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panbiker
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Posted -  28/10/2007  :  10:57
A topic for remembering past past events by date.

28th October 1962 - End of the Cuban Missile Crisis
45 years ago today saw the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis. After a 14 day stand off which saw the world taken to the brink of nuclear war. U.S.S.R. agreed to remove missiles from Cuba in exchange for the withdrawal of American missile bases on the borders of the U.S.S.R,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis
 

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panbiker
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Posted - 28/10/2007 : 17:34

And in that bright October sun,

We knew our childhood day's were done,

And I watched my friends go off to war,

What do we keep on fighting for?

From the Billy Joel song "Leningrad"




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Posted - 28/10/2007 : 22:32
quote:
What do we keep on fighting for?

A question that is asked again and again and again...Go to Top of Page

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Posted - 29/10/2007 : 05:40
' If they ask you why they died, tell them that their father lied'.  Rudyard Kipling after the death of his son in WW1.


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panbiker
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Posted - 29/10/2007 : 18:17

29th October....

1929 - Black Tuesday, New York Stock Exchange crashes - triggering the Great Depression

1945 - 1st Ballpoint pen goes on sale, 57 years after patented.

1966 - National Organisation of Women founded.

 




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Stanley
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Posted - 30/10/2007 : 06:30
Susan Graham born.........


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panbiker
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Posted - 30/10/2007 : 17:46

30th October....

1888 - 1st ballpoint pen patented

1938 - Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(radio)

1953 - Gen. George C. Marshall won the Nobel Peace Prize for originating the Marshall Plan. 




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panbiker
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Posted - 31/10/2007 : 18:40

31st October....

1815 - Sir Humphrey Davy patented the miner's safety lamp

1952 - First detonation of a thermonuclear bomb on the Marshall Islands

1984 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India assassinated




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panbiker
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Posted - 01/11/2007 : 21:36

1st November...

79 - Eruption of volcano Mt Vesuvius buries Pompei 

1894 - Diptheria vaccine announced by Dr Roux of Paris

1990 Deputy PM Sir Geoffrey Howe, last of Margaret Thatcher's original cabinet resigns

1993 The Maastricht Treaty was enacted, establishing the European Union







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panbiker
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Posted - 03/11/2007 : 16:07

3rd November.....

1957 - USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laika

Spare a thought for Laika today who died in space 7 hours into the mission from overheating and stress.

Laika memorial site here:

http://www.novareinna.com/bridge/laika.html

 

 

 



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Posted - 03/11/2007 : 18:38
Poor Laika. You can imagine the suffering and horror of it all.

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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 05:51
1942, Rommel in full retreat from El Alamein.


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panbiker
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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 11:48

Turning point in the war Stanley, helped convince U.S. to full commitment of lease lend and victory in European theatre before Pacific theatre.




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Posted - 05/11/2007 : 21:55

5th November....Lots of stuff, got to start with this:

1605 - Guy Fawkes and several of his co-conspirators are arrested in London when guards discover them planting 30 barrels of gunpowder in a cellar underneath the Houses of Parliament. All are later executed for treason. 

1859 - Britain, repeals the law compelling people to celebrate 'Guy Fawkes' Night'

1872 - The ship, 'Marie Celeste' sets sail. It is later found floating but completely deserted on December 5th.

1909 - Woolworths opens its first store in Britain in Liverpool.

1914 - World War I: Britian and France declare war on Turkey.

1927 - Britain - first automatic traffic lights installed in Wolverhampton.

1956 - A popular uprising in Hungary is crushed by Soviet tanks and troops. An estimated 20,000 Hungarians are killed. Many more flee the country.

1968 -  Republican candidate Richard Nixon becomes the 37th US President.

1991 - Millionaire publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell is found dead at sea.




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Posted - 07/11/2007 : 21:45
7th November...

No historical links just...

2007 - One Guy from Barlick - Site Upgrade.


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Callunna
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Posted - 29/07/2011 : 14:16
July 1966.

What a time! 

On the 28th I went to Colne with my Dad to pick up our first brand new car - a Singer Gazelle, grey with a dark blue trim and smelly leather seats. No seat belts then, of course, and the handbrake was on the right hand side of the driver's seat. My dad said it made more sense - easier to reach if you suddenly found your car lurching down a hill after you'd parked up. On the way home through Foulridge a chrome hubcap fell off. Within 7 years the car was a total rustbucket - but that was normal in those days.

On the 29th my brother was born (it's his birthday today, which prompted me to write this). That gurgling eating & pooing machine is now a clinical psychologist in Salford. Who'd have thought?


On the 30th - and by far the most important thing in my life at the time - ENGLAND WON THE WORLD CUP!  As an 8 year old, this was the first time I'd followed the competition and I assumed that was how our national team always performed. Ha!

I forgot to mention another event which happened on 29 July 1981. I remember roaming around Chorlton-cum-Hardy and ending up at a "Stuff The Royal Wedding" party but I can't remember anything else about that day...
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