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Today in History.....Game

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



  1. George Broderick Jr.

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

    August 29, 1533 -- Atahuallpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas, dies by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro’s Spanish conquistadors. The execution of Atahuallpa, the last free reigning emperor, marked the end of 300 years of Inca civilization.
     
  2. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member

    September 25th, 1980 -- A tragic day in the music world. Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies by choking to death on his own vomit from an overdose of alcohol. He was 32.
     
  3. AuntieMistletoeDear

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

    In 1965, Queen Elizabeth decorated the Beatles with the Order of the British Empire.

    In 1969, the Beatles released their Abbey Road album.

     
  4. George Broderick Jr.

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

    September 26, 1877 -- Happy Birthday, Edmund Gwenn! Edmund Gwenn was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award.
     
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  5. AuntieMistletoeDear

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

    He was so wonderful in that film; I believe he is Kris Kringle.
     
  6. George Broderick Jr.

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

    September 27, 1840 -- Happy Birthday, Thomas Nast! Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist often considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon". He was a critic of Democratic Representative "Boss" Tweed and the Tammany Hall Democratic party political machine. Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus and the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party. Contrary to popular belief, Nast did not create Uncle Sam, Columbia, or the Democratic donkey, though he did popularize these symbols through his artwork. Nast was associated with the magazine Harper's Weekly from 1859 to 1860 and from 1862 until 1886.
     
  7. Mr. Hankey

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    42 years ago today.

    "...Fly on proud bird, you're free at last."
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    Charlie Daniels, 1979
     
  8. George Broderick Jr.

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

    October 21, 1854 -- Nurse journeys to the heart of battle. Although born to a life of luxury, Florence Nightingale is devoted to serving others and begins a long journey to the Ottoman Empire to help soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. Nurse Nightingale will significantly reduce death rates, and lay the foundations of the modern nursing profession.
     
  9. Mr. Hankey

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    October 26th, 1881 -- The gunfight at the OK corral took place in Tombstone, AZ.
     
  10. George Broderick Jr.

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

    October 26, 1825 -- The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York, the driving force behind the project, led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat Seneca Chief from Buffalo to New York City.
     
  11. Petronius

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    November 1, 1179 - Philippe II is crowned King of France.
     
  12. Mr. Hankey

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    November 3rd, 1967 -- Steven Wilson, prog-rock virtuoso and founder of Porcupine Tree as well as various other side project bands is born in Kingston upon Thames, England.



     
  13. George Broderick Jr.

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    November 4, 1922 -- British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
     
  14. Petronius

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    November 22, 1515 - Birth of Marie of Guise, Queen of Scotland. She was the spouse of King James V of Scotland.
     
  15. George Broderick Jr.

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

    November 23, 1888 -- The jukebox debuts in a San Francisco saloon. The Palais Royale Saloon rolls out a device that will be an overnight success and will eventually drum player pianos out of drinking establishments: the jukebox. This initial version, a nickel-and-slot player, is a phonograph with stethoscope-like tubes.
     
  16. Mr. Hankey

    Mr. Hankey Sugar Cookie Tester MMC Premiere Member

    November 30th, 1979 -- Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's iconic rock opera, 'The Wall'. It remains one of the top ten selling albums of all time.
     
  17. Petronius

    Petronius Ornament Craftsman Merry Forums Member

    November 30, 1719 - Birth of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Princess of Wales.
    She was the spouse of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales.
    They were the parents of King George III of England.
     
  18. George Broderick Jr.

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    December 2, 1804 -- Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris.
     
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  20. George Broderick Jr.

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    December 3, 1967 -- 53-year-old Louis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident.
     

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