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alfred01

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July 30th

1626 - Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die

1839 - Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad

1863 - Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot

1909 - Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army

1935 - 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution

1966 - US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam

1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up

1975 - Teamsters Pres Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit

2006 - World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Wednesday, Aug 03, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1811, Elisha Graves Otis, inventor of the "SAFE" elevator (was it unsafe before???).
--> 1924, Leon Uris, author.
--> 1926, Tony Bennett, singer.
--> 1940, Martin Sheen, actor.
--> 1941, Martha Stewart, Entertainment and lifestyle consultant.
--> 1952, Jay North, Dennis the Menace

Events on this day in history:


--> 1492, Columbus sets sail for "The Indies."
--> 1984, Mary Lou Retton scores a "10".
 


reghakr

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Duplicate.............Sorry
 


August 4th, 1988.

Only a few seconds before ignition, a computer halts an engine test in preparation for the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle engine's computerized controllers determined that a valve was not closing fast enough and sent a major component failure command from the computer to all three engines, telling them not to fire. The test and computer system were part of NASA efforts to ensure the safety of Discovery, whose flight would be the first since the Challenger explosion in 1986.
Its the 5th of August in the UK ....damn time zones :razz:

August 5th , 1975

In an example of the many - and sometimes obscure - legal challenges faced by IBM Corp. due to its dominance in the computer market, Mira-Pak Inc. settled and antitrust suit against the computer giant. Mira-Pak had charged IBM in 1973 with attempting to monopolize the industry for computers to control the weight of snack food packaging. The settlement also involved IBM's agreement to withdraw a counterclaim against Mira-Pak.
Computer History Museum | Exhibits | This Day in History: August 4
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Aug 08, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1763, Charles Bullfinch, first US professional architect.
--> 1922, Rudi Gernreich, designed first women's topless swimsuit & the miniskirt. (Thanks Rudi!)
--> 1937, Dustin Hoffman, actor "Rainman".

Events on this day in history:


--> 1860, The Queen of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in New York City, the first queen to visit the United States.
--> 1982, The All American Polka festival occurs in Vernon, NJ.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Aug 22, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1862, Claude Debussy, composer
--> 1920, Ray Bradbury, science fiction author.
--> 1963, Myra Ellen Amos, Singer Songewriter -aka:Tori Amos
--> 1940, Valerie Harper, actress
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Events on this day in history:

--> 1787, John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton builds his steamboat.
--> 1851, The yacht "America" wins the first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup, now known as the America's Cup, at a regatta in England.
--> 1989, Nolan Ryan, is the first major league pitcher to strke out five thousand batters.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1816, Sir Daniel Gooch, laid first successful trans-Atlantic cables.
--> 1872, Aubrey Beardsley
--> 1872, Max Beerbohm
--> 1886, William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed the Liberty ships.
--> 1917, Dennis James
--> 1956, Garry Cooney
--> 1962, Craig Kilborn, comedian, sports announcer.
--> 1971, Claudia Schiffer, Supermodel.\

Events on this day in history:

--> 79, Pompeii is buried.
--> 1814, British sack Washington, DC.
--> 1853, The first potato chips are prepared by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, New York. Nobody could eat just one!
--> 1869, The Waffle Iron is invented.
--> 1909, Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
--> 1981, Music videos, are now on Mtv. (I don't want my Mtv!).
--> 1989, Voyager II flies past Neptune.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Friday, Aug 26, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1873, Lee De Forest, invented the Audion vacuum tube (radio tube.)
--> 1927, Francois Leydet

Events on this day in history:


--> 1629, Cambridge Agreement pledged. Massachusetts Bay Co. stockholders agree to emigrate to New England.
--> 1791, John Fitch granted a US patent for his working steamboat.
--> 1846, W. A. Bartlett appointed first US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF.)
--> 1907, Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds.
--> 1920, 19th Amendment passes - Women's Suffrage granted.
--> 1929, First roller coaster is built in America.
--> 1973, University of Texas at Arlington becomes the first accredited school to offer a course in belly dancing.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Aug 29, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1916, George Montgomery
--> 1916, Ingrid Bergman, actress.
--> 1938, Elliot Ghould, actor.
--> 1941, Robin Leech, "I don't know why!"
--> 1958, Michael Jackson, "Just Beat It!"

Events on this day in history:



--> 1885, Gottlieb Daimler receives German patent for a motorcycle.
--> 1954, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Friday, Sep 02, 2011

Famous people born on this day:


--> 1838, Queen Liliuokalani (last queen of Hawaii.)
--> 1866, Hiram Johnson, Calif governor, Progressive.
--> 1952, Jimmy Connors, tennis brat.
--> 1964, Keane Reeves, actor.
--> 1968, Salma Hayek, actress, "Fools Rush In".

Events on this day in history:


--> 1620, The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth with 102 Pilgrims.
--> 1789, US Treasury Department established by Congress.
--> 1859, Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii.
--> 1921, Bowling shirt is invented, (what, before the shoes?).
--> 1924, Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in New York City, including the fames "Indian Love Call."
--> 1969, The "Internet" is born. The first packets are sent between the Sigma 7 mainframe that was the first internet node and its Honeywell based IMP (Internet Message Processor) at UCLA.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Sep 05, 2011

Famous people born on this day:


--> 1902, Darryl F. Zanuck, Hollywood producer & motion picture executive.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1781, Battle of Virginia Capes, where the French Fleet defeats the British rescue fleet, trapping Cornwallis at Yorktown.
--> 1836, Sam Houston is elected president of the Republic of Texas.
--> 1885, First gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer.
--> 1961, Hijacking planes becomes illegal. (No duh!).
--> 1977, Voyager II launched.

And don't forget...

Labor Day, a legal holiday.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1533, Queen Elizabeth I.
--> 1860, Grandma Moses.
--> 1914, James Van Allen, discovered Van Allen radiation belts.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1880, George Ligowsky of Cincinnati is granted a patent for his device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters.
--> 1971, The last episode of The Beverly Hillbillies airs, (well doggie).

And don't forget...

--> Independence Day, celebrated in Brazil.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Friday, Sep 09, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1960, Hugh Grant, actor "Four Weddings and a Funeral".
--> 1966, Adam Sandler, actor/comedian.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1776, Continental Congress authorizes the name "United States."
--> 1850, California becomes the 31st state.
--> 1895, The American Bowling Congress is formed in New York City.
--> 1926, NBC created by the Radio Corporation of America.
--> 1956, Elvis sings on the Ed Sullivan show, but is only shown from the waste up. (Figure it out!).
--> 1982, "Conestoga I", first private rocket, is launched.

And don't forget...

--> Admission Day, a California Holiday.
 


America was changed forever!
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reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1818, Richard Jordan Gatling, US inventor of hand-cranked machinegun.
--> 1880, H.L. Mencken, Baltimore's son.
--> 1888, Maurice Chevalier, thanked heaven for little girls.
--> 1913, Jesse Owens, spoiled Hitler's Olympic plans in 1936.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1928, Katharine Hepburn makes her New York stage debut in "NightHostess."
--> 1959, First episode of Bonanza premiers.
--> 1963, The last episode of Leave it to Beaver airs, (Golly Gee Wally).
--> 1966, The Monkee's television show debuts. "Hey Hey We're TheMonkees"
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1867, Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, drew the "Gibson Girl."
--> 1883, Margaret Sanger, feminist.

Events on this day in history:

--> 1848, Alexander Stewart opens the first department store in the U.S.
--> 1716, First lighthouse in US is lit (in Boston Harbor.)
--> 1814, Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner."
--> 1886, The typewriter ribbon is patented.
--> 1892, A.P. Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo.
--> 1899, While in New York, Henry Bliss becomes first automobile fatality.
--> 1940, Congress passes first peace time draft law.
--> 1972, Pope John IV, abolishes the fifteen hundred year old custom of the circular haircuts for monks.
 


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reghakr

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On This Day in History: Friday, Sep 16, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1822, Charles S. Crocker, of Southern Pacific fame.
--> 1924, Lauren Bacall, whistler.
--> 1956, David Copperfield, Magician.

Events on this day in history:

--> 1630, Shawmut, Massachussetts, changes its name to Boston.
--> 1782, Great Seal of the United States is used for first time.
--> 1857, Patent is issued for the typesetting machine.
--> 1919, The American Legion is incorporated.
--> 1984, First baboon heart is transplanted into a human.
--> 1984, Miami Vice premiers.

And don't forget...

--> Independence Day, celebrated in Mexico.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Sep 19, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1948, Jeremy Irons, actor.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1849, First commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California.
--> 1873, Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co. fails, causing a securities panic.
--> 1928, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut in "Steamboat Willie."
--> 1968, Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!)
--> 1982, Street cars stop running on Market Street after 122 years of service.


And don't forget...

--> National Singles Week begins today.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1756, John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt.)
--> 1866, H.G. Wells, futurist.
--> 1874, Gustav Holst, composer of "The Planets."
--> 1950, Bill Murray, actor, comedian.
--> 1968, Ricki Lake, Talkshow Host.
--> 1947, Stephen King, author.
--> 1974, Bryce Drew, Basketball player, Houston Rockets, guard #11.

Events on this day in history:

--> 1784, First daily newspaper in US begins publication in Pennsylvania.
--> 1895, First auto manufacturer opens -- Duryea Motor Wagon Company.
--> 1915, Those famous stones at Stonehenge, England, is sold at auction to C.H.E. Chubb of Salisbury, England for 6,600 pounds.
--> 1930, Johann Ostermeyer patents his invention, the flashbulb.
--> 1954, The nuclear submarine "Nautilus" is commissioned.
--> 1993, N.Y.P.D. Blues premiers.
 


reghakr

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On This Day in History: Monday, Oct 03, 2011

Famous people born on this day:

--> 1803, John Gorrie, invented cold-air process of refrigeration.
--> 1804, Townsend Harris, first Western consul to reside in Japan.
--> 1925, Gore Vidal, writer.
--> 1941, Chubby Checker, blues singer.
--> 1973, Neve Cambell, Actress Party of Five.
--> 1969, Gwen Stefani, singer/songwriter.

Events on this day in history:


--> 1789, Washington proclaims the first national Thanksgiving Day will be observed on Nov 26.
--> 1863, Lincoln one-ups Washington, designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
--> 1913, Federal Income Tax is signed into law (at 1%)
--> 1955, Captain Kangaroo premieres. Good Morning, Captain!
--> 1960, San Francisco's White House Department Store is first to accept the BankAmericard in lieu of cash.
--> 1988, A 327 gallon pina-colada, becomes the worlds largest cocktail.
 


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