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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    Where exactly is it Afloatinclaret ?
    North Carolina, USA; if you look at a map of the US, there's a bump that sticks out about half-way down the east coast (Cape Hatteras) and Roanoke sits behind that in a big shallow water lagoon

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    Thanks Afloatinclaret

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    24 AUGUST

    79 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Roman Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die

    410 Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire

    1516 Battle of Marj Dabiq: Ottoman forces decisively beat the Mamluk Sultanate

    1572 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces

    1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept Book of Common Prayer

    1814 British forces capture Washington, D.C. and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812)

    1968 France becomes the world's fifth thermonuclear power with a detonation on Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific

    Famous Birthday's

    William Wilberforce
    (1759 - 1833)

    Carlo Gambino
    (1902 - 1976)

    Yasser Arafat
    (1933 - 2004)

    Cal Ripken Jr
    57 Years Old

    Marlee Matlin
    52 Years Old

    Rupert Grint
    29 Years Old

    Famous Deaths

    Getulio Vargas
    (1883 - 1954)

    Henry J. Kaiser
    (1882 - 1967)

    Famous Weddings

    1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon

    1899 Businessman James Cash Penney (24) weds Bertha Alva Hess

    1970 Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

    1987 Actor Patrick Dempsey (21) weds manager Rocky Parker (47)

    1996 Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden

    Famous Divorces

    1976 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (59) divorces her sixth husband, toy inventor Jack Ryan (49) after 1 year of marriage

    2009 American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences

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    25 AUGUST

    1609 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

    1718 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded

    1768 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

    1894 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet

    1944 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)

    1990 UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq

    Famous Birthday's

    Ivan the Terrible
    (1530 - 1584)

    George Wallace
    (1919 - 1998)

    Sean Connery
    87 Years Old

    Tim Burton
    59 Years Old

    Famous Deaths

    Margaret of Anjou
    (1430 - 1482)

    James Watt
    (1736 - 1819)

    William Herschel
    (1738 - 1822)

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    (1844 - 1900)

    Paul Muni
    (1895 - 1967)

    Neil Armstrong
    (1930 - 2012)

    Famous Weddings

    1749 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

    1870 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

    1885 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)

    1925 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

    1928 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

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    26 AUGUST

    1346 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle

    1924 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)

    1945 Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WWII

    1959 British Motor Corporation introduced the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers

    1971 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

    1996 US President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in welfare policy

    Famous Birthday's

    Robert Walpole
    (1676 - 1745)

    Mary Ann Nichols
    (1845 - 1888)

    Mother Teresa
    (1910 - 1997)

    Famous Deaths

    William James
    (1842 - 1910)

    Andrew Mellon
    (1855 - 1937)

    Charles Lindbergh
    (1902 - 1974)


    Famous Weddings

    1926 Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

    1946 "Gone with the Wind" actress Olivia de Havilland weds screenwriter and novelist Marcus Goodrich

    1965 Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

    2006 "Days of our Lives" actor Billy Warlock (45) weds actress Julie Pinson in Las Vegas, Nevada

    2006 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland

    Famous Divorces

    1927 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (60) divorces artist Maude Noel after almost 4 years of marriage

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    27 AUGUST

    479 BC Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Plataea, Persian forces led by Mardonius routed by Greek army under Pausanias; together with Greek success at Battle of Mycale halts Persian invasion of Greece

    663 Battle of Baekgang: Tang Chinese and Silla Korean forces defeat Korean Baekje forces and their Yamato Japanese allies on the Geum River in Korea; - no Japanese invasion of Korea for 900 years

    1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people

    1979 Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers killed when Provisional IRA explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passes Narrow Water Castle

    2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

    Famous Birthday's

    Donald Bradman
    (1908 - 2001)

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    (1908 - 1973)

    Barbara Bach
    70th Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    W.E.B. Du Bois
    (1868 - 1963)

    Haile Selassie
    (1892 - 1975)

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    (1954 - 1990)

    Famous Weddings

    1930 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

    1956 Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)

    1966 American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton

    1977 "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol

    1994 TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York

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    28 AUGUST

    1189 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan

    1609 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay

    1830 1st American built locomotive, "Tom Thumb" races a horse-drawn car from Stockton and Stokes stagecoach company from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. Let history record that due to mechanical problems the horse won!

    1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue

    1864 First Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations

    1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

    Famous Birthday's

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    (1749 - 1832)

    Jack Kirby
    (1917 - 1994)

    Shania Twain
    52nd Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    Albert Frederick
    (1553 - 1618)

    Frederick Law Olmsted
    (1822 - 1903)

    Emmett Till
    (1941 - 1955)

    Famous Weddings

    1775 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

    1811 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)

    1924 British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

    1968 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown

    1997 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

    Famous Divorces

    1953 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

    2009 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

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    29 AUGUST

    1526 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent

    1533 Francisco Pizarro orders the death of the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

    1825 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil

    1842 Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war

    2005 Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.

    Famous Birthday's

    Ingrid Bergman
    (1915 - 1982)

    Michael Jackson
    (1958 - 2009)

    Chris Hadfield
    58th Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    Brigham Young
    (1801 - 1877)

    Ingrid Bergman
    (1915 - 1982)

    Lee Marvin
    (1924 - 1987)

    Famous Weddings

    1885 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)

    1955 "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)

    1964 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

    1968 Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral

    1993 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

    It probably does not happen very often, Ingrid Bergman born on this day and also died on the same date 67 years later, Lee Marvin an actor I rated died on this day.

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    Don't forget

    29 John the Baptist, beheaded

    1350 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.

    708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).

    1640 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

    1792 British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed

    1883 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion

    1958 George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

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    I leave some so others can contribute if they wish, which thankfully you have Server

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    30 AUGUST

    1146 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time

    1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty

    1590 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)

    1682 William Penn leaves England to sail to the New World

    1928 Jawaharlal Nehru requests independence of India

    1941 Siege of Leningrad by German troops begins during WWII

    Famous Birthday's

    Peter the Cruel
    (1334 - 1369)

    Ted Williams
    (1918 - 2002)

    Cameron Diaz
    45th Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    Vera-Ellen
    (1921 - 1981)

    Charles Bronson
    (1921 - 2003)

    Seamus Heaney
    (1939 - 2013)

    Famous Weddings

    1846 Author and Christian pioneer Ellen G. White (18) weds preacher James Springer White (25) in Portland, Maine

    1940 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts

    1953 Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC

    1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills

    1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner

    Famous Divorces

    1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen

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    31 AUGUST

    1056 Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty

    1142 Possible date for establishment of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) League - with the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah

    1945 The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies

    1957 Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain

    1994 The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire

    1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

    Famous Birthday's

    Caligula
    (12 - 41)

    Commodus
    (161 - 192)

    Ramon Magsaysay
    (1907 - 1957)

    Famous Deaths

    Mary Ann Nichols
    (1845 - 1888)

    Rocky Marciano
    (1923 - 1969)

    Diana Spencer
    (1961 - 1997)

    Famous Weddings

    1940 "Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26)

    1940 Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

    1952 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

    1991 Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip

    2010 Actress Leelee Sobieski (27) weds fashion designer Adam Kimmel in Italy

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    01 SEPTEMBER

    1715 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

    1939 World War II starts as Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig

    1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David

    1945 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)

    1951 US, Australia and New Zealand sign the ANZUS mutual defence treaty

    1969 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

    Famous Birthday's

    Johann Pachelbel
    (1653 - 1706)

    Rocky Marciano
    (1923 - 1969)

    Gloria Estefan
    60th Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    Jacques Cartier
    (1491 - 1557)

    Louis XIV
    (1638 - 1715)

    William Clark
    (1770 - 1838)

    Famous Weddings

    1730 US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin establishes a common-law marriage with Deborah Read

    1843 Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

    1940 Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

    1945 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

    1970 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

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    02 SEPTEMBER

    31 BC Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian's forces defeat those under Mark Antony and Cleopatra off the western coast of Greece.

    1192 Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade

    1792 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.

    1864 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

    1944 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp

    1945 V-J Day, formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri marks the end of WW II (Japanese date, 1st September in US)

    Famous Birthday's

    Andrew Grove
    (1936 - 2016)

    Jimmy Connors
    65th Birthday

    Lennox Lewis
    52nd Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    Pheidippides
    ( - 490 BC)

    J. R. R. Tolkien
    (1892 - 1973)

    Bob Denver
    (1935 - 2005)

    Famous Weddings

    1824 US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant

    1908 Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England

    1922 "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

    1978 George Harrison marries Olivia

    1978 Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)

    Famous Divorces

    1960 Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage

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    It was the third of September, that day I will always remember, oh yes I will

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalky_ncfc View Post
    It was the third of September, that day I will always remember, oh yes I will
    Give us a clue Chalky.

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    03 SEPTEMBER

    301 San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, founded by Saint Marinus

    1783 Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America

    1900 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa

    1939 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada

    1950 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points

    1988 Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War

    Famous Birthday's

    Carl David Anderson
    (1905 - 1991)

    Whitey Bulger
    88th Birthday

    Charlie Sheen
    52nd Birthday

    Famous Deaths

    Oliver Cromwell
    (1599 - 1658)

    Ho Chi Minh
    (1890 - 1969)

    Vince Lombardi
    (1913 - 1970)

    Famous Weddings

    1921 American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)

    1923 Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)

    1937 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

    1953 Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose

    1957 World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

    Famous Divorces

    2010 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    Give us a clue Chalky.
    Just quoting the first line of Papa Was A Rolling Stone as it was September 3rd,I always enjoy reading this thread Altobelli
    Last edited by chalky_ncfc; 03-09-2017 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalky_ncfc View Post
    Just quoting the first line of Papa Was A Rolling Stone as it was September 3rd,I always enjoy reading this thread Altobelli
    Thanks Chalky, I was wondering whether to stop doing the thread as I thought not a lot was interested, thanks for the positivity fella

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    Thanks Chalky, I was wondering whether to stop doing the thread as I thought not a lot was interested, thanks for the positivity fella
    I come on here every day and always look for this thread,its an interesting read

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