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General => History => Topic started by: Icarus on December 08, 2019, 03:02:00 AM

Title: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on December 08, 2019, 03:02:00 AM
Today, December 7th, is the 78th anniversary of the infamous attack at Pearl Harbor.  We have a whole different attitude about the Japanese now.  I believe that they have a whole different opinion of the US as well.

One of the high ranking Japanese Admirals, at that time, is said to have uttered these words: I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant.

  And so it was.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: No one on December 08, 2019, 03:09:36 AM
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on December 08, 2019, 03:42:54 AM
The sleeping giant was more motivated by the music of the day.  There was a spirit of national unity that has seldom been seen in these latter days.  Our music was, and still is, for we nostalgic geriatrics, motivational.  The BBC symphony has captured the essence, power, and skillful execution of the instrumental sounds of the 40s and 50s. 
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: billy rubin on December 08, 2019, 01:08:22 PM
japan is an odd place. they still havent come to grips with their primary role in starting the pacific war.

i had a korean brother in law, born and brought up in japan. in university he learned that his japanese fellow students were being taught in school that korea had "invited" japaneze troops to occupy the country at the requezt of the government. they had no clue that japan's act of invading the mainland was aggrezsive.

unit 731 is not even in the discussion.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 08, 2019, 05:30:03 PM
Actually, getting annihilated by the US is one of the best things that can happen to a country.  Germany, Japan, Italy - all doing very well, comparatively.  We help those we defeat.  If I were a very poor country, I would consider declaring war on the US, firing a couple of rounds, surrendering at the first opportunity, and then accepting all the aid with whatever conditions come with it.  Within 10 years that country could be in the G7. 
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Magdalena on December 08, 2019, 05:39:59 PM
Actually, getting annihilated by the US is one of the best things that can happen to a country.  ...
Never mind, I don't think you're The Most Interesting Man In The World anymore.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 08, 2019, 10:51:01 PM
Actually, getting annihilated by the US is one of the best things that can happen to a country.  ...
Never mind, I don't think you're The Most Interesting Man In The World anymore.

Oh, come on. Don’t take me seriously.  That is a mistake 57% of the time.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Magdalena on December 08, 2019, 10:58:06 PM
Actually, getting annihilated by the US is one of the best things that can happen to a country.  ...
Never mind, I don't think you're The Most Interesting Man In The World anymore.

Oh, come on. Don’t take me seriously.  That is a mistake 57% of the time.
Yeah. Must be Christian humor.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: billy rubin on December 08, 2019, 11:10:39 PM
well, we didnt do haiti any good, tbh.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on December 09, 2019, 01:20:32 AM
Could it be that Billy Rubin is on the list of the most interesting man in the world?  ....His brother in law is Korean and his sister in law is Mongolian, he has credentials in anthropology or something, chooses to live in the Appalachian boondocks, rides motorcycles...really go fast ones, regularly drives a truck loaded with salt water, prefers the letter Z where the letter S belongs, Is that an east European quirk?..................this is a mysterious guy.  We do have some interesting HAF members don't we?   

I have been around this forum for quite some time now and I am constantly impressed with the variety, versatility, and talents  that we have.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Magdalena on December 09, 2019, 01:59:26 AM
Could it be that Billy Rubin is on the list of the most interesting man in the world?  ....His brother in law is Korean and his sister in law is Mongolian, he has credentials in anthropology or something, chooses to live in the Appalachian boondocks, rides motorcycles...really go fast ones, regularly drives a truck loaded with salt water, prefers the letter Z where the letter S belongs, Is that an east European quirk?..................this is a mysterious guy.  We do have some interesting HAF members don't we?   

I have been around this forum for quite some time now and I am constantly impressed with the variety, versatility, and talents  that we have.
Yes, maybe Billy Rubin can even open a piñata with a wink and a smile.
 ;D
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: No one on December 09, 2019, 02:29:26 AM
I don't always look delighted,
but when I do, you can bet chemicals are involved.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Magdalena on December 09, 2019, 05:02:09 AM
I don't always look delighted,
but when I do, you can bet chemicals are involved.
Ha!  ;D
I think I want to tattoo this somewhere. Right next to: In vino veritas.

...But then, I'm gonna have to explain the whole thing if someone asks what it means and one day I might not feel like it.  :(
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: billy rubin on December 09, 2019, 09:45:49 AM
Could it be that Billy Rubin is on the list of the most interesting man in the world?  ...

im notvinteresting. my kids tell me so most every day
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on April 13, 2020, 07:07:04 AM
Historic events of the day April 12:

1955: The Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective

1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gregarian became the first man to fly in space. He orbited earth one time and returned to earth safely.

1963: Civil rights leader Martin L king was arrested and jailed in Birmingham Alabama.  During his time behind bars he wrote his : Letter from Birmingham jail
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Papasito Bruno on April 13, 2020, 07:38:37 PM
Historic events of the day April 12:

1955: The Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective

1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gregarian became the first man to fly in space. He orbited earth one time and returned to earth safely.

1963: Civil rights leader Martin L king was arrested and jailed in Birmingham Alabama.  During his time behind bars he wrote his : Letter from Birmingham jail

Thanks Icarus,...thought I would just post this.

Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on May 03, 2020, 05:01:51 AM
Osama Bin Laden was sent to meet Allah by an elite group of Navy seals in 2011,  He was buried at sea on the next day so as to pay respect to the Muslim beliefs about the treatment of the dead.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Tank on May 06, 2020, 06:53:14 AM
I suspect that the burial at sea also had the additional advantage that there would be no grave to become a shrine.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on May 19, 2020, 06:25:33 AM
Today, May 18, is the 21 first anniversary of the massive explosion at the Mount Saint Helens volcano in Washington state. That event made a helluva mess and cost many iives. 
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Randy on May 19, 2020, 05:35:26 PM
It exploded on March 27, 1980. I may have missed something though in 1999. I'll have to look it up.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Recusant on May 19, 2020, 11:27:04 PM
 :) Started erupting on March 27, 1980, major eruption event on May 18, 1980. "Bofe" as a friend of mine used to say.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Randy on May 20, 2020, 12:17:04 AM
Ah yes. I forgot that it took a long time. I had to look up the date of the eruption because I remember being in my parent's house at the time so I would have most likely been a teenager.

I made some kind of soup back then from the leftovers in the refrigerator and they way it bubbled gave me a reason to name my creation "Mount Saint Hellen's". I don't think it was very good however. It was gray for one thing so I figured that as a soup, it wasn't very soupy.
Title: Re: Historic event
Post by: Icarus on May 20, 2020, 06:42:33 AM
My historical date sources have lied to me it would seem.  Or maybe I was too much into the sauce when I wrote that bit.