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    1999 - For the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the “euro” debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain), representing some 290 million people, launched the currency in the hopes of increasing European integration and economic growth.
    01-04-17 04:20 PM
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    1838 - Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.
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    01-06-17 10:45 AM
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    Morse is still in use today by radio amateurs ( ham radio) . I have a amateur radio Licence myself and only use morse code, can't remember were my microphone went to.
    01-06-17 03:46 PM
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    Morse is still in use today by radio amateurs ( ham radio) . I have a amateur radio Licence myself and only use morse code, can't remember were my microphone went to.
    Very cool. I too have my ham license. Although I don't use Morse Code. I guess I should practice some and start using it.
    01-06-17 03:54 PM
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    1789 - America’s first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789.
    01-07-17 11:26 AM
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    1493 - Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three “mermaids”–in reality manatees–and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” Six months earlier, Columbus (1451-1506) set off from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, hoping to find a western trade route to Asia. Instead, his voyage, the first of four he would make, led him to the Americas, or “New World.”
    01-09-17 04:27 PM
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    1768 - Englishman Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.Trick riders, acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other familiar components of the circus have existed throughout recorded history, but it was not until the late 18th century that the modern spectacle of the circus was born.
    01-09-17 11:10 PM
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    1843 - Franklin James, the lesser-known older brother of Jesse, is born in Clay County, Missouri. Frank and Jesse James were both legends in their own time, though Jesse is better remembered today because of his more dramatically violent death.
    01-10-17 03:33 PM
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    President Trump
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    01-20-17 12:33 PM
  10. falbo's Avatar
    President Trump
    Enough said
    01-20-17 02:03 PM
  11. Felix Emanuel Charles Marmann's Avatar
    Enough said
    Indeed. 'Nuff said.
    01-28-17 05:46 AM
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    Today in 1809, Charles Darwin was born. He discovered that people who don't believe in evolution are evolved from brain dead banana slugs.
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    02-12-17 01:28 AM
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    Today in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. He was a Republican, though his stance on slavery would make today's GOP claim he's anti-business.
    02-12-17 01:29 AM
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    On February 14, around the year 278A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.


    Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.


    To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.


    When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.
    02-14-17 08:17 AM
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    2011. New Zealand's second deadliest earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.
    02-22-17 05:41 AM
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    1998 - In central Florida, tornadoes killed 42 people and damaged and/or destroyed about 2,600 homes and businesses.
    02-23-17 04:15 AM
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    1919 and 1929 - Two national parks were established in the United States10 years apart–the Grand Canyon in 1919 and the Grand Tetons in 1929.
    02-26-17 05:41 PM
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    1827 - A group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.

    The celebration of Carnival–or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian period of Lent–spread from Rome across Europe and later to the Americas. Nowhere in the United States is Carnival celebrated as grandly as in New Orleans, famous for its over-the-top parades and parties for Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), the last day of the Carnival season.
    02-27-17 09:05 AM
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    I farted

    Posted via my nokia 3310 (the old one)
    02-28-17 11:49 PM
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    1818 - Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is published. The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world’s first science fiction novel. In Shelley’s tale, a scientist animates a creature constructed from dismembered corpses.
    03-11-17 02:10 PM
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    Peyton Manning born on March 24, 1976
    03-24-17 02:26 PM
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    It was bein an Fursday sea eh?
    03-30-17 12:12 PM
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    On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers
    03-31-17 09:18 AM
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    1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away at a nearby motel struck King in the neck. He died an hour later at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
    04-04-17 08:03 AM
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    On this day in 1975, at a time when most Americans use typewriters, childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft, a company that makes computer software. Originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Microsoft relocated to Washington State in 1979 and eventually grew into a major multinational technology corporation. In 1987, the year after Microsoft went public, 31-year-old Gates became the world’s youngest billionaire.
    04-04-17 08:05 AM
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