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This day in history....

innomen
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3/31/2011 4:58:40 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Thinking this could be a cool daily thing, or whatever.

But, this day in history who said: "I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."

By the way, this day in history, 1991 the Warsaw pact was dissolved. Too bad NATO didn't follow suit.
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3/31/2011 9:55:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
This is actually a really cool topic. I'd be interested to know "what happened on this day" in other parts of the world/other countries.
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3/31/2011 2:55:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/31/2011 9:55:00 AM, nonentity wrote:
This is actually a really cool topic. I'd be interested to know "what happened on this day" in other parts of the world/other countries.

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com...

who knew we had so much history? not i anyway lol
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3/31/2011 2:57:58 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
anyone have any idea what the one about the privy council declaring martial law is about? wiki's got nothing.
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3/31/2011 2:58:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/31/2011 2:57:58 PM, badger wrote:
anyone have any idea what the one about the privy council declaring martial law is about? wiki's got nothing.

or i can't find anything anyway.
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3/31/2011 3:05:54 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/31/2011 3:04:17 PM, innomen wrote:
Actually, wasn't the Easter Rebellion about now?

the easter rising you mean? :P ..probably?
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innomen
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3/31/2011 3:09:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/31/2011 3:06:11 PM, badger wrote:
it's fairly close to easter...

Easter changes year to year with an almost 2 month delta.
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3/31/2011 3:12:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/31/2011 3:09:24 PM, innomen wrote:
At 3/31/2011 3:06:11 PM, badger wrote:
it's fairly close to easter...

Easter changes year to year with an almost 2 month delta.

well that's me shown :) i thought it was only a few days.
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4/1/2011 3:51:56 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
April Fools Day: Historians have also linked April Fools' Day to ancient festivals such as Hilaria, which was celebrated in Rome at the end of March and involved people dressing up in disguises. There's also speculation that April Fools' Day was tied to the vernal equinox, or first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, when Mother Nature fooled people with changing, unpredictable weather.

1918 the RAF is founded.

1924 Hitler is sent to Landsberg jail

1946 Alaskan earthquake creates massive tsunami that kills 159 in Hawaii

1970 Nixon bans cigarette ads on television
Thaddeus
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4/1/2011 4:11:18 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/31/2011 2:50:11 PM, innomen wrote:
At 3/31/2011 5:11:13 AM, Thaddeus wrote:
Abigail Adams

Brit googled it.

The very suggestion offends my honour! Pistols at dawn?
innomen
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4/2/2011 9:36:50 AM
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1863 - Richmond Bread riots: Responding to acute food shortages, hundreds of angry women riot in Richmond, demanding that the government release emergency supplies. For several hours, the mob moved through the city, breaking windows and looting stores, before President Jefferson Davis threw his pocket change at them from the top of a wagon. Davis ordered the crowd to disperse or he would order the militia to fire upon them. The riot ended peacefully, although 44 women and 29 men were arrested.

1941 - Rommel captures Libya

1977 - Carlos is born :-)

1982 - Argentina invades the Falklands.

2005 - John Paul II dies
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4/2/2011 9:41:36 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 4/2/2011 9:36:50 AM, innomen wrote:
1977 - Carlos is born :-)

lmao! was the whole post a set up just to get to this tidbit?
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
innomen
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4/2/2011 9:44:11 AM
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At 4/2/2011 9:41:36 AM, belle wrote:
At 4/2/2011 9:36:50 AM, innomen wrote:
1977 - Carlos is born :-)

lmao! was the whole post a set up just to get to this tidbit?

Nah, not at all, just thought i'd put it in there to see if anyone was paying attention.
comoncents
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4/3/2011 8:39:24 AM
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1043 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.
1834 – The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
1865 – American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
1882 – American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
1895 – Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
1929 – RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
1948 – President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.
1955 – The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.
1956 – Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.
1973 – The first portable cell phone call is made in New York, New York, United States.
1975 – Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.
1982 – The United Kingdom sends a naval task force to the south Atlantic to reclaim the disputed Falkland Islands from Argentina.
1996 – A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.
1997 – The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.
2000 – United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.
2004 – Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
2008 – ATA Airlines, once one of the 10 largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in 5 years and ceases all operations.
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4/3/2011 8:59:27 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 4/2/2011 9:36:50 AM, innomen wrote:
1977 - Carlos is born :-)

LOL - I like April Fools Day cuz it's the very first girl who I've ever had a crush on's birthday :P I haven't seen her in YEARS, so her birthday is the only excuse I have to say hi to her... and she's still gorgeous, so it's awesome lol. Any non-creepy excuse to go to her Facebook fun too.
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feverish
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4/5/2011 6:37:07 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 4/2/2011 9:36:50 AM, innomen wrote:

1977 - Carlos is born :-)

That's quite an age difference between you two isn't it? You sly old dog you :)