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on: March 20, 2019, 05:00:41 PM
March 20

1413 - Henry IV of England is succeeded by his son Bob48 Henry V.

1739 - In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne.

1760 - The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.

1792 - In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris and begins his 100-day rule.

1841 - Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered the first detective story, is published.

1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.

1906 - Army officers in Russia mutiny at Sevastopol.

1915 - The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.

1918 - The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.

1922 - President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.

1932 - The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on a regular schedule.

1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.

1940 - The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.

1943 - The Allies attack Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.

1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.

1969 - Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the United States to close all bases in Taiwan.

1976 - Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.

1982 - U.S. scientists return from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.

1987 - The United States approves AZT, a drug that is proven to slow the progression of AIDS.

Born on March 20

43 - Ovid, Roman poet.

1811 - Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt.

1828 - Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler).

1904 - B.F. Skinner, American psychologist.

1917 - Dame Vera Lynn , British singer.

1922 - Raymond Walter Goulding, Radio comedian of Bob and Ray fame.

1925 - John Ehrlichman, White House adviser to President Nixon.

1928 - Fred Rogers, television performer (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood).



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Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 05:10:09 PM

Bob XLVIII was a terrible king.

Vera Lynn is 102 years old today. :bigthumb:

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Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 07:32:26 PM
March 20

1413 - Henry IV of England is succeeded by his son Bob48 Henry V.

1739 - In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne.

1760 - The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.

1792 - In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris and begins his 100-day rule.

1841 - Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered the first detective story, is published.

1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.

1906 - Army officers in Russia mutiny at Sevastopol.

1915 - The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.

1918 - The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.

1922 - President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.

1932 - The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on a regular schedule.

1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.

1940 - The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.

1943 - The Allies attack Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.

1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.

1969 - Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the United States to close all bases in Taiwan.

1976 - Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.

1982 - U.S. scientists return from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.

1987 - The United States approves AZT, a drug that is proven to slow the progression of AIDS.

Born on March 20

43 - Ovid, Roman poet.

1811 - Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt.

1828 - Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler).

1904 - B.F. Skinner, American psychologist.

1917 - Dame Vera Lynn , British singer.

1922 - Raymond Walter Goulding, Radio comedian of Bob and Ray fame.

1925 - John Ehrlichman, White House adviser to President Nixon.

1928 - Fred Rogers, television performer (Mr. Roger's Neighborhood).

1971 - Mirth, drunk podcaster

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Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 09:26:22 PM

I’ve spent half my life’s earning on wargames, women, and drink. The rest I wasted.


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Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 11:11:47 PM
Is that really count as history or just an everyday thing?

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Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 06:42:09 PM
March 21

630 - Heraclius restores the True Cross, which he has recaptured from the Persians.

1556 - Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is burned at the stake at Oxford after retracting the last of seven recantations that same day.

1617 - Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) dies of either small pox or pneumonia while in England with her husband, John Rolfe.

1788 - Almost the entire city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is destroyed by fire.

1806 - Lewis and Clark begin their trip home after an 8,000 mile trek of the Mississippi basin and the Pacific Coast.

1851 - Emperor Tu Duc orders that Christian priests are to put to death.

1858 - British forces in India lift the siege of Lucknow, ending the Indian Mutiny.

1865 - The Battle of Bentonville, N.C. ends, marking the last Confederate attempt to stop Union General William Sherman.

1906 - Ohio passes a law that prohibits hazing by fraternities.

1908 - Frenchman Henri Farman carries a passenger in a bi-plane for the first time.

1910 - The U.S. Senate grants ex-President Teddy Roosevelt an annual pension of $10,000.

1918 - The Germans launch the 'Michael' offensive, better remembered as the First Battle of the Somme.

1928 - President Calvin Coolidge presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, for making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. On June 11, 1927, Lindbergh had received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded.

1939 - Singer Kate Smith records "God Bless America" for Victor Records.

1941 - The last Italian post in East Libya, North Africa, falls to the British.

1951 - Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall reports that the U.S. military has doubled to 2.9 million since the start of the Korean War.

1963 - Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, California, closes.

1965 - The United States launches Ranger 9, last in a series of unmanned lunar explorations.

1971 - Two U.S. platoons in Vietnam refuse their orders to advance.

1975 - As North Vietnamese forces advance, Hue and other northern towns in South Vietnam are evacuated.

1980 - President Jimmy Carter announces to the U.S. Olympic Team that they will not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.

1984 - A Soviet submarine crashes into the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Japan.

Born on March 21

1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer.

1806 - Benito Juarez, President of Mexico.

1869 - Florenz Ziegfeld, producer, creator of Ziegfeld Follies.

1869 - Albert Kahn, architect who originated modern factory design.

1885 - Raoul Lufbery, French-born American fighter pilot of World War I.



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Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 10:52:33 AM
Exxon Valdez spill was 30 years ago this weekend


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Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 11:11:16 AM
Which gave us St Joe from Waterworld....

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Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 11:58:36 AM
And Kevin Costner with gills.  ???

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Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 09:12:38 AM
March 25

708 - Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

1634 - Lord Baltimore founds the Catholic colony of Maryland.

1655 - Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.

1668 - The first horse race in America takes place.

1776 - The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.

1807 - British Parliament abolishes the slave trade.

1813 - The frigate USS Essex flies the first U.S. flag in battle in the Pacific.

1865 - Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman, during the siege of Petersburg, Va.

1879 - Japan invades the kingdom of Liuqiu (Ryukyu) Islands, formerly a vassal of China.

1905 - Rebel battle flags that were captured during the American Civil War are returned to the South.

1911 - A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.

1915 - The first submarine disaster occurs when a U.S. F-4 sinks off the Hawaiian coast.

1919 - The Paris Peace Commission adopts a plan to protect nations from the influx of foreign labor.

1931 - Fifty people are killed in riots that break out in India. Mahatma Gandhi was one of many people assaulted.

1940 - The United States agrees to give Britain and France access to all American warplanes.

1941 - Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers.

1953 - The USS Missouri fires on targets at Kojo, North Korea, the last time her guns fire until the Persian Gulf War of 1992.

1954 - RCA manufactures its first color TV set and begins mass production.

1957 - The European Common Market Treaty is signed in Rome. The goal is to create a common market for all products--especially coal and steel.

1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono stage a bed-in for peace in Amsterdam.

1970 - The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.

1975 - Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.

1981 - The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.

1986 - President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.

Born Today

1767 - Joachim Murat, Napoleon's brother-in-law who became King of Naples in 1808.

1797 - John Winebrenner, U.S. clergyman who founded the Church of God.

1839 - William Bell Wait, educator of the blind.

1867 - Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore.

1868 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor.

1906 - Alan John Percivale Taylor, English historian.

1908 - David Lean, British film director (Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia).

1925 - (Mary) Flannery O'Connor, novelist and short story writer.

1934 - Gloria Steinem, political activist, editor.

1942 - Aretha Franklin, American singer, the "Queen of Soul."



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Reply #10 on: March 25, 2019, 12:13:49 PM
Born today

1965 - Vance Strickland, engineer, creator of black hole machine that devoured the earth in 2020

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Reply #11 on: March 25, 2019, 12:14:58 PM
Happy Birthday you earth destroying black hole creating thing you!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #12 on: March 25, 2019, 12:29:28 PM
Born today

1965 - Vance Strickland, engineer, creator of black hole machine that devoured the earth in 2020


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Reply #13 on: March 25, 2019, 12:35:53 PM
Happy Birthday you earth destroying black hole creating thing you!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #14 on: March 25, 2019, 08:01:59 PM
Happy birthday ya nutty Canuck! :)