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On This Day

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:06 pm
by 21again
21/10/1805: A fleet of 33 ships (18 French and 15 Spanish) under Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve fought and was defeated by a British fleet of 27 ships under Admiral Horatio Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar (combat was waged west of Cape Trafalgar, Spain).

Re: On This Day

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:17 pm
by 21again
I suppose i cannot leave our American cousins out;

1959: The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in New York City.

Re: On This Day

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:02 am
by Hamlay
22/10/1953 - Laos gains independence from france

Agree good thread, I like it ++)(*

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:24 am
by saint
++)(* ++)(* me too .

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:44 am
by 21again
22/10/1962: Cuban missile crisis
On this day in 1962, President John F. Kennedy alerted Americans to the Cuban missile crisis, declaring a naval blockade to prevent further missile shipments to the island country 90 miles (145 km) off the coast of the U.S.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:47 am
by 21again
22/10/1797:
André-Jacques Garnerin, an inspector in the French army who encouraged the use of balloons for military purposes, made a balloon ascent in order to give his first exhibition of parachuting, when he jumped from a height of about 3,200 feet (1,000 metres).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:00 am
by Roy
Base Jumping, 213 years old today, who knew! ++)(*

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:13 am
by 21again
23/10/1942:
The British, led by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, launched a successful infantry attack against the Germans at El-Alamein, Egypt, during World War II.

Makes you proud to British.

Re: On This Day

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:11 am
by 21again
Scorpio was that the 'War of Jenkins Ear'?

Re: On This Day

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:51 am
by p'hawk
ScorpioPower wrote:23/10/1739 GB declares war on Spain


Bush being blamed for that one, too? ***** ***** "(