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On This Day..

.On This day  : in 1939, in response to Hitlers Invasion of Poland, Britain and France both declared War on Germany
Alice

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brainbox wrote:
.On This day  : in 1939, in response to Hitlers Invasion of Poland, Britain and France both declared War on Germany


The evil man!  Evil or Very Mad
Lizzie

Re: On This Day..

brainbox wrote:
.On This day  : in 1939, in response to Hitlers Invasion of Poland, Britain and France both declared War on Germany


Makes you shudder even to this day.....
Valencia

On this day in 1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary.

At first I thought the boat was called the Canary but it should say the Canairies!
MOJO

On this day/night in 1972,I had my first taste of Tahini sauce! (true!)  Smile
Valencia

MOJO wrote:
On this day/night in 1972,I had my first taste of Tahini sauce! (true!)  Smile


MOJO, how could you possibly remember that!  Laughing

On this day in 1533 Elizabeth I (England) was born
Barbie

I love all the history in this thread. Thanks  Cool
Alice

On this day in 1941 - All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
brainbox

Sep 9th 1776 . This was the very first day that the American States were officially known as The United States of America. prior to this date they had been known as The United Colonies of America... UCA doesnt have the same ring to it as USA does it. he he !
The law was actually approved by Congess on July 2nd of that year and this date was to be celebrated as the most momentous day in the History of America, but it has now been largely forgotten ,in favour of the July 4th date of the signing of The Declaration of American Independence.
Alice

On the 9th September 1979 - Tracy Austin, at 16, became the youngest player to win the U.S. Open women’s tennis title.
MOJO

brainbox wrote:
I've just thought on about that date  1897 ?  That must have been a very early motorised taxi  or  was it a horse drawn Cab   Smile

                                                Mmmm!  Laughing
brainbox

This day in 1972 saw the final riding off into the Sunset of Film & Tv Cowboy Superstar Mr Cassidy,.. Hopalong to his mates  Smile .    Yes Sirree !, Hopalong Cassidy at 77 years of age, finally hopped off his trusty Speed and went to the big Coral up in the Sky.
After WW2 Hopalong, or to give him his real name of William Boyd became the first cowboy actor to make a successful transition from Film to Television, and by the early 1950s  the former 'B' movie hero Hopalng Cassidy on the small screen had  become the 7th most popular show across the whole of the US of A.  . So popular had his Cowboy shows become that many others , such as Rifleman, Rawhide and Maverick rode in his horse 'Toppers's '  footsteps and by the end of the 1950s 7 out of 10 of the top rated shows in America were Cowboy Series.
Boyd is reputed to have earned 250 million over his Hopalong  career. The demise of the last major TV western , Gunsmoke,came in 1975  three years after the death of Boyd.
brainbox

Friday 13th....................On this day nothing noteable happened as everyone was too scared to venture out of the house    q27  q27  q27
ooh Heck. My keyboard just started smoking   Crying or Very sad
Razz
Alice

On this day 13th September

1788 - The Constitutional Convention decided that the first federal election was to be held on Wednesday the following February. On that day George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States. In addition, New York City was named the temporary national capital.
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September 14th 1982 came the sad news that one time Hollywood Beauty and Film Star ,Princess Grace of Monacco had passed away at the age of 52.. The previous day the Former Grace Kelly had been driving a car also containing her youngest daughter Stephanie, when she suffered a Stroke, lost control of the wheel and plunged down a mountainside. 17 tear old Stephanie survived, but her mother died in hospital the following day.......There followed deep morning across Europe, America and beyond for this much loved style Icon.
brainbox

On this day in 1978 Mohammed Ali became the first Heavyweight boxer to win the World Championship Title 3 times. He beat Leon Spinks, and then Retired from boxing only to make the fatal mistake of accepting a comeback fight in 1980 . In the comeback fight he was knocked out by Larry Holmes. in 1981 he was again beaten by Trevor Berbick, finally retiring for the last time. Not too long after, in 1984, it was revealed he had Parkinsons Disease
Alice

On 15th September 1928 - Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum.
Alice

On the 16th September 1400 - Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales after rebelling against English rule. He was the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales.
brainbox

30 years ago today 20 year old Vanessa Willaims became the first American African to win the Miss USA beauty Contest. She had to surrender her crown within the year due to nude photos of her appearing in the media. She did recover her career and  went on to become an actress and singer and appeared in the sit com called ironically..................wait for it.......... Ugly Betty

Shocked    Laughing
Alice

On the 17th September 1939 - The Soviet Union invaded Poland. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.
Alice

On the 18th September 1709 - The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.
Alice

On the 19th September 1819 - John Keats wrote "Ode to Autumn."

Ode To Autumn

1.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
       Close bosom-friend of the maturing s*n;
   Conspiring with him how to load and bless
       With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
   To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
       And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
         To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
       With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
   And still more, later flowers for the bees,
 Until they think warm days will never cease,
         For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

2.
 Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
     Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
 Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
     Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
 Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
     Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
         Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
 And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
     Steady thy laden head across a brook;
     Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
         Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

3.
 Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
     Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
 While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
     And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
 Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
     Among the river sallows, borne aloft
         Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
 And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
     Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
     The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
         And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
Alice

On this day 20th September 1519 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.
Barbie

We studied that poem in English Lit Alice. I like it.
brainbox

They say nothing is ever new in the news, well see if this rings familiar....  In the late 1700s Louis ascended to the overall  running of France and from the start was unsuited to deal with the severe financial problems,,  getting the picture  ?   Wink
Well in those days they didnt wait for Election time to give people the boot, no they acted deciseively.  The French people imprisoned dear old incompetant Loius on this day in 1792 and a few months later his head was rolling into the Basket under the Guilltine.................Next Please.!     Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
Barbie

"Let them have cake...."  Confused
Alice

On this day 21st September 1874 - Composer Gustav Theodore Holst was born.
Alice

On the 22nd September 1955 - Commercial television began in Great Britain. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.
brainbox

Oh Heck, good job I logged in tonight , I nearly forgot this one   Laughing

On this day in 1964 : "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." debuted on NBC-TV.

How about that for a smooth link through to Barbies post in the : Who is This ' Thread in 'Photographs '.. Wink
Barbie

Razz
Hope it aint an omen...  Confused I loved David McCallum when I was young.  Very Happy
brainbox

Barbie wrote:
Razz
Hope it aint an omen...  Confused I loved David McCallum when I was young.  Very Happy


awww Barbie. look . you had lots of competition    Laughing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF0-yNrzHdE

On this day in the Wild West of USA in 1875 a young lad who had been orphaned at the age of 14 , never knew his real dad, and had never really been in trouble with the law found himself being arrested and banged up in jail for two days for being in possesion of some clothes that his mate had stolen from a Chinese man as a prank... Young Billy realising his fear of confined spaces and being only of slight build managed to squeeze himself up the chimney of his cell and escape from custody. From that day forward he was a fugitive of the Law and went on to be a rutheless murdering outlaw................The little fellas name >     Billy The Kid.
Barbie

No contest!  Cool  Cool

Wink

Funny really, the close ups of the kiss, lips locking lips. These days they get their tongue out first and insert into each other's open wide mouth before playing smack the tonsils!
Just saying....  Laughing

Thanks for the info in this thread.
brainbox

I see you studied that clip intensley Barbie   Smile

Most people have heard of Lord Haw Haw and his Radio brodcasat propaganda for the Nazis in WW2 that frightened the pants off lots of people in England . With his former local links he had the knowledge to accurately name people and places in and around Liverpool.  The Nutter wasnt the only one at it thouigh and amongst the others was a certain Mildred Gillars,who on this day in 1947 was finally brought to book for her crimes and accused of being the Nazi wartime radio propagandist "Axis Sally," . She pleaded not guilty in Washington, D.C., to charges of treason. Gillars was  later convicted and ended up serving 12 years in prison.
Loopy Lord Haw Haw aka William Joyce didnt get off so lighly though and he was hanged in Wandsworth Prison in January 1946
brainbox

Todays Day & Month in 1944 saw the birth of a future Film Star and Hearthrob of many many Women.Yes today is the 69th Birtday of Kirks Son,Michael Douglas. 3 years ago Michael announced live on The David Letterman USA talk Show that , sadly,he was suffering from Throat Cancer and interestingly enough he shares a birthday with his wife, the Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was born 25 years later than him in 1969.
Barbie

Michael Douglas, how on earth did he win the lovely CZJ? He's not for my taste.....money or not! I don't wish canccer on anybody. glad he has got over it.
brainbox

On this day in 1986 Bobby Ewing surprises his missus in the Shower
Noooooooooooooo Dont be fithy.  He returns from the dead   Razz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCEjeTb1rrs
Barbie

I had a dream Pam....it lasted 38 episodes.....soaps! Rolling Eyes
brainbox

If you are a TV buff and of a certain age, then today's ' On This Day' is one for you as 50 years ago today saw the very first episode of the American Spoof Sc-Fi comedy Series ''My Favorite Martian '. The show ran for  104  episodes ending on 1st May 1966. The plot ran something like this................A human-looking extraterrestrial in a one-man spaceship crash-lands near Los Angeles. The ship's pilot is, in fact, an anthropologist from Mars and is now stranded on Earth. Tim O'Hara, a young newspaper reporter for The Los Angeles s*n, is on his way home from Edwards Air Force Base (where he had gone to report on the flight of the X-15) back to Los Angeles when he spots the spaceship coming down. The X-15 nearly hit the martian's spaceship and caused it to crash.

Tim takes the Martian in as his roommate and passes him off as his Uncle Martin. Uncle Martin refuses to reveal any of his Martian traits to people other than Tim, to avoid publicity (or panic), and Tim agrees to keep Martin's identity a secret while the Martian attempts to repair his ship. Uncle Martin has various unusual powers: he can raise two retractable antennae from his head and become invisible; he is telepathic and can read and influence minds; he can levitate objects with the motion of his finger; he can communicate with animals; freeze people or objects and he can also speed himself (and other people) up to do work.

Extremely dated by todays standards , however a Cartoon version was made in the 1970s followed by a Movie.   Here is a little taster of the 1960s TV series....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOAj-DfJpRg
Barbie

Thanks for the posts in here. I do read them though I've not posted anything. Keep it coming. cheers.  Cool
brainbox

Cheers Barbie, its fun researching , and editing them.

Did anyone ever wonder were and when Chewy took off in a big way, well its origins go back to at least Early Grecian times, however its popularity really came to the fore in the USA [ where else ? ] in the 1860s. During about the same time as this in 1861, on this day in history, a certain William Wrigley Jnr was born in Philadelphia. William was a go-ahead type of person and at the age of 29 travelled to busy Chicago, with $32 in his pocket, to further his Career as a Salesman.
Williams father had been a Soap manufacturer and this was the business William Jnr chose to try and make his fortune. Always the Salesman, William Jnr came up with the idea of providing a gift of Baking powder to the workers who bought his Wrigleys Scouring soap.
Within a short time the Baking powder became more popular than the soap and Williams next idea to further increase sales of his baking powder in 1892,was with each tin of Baking Powder , to offer two packets of the now quite popular Resin Gum.
Within a short time, once again, William found his 'Free gift offers' becoming more popular than the product itself and swiftly moved into the serious production of his Wrigleys Chewing Gum, the first variants going under the strange sounding  name of Lotta and Vassar.. Juicyfruit & Wrigleys Spearmint soon followed in 1893.
At least a dozen companies were at that time involved in the producion & sale of Gum, but William Wrigleys natural Flair in the art of Salesmanship sent his company on the road to the Global commodity it is today
Barbie

I loathe people who spit chewy out onto pavements, and stick it on buses and trains etc. Kids are the worst with it.
Alice

On this day, 1st October 1880 - Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park.
Alice

1935 - Italian forces invaded Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).
brainbox

Today's 'On This Day' is a Sad one, as on 4th October 1970.  Janis Joplin the epitome of the late 1960s  'Sex-Drugs- & Rock and Roll' set. died of an accidental heroin overdose and was discovered in her Los Angeles hotel room after failing to show for a scheduled recording session.... She was only 27 years old.
Another great Talent lost to us Prematurely.
Alice

On the 4th September 1535 - The first complete English translation of the Bible was printed in Zurich, Switzerland.
brainbox

51 years ago today a song was released and musical history changed forever,,, no more words or description necessary, this footage says it all..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbt8oH5Lxto
Alice

On the 6th October 1939 - Adolf Hitler denied any intention to wage war against Britain and France in an address to Reichstag.
Barbie

Extremists assassinate Anwar Sadat in Cairo


Also on 6th October:

Muslim extremists assassinate Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat at a military rally in Cairo. In an unprecedented move for an Arab leader, Egyptian Sadat travelled to Jerusalem in 1977 to seek a permanent peace settlement with the State of Israel. Sadat’s visit was met with outrage in most of the Arab world, but he continued on his path of peaceful relations with his Jewish neighbour.

In September 1978, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in the United States, where they negotiated a peace accord and, in 1979, a peace treaty. For their achievement, the leaders were awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize. However, Sadat’s efforts were not so highly acclaimed in the Arab world and he was assassinated by Muslim fundamentalists on 6th October 1981
brainbox

Some really Evil people have walked this earth Girls, havent they ...

7th October 2003 saw California , U.S.A, gain a new Governer in Muscle Man and Big Screen Mega star Arnold Schwarzenegger.  . 'Arnie' was born in 1947 in Austria and began his bodybuilding career in his teenage years, winning the first of his four Mr. Universe titles when he was only 20, he then soon moved to the U.S of A, and went on to win the Mr 'Olympia 'title  Seven times, and moved into Films in the mid 1970s
In 1983 'Arnie' became a U.S citizen , and the following year hit the big Time with his blockbuster movie The Terminator.
Three years later he married Maria Shriver , the Neice of former president J.F. Kennedy. .Its the USA we are talking about here ,so  after a successful movie career it became no big surprise that he subsequently announced his intention to stand for Political Office , choosing to stand  for election as Governer of California.
During the campaign 'Arnie' used his movie career poularity to the full , often chucking in lines from his films during his political speaches., Again, as its America, His opponents  set in motion the ' Dirty Tricks ' machine accusing him of overuse of Anabolic Steroids, plus  they put forward allegations of Sexual misconduct and racialism, all to no avail cos Arnie went on to win the Governorship , beating his nearest rival by more than 1 Million Votes.

Thats it for todays 'On This Day',  but tomorrow ' I'll Be Back ; !,  


Razz
Barbie

brainbox wrote:
Some really Evil people have walked this earth Girls, havent they ...

some still are......but only because it is illegal for me to do anything about it!  Smile
Barbie

On this day during the 1940s  decade:

1940 - Reds Bucky Walters is 1st pitcher in 14 years to homer in World Series
1940 - World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
1941 - German army occupies Viarma, USSR
1942 - 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad
1942 - Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing harbor (Neth)
1942 - Maxwell Andersons "Eve of St Mark," premieres in NYC
1942 - US & British government announce establishment of United Nations
1942 - Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal, to become wrestling champ
1943 - Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus," premieres in NYC
1944 - Allies bombs sea dikes at Vlissingen
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 1944 - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ordered to return to Berlin
1944 - Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
1944 - Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums
1945 - Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes
1946 - Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet, premieres
1947 - Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
1949 - German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
Alice

On the 7th October 1913 - For the first time, Henry Ford's entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line when the chassis was added to the process.
Alice

On this day 8th October 1585 - Composer Heinrich Schutz was born
                                  1870 - Composer Louis Vierne was born
brainbox

Happy Birthday John, you'll never be forgotten .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suuU3mliNo8
Alice

On this day 9th October 1940 - St. Paul's Cathedral in London was bombed by the Nazis. The dome was unharmed in the bombing.
Alice

On the 11th October 1938 - Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
Alice

On this day 12th October 1492 - Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.
brainbox

88 years ago today a baby was bon to a couple who ran a couple of Grocery shops in Linconshire , The couple named their little girl Margaret, in later life she would have a devastating effect on the lives of the people of this country not least on the lives of people on Merseyside. Yep today marks the birthday, for better or for worse,  [ I know which one I choose ,  of Maggie Thatcher.
Alice

brainbox wrote:
88 years ago today a baby was bon to a couple who ran a couple of Grocery shops in Linconshire , The couple named their little girl Margaret, in later life she would have a devastating effect on the lives of the people of this country not least on the lives of people on Merseyside. Yep today marks the birthday, for better or for worse,  [ I know which one I choose ,  of Maggie Thatcher.


Well B.B. many people would disagree with you, to me she was a legend in every sense of the word and put the Great back into Britain!  Very Happy

Upon moving into 10 Downing Street, Thatcher introduced a series of political and economic initiatives intended to reverse high unemployment and Britain's struggles in the wake of the Winter of Discontent and an ongoing recession.  Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labour markets, the privatisation of state-owned companies, and reducing the power and influence of trade unions. Thatcher's popularity during her first years in office waned amid recession and high unemployment until the 1982 Falklands War brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her re-election in 1983.
brainbox

.. I'll finish that bit off for you Alice, it goes like this....... 'Then by 1990 her Cabinet colleagues finally realised they were actually born with b*lls , stood up to her and forced her and Dopey Dennis to whimper out of 10 Downing Street to the delight of the Majority of this Country.'
Laughing
Alice

brainbox wrote:
.. I'll finish that bit off for you Alice, it goes like this....... 'Then by 1990 her Cabinet colleagues finally realised they were actually born with b*lls , stood up to her and forced her and Dopey Dennis to whimper out of 10 Downing Street to the delight of the Majority of this Country.'
Laughing


I thought they were a gang of sewer rats!  I did like John Major but didn't like Tony Blair or his wife!
Barbie

Tony Blair is the guy who made it possible for me to get back into work after me and my kids dad split up. Because of him, I was able to come off lone parent benefits of which I wasn't on for long. I've been in work without a stop for almost 14 years since. (Feels like 64)  Thatcher wouldn't have helped me! Well, I guess that was ok as she never got my vote! No Tory ever will do. I'd vote for the Loony party before I ever did that.
I haven't liked a lot of Tony's ways, policies etc whilst he was in, but I haven't forgotten how he did help me.
brainbox

James Bond was born today in 1927, well one of them that is. Roger Moore is 86 today.  He had a long Telly career before landing Sean Connery's crown as 007 in 1973 which is a role he continued in until 1985 making him the longest serving James Bond Actor. .Prior to becoming the British Secret Agent he had co starred alongside Tony Curtis on the Persuaders earning £1 Million per series making him the highest paid TV Actor in the World at that time. He also produced the Short running Series. Prior to this he  had,of course, played 'The Saint' from  1962-1969 , directing the later ones. Other earlier roles were parts in 'Cowie' Series Maverick and also The Alaskans, and earlier, his big TV break being in 1958 in Ivanhoe
Alice

On this day 14th October 1066 - The Battle of Hastings occurred in England. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.
Alice

On this day 15th October 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
Alice

On 16th October

1967 - NATO headquarters opened in Brussels.

1941 - The Nazis advanced to within 60 miles of Moscow. Romanians entered Odessa, USSR, and began exterminating 150,000 Jews.
brainbox

On todays month and day in 1938 Robert 'Bobby' Knievel was born.  Bobby of German Descent,found great interest in all Sports and eventually excelled at Motorbike Riding, taking the Knickname' Evel.'.. Bobby resisted the tempation to spell his name as ' Evil' as he didnt wish to be too associated with the 'Hells Angels ' fraternity of the Biking groups in the USA.
lEvel Knievel , as he became referred to as became an icon in the 1970s for his incredible motorcycle stunts. Some of the most famous include riding through fire walls, jumping over rattlesnakes, flying over Greyhound buses, and nearly dying from a launch over the fountains in front of Caesar's Palace in Vegas. Before stunts, he had an greatly varied career. He broke 37 bones during his lifetime.
He underwent a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills.He died on November 30, 2007 in Clearwater, Florida. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and an incurable condition that scarred his lungs... All his many operations throughout his carreer seemingly weekening his internal organs and shortening his Life.
Alice

On 17th October 1777 - American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
brainbox

today in 1957 The Quarry Men performed at New Clubmoor Hall (Conservative Club), Norris Green, Liverpool. This was Paul McCartney's first appearance with the group. The line-up for The Quarry Men was John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry... Paul McCartney, suffered from a case of the stage jitters,and messed up his guitar solo on the song "Guitar Boogie". Upset with his playing, Paul tried to make amends by showing John a song he had written, "I Lost My Little Girl". John then showed Paul some songs that he had composed. The two started writing songs together from that moment, which marks the birth of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership.
Also on this same day in 1962 The first Beatles studio TV appearance was on Granada , 'People and Places'. They sang two songs live - 'Some Other Guy' and 'Love Me Do'.
No record of this performance is thought to remain.
brainbox

October 19th 1973 saw the release in Britain of the single 'Photograph' from the least intelligent of the Former Fab Four, Yep Ringo. The single had been released the previous month in the USA .George Harrison helped co write it with Mr Starkey as well as playing acoustic Guitar & Vocals to try and put some quality into his former band members unmelodic offering. A promo film had been shot in Starkeys new house Tittenhurst Park,which he had bought off John.
Alice

On this day 1781 - British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. It was to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
brainbox

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the death of former Libyan Leader Gadhafi, who up until his execution had been in Power since 1969 making him, at that point, the longest serving African Leader. His acts of brutality to any of his countymen who opposed him, and his participation in Worldwide Terrorism ,including the Lockerbie bombing, are well documented. He was reknowned for wearing colourful robes and hats or military uniforms covered with medals.
Other less well known facts are that whenever he travelled abroad, his contingent of Security Personell were made up in part by a large group of Female 'Bodyguards',  and on such trips he would arrange for the setting  up of  a Bedouin-style tent to receive his guests
Alice

On this day 20th October,

1944 - Allied forces invaded the Philippines.

1944 - During World War II, the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Dubrovnik were liberated.
brainbox

It took just five minutes for the coal tip above the small Mining Village of Aberfan ,near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, to slide down the mountain and engulf a farm, about 20 houses and a school.
Pupils at Pantglas Junior School were just beginning their first lessons of the day when the rushing landslide of mud and debris flooded into their classrooms.
Some children were able to escape, but 116 were killed. Another 28 adults also died .It took a full week before the last of the bodies were finally relocated and brought out for burial .The local community & the Country at large was devastated . I'm afraid  today at 9:15 am marks the 47th Anniversary of this Awful Tragedy.
Alice

Lots happened on this day 14th October

1805 - The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain. The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet.

1858 - The Can-Can was performed for the first time in Paris.

1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.

1918 - Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
brainbox

[quote="Alice:42016"]Lots happened on this day 14th October

............

1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.


You can still buy that type nowadays Alice, At Paddys Market

Razz
Alice

On this day 15th October 1879 - Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment with a high-resistance carbon filament.
brainbox

The furthest back ever in time ' On this Day' has to be todays day 6013 years ago as thats the day an Irish Archbisop called James Ussher worked out to be the day the Earth was created.
So highly was he  regarded at the time of his death that Oliver Cromwell allowed him a State funeral and a final burial place in Westminster Abbey
Alice

On this day 23rd October

1942 - During World War II, the British began a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein, Egypt.

1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf began.

1946 - The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.
Alice

On this day 24th October

1537 - Jane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died after giving birth to Prince Edward. Prince Edward became King Edward VI.

1945 - The United Nations (UN) was formally established less than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories.

1945 - Pierre Laval of France and Vidkum Abraham Quisling of Norway were executed. The two men were recognized as the two most prominent collaborators of the Nazis.
Alice

On this day 25th October

1415 - In Northern France, England won the Battle of Agincourt over France during the Hundred Years' War. Almost 6000 Frenchmen were killed while fewer than 400 were lost by the English.
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Hillary [Rodham] Clinton was born this day in 1947, What an eventful life she has led culminating in becoming First Lady during' Bonker' Bill's term of office and continuing with her becoming  a Senator herself and attaining high political office as Secretary of State, subsequently opting not to continue in that role following the re-electioin of Obahma for his second term.
Her dad was of Welsh descent and at one time, like many of us, she probably shopped the Asda Price way as she was on the Board of its parent company,Wal Mart, in the USA
Alice

On this day 26th October

1858 - H.E. Smith patented the rotary-motion washing machine.

1881 - The "Gunfight at the OK Corral" took place in Tombstone, AZ. The fight was between Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang.

1905 - Norway gained independence from Sweden.

1942 - The U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II.

1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf ended. The battle was won by American forces and brought the end of the Pacific phase of World War II into sight.
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From the late 1950s to the mid 1960s, it was common for original cast recordings of successful Broadway musicals to find their way up near the top of the pop album charts. Hit shows like West Side Story, The Sound of Music and Funny Girl, among several others, all spun off million-selling albums during this era, but by the late 1960s, the pop album charts had been  taken over by Pop & Rock. Amongst this though, a British composer and his lyricist partner managed to achieve a massive success by reversing to the old formula. On this day in 1970,[ Yes,, 43 years ago, jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees ! ] Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who would go on to become the most successful composer-lyricist team in modern theatre history, released a double-LP  album called Jesus Christ Superstar, which only later would become the smash-hit Broadway musical of the same name. They went on to make many other Smash hit Musicals making Superstars out of is Leading Men and Women.
I'm sure I saw an article on the news last week stating that the two of them have not spoken a word to each other for some years now and both are shortly to be bringing out new Musical Productions as Rivals.
Alice

On this day 27th October

1659 - William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.
Alice

On this day 28th October

1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."
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Is there an Echo in here Alice   Wink  Razz

A sad day today in 1942 for Allied Shipping and loss of life in WW2.. here are a couple of the accounts of U-boat attacks on two ships bound for Liverpool..
 1 : The unescorted British motor passenger ship Abosso was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-Boat No. U-575, about 700 miles northwest of the Azores in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement and passengers, 362 died and 31 survivors were picked up by the sloop HMS Bideford. The 11,330 ton Abosso was carrying passengers, wool, and bags of mail and was bound for Liverpool, England.
 
2 :  The Norwegian whale factory ship Kosmos II was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-Boat, No.U-624, approximately 600 miles southeast of Cape Farewell, Greenland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement and passengers, 33 died and 117 survivors were picked up by the Canadian corvette HMCS Kenogami. The  Kosmos II was carrying passengers, crude oil and the British landing craft HMS LCT-2190, HMS LCT-2192 and HMS LCT-2284 as deck cargo and was bound for Liverpool, England.
Alice

On this day 29th October

1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.
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After us all having to alter our clocks at the weekend todays 'On this Day ' is quite apt, as on 30th October 1894   Daniel.L.Cooper of New York patented the Worlds first Time Clock for use in Work related situations. So if you have ever had the misfortune to have to 'Clock on and 'Clock off', for work every day, then its this Feler who is to blame.
Barbie

I sign in and out in one job and have to fob in and out of the other. Guess which one is easiest to slip out of early  Razz
Alice

On this day 30th October

1943 - In Moscow, a declaration was signed by the Governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and China called for an early establishment of an international organization to maintain peace and security. The goal was supported on December 1, 1943, at a meeting in Teheran.
Alice

On this day 31st October

1926 - Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows.

1940 - The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented Germany from invading Britain.

1941 - The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine near Iceland. The U.S. had not yet entered World War II. More than 100 men were killed.
Alice

On this day 1st November

1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
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2nd November 1960 saw the ending of a famous Trial in London were Penguin books were found not Gulity to a Charge of Obsenity, with the book under scrutiny being  Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, What the heck would they have made of ' Shades of Grey '   Shocked
Alice

On this day 2nd November

1883 - Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an electrical indicator using the Edison effect lamp (U.S. Pat. 307,031).
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3rd November was a turning point in WW2. It was the day  in 1941 that the  Japanese Fleet received Top-Secret Orders that In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor was to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines.The Dec 7th attack came as a  shock to the American people and the following day , Dec.8th, the United States declared war on Japan.
Alice

On this day, 3rd November

1507 - Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.
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We are into November now and the Annual big spend leading up to Christmas is well & truly under way, evereytime a Till rings it harks back to this day in 1880 James Jacob Ritty .An American owner of a Saloon who was aware that his staff had been pocketing some of the takings behind his back, and who was also an amateur Inventer toiok a trip to Europe on a Steamboat,, Presumeably his Staff were then well happy and more light fingered than ever  Laughing
Anyway, Whilst on the Boat he was intrigued when he was shown a device that counted the number of times the propellor rotated.  Something clicked in his mind and upon his return home , he got together with his brother who was a skilled Mechanic. The reult was a device they called "Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier." which they duly patented on 4th November 1800.
Unfortunately for the Ritty Brothers the device didnt really take off and they sold the rights to the invention to another couple of fellas who improved the Marketing and design and duly went on to found the now world famous National Cash Register Company,  NCR.
Alice

On this day 4th November

1939 - During World War II, the U.S. modified its neutrality stance with the Neutrality Act of 1939. The new policy allowed cash-and-carry purchases of arms by belligerents.

1939 - At the 40th National Automobile Show the first air-conditioned car was put on display.

1942 - During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa. It was a major victory for the British.
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Its Here !  Yep its November 5th ,Bonfire Night, or more correctly its ' Bommy Night '
Born today in 1959 in Canada ,but to English Parents Emigrated there in the early 1950s ,was Singer / Songwriter Bryan Adams.
Now what did he go and choose for the title of one of his hits ?.. well what else    >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC84QCkJ1nI

Razz

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