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Forum: Lounge 2021-10-11, 14:52
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The comedy of errors...

Today is Columbus Day, a Federal holiday here in the US. Since 1971, the Federal holiday has been on the second Monday in October. This year, it's October 11. It can be anywhere from October 8 to...
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-01, 13:33
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It would make more sense to place the body before...

It would make more sense to place the body before the concrete was poured, when there were no witnesses around. There was a variation of this idea in an episode of Columbo (Blueprint for Murder,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-31, 14:21
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
He went for a Jimmy Riddle.[/QUOTE]Perhaps that's...

He went for a Jimmy Riddle.[/QUOTE]Perhaps that's the real explanation for the "yellow rain" reported in SE Asia in the late 1970's.

However, most folks think he went downstairs.
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-30, 15:55
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Although he was said to be working to regain...

Although he was said to be working to regain control of the Teamsters Union at the time of his disappearance in 1975, he was legally not allowed to "engage in the direct or indirect management of any...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-06, 12:47
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As some may know, Operation Overlord (better...

As some may know, Operation Overlord (better known as D-Day), commenced on June 6, 1944. One indication of Dwight Eisenhower's view of leadership was that he anticipated the possibility that the...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-26, 15:58
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Chernobyl nuclear reactor 4 went blooey on...

The Chernobyl nuclear reactor 4 went blooey on April 26, 1986.
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-22, 16:33
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day. ...

April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day.

Happy Earth Day to you...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-19, 12:47
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
His birth date was [Google Google] January 15,...

His birth date was [Google Google] January 15, 1929. I remember, when I was young, seeing the "Childrens' Crusade" on the news - kids having their clothes shredded, and being pinballed down the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-30, 21:24
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
When I was a kid, I heard that a fire, the...

When I was a kid, I heard that a fire, the Iroquois Theater Fire, was the reason that exits from public buildings open outward. It turns out it also led to a related invention - "panic bars." They...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 01:57
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Currently, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is the...

Currently, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is the fourth Thursday in November.

Thus, it can occur as early as November 22 (as it did in 2018), and as late as November 28 (as it did in 2019).

Not a...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-10, 03:02
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes, this is the story I learned. WRT...

Yes, this is the story I learned. WRT discovering the potential of uranium, the name Lise Meitner also comes to mind.

You might be amused at a misdiagnosis by Dr. Einstein in this regard,...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-04, 12:14
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Happy Star Wars Day!

Martin Luther King's traffic ticket changed history's course (https://apnews.com/b30b5801ad5b0ff962644e927070c81d)
Forum: Lounge 2020-01-16, 20:04
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On January 17, 1920 -- 100 years ago -- The...

On January 17, 1920 -- 100 years ago -- The Volstead Act took effect. This was Federal legislation to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment, In fact, this Amendment was ratified by the States about one...
Forum: Lounge 2019-12-12, 12:48
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:missingteeth: Abraham Lincoln The...

:missingteeth:

Abraham Lincoln
The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions:
Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois
January 27, 1838
Forum: Lounge 2019-12-04, 13:36
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I've mentioned this little oopsadaisy before...

December 4

Fatal Black Panther raid in Chicago set off sizable aftershocks (https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-black-panther-raid-flashback-1207-20141206-story.html)
Forum: Lounge 2019-07-16, 12:00
Replies: 251
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Fifty years ago...

July 16, 1969, 8:32 AM GMT-5

Launch of Apollo 11

First space mission on which men set foot on the moon

The mission also added the first retroreflector array to the Lunar Laser Ranging...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-27, 18:17
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 27 On this day... In 1833 Prudence...

June 27

On this day...

In 1833 Prudence Crandall (https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/prudence-crandall) was arrested for conducting an academy for black females at...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-26, 13:03
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 26 On this day... In 1963,...

June 26

On this day...

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was in West Berlin, where he gave a speech...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-22, 13:38
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 22 First full day of summer (in the...

June 22

First full day of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere).

On this day...

In 1937, Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in the...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-21, 20:50
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Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Snopes page Killdozer Day: The Story of...

The Snopes page Killdozer Day: The Story of Marvin Heemeyer (https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/06/09/killdozer-day-marvin-heemeyer/) has a few details the foregoing omits. Among other things, he had...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-21, 12:37
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 21 Summer begins (Solstice at 15:54...

June 21

Summer begins (Solstice at 15:54 UTC)

On June 21, 1964, civil rights workers Michael H. Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E. Chaney were slain in Philadelphia, Miss.; their bodies...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-15, 12:34
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 15 On this day... In 1215,...

June 15

On this day...

In 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede.

A group of armed barons who meant business were quite persuasive.

The...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-14, 12:17
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 14 Today is Flag Day in the USA. ...

June 14

Today is Flag Day in the USA.

On this day...

In 1946,Il Duce was born.

The creation of the universe pales in comparison.
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-13, 16:40
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 13 On this day: On June 13, 1966,...

June 13

On this day:

On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to...
Forum: Lounge 2019-06-12, 13:30
Replies: 251
Views: 32,652
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
June 12 On this day... In 1963,...

June 12

On this day...


In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Miss. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers...
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