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  1. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1991 The UK's first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman from Sheffield, blasts into orbit.
     
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    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    And hasn't she let us know about it ever since!
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1991: India's former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, is killed in a bomb attack in Tamil Nadu.
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1961 President John F Kennedy says the US will aim to get the first man on the Moon by the end of the decade.
     
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    Paddler Ed Well-Known Member I am in australia

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    Can they try again, this time leaving Trump there?
     
  6. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    :laughing-rolling:
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1953 New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
     
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    Or were they?
     
  9. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Weren't they, is there some doubt?
     
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    Pat Well-Known Member I am in new_zealand

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    Wasn’t it Mallory in 1924 and didn’t they find his body a few years ago with indications that he was on the way back.His climbing mate was Irvine who has not been found.
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Ah! I didn't know that. How did they figure whether he was going up or down?
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    “Mallory woz ere” at the summit was the give away i think...
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    :lol:
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1993 Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool.
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1963 Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigns, admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a call girl
     
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    Pat Well-Known Member I am in new_zealand

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    He shouldn’t have got on a keeler after Ivanoff the Russian.
     
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    Pat Well-Known Member I am in new_zealand

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    Clive,out in the colonies we never got the full story,but is it true that the lady in question,in later life got a job in the railway workshops pulling off old buffers?
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    You might think so, I couldn't possibly comment.
     
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    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Guru I am in romania

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    Me neither, but it’s likely... :lol:
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    On this day in 1944 the D day landings started.
    The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.


    One of my uncles was there, he was a naval officers bodyguard, to guard him all he had was a service revolver. There were bombs shells and bullets and all he had was a revolver?
     
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