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Historic moments

Chas Oct 14, 2017

  1. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Lets see how far this thread will go, todays historic moment
    Today is the anniversary of The Battle of Hastings which took place on this day 14th Oct 1066
     
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    flint Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II at Byland in 1322.
     
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    Gary820 Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Live after death by iron maiden was released 32years ago today :character-beavisbu:
    (Historic moment for maiden fans lol)
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Field Marshal Rommel shot himself in '44, does that count...?
     
  5. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I should have realised this intended serious thread would soon get diluted. :icon-rolleyes:
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    I recon Iron Maiden did more good for mankind than Rommel...
     
  7. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I reckon Iron Maiden created more 'noise' than Rommel and all his Panzers
     
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    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Guru I am in uk

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    Philistine…:)
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    And today 15th? Dutch dancer Mata Hari was executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris (thanks goooogle)
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    1705 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

    Think we should have stayed there, Sun, Vino and Spanish Babes, what's not to like :D
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Advancement in Medical History, Anasthetics was born

    1846 Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether
     
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    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member I am in australia

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    I have a neighbour who has a Weimaraner named Rommel. I realised the other day I was sending him home by raising my right and pointing whilst saying "Rommel, Home"
     
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    Napoleon began his exile on St Helena in 1815, minus Jospehine.
     
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  14. Brian S

    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Good thread Chas :thumbup: can see this one going like the Word thread
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    wrong day oops
     
  16. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    she was accused of revealing details of the Allies’ new weapon, the tank, resulting in the deaths of thousands of soldiers.
    In my best Michal Caine voice "Not many people know that"
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    This day in 1666 Samuel Pepys recorded in his diary that Charles II had started wearing the first known waistcoat. The King was so overweight that he left the bottom button undone, a fashion custom followed to this day.
     
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    uHu Well-Known Member I am in sri_lanka

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    In 1888, Jack the Ripper posted a letter to George Lusk, containing half a human kidney.
    (not for sure, but it's likely that this letter (out of many similar) actually came from the Ripper himself)
     
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    uHu Well-Known Member I am in sri_lanka

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    1946, Hermann Göring took cyanid, in his cell, a few hours before most of the high ranking officers were executed.
     
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    flint Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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