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    That Eisenhower feller was a dadburned Commienist! John Birch Society done said so!
    Must have been given the tax rate when he was president.

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    June 1919.. first nonstop transatlantic flight



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transa...cock_and_Brown


    On a somewhat related trivia.. that flight 99 years ago was 2000 miles. The Voyager spacecraft is currently 13 billion miles from Earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    June 1919.. first nonstop transatlantic flight



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transa...cock_and_Brown


    On a somewhat related trivia.. that flight 99 years ago was 2000 miles. The Voyager spacecraft is currently 13 billion miles from Earth.
    I wish to note that there are TWO operating Voyager spacecraft. Voyager I is the one you have mentioned; it is about 13.252 billion miles from the Sun, and is considered to be in interstellar space. Voyager II is currently about 10.960 billion miles from the Sun, and is still in the helio-sheath. They are headed in almost opposite directions. Both of them still have a LONG ways to go before they even reach the Oort Cloud, however, so I question whether either of them can really be claimed to have reached interstellar space. I think that is a bit of 'bragging' on the part of NASA.....

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    On this date in 1908 (110 years ago), the Tunguska Event took place in Russia, as an asteroid or comet (there is still some debate) exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched and blown-down forest trees. So far as is known, there were no human casualties, due to the impact taking place in an extremely remote region.

    On this date in 1936 (82 years ago), the Civil War novel Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell was first published.


    On this date in 1953 (65 years ago), the first Chevrolet Corvette, with its innovative fiberglass body, was built at a General Motors assembly factory in Flint, Michigan.

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    One of the bigger dates in the history of science:

    On July 5, 1687 (331 years ago), Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy, including his Three Laws of Motion and his Law of Universal Gravitation.


    Also, on July 5, 1954 (64 years ago), Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right".


    On July 5, 1946 (72 years ago), the bikini, created by Louis Reard, was modeled by Micheline Bernardini during poolside fashion show in Paris.


    Three happy dates in history!


    Oh, and happy birthday to Robbie Robertson of the Band, who is 75 today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    One of the bigger dates in the history of science:

    On July 5, 1687 (331 years ago), Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica, a three-volume work setting out his mathematical principles of natural philosophy, including his Three Laws of Motion and his Law of Universal Gravitation.


    Also, on July 5, 1954 (64 years ago), Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right".


    On July 5, 1946 (72 years ago), the bikini, created by Louis Reard, was modeled by Micheline Bernardini during poolside fashion show in Paris.


    Three happy dates in history!


    Oh, and happy birthday to Robbie Robertson of the Band, who is 75 today[.
    And Levon Helm is dead.

    Life ain't fair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    And Levon Helm is dead.

    Life ain't fair...
    Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson are the only members of the original Band who are still alive....

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    On July 20, 1969 (49 years ago), Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two men to walk on the Moon, after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module or LEM. A red-letter date in history. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of this momentous event.

    Oh, and a happy birthday today to Carlos Santana, one of my favorite musicians. Carlos is 71 today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    On July 20, 1969 (49 years ago), Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two men to walk on the Moon, after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module or LEM. A red-letter date in history. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of this momentous event.

    Oh, and a happy birthday today to Carlos Santana, one of my favorite musicians. Carlos is 71 today.
    My parents had myself and my next younger brother say up and watch it. We were NEVER allowed to stay up, but we watched that.

    And Carlos Santana rawks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    On July 20, 1969 (49 years ago), Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two men to walk on the Moon, after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module or LEM. A red-letter date in history. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of this momentous event.

    Oh, and a happy birthday today to Carlos Santana, one of my favorite musicians. Carlos is 71 today.
    Twelve years from Sputnik to landing men on the moon, then 49 years of, what? We should have colonies on Mars by now.
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