November 7, 2018 This day in history
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Started by metmike - Nov. 6, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

Same year that Columbus discovered America!

1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

"In retrospect, weather forecasters of the time did not have enough data or understanding of atmospheric dynamics to predict or comprehend the events of Sunday, November 9. Frontal mechanisms, referred to then as "squall lines", were not yet understood. Surface observations were collected only twice daily at stations around the country, and by the time these data were collected and hand-drawn maps created, the information lagged actual weather conditions by hour." 

We take today's technology for granted. People back then, did not know when hurricanes were going to hit, when there was the threat of tornadoes or even what the weather at their location was going to be like in a few days. 

By carlberky - Nov. 7, 2018, 8:35 a.m.
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2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.

People still blame Gore for not taking the high road, as Nixon did when he barely lost to Kennedy.

Gore's chances were pretty bad.

Not even hanging by a tiny chad.

He became a backer for climate control,

And Mike believes profit was his goal.

By metmike - Nov. 7, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
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Great poem Carl!