This day in history August/September 2021
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Started by metmike - Aug. 1, 2021, 2:54 a.m.

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                Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:26 p.m.    

By metmike - Aug. 1, 2021, 3 a.m.
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Great Flood of 1993

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By metmike - Aug. 10, 2021, 1:24 a.m.
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August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar;  143 days remain until the end of the year.

The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the August 10, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.

1519Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.

1821Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.

1932 – A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.]

  • 1961Vietnam War: The U.S. Army begins Operation Ranch Hand, spraying an estimated 20 million US gallons (76,000 m3) of defoliants and herbicides over rural areas of South Vietnam in an attempt to deprive the Viet Cong of food and vegetation cover.[6]

1948Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

1985 - Evansville Indiana: Mike Maguire and Debbie Dart get married. Smartest thing that Mike ever did!  Happy 36th Anniversity to my Figgity Diggity!

1995Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.

May be an image of 4 people, including Debbie Ann Maguire and people standing

This image was when Mike used to be good looking but Debbie still looks the same (-:

By metmike - Aug. 13, 2021, 3:16 a.m.
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1792 – King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.

By metmike - Aug. 15, 2021, 2:54 a.m.
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1914   – The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.

1977The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.

By metmike - Aug. 17, 2021, 2:57 a.m.
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1915   – A Category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas with winds at 135 miles per hour (217 km/h).

1955Hurricane Diane made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, and it went on to cause major floods and kill more than 184 people...during global cooling.

1969Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.....during global cooling.

  • 1970Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).
  • 1977 – The Soviet icebreaker Arktika becomes the first surface ship to reach the North Pole.

2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games.

By metmike - Aug. 22, 2021, 1:14 a.m.
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1846 – The Second Federal Republic of Mexico is established.

  • 1902Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1902   – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.

1968Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.

1989Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.

2007 – The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.

By metmike - Aug. 26, 2021, 2:24 a.m.
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1791John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat

1883 – The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage

The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Indonesian: Letusan Krakatau 1883) in the Sunda Strait began on 20 May 1883 and peaked on the late morning of Monday, 27 August 1883, when over 70% of the island of Krakatoa and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.

The eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history and explosions were so violent that they were heard 3,110 kilometres (1,930 mi) away in Perth, Western Australia, and Rodrigues near Mauritius, 4,800 kilometres (3,000 mi) away.[2] At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. The sound was claimed to be heard in 50 different locations around the world and the sound wave is recorded to have travelled the globe seven times over.[3]


If the eruption is strong enough, it shoots that sulfur dioxide high into the stratosphere, more than 10 miles above Earth's surface. Up there, sulfur dioxide reacts with water vapor to form sulfate aerosols.

By metmike - Aug. 28, 2021, 10:54 p.m.
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1898Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".

1964 – The Philadelphia race riot begins.

1993 – NASA's Galileo probe performs a flyby of the asteroid 243 Ida. Astronomers later discover a moon, the first known asteroid moon, in pictures from the flyby and name it Dactyl.

                The Carrington Event            

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1909Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.*

*Totally different guy than the fictitious Dr. JOHN Doolittle!

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of Doctor Dolittle. He is a physician who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.[1]

By metmike - Sept. 5, 2021, 1:13 a.m.
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1960   – Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

By metmike - Sept. 7, 2021, 1:53 a.m.
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By metmike - Sept. 11, 2021, 1:58 a.m.
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 Previous threads on the anniversary of this date. The archives from the old forum before 2018 no longer exist.


                What were you doing the morning of 9-11-01?            

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                Started by metmike - Sept. 10, 2021, 10:17 p.m.    

                Remembering September 11, 2001            

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                Started by metmike - Sept. 11, 2020, 7:39 p.m.   

  September 11th, 2001.            

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                Started by TimNew - Sept. 11, 2019, 6:55 a.m.  

   September 11, 2018 This day in History            

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                Started by metmike - Sept. 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.    

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