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  • #842390
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    Here is a new link for This Year’s Topic!
    current:
    http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history

    Enjoy your History Lesson!

    This topic was started years ago by Dee and picked up by Joan couple years later!

    Today In History, April 16


    Joan

    Today In History June 13, 2010


    Dee

    #842395
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    2000 The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.
    Peanuts fun on a MOanday:
    peanuts
    😉

    #842422
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    For January 4th

    1809 Louis Braille, developer of a reading system for the blind.

    http://braillebug.afb.org/braille_print.asp
    Chart as FYI

    #842454
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    January 6th:
    Born today…
    1946 Syd Barrett, musician, singer, songwriter; founding member of the band Pink Floyd.
    pink floyd

    #842497
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    One Year Later…
    http://news.yahoo.com/cartoonists-honor-charlie-hebdo-on-anniversary-of-terrorist-attack-182322984.html
    In Memory:
    Cartoonists honor Charlie Hebdo on anniversary of terrorist attack

    Amid high tension in Paris, cartoonists across the globe are affirming ‘Je reste Charlie’ (I remain Charlie) – showing that their support has not wavered.

    #842525
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    Today in R/R History:

    1935 Elvis Presley, rock ‘n roll singer, actor in over thirty films.

    Plus it’s goggie Friday! 😉

    #842526
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    TGIF History Fun cont’d:
    cat cartoonist

    Born today in 1912 cartoonist and illustrator Charles Addams.

    Feline fact: In 1980 Addams married his wife Tee in her pet cemetery and when they later moved they took the cemetery with them and their ashes are now interred alongside their beloved dogs and cats

    #842627
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    Happy Birthday to:
    1945 Rod Stewart, singer, songwriter (“Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night”).

    1953 Pat Benatar, singer; the four-time Grammy winner’s hits include “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Invincible”.

    #842685
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    Happy Birthday to:
    1951 Kirstie Alley, actress; won Emmy and Golden Globe as the leading actress in the TV series Cheers
    Cheers fun with Kirstie & friends!
    😉

    #842717
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    Happy Birthday to:
    1919 Robert Stack, actor; portrayed Elliot Ness in TV series The Untouchables.
    1926 Michael Bond, author, best known for his series of Paddington Bear children’s books.
    paddington bear
    Lunch with PB~
    1929 Joe Pass, considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.
    1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress, producer (Seinfeld TV series)

    #842756
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    2001: Wikipedia Goes On-line

    1929 Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
    MLK quote

    #842759
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    some facts

    -Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
    -Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!
    -“Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by Psychologists.
    -The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.
    -Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
    -If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
    -Hyphephilia are people who get aroused by touching fabrics.

    #842760
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    Hee hee – thanks for the Fact/Fun – LOL PG!

    #842834
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    MLK Day
    Official MLK Day Remembrance 01-18-16

    01-17-16 Happy Belated Birthday to:
    betty white birthday
    1922 Betty White, actress; created memorable characters in TV sitcoms from the 1950s into the 21st century (Life with Elizabeth, Mary Tyler Moore, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland) and was a popular guest on TV games shows. At age 88 and a half she became the oldest person ever to host Saturday Night Live (2010).

    #842836
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    #842848
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    LOL PG, I think that last pic can apply to most Governments around the world.

    #842849
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    Hee hee – too funny & true for anytime in history – thanks for share!

    #842850
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    Pink Floyd post for January 6 was brought to mind when I saw this.

    List Of Bands Forbidden In Russia In 1985

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Profile photo of Moonshadow_NZ Moonshadow_NZ.
    #842887
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    10cc, Neofascism? Village People, Violence? Julio Iglesias, Neofascism? Were they listening to the same bands I was hearing?

    I came across a real blast from my past recently, and I can’t believe now that I ever wrote it:

    Sinking the Bismarck, 2011

    I don’t even remember most of the things about which I was upset back then, and now Quinn and I have a wonderful friendship. I now call him mein Pfarrer (“my Pastor” in German). Of course, I now understand a lot of things that I didn’t know then.

    #842892
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    Happy things have evolved to a more positive situation/relationship Leeny!

    Today’s Birthdays:

    Born on January 19
    1736 James Watt, Scottish inventor.
    1807 Robert E. Lee, Confederate general during the American Civil War.
    1809 Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee.”)
    edgar allan poe
    1839 Paul Cézanne, French post-Impressionist painter
    paul cezanne
    1919 John H. Johnson, editor and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines

    #842925
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    Psst – It’s National Cheese Day!
    cheese
    Dairy based cheese
    vegan cheese
    Vegan Cheese 🙂
    We are celebrating with blast from past TDK Thread:

    I like cheese

    #842926
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    Those 3 words triggered one of the largest, if not the largest thread in the history of TDK!

    #842927
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    Jeankit
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    Yup & still fun to read as thanks for the memories TDK Kits 😀

    #842961
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    Happy Birthday to:
    Born on January 21
    1737 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary commander.
    1824 Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate General.
    1925 Benny Hill, British comedian.
    Benny Hill Show
    Show aired on PBS in the States awhile ago.

    benny hill humor
    Quirky Benny Hill Humor

    #843113
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    Today in History 01-25:
    1955 Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock that is accurate to within one second in 300 years.

    Cat clock
    Timez for Nomz every 300 years is off by a second 😉

    #843160
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    Here’s another fun history link:
    http://www.historynet.com/magazines/ask-mr-history
    Did Betsy Ross Ever Own the ‘Betsy Ross House’ in Philadelphia?
    Betsy Ross House
    According to those who maintain it, neither Betsy Ross nor any of her five husbands owned the house that bears her name, which was built around 1840. They rented the premises between 1773 and 1786, running an upholstery business from it as well as residing there. Betsy, a Pennsylvania Quaker, was expelled from the Friends when she married Anglican John Ross in 1772, after which they rented the house.

    #843191
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    Happy Birthday to:
    Born on January 27
    1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical genius and composer whose works included The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.
    Mozart kit
    🙂

    #843207
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    That is a lovely thought, with all the joy Mozart’s music has brought the world over. Love the cat.

    A far more solemn anniversary is the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and an international day of remembrance of the Jewish, Romani (Gypsy) and other victims who were murdered in the camp complex. It also commemorates subsequent genocides and strives to prevent any more… While that liberation can’t even be described as “bittersweet” due to the vast number of dead and the sorry state of the survivors, we can leave this sombre day on a note as bittersweet as Mozart’s brilliant but too-short life. Today’s Google doodle is dedicated to the brilliant New Zealand astronomer Beatrice Tinsley, who made very important discoveries about the cosmos, but died of cancer at 40. She would have been 75 today. http://www.google.com/doodles/beatrice-tinsleys-75th-birthday Dedicating this to Moonshadow, of course!

    #843211
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    Yes lagatta, it is know as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Sadly the survivors of Auschwitz are dying out. 🙁 But through testimonies and teaching the next generation will remember.

    And they said, “From now on you do not answer by your name. Your name is your number.” And the delusion, the disappointment, the discouragement that I felt, I felt like I was not a human person anymore. —LILLY APPELBAUM LUBLIN MALNIK

    #843213
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    Well, it is a lot different to die out from old age than to be murdered because some idiot thought you were “subhuman”! I had friends who were survivors, for “racial”, or political reasons or both, but all have died of old age. I do stil have a friend who had to wear the yellow star as a little girl in Paris (her Italian-Jewish family were saved by a nominally fascist Italian civil servant) and another friend who was in the Resistance in Normandy as a very young man – rather a teenager. He is very, very old and my other friend is not much younger.

    Sadly, I also have a colleague of Rwandan origin who lost most of his large extended family there 50 years later…

    Si questo è un uomi – Primo Levi

    Voi che vivete sicuri
    Nelle vostre tiepide case,
    Voi che tovate tornando a sera
    Il cibo caldo e visi amici,

    Considerate se questo è un uomo
    Che lavora nel fango
    Che non conosce pace
    Che lotta per mezzo pane
    Che muore per un sì o per un no.
    Considerate se questa è una donna,
    Senza capelli e senza nome
    Senza più forza di ricordare
    Vuoti gli occhi e freddo il grembo
    Come una rana d’inverno.

    Meditate che questo è stato:
    Vi comando queste parole.
    Scolpitele nel vostro cuore
    Stando in casa andando per via,
    Coricandovi alzandovi;
    Ripetetelele ai vostri figli.

    O vi si sfaccia la casa,
    La malattia vi impedisca,
    I vostri nati torcano il viso da voi.

    If This Is a Man – Primo Levi

    You who live safe
    In your warm houses,
    You who find, returning in the evening,
    Hot food and friendly faces:

    Consider if this is a man
    Who works in the mud,
    Who does not know peace,
    Who fights for a scrap of bread,
    Who dies because of a yes or a no.
    Consider if this is a woman
    Without hair and without a name,
    With no more strength to remember,
    Her eyes empty and her womb cold
    Like a frog in winter.

    Meditate that this came about:
    I commend these words to you.
    Carve them in your hearts
    At home, in the street,
    Going to bed, rising;
    Repeat them to your children.

    Or may your house fall apart,
    May illness impede you,
    May your children turn their faces from you.

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