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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2013, 05:16:14 AM »
Thirty Years Ago (1983):

Korean War ends. An estimated 125 million watch as Capt. B.F. Pierce is the last American officer to leave.

US invades Grenada to make that Caribbean island safe for American students who can't get in to medical schools in their home country.

Forty Years Ago (1973):

In the landmark Riggs vs King decision, the court rules that women shoud be granted equal access to sporting facilities.

George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees, and immediately signs Steve Austin to a six million dollar contract.

Mariner 10, Pioneer 11, and Skylab do not go looking for Pink Floyd on the Dark Side of the Moon

Fifty Years Ago (1963):

State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Worcester, MA,  introcudes the Smiley Face. Mutual of Omaha, NE, introduces Marlon Perkins.

"The Outer Limits" premieres. Many American viewers smack their TVs trying to adjust the picture.

Sixty Years Ago (1953):

Tenzig Norgay marks the trail so Edmund Hilary can be the first person to reach the top of Mt. Everest.

James Bond appears in the pages of "Casino Royale", Marilyn Monroe appears in the pages of "Playboy"

Seventy-Five Years Ago (1938):

Superman appears in Action Comics #1.

Chester F. Carlson produces the first xerographic print.

Teflon is developed by Roy J. Plunkett at Du Pont.

George and Ladislav Biro invent the ballpoint pen.

Ugo Cerletti and Lucino Bini introduce electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of mental illness.

One Hundred Years Ago (1913):

First prize is found in a "Cracker" Jack box

Income tax amendment (16th) ratified

Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper

Peace in our time! The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War, bringing a lasting peace to that troubled area.

One Hundred Twenty Five Years Ago (1888):

Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia patents the revolving door

William Seward Burroughs invents the first workable adding machine

National Geographic Society founded, dedicated to cluttering people's attics and basements with a magazine.


Rptoe, technically the Korean war is still on, there has only been a seize fire and it happened in 1953, not 1983. Surprised you did not mention that the military draft ended forty years ago and the all volunteer force began. Also, forty years ago the last US combat troops departed Viet Nam.

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2013, 12:19:04 PM »
I believe Mr. rtpoe was being ironic. The television series "M.A.S.H.", which many Americans mistook for the Korean War, ended in 1983.
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solvegas

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 05:10:04 AM »
I believe Mr. rtpoe was being ironic. The television series "M.A.S.H.", which many Americans mistook for the Korean War, ended in 1983.


Never saw it. I was in the Indian Ocean on deployment so I guess I never picked up the reference.

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 03:13:00 AM »
I was hoping the 'Capt. B.F. Pierce' reference would have done it. Maybe I should have said 'Capt. 'Hawkeye' Pierce'...
rtpoe

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solvegas

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2013, 05:15:27 AM »
I was hoping the 'Capt. B.F. Pierce' reference would have done it. Maybe I should have said 'Capt. 'Hawkeye' Pierce'...



I did not see much of the show to be honest. I did not like it's anti-military slant mocking military service. It's one thing to be anti-war but to mock those who have sworn to protect the Constitution and the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is something else. My $0.02.

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 03:56:49 AM »
Fair enough. Now, did anyone get the reference to Steve Austin under 1973?
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solvegas

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2013, 04:48:50 AM »
Fair enough. Now, did anyone get the reference to Steve Austin under 1973?


Wasn't he " The six million Dollar man " played by Lee Majors ?

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2013, 05:16:35 AM »

Wasn't he " The six million Dollar man " played by Lee Majors ?
You are correct!

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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2013, 05:20:34 AM »
The made-for-TV movie that launched the series premiered in March of that year.... :)
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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2013, 01:47:35 AM »
Today in history:

1968: Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison in California. The performance is released as the album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, an album regarded by some as one of the greatest live albums of all time. The opening track of the concert: "Folsom Prison Blues".
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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 11:12:33 AM »
Today in history:

2009: A few minutes after a bird strike took out one of their engines, US Airways Flight 1549 is safely brought down to a splash landing in the Hudson River by Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger and his flight crew. This act, popularly known as "the Miracle on the Hudson", garnered the entire crew the Master's Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. The award citation read, "This emergency ditching and evacuation, with the loss of no lives, is a heroic and unique aviation achievement." It was also described by NTSB board member Kitty Higgins as "the most successful ditching in aviation history."
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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2013, 09:08:16 PM »
125 years ago yesterday a group of grumpy old white guys gathered at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., and founded the National Geographic Society. This morning is the 125th anniversary of a bunch of grumpy old white guys waking up and asking, "We did...what?!?"
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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2013, 08:28:11 PM »
Today in history:

1966: Indira Gandhi becomes the leader of the Congress Party and thus, the first-ever female prime minister of the Republic of India.
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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2013, 07:21:08 AM »
Today in history:

2003: We lost the following astronauts in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster:

Rick D. Husband
William C. McCool
Michael P. Anderson
Kalpana Chawla
David M. Brown
Laurel Clark
Ilan Ramon
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Re: 2013: The Anniversaries
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2013, 07:45:11 PM »
2013 is the 50th Anniversary of the start of the British Television series 'Doctor Who' that began on the 23rd of November 1963, incidentally it is also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which happened the day before Doctor Who was first shown.