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This Day In History post #1  quote:



We can use this thread to post things that happened this day in history.

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Charles Whitman: The Texas Tower Sniper post #2  quote:

August 1, 1966

Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 16. Whitman, who had killed both his wife and mother the night before, was eventually shot to death after courageous Austin police officers, including Ramiro Martinez, charged up the stairs of the tower to subdue the attacker.


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ST. Valentine's Day Massacre post #3  quote:

February 14, 1929

In Chicago, gunmen in the suspected employment of organized-crime boss Al Capone murder seven members of the George "Bugs" Moran North Siders gang in a garage on North Clark Street. The so-called St. Valentine's Day Massacre stirred a media storm centered on Capone and his illegal Prohibition-era activities and motivated federal authorities to redouble their efforts to find evidence incriminating enough to take him off the streets.


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27 June 1746.

Fresh from defeat at the Battle of Culloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie fled to the Isle of Skye discissed as an Irish maid


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September 12th 1440

Eton college was founded by Henry VI for 25 poor and needy scholars. Prefects were warned to look out for 'ill-kept heads, unwashed faces and foul clothes'.

September 12 1878

Cleopatra's Needle, and acient obelisk, 68ft of granite, was presented to britain and erected on the Thames Embankment.


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September 21st 1327

King Edward II was killed by having a hot poker shoved up his backside after his wife found him having a homosexual relationsship with one of his advisors.

(I'm pretty sure thats right but I could be slightly wrong)


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Nope that's right. I think his son carried out ruthless revenge on those who done it.

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It was in this day in history that the Russian theatre siege began

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400 yeras ago today the gunpowder plot was revelad and Guy Fawkes was burned at the stake for attempting to blow up the houses of parliment while King James 1 of England and 6th of Scotland, and parliment were sitting. The result of Fawkes actions meant that catholics were further persecuted and they did not receive the vote for another 200 years.

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December 16 1653

Oliver Cromwell announced himself Lord Protectrer of the realm.

December 16 1775

Novelist Jane Austin was born in Steventon, Hampshire. (two of her relatives are buried in my local church)

December 16 1850

the first immigrant ship, the Charlotte Jane, arrived at Lyttleton, New Zeeland

December 16 1899

Noel Coward, playwright, composer, lyracist, actor, producer and director was born in Teddington, Middlesex

December 16 1996.

Blackburn announced Sven Goran Eriksson as their new manager only to have him change his mind later.


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febuary 7th 1812

Charles Dickins was born in Portsmouth.

(YAY! Portsmouth is the best )


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Febuary 21 1965;

American Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was shot dead while addressing a meeting in New York

Febuary 21 1988:

The grave of Boadicea, the warrior queen who faught the Romans almost 2000 years ago, was located by archaeologists under platform 8 at King's Cross railway station.


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March 4th

1394:

Prince Henry the Navigator, who sponsered Portugal's voyages of discovery, was born in Oporto

1678:

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, composer and violinist, best know for 'THE FOUR SEASONS', was born in Venice.

1789:

The first Congress of the United States was held i Newyork

1824:

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was founded

1890:

The 1,710-ft Forth Bridge was offically opened.


1924:

'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU' was published by Clayton F Summy

1941:

British forces, assisted by local Norwegians, raided the German-occupied Loloften Islands, destroying 11 ships.

1967:

North Sea gas was first piped ashore near Durham

1969:

At the Old Bailey, gangland twind Ronald and Reginald Kray, were found guilty of murder and given life sentances.

1980:

Robert Mugabe became the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, winning 57 of the 80 black seats in the 100-member assembly.

2005:

nine formal objections to Charles and Camilla's wedding were recieved by the office of the Registrar General.

Birthdays:

Sir Patrick Moore, astronimer, who lives in Selsey, 83
Alan Sillitoe, writer, 78
Adrian Lyne, film director, 65
Bobby Womack, soul singer, 62
Shakin' Stevens, singer, 58
James Ellroy, novelist, 58
Chris Rea, rock musician, 55


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April 6th

In 648 BC the first ever total solar eclypse recorded was documented by the Greeks.

Useless knowledge


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April 24, 1953

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.


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24 June 1314

The Battle of Bannockburn took place on this day:

The battle of Bannockburn was undoubtedly of one of the most spectacular battles of the Scottish Wars of Independence. Although the struggle against the English was to continue for some 13 years more, the Scottish victory was of enormous importance as it secured the future of the throne for Robert Bruce, King of Scots.

To avoid confusion, at this point it should be noted that Robert Bruce, shown as a traitor in the film Braveheart, was no such thing. Never on any occasion did Bruce betray Wallace, since in actual fact, Wallace's support lay with the restoration of John Baliol as King, Bruce's rival claimant to the Scottish throne. Baliol was a weak man, this being the main reason that Edward of England favoured him. He was given the name " Toom Tabard" (empty coat) after his coat of arms was taken from him after backing down to English demands .

Bruce was a man of outstanding bravery and courage, who with the aid of amazing tactics and pure perseverance, led the Scots through 30 years of war to win their longed for freedom.


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19th July 1545:

Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose sank to the bottom of the Solent Sea without even firing a single shot against the attacking French Fleet.
The Mary Rose weighed from 500 to 700 tons and mounting 91 guns.
The remains of theis Might Tudor Warship can been seen in Portsmouth's historic dockyard.


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July 19th, 2005 some of my posts here included the following:

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What if the husband was a porn star? That would be funny too.

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Are you all talking about the Dark Tower books? Any person here who likes that is a toolbox willie.

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All meat on the pizza. Olives suck.

I dump a bunch of red peppers on it though... reminds me of a funny drunk story actually. I was in Vegas during the last Super Bowl and was stumbling around the strip at 3 a.m. or so looking for some grub with a 40oz of Miller Lite in one hand and another drink in the other hand. I found this run down restaurant and got a slice of pizza. I dumped so much red pepper on it you couldn't see the pizza. My mouth was on freakin' fire. I had to down so much beer, quicker than normal, to cool off. Good times.

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