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Originally Posted by r3nb72 Nelson Mandela, South Africa's most loved citezin, was born today 88 ... Stackers' Lounge forum

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    Re: Today in History

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nb72
    Nelson Mandela, South Africa's most loved citezin, was born today 88 years ago.
    Thanks, very interesting.

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    Re: Today in History

    Today in History, John went live on Pinstack! Hahahahahaha

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    Re: Today in History

    Quote Originally Posted by johnj41
    Today in History, John went live on Pinstack! Hahahahahaha
    LOL, I still dont believe it!

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    Re: Today in History

    Jul 19 - Battle of Halidon Hill
    Edward III's attacks on Scotland and victory at Halidon Hill put Edward Balliol back on the Scottish throne for four more years.

    From TimeRef - Medieval History Timelines

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~- ON THIS DAY -

    On July 19, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign in Europe.

    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/gene.../20060719.html



    Now on a side note. I just wanna thank everyone for adding all the tidbits to this thread.

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    Re: Today in History

    This is a very informative thread! Thanx for starting it John

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~- ON THIS DAY -

    On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/gene.../20060720.html

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    Re: Today in History

    Here is a ton of tidbits:

    On this day... July 20th

    514 St Hormisdas begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    1773 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
    1810 Colombia declared independence from Spain
    1858 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
    1861 Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va
    1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign
    1868 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
    1871 British Columbia becomes 6th Canadian province
    1872 Mahlon Loomis receives patent for wireless ... the radio is born
    1876 1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins
    1878 1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
    1881 Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops
    1890 Snow & hail in Calais, ME
    1894 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike
    1903 Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X
    1906 Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0
    1911 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
    1912 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
    1917 WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn
    1922 Togo made a mandate of the League of Nations
    1923 Yanks hit into a triple-play but beat A's 9-2
    1930 106ř F (41ř C), Washington, DC (district record)
    1934 118ř F (48ř C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record)
    1938 Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
    1940 Singles record charts 1st published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1
    1941 Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
    1942 Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress
    1942 Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines
    1944 Pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention
    1944 US invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II
    1944 Von Stauffenberg fails on an attempt on Hitler's life
    1949 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
    1950 "Arthur Murray Party" premiers on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
    1954 Tennis Champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
    1956 France recognizes Tunisia's independence
    1956 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
    1960 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
    1960 USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
    1964 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
    1965 46.18 cm (18.18") of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record)
    1967 Race riots in Memphis Tenn
    1968 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
    Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes the 1st heavy metal
    song to hit the charts, it comes in at #117
    1969 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
    1970 1st baby born on Alcatraz Island
    1970 LA Angel Bill Singer no-hits Phillies, 5-0
    1974 Turkey invades Cyprus
    1976 US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
    1977 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage
    1979 44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash
    1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
    1984 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
    1985 Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
    1987 Don Mattingly ties 1st base majors fielding record with 22 put-outs
    1988 Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
    1989 93ř F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona
    1990 Justice William Brennan resigns from the Supreme Court after 36 years
    1991 Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY
    1991 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
    1996 26th Olympic Summer games opens in Atlanta, Georgia

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    Re: Today in History

    On this Day - July 20th 1858

    Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents ) (New York beats Brooklyn 22-18)

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    Re: Today in History

    You beat me Chris.

    Here's another:

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    Re: Today in History

    July 20, 1994 - O. J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller

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    Re: Today in History

    July 21:

    July 21, 1969 - Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM, GMT
    July 21, 1972 - In New York, 57 murders occur in 24 hours
    July 21, 1873 - Jesse James and James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)
    July 21, 1990 - Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood

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    Re: Today in History

    On this day... July 21st

    230 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    1588 English fleet defeats Spanish armada
    1831 Belgium gains independence from Netherland, Leopold I made king
    1836 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Qu‚bec
    1846 Mormons found 1st English settlement in Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
    1861 1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins
    1867 City Gardens on Folsom opens
    1880 Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY
    1896 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
    League merge to form National Association of Colored Woman
    1898 Spain cedes Guam to US
    1900 Pope Leo XIII encyclical to the Greek-Melkite rite
    1904 Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
    1919 Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill)
    1921 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
    1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4
    1928 H E Wood discovers asteroid #1096 Reunerta
    1930 US Veterans Administration established
    1931 Reno race track, becomes 1st in US to use daily double wagering
    1934 113ř F (45ř C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
    1935 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1358 Gaika
    1940 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    1942 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
    1944 US forces free Guam of Japanese invaders
    1945 Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
    1946 J‚sus T Pi¤erol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
    1949 Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13
    1954 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
    1955 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf
    1956 Cin Red pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
    1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
    1959 1st atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened, Camden NJ
    1960 The country of Katanga forms in Africa
    1961 Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom
    1962 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
    1965 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
    1966 Gemini X returns to Earth
    1969 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
    1972 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
    1973 Hank Aaron becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 700 HRs
    1973 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of the red planet
    1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
    1975 NY Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
    1976 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila
    1978 US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
    1978 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
    1979 N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2585 Irpedina & #3298
    1979 National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated
    1980 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
    1983 Polish govt ends 19 months of martial law
    1983 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
    1983 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
    1984 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
    1984 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
    1986 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
    1988 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
    1989 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
    1989 Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time
    1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Carl "the Truth" Williams in 1:33 of 1st round
    1990 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash

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    Re: Today in History

    On this day...July 22

    Historical Events:

    260 St Dionysius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    1298 English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
    1587 2nd English colony established on Roanoke Island off NC
    1686 City of Albany, NY chartered
    1775 George Washington takes command of the troops
    1796 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleaveland
    1812 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
    1854 J R Hind discovers asteroid #30 Urania
    1864 Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman & suffers terrible losses
    1898 Belgica crew see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs-1st to endure Antarct winter
    1905 Phila Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0
    1908 W Lorenz discovers asteroid #665 Sabine
    1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm closes
    1916 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10
    1917 Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian PM
    1917 M Wolf discovers asteroids #879 Ricarda, #880 Herba & #881 Athene
    1918 Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
    1923 Walter Johnson becomes the 1st to strikeout 3,000
    1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
    1926 105ř F (41ř C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
    1926 108ř F (42ř C), Troy, New York (state record)
    1926 Cin Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
    1930 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1306 Scythia
    1930 H Van Gent discovers asteroids #1666 van Gent, #1752 van Herk &
    #1945 Wesselink
    1933 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida," NYC-1st negro prima donna in US
    1933 Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight
    1935 C Jackson discovers asteroids #1359 Prieska & #1360 Tarka
    1935 Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia
    1936 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
    1937 Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
    1939 1st black woman judge (Jane Matilda Bolin-NYC)
    1942 Gasoline rationing begins in US during WW II
    1943 Allied forces captured Palermo, Sicily
    1944 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
    1946 Estelle Bennett, rocker (The Ronettes)
    1947 -8ř F (-13ř C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
    1950 King Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium
    1952 Polish constitution adopted (National Day)
    1955 1st VP to preside over cabinet meeting-R Nixon
    1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
    1962 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
    1962 Chic White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
    1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson to retain heavywieght championship
    1963 The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
    1964 Steve Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open
    1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in the 9th inning
    1967 Jimi Hendrix quits as openoing act of the Monkees' tour
    1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
    1969 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
    1972 27.53 cm (10.84") of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
    1972 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
    1973 Sue Berning wins her 3rd US Golf Open championship
    1975 House of Reps votes to restore citizenship to Gen Robert E Lee
    1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
    1982 Academic Text Processing Service established in Seattle
    1983 -128ř F (-89ř C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
    1983 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
    1983 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
    1984 Kathy Whitworth wins a record 85th pro golf tournament
    1986 House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion
    1987 Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
    1987 Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
    1987 US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
    1988 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
    1990 Greg Lemond of US wins bicycling's 3rd tour de France
    1990 Nick Faldo of England wins the British Open Golf championship
    1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

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    On this day...July 22

    Birthdays:

    1478 Philip I (the Handsome) 1st Habsburg king of Spain (1506)
    1822 Gregor Mendel monk/geneticist, discoverer of the laws of heredity
    1844 Rev William Archibald Spooner London, invented "spoonerisms"
    1849 Emma Lazarus poet ("The New Colossus"-base of Statue of Liberty)
    1882 Edward Hopper US painter (House by the Railroad)
    1887 Gustav Hertz German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
    1888 Raymond Chandler Chic, mystery writer (The Long Goodbye)
    1890 Rose Kennedy mom of JFK, RFK & Ted
    1892 Arthur Seyss-Inquart Austrian chancellor (1930s)
    1895 Hans Rosbaud Graz Austria, conductor (Tonhalle Orch Zrich)
    1898 Alexander Calder sculptor (mobiles, stabiles)
    1898 Stephen Vincent Ben‚t US, writer (The Devil & Daniel Webster)
    19-- Braulio Canary Islands, guitarist (Lo Bello y lo Prohibido)
    19-- Diane Robin LA Calif, actress (Makin' It, Didi-Angie)
    19-- William Calhoun rocker (Living Colour-Biscuits)
    1901 Charles Weidman Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)
    1908 Amy Vanderbilt authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette)
    1913 Lucia Albanese soprano (NY Met Opera)
    1921 William Roth (Sen-R-Del)
    1923 Robert Dole (Sen-R-Ks)
    1924 Margaret Whiting Detroit, singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family)
    1927 George Hunter South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948)
    1928 Orson Bean actor/comedian (I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth)
    1930 Marcia Henderson Andover Mass, actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family)
    1930 Yuri P Artyukhin cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
    1932 Oscar de la Renta Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
    1933 Chuck Cassey Chicago, choral director (Jimmy Dean Show)
    1939 Terence Stamp England, actor (The Collector, Alien Nations)
    1940 Alex Trebek Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)
    1940 Stan Ross NYC, actor (New Bill Cosby Show)
    1940 Yuriy Klimov USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)
    1941 George Clinton rocker (Testify, Funkadelics)
    1941 Susie Maxwell Berning golfer (US Women's Open 1968,72,73)
    1941 Thomas Wayne rocker (Tragedy)
    1944 Estelle Bennett NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Baby)
    1944 Guich Koock Austin Tx, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country)
    1944 Sparky Lyle relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
    1945 Bobby Sherman actor/singer (Seattle)
    1947 Albert Brooks LA Calif, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America)
    1947 Don Henley drummer (Eagles-Desparado)
    1949 Lasse Viren Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
    1952 Madeleine Collinson Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
    1952 Mary Collinson Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
    1955 Willem Dafoe actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
    1956 Michael Spinks US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1976)
    1957 Dave Steib pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1958 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg Spokane Wash, playmate (June, 1987)
    1963 Joanna Going actress (Another World)
    1965 Patrick Laborteaux LA Calif, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie)
    1967 Pat Badger heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
    1971 Charlotte Gainsbourg London England, actress (The Little Thief)

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