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This day in history

Post by Whiskers on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 15:29

The X-ray machine was exhibited for the first time 1896
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:00

Well, there ya go ...  that's an interesting thing to know.  cheesy
An extra snippet to add there: (from Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray   )

The discovery of x-rays came from experimenting with Crookes tubes, an early experimental electrical discharge tube invented by English physicist William Crookes around 1869-1875. In 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-rays emanating from Crookes tubes and the many uses for X-rays were immediately apparent. One of the first X-ray photographs was made of the hand of Röntgen's wife. The image displayed both her wedding ring and bones. On January 18, 1896 an X-ray machine was formally displayed by H.L. Smith.

In the 1940s and 1950s, X-ray machines were used in stores to help sell footwear. These were known as fluoroscopes. However, as the harmful effects of X-ray radiation were properly considered, they finally fell out of use. Shoe-fitting use of the device was first banned by the state of Pennsylvania in 1957. (They were more a clever marketing tool to attract customers, rather than a fitting aid.)


I like this thread idea, Whiskers.  :thumb:  Will you be doing a daily update? (hope so).
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 13:56

Singer Dolly Parton born 1946
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 18:50

@Whiskers wrote:Singer Dolly Parton born 1946

That makes her 69 today! Shocked Blimey! She's doing okay for her age, isn't she? (I know there's a lot of make-up and stuff involved but - even so.....!)
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 20:10

Didn't Dolly have her breasts enlarged at some point?

Or have I fallen for a daft urban legend?

Or dreaming again.... Embarassed
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 19 Jan 2015, 20:33

She lost a whole load of weight after dieting and her "weapons of distraction" got smaller then too, so she went and had them enlarged to bring them back to how they used to be!
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King George V died 1936
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Post by Kitkat on Tue 20 Jan 2015, 14:06

@Whiskers wrote:King George V died 1936

Please excuse my ignorance (I'm not very up on royalty and all the pomp, poop and sham that goes with it) - but is that the same guy that's the subject of our Movie of the Week this week?  ('The Madness of King George')?
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@Whiskers wrote:King George V died 1936

Please excuse my ignorance (I'm not very up on royalty and all the pomp, poop and sham that goes with it) - but is that the same guy that's the subject of our Movie of the Week this week?  ('The Madness of King George')?


No, that was George III.
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Louis XV1 guillotined 1793
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Barak Obama orders the closure of the Guantanamo prison camp 2009
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Post by Kitkat on Fri 23 Jan 2015, 12:56

@Whiskers wrote:Barak Obama orders the closure of the Guantanamo prison camp  2009

Yeah, he had been promising this since before he came to power.  He may have made the order to close in 2009 - but to this day Guantanamo remains open and the awful atrocities carried out there allowed to continue.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=guantanamo+bay+torture

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That very same promise is currently in the news now - headlined in The Guardian 2 days ago :
'Barack Obama renews vow to close Guantánamo Bay'
US president uses his penultimate State of the Union address to reiterate determination to close detention camp
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/21/state-union-barack-obama-renews-pledge-close-guantanamo-bay
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Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to the environment 1978
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Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" enters charts at No.1 1958
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 25 Jan 2015, 21:05

Sorry, I made a mistake. Embarassed   Did anyone even notice?  cyclops    The Jailhouse Rock event should have been yesterday.Saturday.  I missed out on Saturday.  

This is today's update

First Boeing 707 internal US flight between Los Angeles to New York   1959
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The Icelandic government and banking system collapsed 2009
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Lndon's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight  1807
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"Desert Island Discs" first transmission 1942
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Post by Kitkat on Thu 29 Jan 2015, 21:35

@Whiskers wrote:"Desert Island Discs" first transmission  1942

History of Desert Island Discs:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/59YrnYM0Tw8J7WJ0MGKVfh7/the-history-of-desert-island-discs

I have never heard or listened to any of that programme.  Not sure if it's still going on, is it?

Still a question that people ask around at dinner parties, etc - If you were to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take just one thing with you, what would it be?

I think these days everyone might be perfectly happy with a laptop (so long as it had a connection to the internet).  What more could you ask for really?  You could travel wherever you wanted to, keep in touch with all your friends, even make new friends - all your favourite music and books to read ....  etc).  Yep, would definitely be my choice anyway.
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State funeral for Winston Churchill held at St Paul's Cathedral 1965
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Serial killer, Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients 2000
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The half penny coin ceases to be legal tender in Britain 1984
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Sid Vicious died of a drug overdose in New York 1979
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The first paper money in America is issued in the Massachusetts Bay Colony 1690
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Ceylon, later Sri Lanka, becomes an independent state 1948
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First edition of 'Reader's Digest' launched 1922
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Alan Shepard becomes the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon during a two-day Moon walk from Apollo 14 1971
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Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool 1993
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 14:00

Hi Whiskers,
I am loving this thread  A1  - but a suggestion to perhaps make it a bit more interesting and maybe generate some discussion on the event in history that is being marked ....  :idea:  to accompany the daily headline with some kind of link to the event?

For example:
@Whiskers wrote:Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool  1993

A related link might be:  http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/young/bulger/1.html
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 19:59

I hear you KK and see what you mean. I know how you like to follow things through. But would it not be better if everyone just use their initiative and look up info for their self if they want to know more. study
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 15:12

France surrendered Canada to Great Britain  1763


@Kitkat wrote:a suggestion to perhaps make it a bit more interesting and maybe generate some discussion on the event in history that is being marked ....  :idea:  to accompany the daily headline with some kind of link to the event?

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Link to the event -   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_%281763%29

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Post by Kitkat on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 19:21

Oh yes, Whiskers. :thumb:   That is exactly what I mean.  Without that link I wouldn't have given the event a second glance and would not have really known anything much about it.
Reading in there, however, just highlights and reminds us of the causes and reasons for all the fighting and disagreement, war and disruption throughout the world today.  As it ever was, so it continues .......

  • Sovereignty
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The Treaty of Paris, also known as the Treaty of 1763, was signed on 10 February 1763 by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement, after Britain's victory over France and Spain during the Seven Years' War.

The signing of the treaty formally ended the Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War in the North American theatre, and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe. The two nations returned much of the territory that they had each captured during the war, but Britain gained much of France's possessions in North America. Additionally, Britain agreed to protect Roman Catholicism in the New World.

Exchange of territories
During the war, Britain had conquered the French colonies of Canada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tobago, the French "factories" (trading posts) in India, the slave-trading station at Gorée, the Sénégal River and its settlements, and the Spanish colonies of Manila (in the Philippines) and Havana (in Cuba). France had captured Minorca and British trading posts in Sumatra, while Spain had captured the border fortress of Almeida in Portugal, and Colonia del Sacramento in South America. In the treaty, most of these territories were restored to their original owners. Britain however made considerable gains. France and Spain restored all their conquests to Britain and Portugal. Britain restored Manila and Havana to Spain, and Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Gorée, and the Indian factories to France. In return, France ceded Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tobago to Britain. France also ceded the eastern half of French Louisiana to Britain; that is, the area from the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Mountains. Spain ceded Florida to Britain. France had already secretly given Louisiana to Spain in the Treaty of Fontainebleau (1762). In addition, while France regained its factories in India, France recognized British clients as the rulers of key Indian native states, and pledged not to send troops to Bengal. Britain agreed to demolish its fortifications in British Honduras (now Belize), but retained a logwood-cutting colony there. Britain confirmed the right of its new subjects to practice Catholicism.

France ceded all of its territory in mainland North America, but retained fishing rights off Newfoundland and the two small islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, where it could dry that fish. In turn France gained the return of its sugar colony, Guadeloupe, which it considered more valuable than Canada. Voltaire had notoriously dismissed Canada as "Quelques arpents de neige", "Some acres of snow".


Canada question


  • British perspective

    While the war was fought all over the world, the British began the war over French possessions in North America. After a long debate in Britain of the relative merits of Guadeloupe, which produced £6 million a year in sugar, versus Canada which was expensive to keep, Britain decided to keep Canada for strategic reasons and return Guadeloupe to France. While the war had weakened France, it was still a European Power. British Prime Minister Lord Bute wanted a peace that would not aggravate France towards a second war. This explains why Britain agreed to return so much while being in such a strong position.

    Though the Protestant British feared Roman Catholics, Britain did not want to antagonize France through expulsion or forced conversion. Also, Britain did not want French settlers to leave Canada to strengthen other French settlements in North America. This explains Britain’s willingness to protect Roman Catholics living in Canada.

  • French perspective

    Unlike Lord Bute, the French Foreign Minister the Duke of Choiseul expected a return to war. However, France needed peace to rebuild. French diplomats believed that without France to keep the Americans in check, the colonists might attempt to revolt.  In Canada, France wanted open emigration for those who would not swear allegiance to the British Crown such as nobility. Lastly, France required protection for Roman Catholics in North America considering Britain’s ill attitudes towards Roman Catholics.



and so, on it goes ......................
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 11 Feb 2015, 11:19

First weekly weather forecast published by Meteoroligical Office  1878
Margaret Thatcher becomes leader of the Tory party  1975

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Japan makes its first television broadcast–a baseball game 1931
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 14 Feb 2015, 12:03

Bank of England nationalised 1946
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 11:42

John Lennon passes his driving test  1965
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 15:46

First British cheque written  1659

promising to pay Messrs Morris and Clayton “400 pounds only”.


http://instaroyal.co.uk/the-first-british-cheque-was-written-on-february-16-1659-promising-to/
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Post by Jamboree on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 05:00

@Whiskers wrote:First British cheque written  1659

promising to pay Messrs Morris and Clayton “400 pounds only”.


http://instaroyal.co.uk/the-first-british-cheque-was-written-on-february-16-1659-promising-to/


And here it is in black & white (maybe faded a bit to a grey and brownish beige).

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Post by Kitkat on Tue 17 Feb 2015, 16:58

@Jamboree wrote:
@Whiskers wrote:First British cheque written  1659

promising to pay Messrs Morris and Clayton “400 pounds only”.


http://instaroyal.co.uk/the-first-british-cheque-was-written-on-february-16-1659-promising-to/


And here it is in black & white (maybe faded a bit to a grey and brownish beige).


Wow!  Is the original now held in a museum somewhere - or deep in the vaults of the Bank of Scotland?
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 14:50

Yesterday 17 Feb --  Congestion charge introduced in London  2003


today 18 Feb --  US Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet Pluto  1930
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Post by Kitkat on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 17:42

Hmmm ... Don't blame you for missing yesterday's (Congestion Charge), Whiskers.  We could well do with missing out on that one altogether.  angry
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 19 Feb 2015, 11:33

Sorry KK.  giggle 

A better one for today.

John Glenn became first US Astronaut  1962

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn


Embarassed  My mistake.  That happened on the 20th February, not the 19th.

This is what it should be for the 19th -

An agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus its independence  (1959)
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 20 Feb 2015, 14:41

Orkney and Shetland were pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Princess Margaret, daughter of Christian I, the King of Norway and Denmark. As the wife of King James III of Scotland she was the Queen Consort and the mother of the future King James IV of Scotland.  (1472)
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 21 Feb 2015, 12:11

Identity cards abolished in Britain  1952
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 09:34

"Dolly" the sheep successfully cloned  1997


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Post by Whiskers on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 14:44

Benito Mussolini founded the Italian Fascist Party in Italy 1919
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 24 Feb 2015, 14:06

The Gregorian Calendar succeeded the Julian Calendar  1582


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Post by Kitkat on Tue 24 Feb 2015, 15:31

@Whiskers wrote:The Gregorian Calendar succeeded the Julian Calendar  1582


Huh?   wtfcat


History Of Our Calendar:


Before today’s Gregorian calendar was adopted, the older Julian calendar was used. It was admirably close to the actual length of the year, as it turns out, but the Julian calendar was not so perfect that it didn’t slowly shift off track over the following centuries. But, hundreds of years later, monks were the only ones with any free time for scholarly pursuits – and they were discouraged from thinking about the matter of "secular time" for any reason beyond figuring out when to observe Easter. In the Middle Ages, the study of the measure of time was first viewed as prying too deeply into God’s own affairs – and later thought of as a lowly, mechanical study, unworthy of serious contemplation.

As a result, it wasn’t until 1582, by which time Caesar’s calendar had drifted a full 10 days off course, that Pope Gregory XIII (1502 - 1585) finally reformed the Julian calendar. Ironically, by the time the Catholic church buckled under the weight of the scientific reasoning that pointed out the error, it had lost much of its power to implement the fix. Protestant tract writers responded to Gregory’s calendar by calling him the "Roman Antichrist" and claiming that its real purpose was to keep true Christians from worshiping on the correct days. The "new" calendar, as we know it today, was not adopted uniformly across Europe until well into the 18th century.

Here are a few more historical aspects of our calendar.


link  http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/year-history.html
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 14:18

surprised   I just thought the calendar was the calendar. I know Moslems have a different calendar. First I knew about Julian and Gregorian. sidestep Cheers for that KK. It's all down to religion!

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