This day in history - March 8
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Started by carlberky - March 8, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

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Terrible Tales of Tumultuous Times furnished for fine Forum friends for forgotten facts

1782 – Gnadenhutten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity, are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indian tribes.
1868 – Sakai incident: Japanese samurai kill 11 French sailors in the port of Sakai, Osaka.
1924 – A mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
1947 – Thirteen thousand troops of the Republic of China Army arrive in Taiwan after the February 28 Incident and launch crackdowns which kill thousands of people, including many elites. This turns into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement.
1965 – Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War.
1985 – A supposed failed assassination attempt on Islamic cleric Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah in Beirut, Lebanon kills at least 45 and injures 175 others.
2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Another word for the day: alliteration

By joj - March 8, 2019, 4:25 p.m.
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"Terrible Tales of Tumultuous Times furnished for fine Forum friends for forgotten facts"

That's pretty good stuff.

1782 - Tragic

By metmike - March 8, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
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Thanks very much you guys.....carl and joj!

This is what we need to have a successful forum.