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    September 11, 1851: The Christiana Resistance

    Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    On this day September 11, sixteen years ago, I lost a very close friend that was on American flight 77.
    Whoa, that's a real downer.

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    1912 - Teddy Roosevelt is shot and with the bullet embedded in his chest delivers his speech anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    1912 - Teddy Roosevelt is shot and with the bullet embedded in his chest delivers his speech anyway.
    RESPEKKT.

    As for today:

    In November and December, Czechs commemorate the Velvet Revolution. It refers to a bloodless revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist regime in 1989, and brought back democracy to Czechs after fifty years of lack of freedom – after Nazi occupation and communist rule.

    Velvet Revolution is very special since revolutions usually go hand in hand with fighting. Because of its peacefulness it was named “Velvet” as the revolution was as smooth as this material.

    It started off on November 17, 1989, as a peaceful officially-sanctioned march in Prague to commemorate Czech student Jan Opletal, who died at the hands of the country’s Nazi occupiers 50 years ago, in 1939. Students, however, soon started to scan slogans against the communist regime.

    It is said that about 15 000 students had joined the demonstration. They walked to the grave of Jan Opletal and – after the official end – continued from the Czech National Cemetery at Vyšehrad to Wenceslas Square calling for democratic reforms. They never made it there, however.

    At about 7:30 pm, when they were halfway in their march, at Narodni Street, were the students stopped by a cordon of police. After few minutes, when the students offered flowers to the police shouting rhythmically: “We have bare hands” and singing songs, the police suddenly began to beat the young demonstrators with night sticks. Before that, the police managed to block all escape routes. Nearly 200 people were injured. One student was reported beaten to dead. Although this was later proved false, is served well for mass student’s support among general public.

    November 17 was the impulse for great changes to come. The six-week period between November 17 and December 29, 1989, that is the time period called the Velvet Revolution. On December 29, Václav Havel, a dissident and a play writer well known for his anti-communist opinions, became the President of the Czechoslovakia. Soon enough, in June 1990, the first democratic elections since 1946 were held in Czechoslovakia.
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    1912 - Teddy Roosevelt is shot and with the bullet embedded in his chest delivers his speech anyway.
    He's my fav president.
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    November 17, 1970: Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse

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    On this day in history, November 18 2017, Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist died.

    They turned out a lot of good music over the years...

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