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Today in History.....Game

Discussion in 'Fun & Games' started by CharlestonNole, Dec 10, 2008.



  1. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    On this day in history - back on Feb. 3, 1959 the MUSIC DIED.
    The small plane crashed losing the talent of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper.


    Did/does any of that music make you smile?
     
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  2. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    February 28, 1953 -- Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announce that they have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes.
     
  3. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member

    April 2nd, 1971 -- After 1224 episodes, the final episode of 'Dark Shadows' airs on ABC TV.
     
  4. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    April 3, 1860 -- The first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Ten days later, on April 13, the westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately 1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet’s arrival in St. Joseph by two days and setting a new standard for speedy mail delivery. Although ultimately short-lived and unprofitable, the Pony Express captivated America’s imagination and helped win federal aid for a more economical overland postal system. It also contributed to the economy of the towns on its route and served the mail-service needs of the American West in the days before the telegraph or an efficient transcontinental railroad.

    April 3, 1973 -- First public mobile phone call is made. Motorola engineer Martin Cooper stands on a sidewalk in midtown Manhattan and uses a prototype handheld mobile phone to call his team's main competitor in the field, Bell Labs' Joel Engel. The first handheld cell phone is nicknamed 'the brick.'

    Interesting "mass communications" coincidence.
     
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  5. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    51 years ago today; Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.




     
  6. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    Also, my wife's brother, Gary, was born 4/4/1968, the day MLK was shot.
     
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  7. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member

    April 15th, 1912 -- At approximately 2:20 AM, RMS Titanic sank into the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg about 2 hours and 40 minutes earlier. Interestingly, the running time of the movie 'Titanic' is longer than the time it took from the moment the ship struck the iceberg until she went under water.
     
  8. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    April 24, 858 A.D. -- St. Nicholas I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

     
  9. sugar142286

    sugar142286 North Pole's RN MMC Lifer

    May 8th, 1794 - The United States Post Office was established.
     
  10. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    On this day in 1969 John Lennon with Yoko Ono and others recorded Give Peace a Chance LIVE in Montreal, Canada.

     
  11. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    June 1, 1967 -- Bob Dylan’s instant reaction to the recently completed album Paul McCartney brought by his London hotel room for a quick listen in the spring of 1967 may not sound like the most thoughtful analysis ever offered, but it still to hit the nail on the head. “Oh I get it,” Dylan said to Paul on hearing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for the first time, “you don’t want to be cute anymore.” In time, the Beatles’ eighth studio album would come to be regarded by many as the greatest in the history of rock and roll, and oceans of ink would be spilt in praising and analyzing its revolutionary qualities. But what Bob Dylan picked up on immediately was its meaning to the Beatles themselves, who turned a critical corner in their career with the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day in 1967.
     
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  12. sugar142286

    sugar142286 North Pole's RN MMC Lifer

    June 1, 1980 - The 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network.
     
  13. AuntieMistletoeDear

    AuntieMistletoeDear MMC Hostess of Christmas Online MMC Lifer Christmas.com Alum Christmas Crew Christmas Talk Alum

    My husband was a news junkie and watched CNN more than I cared for, but it gave an escape to visit the forums while he was occupied.
     
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  14. sugar142286

    sugar142286 North Pole's RN MMC Lifer

    I'm not a news person either, but just found the fact to be interesting lol
     
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  15. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    June 3, 1965 -- One hundred and 20 miles above the earth, Major Edward H. White II opens the hatch of the Gemini 4 and steps out of the capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space. Attached to the craft by a 25-foot tether and controlling his movements with a hand-held oxygen jet-propulsion gun, White remained outside the capsule for just over 20 minutes. As a space walker, White had been preceded by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov, who on March 18, 1965, was the first man ever to walk in space.
     
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  16. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member

    June 3rd, 1969 -- 50 years ago today, the final episode ("Turnabout Intruder") of 'Star Trek' was aired on NBC TV. The original 'Star Trek' was on for just three seasons...cutting short the 'five-year mission' of the Starship Enterprise.

    After the series ended, no one could have predicted the phenomenon that 'Star Trek' would eventually become.

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  17. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    June 4, 1919 -- The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
     
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  18. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member

    Repeating this posting from last year.
     
  19. George Broderick Jr.

    George Broderick Jr. North Pole Resident MMC Lifer MMC Partner Christmas Crew

    August 28, 1963 -- Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, his voice ringing out to some 250,000 listeners, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his stirring "I Have A Dream" speech, that will galvanize the civil rights movement and be heralded as one of the greatest orations in American history.
     
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