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  1. alfred01

    alfred01 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. 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".
     
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    Duplicate.............Sorry
     
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    August 4th, 1988.

    Its the 5th of August in the UK ....damn time zones :razz:

    August 5th , 1975

    Computer History Museum | Exhibits | This Day in History: August 4
     
  5. 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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    America was changed forever!
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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"
     
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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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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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