, was put into operation by the inventor John Stevens. The ferry went between New York City, NY, and Hoboken, NJ.

1869 - Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his first invention. The electric machine was used for counting votes for the U.S. Congress, however the Congress did not buy it.

1899 - The Boer War began in South Africa between the British and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.

1939 - U.S. President Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert Einstein that urged him to develop the U.S. atomic program rapidly.

1942 - The Battle of Cape Esperance, during World War II, began in the Solomons.

1945 - Chinese civil war begins between Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong's Communist Party.

1958 - Pioneer 1, a lunar probe, was launched by the U.S. The probe did not reach its destination and fell back to Earth and burned up in the atmosphere.

1968 - Apollo 7 was launched by the U.S. The first manned Apollo mission was the first in which live television broadcasts were received from orbit. Wally Schirra, Don Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham were the astronauts aboard.

1986 - Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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