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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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Post by Whiskers on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 14:19

Beatings in UK state schools were outlawed 1982
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Post by Kitkat on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 12:47

Whiskers wrote: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!  


Our whole lives are centred around religion of some sort, in some way or another - whether we know it or not, and whether we like to admit it or not - it's true. yes nod
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 14:13

Kitkat wrote:Our whole lives are centred around religion of some sort, in some way or another - whether we know it or not, and whether we like to admit it or not - it's true.  yes nod

Probably right.


Today in history. Robert Watson-Watt gave the first demonstration of radar, Daventry 1935
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 27 Feb 2015, 14:06

MP's in the House of Commons approve a proposal to simply English spelling  1953
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 08:24

That last one should be simplify, not simply.


28th Feb. Cambridge University scientissts Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA 1953.



1st March. 1966 - Chancellor of the Exchequer, James Callaghan, confirms plans for Britain to go Decimal in 1971.
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 18:35

I did try to login to the forum at lunch time today but could not get in. Kept getting a message saying I had been timed out. Gave up in the end as I had to get back to work.


Today in history -
English novelist D.H. Lawrence died 1930.


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Post by Kitkat on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 19:41

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I don't know what the reason for that could be, Whiskers.  Some of the images & smilies have been playing up a bit lately - and some other forums have reported problems concerning their avatars (although I've not seen any problem there on KK's)  Apart from that, I've not had notification of any other problems with the board.
If the problem persists with you, please do let it be known so it can be investigated further and hopefully get sorted.  (If you have problems again with your posts coming out on the forum, you could perhaps let us know by posting about it in the Shoutbox.
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 03 Mar 2015, 21:00

It's fine now KK. Thanks.


BBC announces plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour the following year 1966
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 13:14

Ben Johnson gets life ban from athletics after failed drugs test for the second time  1993


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Post by Whiskers on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 14:51

Clarence Birdseye's frozen food first on sale Springfield LA 1930


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Post by Kitkat on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 16:34

Whiskers wrote:Clarence Birdseye's frozen food first on sale Springfield LA  1930

Was that before - or after - sliced bread, I wonder(?)  study
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Post by Whiskers on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 13:41

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Whiskers wrote:Clarence Birdseye's frozen food first on sale Springfield LA  1930

Was that before - or after - sliced bread, I wonder(?)  study


No.  Sliced bread was a couple of years before Birdseye.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliced_bread
Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, USA invented the first loaf-at-a-time bread-slicing machine. A prototype he built in 1912 was destroyed in a fire[2] and it was not until 1928 that Rohwedder had a fully working machine ready. The first commercial use of the machine was by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri, which produced their first slices on July 7, 1928.[3]
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Post by Whiskers on Mon 09 Mar 2015, 13:15

First Ford Mustang produced 1964
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Post by Whiskers on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 15:05

British girl band "The Spice Girls" become the first group to have their first four singles top the charts 1997
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Post by Whiskers on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 21:31

£1 notes replaced with coins by the Bank of England 1988


I did look KK but couldnt find any links about this. Found something else though.

Bank of England could break with 300-year tradition and issue plastic banknotes within three years surprised

(This is dated September 2013) http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2416732/Bank-England-break-300-year-old-tradition-issue-plastic-banknotes-years.html
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Post by Whiskers on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 15:43

England establishes 30 mph speed limit for towns and villages 1935
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Post by Kitkat on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 18:26

Whiskers wrote:England establishes 30 mph speed limit for towns and villages  1935

I wouldn't have thought there was that much speeding going on in the 1930's - but going by this article "Auto Safety History", it seems was quite a problem at that time (in America anyway):

http://amhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_86_1.html

In the 1910s, speeding, reckless driving, collisions, and pedestrian fatalities were new problems requiring new solutions. The first remedies comprised a social response focused on controlling and improving driver behavior. By the early 1920s, the National Safety Council compiled accident statistics, held conferences, and sponsored Safety Week campaigns in cities in the hope that increased public awareness would promote careful driving. Controlling driver behavior through laws, fines, signals, and drunk driving arrests were obvious ways to decrease the fatality rate.

Americans were slow to understand the importance of redesigning automobiles to make driving safer. At first, the automobile was perceived as a neutral device that merely responded to a driver’s commands and could not cause an accident. But by the late 1920s, manufacturers acknowledged that design flaws compromised safety. They introduced a technological response to safety issues, adding shatter-resistant windshields and four-wheel brakes instead of two-wheel brakes.

In the 1930s, this approach evolved into a market response as auto makers actively promoted new safety improvements such as all-steel bodies and hydraulic brakes.
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American physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid fuelled rocket 1926
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Alexei Leonov, first man to walk in space 1965
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Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon after 16 years of marriage 1976
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 10:56

Yesterday (20th March) - World Cup stolen while on exhibition at Central Hall in Westminster, London  1966

Several days of anxiety and frustration followed the Cup's theft.

Brazil said it was a sacrilege that would never have been committed in Brazil where even its thieves loved football too much.

But the trophy was eventually found by Pickles, a mongrel dog, out for a walk with his owner, on 27 March in south London.

Later that year it was England who won the World Cup, but in 1970 Brazil was allowed to keep the trophy for ever, after winning the competition for the third time.

The replacement trophy remains the prize for the World Cup to this day.

The Jules Rimet cup was stolen again in 1983 - in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has never been recovered.



Today (21st March) - Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born  1685
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The movie "Titanic" won 11 Oscars at the 70th Academy Awards 1998
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Post by Whiskers on Fri 27 Mar 2015, 13:12

26th March - Women allowed on the London Stock Exchange floor for the first time 1973

27th March - "Singin' in the Rain", the comedy musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds is released 1952
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Post by Whiskers on Sat 28 Mar 2015, 13:00

Angora and Constantinople changed names to Ankara and Instanbul 1930

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