|[Soylentgreen4u] Friday, June 05, 2009 11:40:45 PM|| |
|1944-(JUNE 6) "OPERATION OVERLORD"...THE SIMULTANEOUS LANDING OF BRITISH,CANADIAN,AND US FORCES STORM FIVE DIFFERENT BEACHHEADS IN NORMANDY,FRANCE...APPROXIMATELY 160,000|
SOLDIERS MADE UP THE LARGEST SEABORNE INVASION OF ALL TIME...ESTIMATES IN THE AREA OF 9,000 ALLIED SOLDIERS FELL THAT DAY,AND ALSO JUST AS MANY OF THE YOUNG GERMAN SOLDIERS WHO WERE ORDERED TO DEFEND THOSE BEACHES.A DAY THAT WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF WORLD HISTORY...NOW WITH THE RUSSIANS TO THE EAST,AND THE ALLIED FORCES TO THE WEST,THE ASSAULT ON EUROPE HAD BEGUN,EVENTUALLY MEETING WITH THE SOVIETS FROM THE EAST TO BRING AN END TO THE NAZI REICH.
"IF THE ENEMY SUCCEEDS IN PENETRATING OUR DEFENSE ON A WIDE FRONT,CONSEQUENCES OF STAGGERING PROPORTIONS WILL FOLLOW"
Edited at: Friday, June 05, 2009 11:42:56 PM
|[Soylentgreen4u] Thursday, June 04, 2009 4:12:17 PM|| |
|1989-TANKS ROLL INTO TIANANMEN SQUARE BEFORE DAWN TO CRUSH WEEKS OF STUDENT,AND WORKER PROTESTS...THOUSANDS MASSACRED,AND THOUSANDS MORE WOUNDED.|
1989-"SKYDOME" THE WORLDS FIRST STADIUM WITH A FULLY RETRACTABLE MOTORIZED ROOF,OPENS IN TORONTO,ONTARIO,CANADA.
1534-PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTED BY JACQUES CARTIER.
1974-CLEVELAND INDIANS HAD "TEN CENT BEER NIGHT" ,DUE TO DRUNKEN AND UNRULY FANS,CLEVELAND FORFEITED THE GAME TO THE TEXAS RANGERS.
1989-645 PEOPLE KILLED IN SOVIET UNION WHEN A GAS EXPLOSION ENGULFS TWO TRAINS.
|[spapad] Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:14:16 PM|| |
|1431: After being captured by Burgundian troops and then handed over to English forces, French military leader Joan of Arc is burned as a heretic in Rouen, France.
Learn more about Saint Joan of Arc.
1783: The Pennsylvania Evening Post and Daily Advertiser is the first daily newspaper to be published in the United States.
Learn more about newspapers.
1911: Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500 automobile race.
Learn more about the Indianapolis 500.
1971: The U.S. space probe Mariner 9 is launched on its mission to Mars; it becomes the first artificial satellite of another planet when it orbits Mars the following November.
|[ron h] Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:27:19 AM|| |
|On this date in:
||England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
||The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
||The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne in Ontario, Canada.
||Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
||The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
||The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
||Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., killing 165 people.
||President Ronald Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.
||David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers.
||Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.
||President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
||Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.
||Comic actor Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" and "NewsRadio" fame was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
||NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
||The Iraqi Governing Council chose Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
||Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the career list and move into second place behind Hank Aaron.
|[ron h] Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:24:12 AM|| |
||Broadway Shows & Plays
Composer Sir George Dyson (1883)
The Play Revival "An Inspector Calls" closed at the Royale Theatre after 454 performances. (1995)
1st Performance of H.M.S. Pinafore (1878; Opera Comique; 571 performances)
Today the song "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. (1966)
Today the song "Flashdance...What a Feeling" by Irene Cara topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks. (1983)
Today the song "One More Try" by George Michael topped the charts and stayed
|[Soylentgreen4u] Saturday, April 25, 2009 10:03:51 AM|| |
1590-THE SULTAN OF MOROCCO LAUNCHED A SUCCESSFUL ATTACK TO CAPTURE TIMBUKTU.
1792-THE GUILLOTINE WAS FIRST USED TO EXECUTE HIGHWAYMAN NICOLAS J. PELLETIER.
1859-WORK BEGAN ON THE SUEZ CANAL IN EGYPT.
1971-COUNTRY OF BANGLADESH WAS ESTABLISHED.
1974-PAM MORRISON,JIM MORRISON'S WIDOW,DIED OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE AT THE AGE OF 27.
1964-TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS DEFEAT THE DETROIT RED WINGS TO WIN THEIR THIRD CONSECUTIVE STANLEY CUP.
1959-THE ST.LAWRENCE SEAWAY OPENS FOR TRAFFIC AS THE FIRST SHIP ENTERS THE LOCKS NEAR MONTREAL.
|[Soylentgreen4u] Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:50:46 AM|| |
|-1912...THE TITANIC DESCENDS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN,AFTER STRIKING AN ICEBERG,OVER 1,500 OF THE 2,200+ PASSENGERS WERE LOST. |
-1452...LEONARDO da VINCI B. IN FLORENCE,ITALY...ARTISAN OF THE "MONA LISA" & "THE LAST SUPPER"
-MONTREAL CANADIENS SWEEP THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS IN THE STANLEY CUP FINAL 4-0, TO CLAIM AN UNPRECEDENTED AND STILL STANDING RECORD OF FIVE CUPS IN A ROW.
-1784...FIRST BALLOON FLIGHT WAS FLOWN IN IRELAND.
-JOSEPH SEAGRAM B. CAMBRIDGE,ONTARIO...FOUNDER OF SEAGRAMS,A LEADING PRODUCER OF
WINE & LIQUOR.
|[Soylentgreen4u] Friday, April 10, 2009 12:52:31 PM|| |
|-1912...THE TITANIC SET SAIL FROM SOUTHAMPTON,ENGLAND. |
-1979...WORLD'S LONGEST DOUBLES PING-PONG MATCH ENDED AFTER 101 HOURS.
-1992...NHL STRIKE ENDS AFTER 10 DAYS.
-1998...DOLLY,THE WORLD'S FIRST CLONED SHEEP,GAVE NATURAL BIRTH TO A HEALTHY LAMB.
-1841...HALIFAX,NOVA SCOTIA INCORPORATED AS A CITY.
-1934...CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DEFEAT DETROIT RED WINGS 3 GAMES TO 1,TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP.
|[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, April 09, 2009 10:55:58 PM|| |
|On this day in world history... www.answers.com/topic/april-9|
1413-Henry V is crowned the king of england
1865-General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia, ending the American Civil War.
1967-The first Boeing 737 makes its first flight
|[_strat_] Monday, April 06, 2009 1:50:40 AM|| |
|1941 - We get owned by the Germans, when they invade Greece and Yugoslavia.|
Just heard about the anniversary on the radio.
|[ron h] Saturday, April 04, 2009 9:44:33 PM|| |
|[Soylentgreen4u] Saturday, April 04, 2009 9:23:45 PM|| |
|MY HABS CRUSH THE LEAFS 6-2....OK,SO IT'S RECENT HISTORY!...(sorry mg & hellrider) |
|[ron h] Saturday, April 04, 2009 6:51:09 AM|| |
|1818...Congress adopted a U.S. flag with one star for each state.|
1905...Earthquake in Kangra, India, killed more than 20,000 ppl.
1945...Ohrdruf death camp was liberated from Nazi occupation.
1949...The treaty establishing NATO was signed.
1968...Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated.
1973...The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center.
1981...Henry Cisneros was elected mayor of San Antonio, Texas. The first Hispanic to be mayor of a major U.S. city.
1983...Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
|[Soylentgreen4u] Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:57:37 PM|| |
|1969-JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO HELD THEIR FAMOUS "BED-IN" FOR PEACE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL IN MONTREAL,CANADA...|
|[darack8] Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4:11:59 PM|| |
I'm pretty sure the U.S. invented water ballon battalions! Hehe!
|[Head banger] Wednesday, March 25, 2009 2:02:08 PM|| |
|[_strat_] Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:32:53 AM|| |
|Aha. I see. So, my only hope is Civil Wars episode II: A new Joke?|
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|[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:27:38 AM|| |
|Canadians can't have water balloons...The water would turn to ice in the fridgid Artic air and the balloon would subsequently overshoot it's intended target. I say overshoot b/c ice is lighter than water and that would hose up their catipults and giant rubber bands.|
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|[_strat_] Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:58:05 AM|| |
|[Return_of_Darth_Painkiller_0870] Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:56:57 AM|| |
|Canada has an Air Force??????? The US Air Force is at least 3 times the size of Canada's.|
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