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10 Feb 07,, 14:41
I always enjoy reading this particular section of the BBC news site, I am sure others have them, but it reminds us of times gone by and how far things have come.

BBC ON THIS DAY | 10 | 1955: US evacuates Pacific islands (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/10/newsid_2538000/2538891.stm)

Kansas Bear
10 Feb 07,, 16:00
On this day...
0060 St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
1535 12 nude Anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
1549 Tomé de Sousa appointed Governor-General of Brazil
1635 Académie Française is founded in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster MA
1713 Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 English Pelham government resigns
1749 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrenders Canada to England
1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1824 Simon Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Perú
1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1846 Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1855 US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1859 General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1860 John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
1862 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
1863 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)
1866 Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
1868 Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is founded (New York NY)
1878 Peace of Zanjón
1878 Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
1882 Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
1883 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee WI, kills 71
1890 Around 11 million acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
1897 New York Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 -39ºF (-39ºC), Milligan OH (state lowest temperature record)
1899 US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley; US gets Puerto Rico & Guam
1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500 meter (45.2 seconds)
1904 Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand vs Australia at MCG
1913 Edward Sheldons "Romance" premieres in New York NY
1916 Conscription begins in Britain

10 Feb 07,, 17:04
was thinking more a little light reading and recalling, with a morning coffee.........not reading the entire history of the world every sitting :biggrin:

Kansas Bear
10 Feb 07,, 17:12
was thinking more a little light reading and recalling, with a morning coffee.........not reading the entire history of the world every sitting :biggrin:

One man's light reading is another man's dissertation... :biggrin:

10 Feb 07,, 17:14
One man's light reading is another man's dissertation... :biggrin:

Or he drinks to much coffee:biggrin:

11 Feb 07,, 09:28
I remember watching BBC World, and they had this break between the news and some other programe where they had this "This Week in the News" secton, and they literally had something from like 300's BC on it. Made me LOL

Kansas Bear
23 Feb 07,, 18:43
On this day...
0303 Emperor Diocletian orders general persecution of Christians
1455 Johannes Gutenberg prints 1st book, the Bible (estimated date)
1574 France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots
1660 Charles XI becomes king of Sweden
1668 Fire in Wiener Hofburg in Vienna, emperor Leopold I rescued
1672 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
1689 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
1778 Baron von Steuben joins the Continental Army at Valley Forge
1792 Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)
1792 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G, premieres
1804 Conspirators against Napoleon, for restoration of Louis XVIII
1813 1st US raw cotton-to-cloth mill founded in Waltham MA
1820 Cato Street conspiracy uncovered
1821 College of Apothecaries organized in Philadelphia; 1st US pharmacy college
1822 Boston is incorporated as a city
1836 Alamo besieged by Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
1846 Polish revolutionaries march on Cracow, but are defeated
1847 Battle of Buena Vista, México; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans
1852 "H M S Birkenhead" sinks off South Africa killing 420 troops
1854 Great-Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein
1861 By popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from US
1861 Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns
1861 President-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington DC to take office
1869 Louisiana governor signs public accommodations law
1870 Mississippi is re-admitted to US
1874 Major Walter Winfield patents game called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis)
1883 Alabama becomes 1st US state to enact an antitrust law
1883 American Anti-Vivisection Society organized (Philadelphia)
1886 Aluminum manufacturing process developed
1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
1886 Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred" premieres
1887 Congress grants Seal Rocks to San Francisco
1887 French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
1892 1st college student government established, Bryn Mawr PA
1894 Stanley Cup Montréal AAA's awarded cup by trustees as Ottawa refuses to travel to Toronto to play
1895 William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia
1895 Jaap Eden skates world record 10 km (17:56)
1896 Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
1898 In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
1900 Steamer "Rio de Janeiro" sinks in San Francisco Bay
1900 Battle at Hart's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1903 Cuban state of Guantanamo leased to USA
1904 Control of Panamá Canal Zone acquired by US for $10 million
1905 Rotary Club International established by 4 men in Chicago
1906 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart for heavyweight boxing champion in 20 rounds
1909 Russian tsar Nicolas II dissolves Finnish Diet
1910 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)
1910 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London
1915 Germany sinks US ships Carib & Evelyn & torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin
1915 Nevada enforces convenient divorce law
1916 Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
1916 French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
1917 February revolution begins in Russia
1919 Benito Mussolini founds the Facist party of Italy
1921 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in New York NY from San Francisco CA
1923 German Republic day with laws against worker
1923 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
1927 President Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FCC predecessor)
1934 Casey Stengel becomes manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers
1934 Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium
1936 1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake NY
1938 Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champion
1940 Russian troops conquer Lasi Island
1940 Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio", released
1942 Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood CA
1943 General-Major Bradley arrives in Dakar & Marrakesh
1943 German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia
1945 US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo & statue
1945 2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London
1945 Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
1945 Operation Grenade General Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr