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Re: Today in History
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2016, 09:32:22 PM »
June sixth was the anniversary of the D- day invasion, the largest concentration of armed attack forces in history. That was a pivotal event in WWII.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2016, 11:00:06 PM »
In my insignificant life, there was another pivotal event on 6-6-16.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2016, 04:43:23 AM »
In my insignificant life, there was another pivotal event on 6-6-16.
Tank announced that Crow had retired from the forum.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2016, 06:40:19 AM »
In my insignificant life, there was another pivotal event on 6-6-16.
Tank announced that Crow had retired from the forum.
Is is email address public?
Oh, yes. We have about seven pages of emails going back and forth, so far.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2016, 06:37:00 AM »
Today, June 19, is "Juneteenth" in Texas.  On June 19, 1865, news of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves, finally reached Texas, as it was announced in Galveston. Of course, the Civil War was still going on, so not much happened when the Proclamation was made.  But blacks celebrate this day every year in Texas and other places in the South. 
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2016, 03:43:31 PM »
Today is Alan Turing's 104th birthday.
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2016, 02:20:32 PM »
In 1789 in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille. and released the seven prisoners inside.


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Re: Today in History
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2016, 12:37:37 PM »
today in history
a military coup d'état by the Cypriot National Guard and the Greek military junta of 1967–1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Cypriot_coup_d%27état
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2016, 12:52:11 PM »
today in history
a military coup d'état by the Cypriot National Guard and the Greek military junta of 1967–1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Cypriot_coup_d%27état
I was out there for the squabble before that. Think most of the National Guard casualties for that one were self-inflicted.

That was Greeks v Turks. The UN stopped a Greek plan to flood the old, walled city (Turkish quarter) with petrol then mortar it.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2016, 12:52:42 PM »
Problem was, that coup landed Greek Cypriots in very deep shit which is still there today.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2016, 12:14:47 PM »
I try not to take sites either since, I wasn't alive then and today each party is telling their own version. But from what I understand this coop opened the way for the turkish invasion
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2016, 12:58:33 PM »
On this day in 1971 Mrs Git and I got married.

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Re: Today in History
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2016, 04:17:56 PM »
On this day in 1971 Mrs Git and I got married.

Happy anniversary!  :cheers:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2016, 04:21:01 PM »
On this day in 1971 Mrs Git and I got married.

Happy anniversary!  :beer:
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Re: Today in History
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2016, 04:42:44 PM »
Congrats!  How did she do it for so many years?