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Historic moments

Chas Oct 14, 2017

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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    This iconic picture of St Paul's Cathedral standing, undamaged among the smoke was taken on this day in 1940.


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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Nothing changes, and down here there wasn't masses of it

    29 Dec 2000:
    Freezing Britain grinds to a halt
    A blanket of snow descends on the country as Arctic conditions disrupt travel.
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    29 Dec 1170
    Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; subsequently martryed
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Very useful at this moment I think :icon-biggrin:

    29 Dec 1766
    Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor of waterproof clothing (i.e. the Macintosh or simply Mac), was born, in Glasgow. For his various chemical discoveries he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1823.
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    29 Dec 1860
    HMS Warrior, Britain's first seagoing iron-clad warship, was launched. She froze to the slipway when she was launched during London's coldest winter for 50 years and six tugs were required to haul her into the river. In later years Warrior was saved from being scrapped by the efforts of the Maritime Trust. The restoration took 8 years. Today, the ship is used as a venue for special events, and can be privately hired as a wedding venue.
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Remember getting the Bluebird model out of the cereal packet, wish I had kept those models

    31 Dec 1964
    Campbell speeds to double record
    Donald Campbell breaks the world water speed record, the only man to break both land and water speed records in the same year
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    31 Dec 1999
    UK prepares to celebrate millennium
    Britain gears up to join a global party with a spectacular array of revelries to welcome in the third millennium
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Can't remember what's supposed to happen on a Blue Moon..........sex? :occasion-balloons::occasion-balloons::lol::lol::lol:

    31 Dec 2009
    Both a Blue Moon and a Lunar Eclipse occur
     
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    Did he think his brew was going to very popular by any chance :obscene-drinkingbe::obscene-drinkingbe::obscene-drinkingbe::lol::lol:

    31 Dec 1759
    Arthur Guinness signs a 9000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness at the St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin. Ten years later Guinness exported his ale for the first time, when six and a half barrels were shipped to Britain
     
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    Hats of to this man, balls of steel, a true boys own hero

    31 Dec 1948
    Malcolm Campbell, British racing driver, died, after a series of strokes. He was one of the few land speed record holders of his era to die of natural causes. Campbell broke nine land speed records between 1924 and 1935. He set his final land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 3rd September 1935, becoming the first person to drive an automobile at more than 300mph.
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Remember I could buy 4 chews for 1d, 2 for 1/2d, " eee wen I wer a lad" :lol::lol:
    31 Dec 1960
    The British coin, the farthing, in use in Britain since the 13th Century, ceased to be legal tender at midnight.
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    :laughing-rolling::laughing-rolling:
    31 Dec 2014
    Neil Brittlebank (from Redditch) and Kevin Beresford (from East Ardsley in Yorkshire) won the dubious honour of being two of the dullest men of the year, as awarded by the Dull Men's Club. Mr Beresford produces books and calendars about roundabouts, while Mr Brittlebank, collects bricks.
     
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    January 1st 1981 Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    The third millennium didn't actually start until 1st January 2001.
    The start of the 1st millennium was at zero so the second YEAR started at o1, same with milleniums.
     
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    Well, I never knew that!!

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    Named after King George II, Georgia becomes the fourth state of the U.S.A.
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    England swings like a pendulum do, bobbys on bicycle's 2x2

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    David Bailey, English photographer, was born. Along with photographers Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, he captured and helped create the 'Swinging London' of the 1960s.
     
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    She was a BIG girl :lol:

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    Erica Rowe became the first sports 'streaker' when she ran across the Twickenham ground at the England v Australia rugby match waving her bra in the air. She was arrested, with policemen covering her 40" breasts with their woefully undersized helmets.
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Today 3rd January would have been John Thaw’s 76th birthday. Gone but never forgotten
     
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    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I had one, Morris Minot Traveller with the wood round the outside, great little motor, would love to still have it
    I always thought Sir Alec was an Italian

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    The production of the millionth Morris Minor, designed by the Greek born Sir Alec Issigonis. He considered the Morris Minor to be a vehicle that combined many of the luxuries and conveniences of a good motor car, but at a price suitable for the working classes. (see bb_s.gif picture of a 1969 Morris Minor van at Hull's Streetlife Museum).
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I've had five, two convertables, a two door, a four door and my last one was a Traveller. Great little cars.
     
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