On This Day in History

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#1 Apr 11, 2012
1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.

1900 - The U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine, a 53-foot craft designed by Irish immigrant John P. Holland.

1968 - One week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

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#2 Apr 11, 2012
My ex's uncle was Harry McPherson. LBJ's advisor.

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#3 Apr 12, 2012
1606 - Great Britain adopted the Union Jack as its flag.

1877 - The catcher's mask was first used in a baseball game.

1981 - The space shuttle Columbia was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, becoming the first reusable manned spacecraft to travel into space.

1992 - Euro Disneyland opened in Marne-La-Vallee, France.

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#4 Apr 13, 2012
1796 - The first elephant was brought to the United States.

1964 - Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award, for "Lilies of the Field."

1997 - In his first year as a professional golfer, Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first player of African heritage to claim a major golf title.

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#5 Apr 14, 2012
Nothing happened today?

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#6 Apr 14, 2012
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

1912 - The Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people lost their lives and more than 700 survived.

1981 - America's first space shuttle, Columbia, returned to Earth after a three-day test flight. The shuttle orbited the Earth 36 times during the mission.

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#7 Apr 15, 2012
1899 - Thomas Edison organized the Edison Portland Cement Company.

1947 - Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1955 - Ray Kroc started the McDonald's restaurant chain.

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#8 Apr 16, 2012
1862 - In the U.S., slavery was abolished by law in the District of Columbia.

1900 - The first book of postage stamps was issued. The two-cent stamps were available in books of 12, 24 and 48 stamps.

1972 - Two giants pandas arrived in the U.S. from China.

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#9 Apr 16, 2012
Thanks D. We do read this, ya know.
taxes

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#10 Apr 16, 2012
On this date in 2012, Washington DC declared today a Holiday so taxes would not be due until midnight April 17.

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#11 Apr 16, 2012
Spooky Mulder wrote:
Thanks D. We do read this, ya know.
I hope someone does. I was inspired by your useless information thread.

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#12 Apr 16, 2012
Charles R Darwin wrote:
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I hope someone does. I was inspired by your useless information thread.
'The Useless thread is good to get those 5 comments for the 100 points. That's what I've been using it for lately.

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#13 Apr 17, 2012
1194 - Richard the Lionhearted returned to England and was crowned for the second time after his epic journey and victory in the Third Crusade.

1964 - Ford Motor Company unveiled the Mustang.

1970 - The astronauts of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific, after four days in a crippled spacecraft.
taxes

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#14 Apr 18, 2012
Nov 5 1605 Guy Fawkes tried to kill King James I with explosives.
Duly caught, his handwriting before and after his torture speaks of how excruciating it must have been.
Today Nov. 5 is a fantastic fanfare of fireworks in England.

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#15 Apr 18, 2012
1521 - Martin Luther, the chief catalyst of Protestantism, defied the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V by refusing to recant his writings.

1775 - Paul Revere and William Dawes began the famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning American colonists that the British were coming

2003 - Scott Peterson was arrested in La Jolla, California in connection with the death of his wife, Laci, and unborn son, Conner.

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#16 Apr 19, 2012
Hey Darwin, guess what fargin corksucking icehole of a movie I watched last night?

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#17 Apr 19, 2012
Spooky Mulder wrote:
Hey Darwin, guess what fargin corksucking icehole of a movie I watched last night?
I hope you found it amusing. I laugh every time I watch it.

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#18 Apr 19, 2012
1775 - The American Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

1960 - Baseball uniforms began displaying player's names on the backs.

1995 - A truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds. Timothy McVeigh was later convicted and executed for the crime. His co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, was sentenced to life in prison.

“Gerber Daisy”

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#19 Apr 19, 2012
Charles R Darwin wrote:
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I hope you found it amusing. I laugh every time I watch it.
It was funny. Great cast. Thank God for Netflix. Now if they'd get Season 2 & 3 of Downton Abbey.

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#21 Apr 19, 2012
Disney Is Dangerous wrote:
<quoted text> Bernard Madoff should have been executed for being a Traitor to America and our people . It's time to execute some of the pigs on Wall Street . Obama should be impeached and charged with crimes . Disney should be force to leave America and move to Communist China for destroying our country along with other Jews and Hollywood Jews in America . I still strongly believe that Jews murdered the Catholic Kennedy Brothers and Mr King . Hitler saved Germany who is going to save America ?
Why you can't trust what the media say about our government
2/17/2012 - You probably already know not to trust what the news media says about big corporations, which after all are their owners -- for example, Jewish Disney owns ABC, and General Electric holds stake in NBC. Now Harvard law professor and political activist Larry Lessig has released a Venn diagram that strikingly...
Learn more: corruption news and articles http://www.naturalnews.com/corruption.html#ix...
Gloop Glop copies and pastes gobbledygook.

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