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Historic moments

Chas Oct 14, 2017

  1. Brian S

    Brian S Well-Known Member I am in england

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    25 Nov 1896
    William Marshall became the first person in Britain to receive a parking summons after leaving his car in Tokenhouse Yard in the City of London, but the case was dismissed.
     
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    A great plane, a true adaptable workhorse, without which I think we may have struggled a bit during the war

    25 Nov 1940
    World War II: The first flight of the deHavilland Mosquito aircraft. The Mosquito was one of the few operational, front-line aircraft to be constructed almost entirely of wood and, as such, was nicknamed 'The Wooden Wonder' or Mossie to its crews. When it entered production in 1941 it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.
     
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    Judging by the state of some of the roads round here, they have forgotten how to use the stuff :(

    26 Nov 1836
    The death of John Loudon McAdam. He invented a new process, "macadamisation", for building roads with a smooth hard surface, using controlled materials. Modern road construction still reflects McAdam's influence. He had extensive responsibilities in the north of England including the road from Penrith to Greta Bridge (A66), the road from Penrith to Cockermouth (also the A66) and the road from Penrith to Carlisle (A6). Whilst in the area he lived here - 1, Cockell House, Penrith (see bb_s.gif picture)
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    The Last Ever Concorde Landing

    10 Years ago today

     
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    26 Nov 1954
    Donald Campbell's new Bluebird K7 (a turbo jet engined hydroplane) was handed over to him On This Day. Campbell set seven world water speed records in Bluebird K7 and it was in her that he was killed on Coniston Water on 4th January 1967 whilst attempting another water speed record, his target being 300 mph. He is buried in Coniston graveyard. See bb_s.gif picture.
     
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    I would of thought her Son in Law would of learnt his lesson the first time round :lol:

    26 Nov 1988
    Mrs. Rita Lockett of Torquay, Devon, spent £10,000 to repeat her daughter’s wedding two months after the event, because she did not like the video. The couple went through the reception with all 200 wedding guests wearing the same outfits and having to listen to the same speeches, this time with a professional video crew on hand
     
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    Chas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    :doh:
     
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    You'd of thought by now they'd of got it right by now, and got people with the countries best interest first, not their own or their parties :disappointed:

    27 Nov 1295
    English King Edward I calls what later became known as "The Model Parliament" extending the authorities of its representatives
     
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    Jesus H, that's more than a bit harsh, I remember as a youngster that it was classified as a crime, but certainly not a capital one

    27 Nov 1837
    James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.
     
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    Yes, Saturday morning pictures as a kid, Zorro or Roy Rogers

    27 Nov 1920
    "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
     
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    Couple of well known people's birthday

    27 Nov 1940
    Bruce Lee


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    Full Name: Bruce Lee
    Nationality:

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    American

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    Hong Kong

    Profession: Karate Star/Actor
    Why Famous: Enter the Dragon, The Big Boss

    Born: November 27, 1940
    Star Sign: Sagittarius
    Birthplace: Chinatown, San Francisco, USA

    Died: July 20, 1973 (aged 32)
    Cause of Death: Cerebral edema

    Married Life
    • 1964-08-17 Bruce Lee (23), Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor, weds Linda Emery (19), teacher
    Historical Events in the Life of Bruce Lee
    • 1973-05-10 Bruce Lee collapses in Golden Harvest studios in Hong Kong and is rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors diagnose him with cerebral edema
     
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    27 Nov 1942
    Jimi Hendrix





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    Full Name: Jimi Hendrix [James Marshall Hendrix]
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    American

    Profession: Rock Guitarist
    Why Famous: Influential electric rock guitarist, Hendrix moved to England in 1966 and formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience releasing tracks 'Hey Joe' and Purple Haze'. His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival established him in the US and he is especially known for playing at Woodstock where he played the 'Star Spangled Banner'.

    Born: November 27, 1942
    Star Sign: Sagittarius
    Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

    Died: September 18, 1970 (aged 27)
    Cause of Death: Drug overdose

    Historical Events in the Life of Jimi Hendrix
    • 1960-02-20 Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
    • 1966-10-12 Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell
    • 1966-11-25 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
    • 1966-12-16 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK
    • 1966-12-26 Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club
    • 1967-02-03 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix
    • 1967-03-31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
    • 1967-05-12 "Are You Experienced" debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is released
    • 1968-03-15 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
    • 1969-01-29 Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars
    • 1969-06-20 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
    • 1969-08-18 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act
    • 1970-07-01 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)
     
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    Very important day up north :thumbup:

    27 November is Lancashire Day


    27 Nov 1966
    The first Lancashire Day to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I. The county has two AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) - The Forest of Bowland (see bb_s.gif picture) and Arnside/Silverdale - (see bb_s.gif picture).
     
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    Are the taking the .......... :lol:

    28 Nov 2011
    British company Captive Media announced details of its urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console for men. It called it the first 'hands-free' video gaming console of its kind, with games on offer including a skiing challenge, and a multiple choice pub quiz. A noted side effect was that the toilets became markedly cleaner, as a new premium was set on accuracy.
     
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    November 30, 1835 The Birth of Humorist Mark Twain, Née Samuel L. Clemens; 182 Years Ago Today

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    I can't see a problem with this :beer::beer::beer::beer:

    30 Nov 1487
    The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
     
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    :flags-wavegreatbri::flags-wavegreatbri::flags-wavegreatbri:

    30 Nov 1874
    Birth of Sir Winston Leonard Churchill, British statesman, journalist, historian and Nobel prize-winner for literature. He was a descendant of the great Duke of Marlborough, and was born born in Blenheim Palace (see bb_s.gif picture). The great wartime Prime Minister, with his highly quotable speeches, was considered by many as ‘the greatest living Englishman’.
     
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    30 Nov 1934
    The steam locomotive Flying Scotsman (Engine No. 4472) became the first to officially exceed 100mph. She recently underwent went major restoration at the National Railway Museum in York. See bb_s.gif picture and at Riley & Sons (Ltd) in Bury. There was a series of test runs in January 2016 on the East Lancashire Railway, ahead of an official launch at King’s Cross railway station in London.
     
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    30 Nov
    St Andrew’s Day. He is the patron saint of Scotland, also of golfers and fishermen. See bb_s.gif picture of Saint Andrew's stained glass window at Innerwick Church, Perth and Kinross.
     
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    Any colour you like................as long as it's Black :lol:

    1 Dec 1913
    Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
     
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