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Post by Whiskers on Thu 1 Oct 2015 - 20:05

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Post by Whiskers on Fri 2 Oct 2015 - 9:01

Darwin returned to England after five years aboard HMS Beagle  1836
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 3 Oct 2015 - 17:46

First British atomic bomb denonated 1952
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 5 Oct 2015 - 10:49

BBC TV screens the first "Monty Python's Flying Circus" comedy programme  1969
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 6 Oct 2015 - 12:07

Great Britain hold 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the US Grand Prix  1968
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 7 Oct 2015 - 15:18

Carbon paper patented by Ralph Wedgwood  1806
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 8 Oct 2015 - 16:33

Breathalyser used on a motorist for the first time 1967

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Post by Kitkat on Sat 10 Oct 2015 - 14:51


Hey, you know what, Whiskers ....  That post marks the 5,000th post made on Krazy Kats!!

This is an exciting landmark post.  yay


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Post by Whiskers on Sat 10 Oct 2015 - 19:25

Kitkat wrote:

Hey, you know what, Whiskers ....  That post marks the 5,000th post made on Krazy Kats!!

This is an exciting landmark post.  yay




woohoo Do I get a prize kk?
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 13 Oct 2015 - 16:24

Ankara replaced Instabul as capital of Turkey  1923
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 14 Oct 2015 - 15:49

William of Normandy became King of England 1066
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 15 Oct 2015 - 13:31

Andy Green set land speed record of 763.035mph in Thrust SSC  1997

shrug  Haven't a clue what thats all about.
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 16 Oct 2015 - 17:29

Irish Playwright, Novelist, Poet and Author, Oscar Wilde, born 1854

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Post by Whiskers on Sat 17 Oct 2015 - 18:12

Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize  1979

In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.” She didn’t attend the ceremonial banquet, but asked that the $192,000 fund be given to the poor.
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 19 Oct 2015 - 14:32

Magician David Blaine emerges from a plastic box that was suspended over the River Thames for 44 days  2003

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/19/newsid_3700000/3700652.stm
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 19 Oct 2015 - 18:41

Whiskers wrote:Magician David Blaine emerges from a plastic box that was suspended over the River Thames for 44 days  2003

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/19/newsid_3700000/3700652.stm

Reading that link, Whiskers, it tells of five other 'notable' happenings in history on this day (19th October) - all of which are far more 'notable' and readable (for me anyway) than that dumb stuntman craving attention and 'allegedly' starving himself inside a box!

What d'you reckon folks - Which is the most interesting, history-making event out of all six ?

Stories From 19 Oct

1989: Guildford Four released after 15 years

2004: British aid worker kidnapped in Iraq

1987: Shares plunge after Wall Street crash

1954: 'Metal fatigue' caused Comet crashes

1977: Kidnapped German found dead
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 20 Oct 2015 - 18:24

I like David Blaine KK.   I agree all the other things are probably more newsworthy but my source only lists one thing for each day and they must be a David Blaine fan like me. Smile 

Moving swiftly on to the headline for today.  shtum 

Kirk Jones becomes the first person to survive a plunge over Niagara Falls without a flotation device  2003
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 21 Oct 2015 - 16:02

Lord Nelson mortally wounded at Trafalgar 1805
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 22 Oct 2015 - 15:11

Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes first parachute jump from balloon in Paris 1797
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 26 Oct 2015 - 13:06

Norway gained independence from Sweden  1905
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 27 Oct 2015 - 20:01

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Post by Whiskers on Thu 29 Oct 2015 - 12:19

The M25 officially opened by Margaret Thatcher  1986
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 30 Oct 2015 - 13:02

Digital terrestrial television service, Freeview, introduced  2002
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 31 Oct 2015 - 20:30

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Post by Whiskers on Tue 3 Nov 2015 - 16:42

Bill Clinton wins US Presidential Election  1992
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 5 Nov 2015 - 17:15

Parker brothers launch game of "Monopoly" 1935
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 6 Nov 2015 - 18:53

Australia’s voters reject a referendum to make the country a republic with a president appointed by Parliament.  1999
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 7 Nov 2015 - 15:54

John Austin was the last public hanging in England.  Tyburn  1783


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Post by Whiskers on Sun 8 Nov 2015 - 19:57

The Louvre Gallery opened in Paris 1793
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 9 Nov 2015 - 20:17

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died aged 39 - 1953
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 10 Nov 2015 - 15:56

Au pair Louise Woodward freed from US jail as her murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter 1997
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 11 Nov 2015 - 19:51

Poliovirus identified  1953
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 12 Nov 2015 - 22:05

Largest observed iceberg 208 miles long, 60 miles wide  1956
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 13 Nov 2015 - 15:20

First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii  1895
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 16 Nov 2015 - 19:40

Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail 1939
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Post by Curious on Wed 18 Nov 2015 - 2:22

Queen Elizabeth 1st ascends the Throne in 1558.


Sorry Whiskers i just realized this is your thread.

It was edited on Nov.17, not 18th.


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Post by Whiskers on Wed 18 Nov 2015 - 17:38

Mickey Mouse made film debut in "Steamboat Willie"  1928
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 20 Nov 2015 - 17:49

Fire breaks out in Windsor Castle  1992
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 21 Nov 2015 - 14:56

'Pitdown Man' discovered in 1912, revealed as hoax  1953
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 22 Nov 2015 - 20:57

The Humane Society was formed  1954


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Post by Whiskers on Tue 24 Nov 2015 - 10:15

Charles Darwin's 'The Origin of Species' is published  1859

Lee Harvey Oswald is killed by Jack Ruby  1963
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 25 Nov 2015 - 23:00

Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London  1952
JFK buried at Arlington National Cemetery  1963
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 26 Nov 2015 - 15:31

1862

Alice in Wonderland manuscript is sent as a Christmas present



On this day in 1862, Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sends a handwritten manuscript called Alice’s Adventures Under Ground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.

The 30-year-old Dodgson, better known by his nom de plume Lewis Carroll, made up the story one day on a picnic with young Alice and her two sisters, the children of one of Dodgson’s colleagues. Dodgson, the son of a country parson, had been brilliant at both mathematics and wordplay since childhood, when he enjoyed making up games.

However, he suffered from a severe stammer, except when he spoke with children. He had many young friends who enjoyed his fantastic stories: The Liddell children thought his tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole was one of his best efforts, and Alice insisted he write it down.

During a visit to the Liddells, English novelist Henry Kingsley happened to notice the manuscript. After reading it, he suggested to Mrs. Liddell that it be published. Dodgson published the book at his own expense, under the name Lewis Carroll, in 1865. The story is one of the earliest children’s books written simply to amuse children, not to teach them. The book’s sequel, Through the Looking Glass, was published in 1871. Dodgson’s other works, including a poetry collection called Phantasmagoria and Other Poems, and another children’s book, Sylvia and Bruno, did not gain the same enduring popularity as the Alice books. Dodgson died in 1898.

Wow!  Only just found this out.  when you make a copy and paste with Switch Editor Mode pressed it copies everything just as it is without having to do anything else, bold, large headings, italics, images etc.  This is great!  woohoo


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Post by Whiskers on Fri 27 Nov 2015 - 19:39

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway  1582

And there was a bit of scandal involved.  surprised   
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 30 Nov 2015 - 22:12

The Trade Descriptions Act came into force in Britain  1968


And happy Saint Andrews Day to all ye Scots today.  toast
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 1 Dec 2015 - 22:56

Michael Jackson releases "Thriller"  1982


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