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Post by Whiskers on 1st December 2015, 22:56

Michael Jackson releases "Thriller"  1982

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Gillette patents first disposable razor  1901
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First human heart transplant performed 1967

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiaan_Barnard
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"Les Miserables" opened at the Palace Theatre, London  1985
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Post by Whiskers on 7th December 2015, 18:35

5 December - Walt Disney born  1901

6 December - London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxi cabs  1897

7 December - Theatre Royal, Covent Garden opened  1732
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Stolen in August 1911 from the Louvre, Paris
the "Mona Lisa", was recovered in Italy  1913
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A notebook containing writings by Leonardo da Vinci sells for $5,126,000 at auction  1980
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"Boston Tea Party" raid in protest of the British Parliament's Tea Act  1773

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"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published  1843


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Post by Kitkat on 17th December 2015, 13:41

@Whiskers wrote:"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published  1843

Thanks, Whiskers.  That's given me an idea for next week's Movie of the Week. 
I prefer the animated 2001 version though - especially love the role of the two mice in the film.

and a classic quote from Scrooge when the ghost of Marley prewarns him he will be visited by 3 spirits and to expect the first when the bell rings. 
"Bah humbug! ... Couldn't I just I see all 3 at once - I'm a very busy man you know".

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I haven't seen that version before.  :thumb:   A good choice of movie for Christmas week. Very Happy 


Slavery abolished in the US on this day  1865
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The BBC began transmitting overseas with its "Empire Service" to Australia 1932
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Radium discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie  1898
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70 mph speed limit on British roads introduced  1965
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Number One record is "Merry Christmas Everybody"  1973





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British Olympic medalist Lillian Board MBE dies after losing her battle against cancer  1970
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Chewing gum first patented  1869

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Plans announced to replace canaries with gas detectors in coalmines 1960
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The Euro debuts 1999

On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the “euro” debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain), representing some 290 million people, launched the currency in the hopes of increasing European integration and economic growth. Closing at a robust 1.17 U.S. dollars on its first day, the euro promised to give the dollar a run for its money in the new global economy. Euro cash, decorated with architectural images, symbols of European unity and member-state motifs, went into circulation on January 1, 2002, replacing the Austrian schilling, Belgian franc, Finnish markka, French franc, German mark, Italian lira, Irish punt, Luxembourg franc, Netherlands guilder, Portugal escudo and Spanish peseta. A number of territories and non-EU nations including Monaco and Vatican City also adopted the euro.

Conversion to the euro wasn’t without controversy. Despite the practical benefits of a common currency that would make it easier to do business and travel throughout Europe, there were concerns that the changeover process would be costly and chaotic, encourage counterfeiting, lead to inflation and cause individual nations to loose control over their economic policies. Great Britain, Sweden and Demark opted not to use the euro. Greece, after initially being excluded for failing to meet all the required conditions, adopted the euro in January 2001, becoming the 12th member of the so-called eurozone.

The euro was established by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European Union, which spelled out specific economic requirements, including high degree of price stability and low inflation, which countries must meet before they can begin using the new money. The euro consists of 8 coins and 7 paper bills. The Frankfurt-based European Central Bank (ECB) manages the euro and sets interest rates and other monetary policies. In 2004, 10 more countries joined the EU—-Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Several of these countries plan to start using the euro in 2007, with the rest to follow in coming years.
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That's an interesting post about the Euro, Whiskers. Needs a link to the source though - I know you've put it inside quotes but when such a quote is made it really should have some kind of mention pointing to where it came from, e.g. Wiki or wherever. (Copyright or something like that .... )
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@Kitkat wrote:
That's an interesting post about the Euro, Whiskers.  Needs a link to the source though - I know you've put it inside quotes but when such a quote is made it really should have some kind of mention pointing to where it came from, e.g. Wiki or wherever.  (Copyright or something like that .... )  

Cant remember where I got it from KK.  chair Trouble is my usual source was from the pages of a diary.  New year now and I dont have a diary like it for this year.  I will have to find another source with just the headlines.

This one should be ok --  http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday   Only goes back to 1950 though.

   
1986: Soviets launch space station Mir
The Soviets open a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world's biggest space station, Mir.

1993: Two boys charged with toddler's murder
Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool.

1983: Hundreds die in Assam poll violence
Hundreds of people are reported to have died in Assam as fierce fighting rages in the run-up to Indian elections.

1989: IRA bombs Tern Hill barracks
Police are hunting two IRA bombers who attacked an army barracks at Tern Hill in Shropshire.

1962: US spaceman orbits Earth
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, lands safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

1958: Historic Sheerness docks to close
The government announces one the oldest naval dockyards in the UK will be shut down.
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Post by Whiskers on 6th January 2016, 11:40

I found a better way to do it using the WYSIWYG.  yay 

But I put the wrong date up for yesterday.   surprised   Here are the correct headlines for this day in history plus links plus details for today:-

1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

American figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by a man brandishing a metal crowbar.

1977: EMI fires Sex Pistols
The music publisher EMI ends its contract with the notorious punk rock group after reports of abusive behaviour at Heathrow Airport.

2000: Flu outbreak stretches NHS resources
Hospitals around the UK are feeling the strain of the current flu outbreak even though it has not been classed as an epidemic.

1992: US halts breast implants
The US Government recommends doctors suspend the use of silicone breast implants as fears grow they could leak and affect the health of those using them.

1983: Danes raid British fishing grounds
The Royal Navy arrests Captain Kent Kirk at sea for trespassing in British fishing territory.
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1976: Iceland and Britain clash at sea

A British naval frigate is involved in another collision with an Icelandic gunboat in the Atlantic.

1990: Leaning Tower of Pisa closed to public
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public for the first time in its history amid safety fears.

1980: Gandhi returned by landslide vote
Indians vote Indira Gandhi back into power - less than three years after rejecting her "emergency dictatorship".

1965: Krays in custody over menace charge
Identical twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray are in custody charged in connection with running a protection racket.


2000: Aitken freed from prison early
Former Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is released from jail after serving less than half of his 18-month sentence.
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1986: Heseltine quits over Westland

Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns his Cabinet job after a row with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the Westland helicopter affair.

2005: Abbas triumphs in Palestinian elections
Early indications in the Palestinian presidential elections show former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas set to win.

1957: Sir Anthony Eden resigns
Sir Anthony Eden resigns as prime minister of Britain due to ill health after one year and 279 days in the post.

1972: Miners strike against government
Coal miners walk out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years.

1997: Bullimore rescued after five days
The lone yachtsman, Tony Bullimore, feared drowned after his boat capsized in the Southern Ocean five days ago, has been found safe and well.

1992: Top policewoman suspended from duty
Britain's most senior policewoman Alison Halford is suspended over allegations of misconduct.
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1991: Last ditch efforts to avoid Gulf War

The United Nations Secretary General is leaving shortly for Baghdad in a final diplomatic effort to avoid war against Iraq.

1954: Comet jet crashes with 35 on board
Thirty-five people are missing, feared dead, after a BOAC Comet jet airliner crashes into the Mediterranean.

1985: Gas blast kills eight in Putney
Eight people die and dozens are injured when an explosion destroys a block of exclusive flats in south-west London.

1979: 'No chaos here' declares Callaghan
The Prime Minister, James Callaghan, flies back into strike-torn Britain denying allegations the country is in chaos.

1985: Safety concerns over electronic trike
An electric tricycle, capable of a top speed of 15 mph, drives into a safety row on its first day on the road.

1996: King of Jordan in historic Tel Aviv visit
King Hussein of Jordan makes his first public visit to Israel's largest city as relations between the two countries warm.

1957: Macmillan becomes Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan accepts the Queen's invitation to become prime minister following the sudden resignation of Sir Anthony Eden.

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