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7/11/2012 4:24:44 PM
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July 11th

472 – After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in the Old St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.

1767 – John Quincy Adams is born.

1796 – The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

1889 – Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.

1893 – A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.

1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

1919 – The eight-hour working day and free Sunday become law in the Netherlands.

1921 – Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.

1921 – The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.

1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.

1977 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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7/11/2012 4:26:35 PM
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My history teacher for 7/8th grade used to do this on the board, though he mostly did famous peoples birthdays, and very significant events.

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7/11/2012 5:46:03 PM
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At 7/11/2012 4:26:35 PM, OberHerr wrote:
My history teacher for 7/8th grade used to do this on the board, though he mostly did famous peoples birthdays, and very significant events.

I could help you out if you want, when you can't.

Sounds good.
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7/11/2012 7:15:24 PM
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At 7/11/2012 6:50:01 PM, wjmelements wrote:
This is a Debate site.

What's your point? if you don't like this forum you don't have to look at it.
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7/12/2012 12:11:37 AM
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At 7/11/2012 6:50:01 PM, wjmelements wrote:
This is a Debate site.

July 11th,

2012 - wjmelements took too much dildo in the ass that day and became noticeably butthurt.
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7/12/2012 12:24:11 AM
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I think it's the Hindu ideals ingrained in me, but whenever I see these, I always notice who died on my birthday, because I might be a reincarnation of that person.

Based on the people who died on 11th July 1993, I might be :

Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official
Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner
Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II)
Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954
Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician,
Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut
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7/12/2012 12:25:21 AM
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At 7/12/2012 12:24:11 AM, Cermank wrote:
I think it's the Hindu ideals ingrained in me, but whenever I see these, I always notice who died on my birthday, because I might be a reincarnation of that person.

Based on the people who died on 11th July 1993, I might be :

Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official
Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner
Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II)
Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954
Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician,
Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut

Happy Birthday!!
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7/12/2012 12:28:14 AM
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At 7/12/2012 12:25:21 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/12/2012 12:24:11 AM, Cermank wrote:
I think it's the Hindu ideals ingrained in me, but whenever I see these, I always notice who died on my birthday, because I might be a reincarnation of that person.

Based on the people who died on 11th July 1993, I might be :

Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official
Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner
Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II)
Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954
Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician,
Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut

Happy Birthday!!

Thank you :) Although it was yesterday :D
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7/12/2012 12:49:40 AM
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At 7/12/2012 12:28:14 AM, Cermank wrote:
At 7/12/2012 12:25:21 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 7/12/2012 12:24:11 AM, Cermank wrote:
I think it's the Hindu ideals ingrained in me, but whenever I see these, I always notice who died on my birthday, because I might be a reincarnation of that person.

Based on the people who died on 11th July 1993, I might be :

Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official
Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner
Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II)
Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954
Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician,
Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut

Happy Birthday!!

Thank you :) Although it was yesterday :D

Still your birthday on the west coast.. and in Hawaii
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7/12/2012 3:51:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/12/2012 12:24:11 AM, Cermank wrote:
I think it's the Hindu ideals ingrained in me, but whenever I see these, I always notice who died on my birthday, because I might be a reincarnation of that person.

Based on the people who died on 11th July 1993, I might be :

Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official
Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner
Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II)
Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954
Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician,
Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut

Some hermaphrodite prostitute that overdosed in a back alley and never became famous...
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7/12/2012 4:56:43 PM
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July 12th

1543

England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

1690

Protestant William of Orange defeated Roman Catholic James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.

1862

Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.

1960

The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

1979

Kiribati, formerly the Gilbert Islands, gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

1984

Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale became the first major-party candidate to choose a woman as a running mate when he announced his choice of Geraldine Ferraro.

http://www.infoplease.com...
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7/12/2012 10:27:10 PM
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At 7/12/2012 3:51:10 PM, Lasagna wrote:


Some hermaphrodite prostitute that overdosed in a back alley and never became famous...

As long as I'm choosing them, I might just choose the famous ones. It's more grand.
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7/12/2012 11:03:08 PM
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At 7/12/2012 12:11:37 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/11/2012 6:50:01 PM, wjmelements wrote:
This is a Debate site.

July 11th,

2012 - wjmelements took too much dildo in the ass that day and became noticeably butthurt.

LMAOO
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7/12/2012 11:04:56 PM
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1174 – William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
1249 – Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.
1260 – The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
1558 – Battle of Gravelines: in France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.
1573 – Eighty Years' War: the Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.
1643 – English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down – In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.
1787 – The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
1793 – Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.
1794 – The Battle of the Vosges is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.
1814 – The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.
1830 – The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengal Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.
1854 – In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General José María Yáñez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.
1863 – New York City draft riots: in New York, New York, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.
1878 – Treaty of Berlin: the European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman Empire.
1905 – The verdict in the six-month long Smarthavicharam trial of Kuriyedath Thathri is pronounced, leading to the excommunication of 65 men of various castes.
1919 – The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
1941 – World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak), the first in Axis-controlled countries.
1962 – In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.
1973 – Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the "Nixon tapes" to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.
1977 – New York, New York, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.
1985 – The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London, Englend, United Kingdom and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as other venues such as Sydney, Australia and Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union.
1985 – Vice President George Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.
1990 – An earthquake with its epicenter in Afghanistan results in the greatest number of fatalities in a mountaineering accident in High Asian mountains when an avalanche kills 43 climbers in Camp I on Pik Lenina (Lenin Peak).
2003 – French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Íngrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.
2008 – War in Afghanistan: Taliban guerrillas attack NATO troops near the village of Wanat in the Waygal district in Afghanistan's far eastern Nuristan Province.
2011 – Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
[edit]Births

1527 – John Dee, English scientist (d. 1609)
1579 – Arthur Dee, English physician (d. 1651)
1590 – Pope Clement X (d. 1676)
1607 – Václav Hollar, Bohemian-born English etcher (d. 1677)
1608 – Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
1745 – Robert Calder, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1818)
1760 – István Pauli (Pável) Hungarian Slovene priest and writer (d. 1829)
1770 – Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)
1776 – Caroline of Baden, consort of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1841)
1793 – John Clare, English poet (d. 1864)
1798 – Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), German-born consort of Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1860)
1821 – Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate cavalry officer (d. 1877)
1841 – Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
1858 – Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
1859 – Sidney Webb, British socialist (d. 1947)
1864 – John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
1889 – Louise Mountbatten, German-born consort of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1965)
1894 – Isaak Babel, Soviet writer (d. 1940)
1895 – Sidney Blackmer, American actor (d. 1973)
1896 – Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
1898 – Julius Schreck, German Nazi party official (d. 1936)
1900 – George Lewis, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1969)
1901 – Eric Portman, English stage and film actor (d. 1969)
1903 – Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
1905 – Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino military leader (d. 1990)
1910 – Loren Pope, American writer (d. 2008)
1913 – Dave Garroway, American television host (d. 1982)
1913 – Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping magnate (d. 2012)
1918 – Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
1918 – Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator
1920 – Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)
1921 – Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
1921 – Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (d. 1999)
1921 – Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (d. 2005)
1922 – Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
1922 – Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, 16th Prime Minister of Denmark
1922 – Leslie Brooks, American actress (d. 2011)
1924 – Carlo Bergonzi, Italian tenor
1924 – Michel Constantin, French film actor (d. 2003)
1924 – Johnny Gilbert, American game show announcer
1927 – Simone Veil, French politician
1928 – Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
1928 – Bob Crane, American actor (d. 1978)
1928 – Sven Davidson, Swedish tennis player (d. 2008)
1928 – Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist (d. 1999)
1929 – Sofia Muratova, Soviet gymnast (d. 2006)
1930 – Naomi Shemer, Israeli songwriter (d. 2004)
1931 – Frank Ramsey, American basketball player
1932 – Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
1933 – Patsy Byrne, English actress
1934 – Wole Soyinka, Nigerian writer, Nobel laureate
1934 – Aleksei Yeliseyev, Soviet cosmonaut
1934 – Gordon Lee, English footballer and manager
1935 – Jack Kemp, American football player and politician (d. 2009)
1935 – Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist
1936 – Albert Ayler, American jazz saxophonist and singer (d. 1970)
1940 – Patrick Stewart, English actor
1941 – Robert Forster, American actor
1941 – Ehud Manor, Israeli songwriter, translator, and radio and TV personality (d. 2005)
1941 – Jacques Perrin, French actor and filmmaker
1942 – Harrison Ford, American actor
1942 – Roger McGuinn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Byrds)
1944 – Ernő Rubik, Hungarian inventor
1946 – Cheech Marin, American actor
1948 – Catherine Breillat, French director and screenwriter
1948 – Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
1948 – Daphne Maxwell Reid, American actress
1950 – George Nelson, American astronaut
1950 – Ma Ying-jeou, Ta
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1951 – Didi Conn, American actress
1953 – Mila Mulroney, Yugoslavian-born former First Lady of Canada
1954 – Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
1954 – Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
1954 – Louise Mandrell, American country music singer
1954 – David Thompson, American basketball player
1956 – Claude Giroux, Canadian midget wrestler
1956 – Michael Spinks, American boxer
1956 – Frank Dux, American martial artist and fight choreographer
1957 – Thierry Boutsen, Belgian racing driver
1957 – Cameron Crowe, American film director
1957 – Jane Hamilton, American novelist
1957 – Phil Margera, American TV personality
1959 – Richard Leman, English field hockey player
1960 – Ian Hislop, British writer and editor
1960 – Robert Abraham, American football player
1961 – Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
1961 – Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
1962 – Tom Kenny, American voice actor
1962 – Rhonda Vincent, American singer
1963 – Neal Foulds, English snooker player
1963 – Spud Webb, American basketball player
1965 – Lesli Kay, American actress
1965 – Eileen Ivers, Irish-American fiddler
1966 – Gerald Levert, American R&B singer (d. 2006)
1966 – Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan conductor
1966 – Gil Birmingham, American actor
1967 – Benny Benassi, Italian disc jockey
1967 – Dean Barnett, American blogger (d. 2008)
1968 – Robert Gant, American actor
1968 – Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
1969 – Barney Greenway, British vocalist (Napalm Death)
1969 – Ken Jeong, American actor
1969 – Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
1969 – Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
1970 – Barry Pinches, English snooker player
1972 – Sean Waltman, American professional wrestler
1973 – Ariel Zárate, Argentine footballer
1974 – Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer
1974 – Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver
1975 – Danni Boatwright, American model, sportscaster, and reality show contestant
1975 – Mariada Pieridi, Greek pop singer
1976 – Al Santos, American model and actor
1976 – Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – Ashley Scott, American actress
1978 – Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player
1978 – Prodromos Nikolaidis, Greek basketball player
1979 – Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
1979 – Libuše Průšová, Czech tennis player
1979 – Lucinda Ruh, Swiss figure skater
1981 – Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
1981 – Mirco Lorenzetto, Italian cyclist
1981 – Ineta Radēviča, Latvian athlete
1982 – Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
1982 – Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
1982 – Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
1982 – Simon Clist, English footballer
1982 – Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
1982 – Dominic Isaacs, South African footballer
1982 – Nick Kenny, Australian Rugby League player
1983 – Kristof Beyens, Belgian sprinter
1983 – Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdler
1983 – Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
1984 – Ida Maria, Norwegian singer
1985 – Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
1987 – Tulisa Contostavlos, British singer (N-Dubz)
1988 – Steven R. McQueen, American actor
1988 – Marcos Paulo, Brazilian footballer
1989 – Charis Giannopoulos, Greek basketball player
1989 – Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1990 – Matt Weinberg, American actor
1990 – Eduardo Salvio, Argentine footballer
1992 – Dylan Patton, American actor
1992 – Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
1994 – Hayley Erin, American actress
1994 – Ridge Canipe, American actor
1997 – Leo Howard, American actor
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7/12/2012 11:05:41 PM
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Deaths

574 – Pope John III (birth year unknown)
678 – Aisha, wife of the Prophet Muhammad (birth year unknown)
939 – Pope Leo VII (birth year unknown)
1024 – Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 973)
1189 – Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, English-born daughter of Henry II of England and wife of Henry the Lion Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1156)
1205 – Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and Justicier of England (b. c. 1160)
1357 – Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
1399 – Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
1402 – Jianwen Emperor of China (b. 1377)
1551 – John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
1621 – Archduke Albert of Austria, Governor of the Low Countries (b. 1559)
1626 – Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
1628 – Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
1629 – Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (b. 1585)
1683 – Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
1693 – Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
1705 – Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
1755 – Edward Braddock, British general (b. 1695)
1760 – Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
1761 – Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712)
1762 – James Bradley, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1693)
1789 – Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
1793 – Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary (b. 1743)
1807 – Henry Benedict Stuart, Italy-born Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
1882 – Johnny Ringo, American gunfighter (b. 1850)
1889 – Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
1890 – John C. Frémont, American Army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
1896 – Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)
1921 – Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg scientist (b. 1845)
1922 – Martin Dies, Sr., American politician (b. 1870)
1945 – Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (b. 1879)
1946 – Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (b. 1864)
1951 – Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (b. 1874)
1954 – Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (b. 1907)
1955 – Ruth Ellis, British murderer, last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom (b. 1926)
1960 – Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
1965 – Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (b. 1895)
1967 – Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
1967 – Tommy Lucchese, Sicilian-American mobster (b. 1899)
1973 – Willy Fritsch, German film actor (b. 1901)
1974 – Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1897)
1976 – Frederick Hawksworth, English GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1884)
1976 – Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS) (b. 1915)
1979 – Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and graphic artist (b. 1913)
1980 – Seretse Khama, Botswana statesman, the first President of Botswana (b. 1921)
1983 – Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
1993 – Davey Allison, American race car driver (b. 1961)
1995 – Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (The Lego Group) (b. 1920)
1996 – Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (b. 1905)
1997 – Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
1999 – Konstantinos Kollias, Greek Attorney General, Prime Minister of the military junta (b. 1901)
2002 – Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (b. 1908)
2003 – Compay Segundo, Cuban trova guitarist and singer (b. 1907)
2004 – Arthur Kane, American bassist (New York Dolls) (b. 1949)
2004 – Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
2006 – Michael Busselle, English photographer and writer (b. 1935)
2006 – Red Buttons, American comedian (b. 1919)
2007 – Michael Reardon, American free climber (b. 1965)
2008 – Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
2010 – Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
2010 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees (b. 1930)
2011 – Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
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7/12/2012 11:06:15 PM
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Holidays and observances

Christian Feast Day:
Abd-al-Masih
Abel of Tacla Haimonot (Coptic Church)
Clelia Barbieri
Eugenius of Carthage
Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
Mildthryth
Silas (Catholic Church)
Teresa of the Andes
July 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Feast of Kalimát, first day of the seventh month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)
Statehood Day (Montenegro)
The last day of Naadam (Mongolia)
National Day of Remembrance for Dolphy (2012) in the Philippines

http://en.wikipedia.org...

I think I went a little overboard....
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7/13/2012 1:18:57 AM
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At 7/12/2012 4:56:43 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
1960

The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

I love Etcha-A-Sketches.
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7/13/2012 1:23:40 AM
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At 7/13/2012 1:18:57 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/12/2012 4:56:43 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
1960

The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

I love Etcha-A-Sketches.

Those things are evil.
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Get caught in ticking traps
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7/13/2012 1:39:11 AM
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At 7/13/2012 1:23:40 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 7/13/2012 1:18:57 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/12/2012 4:56:43 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
1960

The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

I love Etcha-A-Sketches.

Those things are evil.

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7/13/2012 1:45:42 AM
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At 7/13/2012 1:39:11 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/13/2012 1:23:40 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 7/13/2012 1:18:57 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 7/12/2012 4:56:43 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
1960

The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

I love Etcha-A-Sketches.

Those things are evil.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk...

Heh, yeah, I heard about the spoof Leonardo made off of that one, never seen it though.
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7/23/2012 7:50:24 PM
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Ah, forgot about this thread.

Yesterday, in 1936, the anarchist revolution occurred in Catalonia.
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7/25/2012 9:39:07 AM
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July 25

1866: Ulysses S. Grant is named General of the Army, the first person to hold this rank.
1909: French engineer Louis Blériot flies across the English Channel in a monoplane that he has designed and built.
1944: During World War II, Allied forces break out of the Normandy beachhead established on D-Day (June 6), penetrating and then bypassing German lines.
1948: In a move widely regarded as marking the beginning of the Cold War, U.S. and British aircraft fly in food and supplies to Berlin, Germany, in response to the July 24 Soviet blockade of approaches from the West.
1952: Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth.
1956: The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collides with the Swedish liner Stockholm off Cape Cod, MA, and sinks; some 50 people die, but more than 1,600 are rescued by other ships in the area.
1978: The first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born in England.
1984: Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a spacewalk.
1999: American cyclist Lance Armstrong—diagnosed with cancer in 1996—wins the Tour de France.
2000: An Air France Concorde crashes shortly after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 on board and 4 on the ground, marking the first fatal crash for the supersonic jetliner. The peace summit at Camp David between Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli Prime Min. Ehud Barak collapses in failure.

The first test tube baby was really cool to me.
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7/26/2012 9:08:12 AM
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July 26
1788
New York became the 11th state in the United States.
1847
Liberia became Africa's first republic.
1908
The Office of the Chief Examiner, which in 1935 became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was created.
1947
President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1952
Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.
1952
King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated after a coup led by Gamal Abdal Nasser.
1953
Fidel Castro was among a group of rebelling anti-Batistas who unsuccessfully attacked an army barracks.
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7/31/2012 2:48:33 AM
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July 31st

1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
1790 – The very first U.S. patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1886 – Franz Liszt dies.
1912 – Milton Friedman is born.
1932 – The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon.
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.

(Courtesy of Freedo in the founding fathers thread)
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7/31/2012 2:52:01 AM
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At 7/31/2012 2:48:33 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
July 31st

1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
1790 – The very first U.S. patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1886 – Franz Liszt dies.
1912 – Milton Friedman is born.
1932 – The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon.
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.

(Courtesy of Freedo in the founding fathers thread)

Whoooops, sorry. That really confused me when I looked at this and saw your post and not mine.
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9/5/2012 11:59:16 AM
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September 5Yesterday
Tomorrow

1698
Russia's Peter the Great levied a tax on bearded men.
1774
The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia.
1836
The Republic of Texas made miltary hero Sam Houston its first president.
1905
The Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War, was signed at the Portsmouth naval base in New Hampshire.
1972
Palestinian guerrillas killed 11 Israelis at the Munich Summer Olympics.
1997
Humanitarian Mother Teresa, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor, died in Calcutta, India, at age 87

Read more: This Day in History: September 5 — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com...
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9/17/2012 3:50:27 PM
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9/17
Beginning early on the morning of this day in 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland's Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history.

The Battle of Antietam marked the culmination of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the Northern states. Guiding his Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River in early September 1862, the great general daringly divided his men, sending half of them, under the command of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, to capture the Union garrison at Harper's Ferry.

President Abraham Lincoln put Major General George B. McClellan in charge of the Union troops responsible for defending Washington, D.C., against Lee's invasion. McClellan's Army of the Potomac clashed first with Lee's men on September 14, with the Confederates forced to retreat after being blocked at the passes of South Mountain. Though Lee considered turning back toward Virginia, news of Jackson's capture of Harper's Ferry reached him on September 15. That victory convinced him to stay and make a stand near Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Over the course of September 15 and 16, the Confederate and Union armies gathered on opposite sides of Antietam Creek. On the Confederate side, Jackson commanded the left flank with General James Longstreet at the head of the center and right. McClellan's strategy was to attack the enemy left, then the right, and finally, when either of those movements met with success, to move forward in the center.

When fighting began in the foggy dawn hours of September 17, this strategy broke down into a series of uncoordinated advances by Union soldiers under the command of Generals Joseph Hooker, Joseph Mansfield and Edwin Sumner. As savage and bloody combat continued for eight hours across the region, the Confederates were pushed back but not beaten, despite sustaining some 15,000 casualties. At the same time, Union General Ambrose Burnside opened an attack on the Confederate right, capturing the bridge that now bears his name around 1 p.m. Burnside's break to reorganize his men allowed Confederate reinforcements to arrive, turning back the Union advance there as well.

By the time the sun went down, both armies still held their ground, despite staggering combined casualties--nearly 23,000 of the 100,000 soldiers engaged, including almost 4,000 dead. McClellan's center never moved forward, leaving a large number of Union troops that did not participate in the battle. On the morning of September 18, both sides gathered their wounded and buried their dead. That night, Lee turned his forces back to Virginia. His retreat gave President Lincoln the moment he had been waiting for to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, a historic document that turned the Union effort in the Civil War into a fight for the abolition of slavery.
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