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    Re: This Day In History

    On this day... (October 1st)

    2016 -BC- Origin of Era of Abraham
    331 -BC- Alexander the Great of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela
    110 -BC- Origin of Sidonian Era
    366 St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James
    1791 1st session of the new French legislative assembly
    1800 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
    1837 "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
    1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians
    1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
    1851 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
    1869 1st postcards are issued (Vienna)
    1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
    1885 Special delivery mail service begins in US
    1886 US mint at Carson City, Nevada closes
    1889 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
    1890 Yosemite National Park established
    1893 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
    1894 Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
    1896 Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
    1898 Henry Huntington buys the LA Railway
    1898 Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia
    1903 1st baseball World Series, Pitts Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
    1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
    1908 Jack Chesbro's final Yankee victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1
    1910 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
    1912 Yanks lose game #100 en route to a 50-102 season
    1919 World Series #16 begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (The Black Sox Scandal)
    1921 1st all NY series to be played entirely in 1 stadium (the Polo Grounds) & 1st NY Yankee World Series begins (World Series #18)
    1922 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
    1928 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
    1932 Babe Ruth's points & hits a HR there, off of Cubs Charlie Root
    1932 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh
    1933 Packers make 5 1st downs, the Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
    1933 Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
    1936 Gen Francisco Franco establishes the state of Spain
    1937 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
    1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)
    1939 Winston Chruchill refers to Soviet policy as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
    1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
    1942 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
    1943 Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
    1944 Newspaper editor Alejandro C¢rdova assassinated in Guatemala
    1944 St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
    1945 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from the army
    1946 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
    1946 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of the season
    1947 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
    1947 NHL Pension Society founded
    1947 US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
    1948 Calif Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
    1948 Radio Denmark begins transmitting
    1949 People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung (National Day)
    1949 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on the island of Formosa
    1950 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
    1951 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
    1951 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
    1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
    1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
    1954 British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
    1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
    1956 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
    1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
    1958 Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
    1958 Inauguration of NASA
    1958 Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
    1959 1st World Series (World Series #56) since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
    1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
    1961 A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
    1961 East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
    1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard
    1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
    1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage the Beatles through 1977
    1962 James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
    1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
    1962 The Lucy Show premiers
    1962 US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
    1963 Nigeria becomes a republic within the Commonwealth
    1964 Free Speech Movement launched at U of California, Berkley
    1964 SF cable cars declared a national landmark
    1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
    1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
    1970 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
    1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
    1972 1st games of the World Hockey Association
    1973 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
    1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
    1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
    1975 Reunion Island stops prints stamps, France takes over production
    1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
    1977 Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
    1978 Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
    1978 Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
    1979 US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)
    1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
    1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
    1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts chancellor Helmut Schmidt
    1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
    1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
    1986 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
    1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
    1988 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
    1988 Robert Englund the actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
    1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
    1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
    1989 US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
    1990 Pres Bush at the UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
    1991 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)

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    Re: This Day In History

    June 8th

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    Re: This Day In History

    SELECTED date of August 24:
    On this day...

    79 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum
    410 Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
    1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
    1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
    1682 DE awarded to William Penn
    1751 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
    1814 British sack Washington, DC, White House burned
    1853 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs, NY)
    1854 National emigration convention meets in Cleveland
    1869 Waffle iron invented
    1891 Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
    1905 Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
    1906 Cincinatti Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
    1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
    1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians
    1912 Territory of Alaska organized
    1912 US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition the govt 1922 1st Phillie to hit for the cycle (Cy Williams)
    1932 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
    1936 Australian Antarctic Territory created
    1939 Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
    1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established
    1950 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
    1950 Operation Magic Carpet-45,000 Yemenite Jews move to Israel
    1954 Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism
    1954 International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
    1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
    1959 Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
    1960 -127 F (-88ø C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
    1960 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
    1961 Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)
    1963 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
    1963 John Pennel is 1st to pole-vault 17'
    1964 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
    1966 USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
    1967 Liberian flag designed
    1968 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power
    1970 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
    1972 8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1
    1972 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
    1975 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
    1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
    1976 Soyuz 21 returns to Earth
    1979 NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
    1979 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
    1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
    1984 Pat Bradley set the LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver
    1985 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
    1987 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
    1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
    1989 Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
    1990 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
    1991 Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
    1991 Ukraine declares independence from the USSR
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    Today in Germanic History

    Today in German(ic) History

    This thread has been opened in an effort to fight amnesia and to curb further memory loss. I thought of starting this thread at the beginning of a month, but no, it simply cannot wait. The point of power is in the here and now.

    Please post any birthdays or anniversaries of the death of great German(ic) personalities you may know of, or important events in German(ic) history, on the relevant successive calendar days from now on. For example, on January 1 the following information could be posted: January 1, 1766, birthday of Georg Philipp Schmidt von Lübeck, medical doctor, poet and researcher of Holstein's local history. To encourage German(ics)-nation-building examples are welcome from ALL Germanic cultural branches and overseas territories.

    Please always try to quote the first post for a particular calendar day to allow for a certain measure of cohesion (this will not always be possible due to the different time zones, for instance!). "Premature" and "late" posts are however also welcome. It is never too late!

    Have fun!
    Last edited by Liberator Germaniae; Sunday, February 11th, 2007 at 02:37 PM.

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    Re: Today in Germanic History

    Here are a few from Wikipedia:

    1531 - Henry VIII of England recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
    1794 - First session of United States Senate open to the public.
    1809 - Robert Fulton patents the steamboat
    1814 - Norway's independence is proclaimed, marking the ultimate end of the Kalmar Union.
    1826 - University College London is founded under the name University of London.
    1903 - Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.
    1961 - Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.
    1963 - The Beatles tape 10 tracks for their first album, including "Please, Please Me".
    1964 - At the Washington, DC Coliseum, The Beatles have their 1st live appearance in the United States.

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    Re: Today in Germanic History

    Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas" as he later came to call them).
    Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their contrapuntal texture, rich chromaticism, harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate use of leitmotifs: themes associated with specific characters, locales, or plot elements. Wagner's chromatic musical language prefigured later developments in European classical music, including extreme chromaticism and atonality. He transformed musical thought through his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk ("total artwork"), epitomized by his monumental four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876).

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    Re: Today in Germanic History

    February 12 in German(ic) History:

    12.02.1496: Birthday of Sebastian Schertlin von Burtenbach, German commander who in 1532 defeated 18.000 turks (sorry to mention) in Austria with only 500 men.
    12.02.1742: Coronation of Emperor Karl VII Albrecht von Wittelsbach in Frankfurt, the only non-Habsburg on the imperial throne between 1438 and 1806.
    12.02.1797: German composer Joseph Haydn's anthem "Gott erhalte den Kaiser" ("God save the Emperor") is sung for the first time on the occasion of the birthday of the Franz II, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, in the German National Theatre in Vienna, Austria.
    12.02.1856: Birthday of Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli, Austrian commander during WW II.
    12.02.1867: Elections are held throughout the North German League ("Norddeutscher Bund") for the Reichstag, the German Parliament in Berlin.
    12.02.1902: Birthday of Will Glahé, German virtuoso accordion player and song composer.
    12.02.1912: First day of filming at the Babelsberg Film Studios (est. 1911) near Potsdam.
    12.02.1916: Death anniversary of Richard Dedekind, co-founder of modern algebra.
    12.02.1942: The Day of the "Channel Dash". German Admiral Otto Ciliax succeeds to transfer the battlercruisers "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau" und the heavy cruiser "Prinz Eugen" from Brest to their home bases in Germany.

    My sources for this and future posts are: Deutscher Kalendar 2006 and the Deutscher Kalendar 2007, published by Dr. Gerhard Frey, FZ-Verlag, D-81238 München. Dr. Frey is the Chairman of the Deutsche Volksunion (DVU)("German Peoples' Union").

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