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    We missed John Lennon's birthday on the ninth!

    On this day in 1972, The United States Council for World Affairs announced it was adopting The Who song 'Join Together' as it's official theme tune.

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    October 29:

    In 1390, the first witchcraft trial in Paris led to the death of three people.

    In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, English adventurer and writer, was beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

    In 1787, Mozart's opera Don Giovanni received its world premiere in Prague.

    In 1863, representatives of eighteen countries met in Geneva and agreed to establish the International Red Cross.

    In 1922, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appointed Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.

    In 1923, following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey became a republic.

    In 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed in what would later be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", and the Great Depression begun.

    In 1956, the Suez Crisis begun.

    In 1961, Syria left the United Arab Republic.

    In 1967, Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closed with over 50 million visitors.

    In 1969, the first-ever computer-to-computer link was established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.

    In 1998, Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off on the STS-95 mission with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

    In 2004, Al Jazeera broadcast an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which OBL first admitted direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Some interesting birthdays: Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Dan Castellaneta (1957).

    Some interesting deaths: Sir Walter Raleigh (obviously, see above), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1783), Anna Maria Mozart, Amadeus' sister who was a musician herself (1829), Léon Czologsz (1901, electrocuted for the assassination of the US president William McKinley), Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl with an interesting story (1957: Rosemarie Nitribitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ), Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (1997), and Jimmy Savile (2011) (well....).

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    The Cuban Missile crisis ended. Russia removed missiles from Cuba and the US from Turkey and Italy. As a kid at the time I remember the fear and the relief.

    Cuban missile crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Moi???????

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    yes you too, i just got my first thread deleted here, and it was an innocent question! <3 mouah <3 mouah
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    This thread

    http://www.politicalhotwire.com/loun...rth-atlas.html

    reminded me that it's the Day of the Dead today.

    Day of the Dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Go fancy skulls.



    We celebrate our dead around here this weekend as well, but not quite as colorfully, unless Mexicans show us how.

    Radio Prague - All Souls Day in the Czech Republic

    Radio Prague - Praguers celebrate Mexican day honoring the departed

    Also, James Thurber, one of my favorite Americans, died on November 2, 1961.

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    Prince always celebrates the Velvet Revolution.


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    JFK was buried--- 1963

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