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I thought we could have a little fun with some factoids on what special things happened on today's date years ago.

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On February 15, 1969 Sly & The Family Stone had the number one hit, "Everyday People."

February 15, 1967, 13 US helicopters were shot down in Vietnam...my uncle was one of those lost.

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In 1903 a toy store begins selling "Teady Bears."

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Today in history it's the day after Valentines Day!
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I was thinking about making that statement also.
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Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain!

The USS Maine exploited and sank in the Havana Harbor on this date in 1898.



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Gun shops should not sell guns to women on Feb 15th. Some dumb slob shouldn't get shot just because he bungled Valentine's.
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Happy Birthday Fish!

February 15, 1969, I was......uhhhh......don't remember much of the '60s.....nevermind.........
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All Soviet troops have left Afghanistan. The end of nine years of war.

1584 Birth of Galileo Galilei, astronomer and physicist.

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1865 april 15..... Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth
1912 april 15.....The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survived
1947 april 15.....Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
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1865 april 15..... Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth
1912 april 15.....The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survived
1947 april 15.....Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
That's great vytoland. How about re-posting this in 2 months?
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590 - Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

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1865 april 15..... Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth
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1947 april 15.....Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line.
You almost slipped it by, they are paying attention to the post.
The last time you pulled that one I remember at least 20 posts before someone caught it. Your a devil.
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All Soviet troops have left Afghanistan. The end of nine years of war.

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...and we didn't learn A THING from THEIR occupation of that country...
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...and we didn't learn A THING from THEIR occupation of that country...
Welllll.....our case is a LITTLE different, since the country aided and abetted terrorists, and our tactics have not been to burn the country to the ground like the Commies did......but we have not paid attention to the reality on the ground that Afghanistan is a post WWII construct and never really has had a centralized government, or decentralized government for that matter. It is time to come home.
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2/17/67 - The Beatles release Strawberry Fields & Penny Lane

2/17/69 - Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female Prime Minister
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On February 17, the following occurred:

1801 - The House of Representatives breaks an electoral college tie and chooses Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.

1864 - The Confederate submarine Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

1865 - The South Carolina capital city, Columbia, is destroyed by fire as Major General William Tecumseh Sherman marches through.

1909 - Apache chief Geronimo dies of pneumonia at age 80, while still in captivity at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

1919 - Germany signs an armistice giving up territory in Poland

1944 - U.S forces land on Eniwetok atoll in the South Pacific.

1945 - Gen. MacArthur's troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines.
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2-17-1933 Passage of the Blaine Act ends prohibition.

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1959 The Vanguard 2 is launched. Our first weather satellite.

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On this day in 1885, Mark Twain's "Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn" was published for the first time in the U.S.
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Beware the ides of February.
Actually, the Ides of February fall on the 13th. The Ides always fall exactly eight days after the Nones, which fall on the fifth for eight months out of 12. Keep track this way:

March, July October, May,
The Nones are on the seventh day
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This is deadly important and serious stuff, folks!

BTW, the word "Nones" (rhymes with "bones") is connected the number nine. What's up with that? I guess if you are the Romans, you count the way you want to and everybody else falls in line if they know what's good for them.

They weren't complete calendar jerks, though. The Kalends (whence "Calendar") always fall on the first of the month. Any month. No matter how many days it has in it.
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Test time!

Who broke the color line for the last all white pre-expansion team in major league ball, and when did he do it?

Just to make a passing nod to the original focus of this thread, this event did not occur in February, and not on the 15th -- Ides or not.
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Feb 19, 1934, my wife's aunt was born. Auntie's older sister (who was a teenager at the time) wrote in her daily email yesterday, that she remembered the 12 mile sleigh ride into town. It was 30 below.
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Just so were all on the same page, the current Julian Date is:

24566344.0...that would be FEB 20th, 2013, 0927
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On this date in 1970 I got married in Des Plaines, Il. The following Monday I flew to Vietnam. Yes, we are still married and live in the town where we met and went to college.
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In 1991 the Gulf War ended

In 1983 the final episode of "MASH" became the most watched TV program ever.

In 1932 the Ford Model A was first produced.

In 1993 the ATF tried to serve warrants to the 'Branch Davidians' in Waco, Texas

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The USS Maine exploited and sank in the Havana Harbor on this date in 1898.



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Who broke the color line for the last all white pre-expansion team in major league ball, and when did he do it?

Just to make a passing nod to the original focus of this thread, this event did not occur in February, and not on the 15th -- Ides or not.
The Boston Red Sox were the last major league team to integrate, due to the resistance of owner Tom Yawkey.

When integration did come, new General Manager Bucky Harris promoted Pumpsie Green from Boston's AAA farm club in July 1959, but Green did not become a regular player. Earl Wilson began as a regular in the Red Sox' rotation beginning 1962.

this, also, was the team that gave away george herman ruth, jr.
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Let me think: I think I was on a pair of snow shoes or riding a snowmobile in Bear Valley, Ca. putting in telephones. Worst winter for snow fall in 60 years. About 25 feet on the valley floor & 100 ft. at Mt. Reba.
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On this day in history, in 1968, the USAF unveils the world's biggest airplane, the C-5A Galaxy.

In exactly one year later (1969), the French road test the supersonic Concorde.
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On this day in history, in 1966, the folk/rock group Buffalo Springfield is formed, launching the careers of Neil Young and and Stephen Stills.
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On this day of history, labworm celebrated March 3, for the 67th time.
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On this day in history, it is noted that some here are older then dirt.
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On this day, March 4th, my all time favorite married couple, Ron and Nancy Reagan married. RIP.
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This day in history, in 1770, The Boston Massacre.
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This day in history, 3/6/1912, the Oreo Cookie was born.

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