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    On This Day

    17 AUGUST


    1590 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]

    1903 Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America

    1945 Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta declare Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) independent from the Netherlands

    1945 Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel

    1947 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed

    1982 The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.

    1998 Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony he had an "improper physical relationship" with the intern and on the same day admits before the nation he "misled people" about the relationship

    Today's Birthdays:

    Davy Crockett
    (1786 - 1836)

    Mae WestMae West
    (1893 - 1980)

    Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
    74th Birthday

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    Birthday 1882 Samuel Goldwyn, American movie mogul who helped start MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer).

    1987 93-year-old Rudolf Hess, former Nazi leader and deputy of Adolf Hitler, is found hanged to death in Spandau Prison.

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    A couple of good one's there SERVER

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    Link cannot be found Spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    Link cannot be found Spirit.
    Try this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60wDzZt8yg

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    I might be jumping the gun but it sounds as though the brain dead nutters are out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    I might be jumping the gun but it sounds as though the brain dead nutters are out again.
    Yep ! Already reported as a terrorist attack..

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    ...and then run off!

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    Just finding out what's going on, Sky are covering it live, so are Fox, and so are RT, so are Al Jazeera, and France 24. On the BBC 6 o'clock News some guy is drearily wittering on about Grenfell. Why do we have to pay for this useless, politically biased, organisation ? It's an embarrassment, a national disgrace, totally unfit for purpose.

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    The sooner that horrible old cnut Soros snuffs it the better..

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    18 AUGUST

    1737 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris

    1838 United States Exploring Expedition headed by Charles Wilkes departs for the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica

    1914 US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

    1919 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago, Illinois

    1920 22 year old representative Harry T. Burn is deciding vote in Tennessee's and thus America's ratification of the 19th Amendment to the constitution allowing women's suffrage after letter from his mother

    1940 Battle of Britain - 'The hardest day" Luftwaffe lose 69 aircraft, the RAF 68 in largest ever air battle

    1960 The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg

    Today's Birthday's:

    Antonio Salieri
    (1750 - 1825)

    Meriwether Lewis
    (1774 - 1809)

    Roberto Clemente
    (1934 - 1972)

    Famous Deaths:

    Genghis Khan
    ( - 1227)

    Walter Chrysler
    (1875 - 1940)

    Frederick Ashton
    (1904 - 1988)

    Bruce Forsyth
    (1928 - Today 2017)


    Famous Weddings:

    1572 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) marries his cousin Margaret of Valois in Paris

    1782 Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

    1918 Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (45) weds socialite Dorothy Benjamin (25)

    1932 Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

    1979 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
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    19 AUGUST

    43 BC Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.

    1839 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

    1942 World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France

    1988 Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)

    1991 Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'état

    2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait


    Today's Birthday's:

    Orville Wright
    (1871 - 1948)

    Manuel L. Quezon
    (1878 - 1944)

    Bill Clinton
    71st Birthday

    Famous Deaths:

    Augustus Caesar
    (63 BC - 14)

    Blaise Pascal
    (1623 - 1662)

    Groucho Marx
    (1890 - 1977)

    Famous Weddings:

    1800 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

    1935 French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

    1956 Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado

    1973 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

    1974 Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

    Famous Divorces:

    2008 Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (48) divorces Shelby Roos (35) after six years of marriage

    2011 "My Fair Brady" actress Adrianne Curry (28) divorces "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

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    20 AUGUST

    1597 1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East

    1619 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia. They are then sold or traded into servitude.

    1741 Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition

    1866 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over

    1882 Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow

    1968 During the night 200,00 Warsaw Pact Soviet led troops begin to invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring

    1993 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month

    Famous Birthday's

    Benjamin Harrison
    (1833 - 1901)

    Slobodan Milosevic
    (1941 - 2006)

    Robert Plant
    69th Birthday

    Famous Death's

    Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
    (1775 - 1854)

    Hua Guofeng
    (1921 - 2008)

    Phyllis Diller
    (1917 - 2012)

    Jerry Lewis
    (1926 - Today 2017)


    Famous Weddings

    1836 English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)

    1939 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)

    1992 Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England

    2005 "24" actress Sarah Wynter (32) weds "Details" magazine editor-in-chief Dan Peres in Sydney, Australia

    2005 Award-winning American news anchor Lauren Sanchez (35) weds prominent talent agent Patrick Whitesell at The Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California

    Famous Diverces

    2012 The man known primarily for gatecrashing the White House, Tareq Salahi (42) divorces socialite Michaele Salahi (46) due to adultery, desertion and construction desertion
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    21 AUGUST

    1192 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)

    1703 The Edirne Event: Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II, lessening the power of the sultans

    1772 King Gustav III of Sweden completes coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution and installing himself as an enlightened despot - ends 50 years of parliamentary rule

    1888 American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine

    1911 "Mona Lisa" stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)

    1959 Hawaii becomes the 50th US state

    1991 Conservative coup in the Soviet Union is crushed by popular resistance led by Boris Yeltsin in three days

    2000 82nd PGA Championship: Tiger Woods become the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He ties the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and wins in a playoff

    Famous Birthday's:

    Bugs Moran
    (1891 - 1957)

    Wilt Chamberlain
    (1936 - 1999)

    Usain Bolt
    31st Birthday

    Famous Death's:

    Elizabeth Báthory
    (1560 - 1614)

    Leon Trotsky
    (1879 - 1940)

    Famous Weddings:

    1745 Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

    1929 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

    1956 Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

    1976 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23)

    1982 U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

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    22 AUGUST

    King Richard the Third is killed at Bosworth Field and Henry V11 becomes the first Tudor monarch.

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    22 AUGUST


    1485 Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses

    •1639 Madras (now Chennai), India, founded by the British East India Company on sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers

    •1642 Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament

    •1864 First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"

    •1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

    Famous Birthday's

    Claude Debussy
    (1862 - 1918)•

    •Dorothy Parker
    (1893 - 1967)

    •Deng Xiaoping
    (1904 - 1997)

    •Carl Yastrzemski
    78 Years Old

    •Bill Parcells
    76 Years Old

    •Mats Wilander
    53 Years Old

    Famous Death's

    Stilicho
    ( - 408)•

    •Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
    (1830 - 1903)

    •Michael Collins
    (1890 - 1922)

    •Jomo Kenyatta
    (1891 - 1978)

    Famous Weddings

    •1848 Soldier and later US President Ulysses Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

    •1900 Oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny (44) weds Carrie Estelle Betzold in New Mexico Territory

    •1925 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

    •1931 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

    •1944 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

    Famous Divorces

    •1968 Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultery

    •2011 Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage

    2012 "General Hospital" actress Vanessa Marcil (39) divorces actor Carmine Giovinazzo (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

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    23 AUGUST

    1542 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code

    1850 1st US National Women's Rights Convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts

    1942 Battle of Stalingrad: 600 Luftwaffe planes bomb Stalingrad (40,000 die)

    1996 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled "A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places"

    2005 Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane

    Famous Birthdays

    Keith Moon
    (1946 - 1978)

    River Phoenix
    (1970 - 1993)

    Kobe Bryant
    39th Birthday

    Famous Death's

    William Wallace
    ( - 1305)

    Rudolph Valentino
    (1895 - 1926)

    Ed Warren
    (1926 - 2006)

    Famous Weddings

    1876 Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley weds traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler

    1942 "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)

    1962 Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

    1970 US Solicitor General Ken Starr weds Alice Mendell

    1975 Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

    Famous Divorces

    2010 Former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (30) divorces professional golfer Tiger Woods (34) after 6 years of marriage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    17 AUGUST

    1590 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
    In 2016 we were on Roanoke Island; there isn't anybody much there even now!

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    Where exactly is it Afloatinclaret ?

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