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Title: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 30, 2015, 12:01:07 PM

President Reagan was shot......


(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/03/26/learning/Mar30LN/Mar30LN-blog480.jpg)

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 30, 2015, 12:03:26 PM


Airey Neave was assassinated.


(http://c3.thejournal.ie/media/2013/04/airey-neave-killed-in-commons-bomb-blast-630x420.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 30, 2015, 12:05:02 PM


HM The Queen Mother passed away, aged 102. We all cried a bit.


(http://www.angelfire.com/in3/theodore/images/queenmum.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 30, 2015, 12:06:58 PM


John Major stood tall.


(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article9989172.ece/alternates/w460/13-Major-AFP-Getty.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on March 30, 2015, 01:15:37 PM
I believe this happened today in 1967:

http://www.thebeatles.com/photo-album/making-cover-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kmac84 on March 30, 2015, 09:32:06 PM
The first 3 were some treble, wouldn't have shed a tear for any. 

John Major despite being a Tory, I could empathise with at certain points.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_gt-yg3DhQ


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on March 30, 2015, 09:47:35 PM
The first 3 were some treble, wouldn't have shed a tear for any.  





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airey_Neave


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on March 30, 2015, 09:49:12 PM
The first 3 were some treble, wouldn't have shed a tear for any. 

John Major despite being a Tory, I could empathise with at certain points.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_gt-yg3DhQ

malevolence comes easy to you doesn't it


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kmac84 on March 30, 2015, 10:10:18 PM
The first 3 were some treble, wouldn't have shed a tear for any. 

John Major despite being a Tory, I could empathise with at certain points.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_gt-yg3DhQ

malevolence comes easy to you doesn't it

Not as easy as it came to Ronnie.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 31, 2015, 09:13:07 AM


Harold Wilson won the 1966 General Election.


(http://i2.examiner.co.uk/incoming/article7944802.ece/alternates/s615/PM191736.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 31, 2015, 09:18:51 AM


In 1990, riots erupted, supposedly against the so-called Poll Tax, an excellent opportunity to attack the police.


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 31, 2015, 09:22:19 AM

Queen Mary, God rest her soul, was laid to rest, 1953.


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 31, 2015, 09:23:55 AM


1972.


(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00296/105971224_jub_296293b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on March 31, 2015, 09:26:59 AM


The Dalai Lama went for a very long walk in 1959.


(http://www.dalailama.com/assets/gallery/Historical/Escape%20to%20India/20100306-Escape_000105.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on March 31, 2015, 09:34:43 AM
Blackpool Tower opened in Paris in 1889

(http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-BE076206.jpg?size=67&uid=82d07559-b8b9-46e9-883f-9a81fdcf9b48)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: maccol on March 31, 2015, 07:42:54 PM


In 1990, riots erupted, supposedly against the so-called Poll Tax, an excellent opportunity to attack the police.


(https://libcom.org/files/images/blog/p00fvjdz_640_360.jpg)
Tsk KMac, 10 hours and counting..............      ;)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 01, 2015, 08:43:20 AM


In 1990, riots erupted, supposedly against the so-called Poll Tax, an excellent opportunity to attack the police.


(https://libcom.org/files/images/blog/p00fvjdz_640_360.jpg)
Tsk KMac, 10 hours and counting..............      ;)

Fair play to the crusty old bugger, I threw out the ground bait but he was not biting. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 01, 2015, 08:49:04 AM


Milosevic is arrested in 2001 & stands trial.


(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/090821/GAL-09Aug21-2508/media/PHO-09Aug21-175153.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 01, 2015, 08:53:16 AM

"human link" protests against nucleur weapons in 1983.


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 01, 2015, 08:56:09 AM


Riots at Strangeways Prison, 1990.


(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/3/29/1269859023886/Prisoners-on-the-roof-at--007.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 01, 2015, 08:57:25 AM


1957, & the BBC show footage of the rare spaghetti tree.



(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1790182.ece/alternates/s2197/April-Fools--Spaghetti-tree.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on April 01, 2015, 09:01:58 AM
2010: soon to be World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, was revealed to be a distant cousin of Matt Damon.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/magnus-carlsen-s-cousin-in-america

(http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/files/news/2010/damon01.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 02, 2015, 10:28:36 AM

Argentina invaded the Falklands, & so began a war that, in a peculiar way, enthralled us all.




(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02191/war_2191726b.jpg)


(http://static01.nyt.com/images/2013/01/06/world/bull-falklands1/bull-falklands1-articleLarge-v2.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 02, 2015, 10:43:25 AM


Red Rum, a handicapper, win the Grand National for a third time.


(http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5164846.ece/alternates/w620/4838903.jpeg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 03, 2015, 09:12:31 AM


100th Boat Race, 1954.



(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/$(KGrHqV,!rkE+rFMMKyVBP9pDpDvfg~~60_35.JPG)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 03, 2015, 09:20:32 AM


(http://cultural-discourse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Theodore_Kaczynski1.jpg?189db0)



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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 04, 2015, 10:23:10 AM

(http://mitchellarchives.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/king-shot-ff.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 04, 2015, 10:27:13 AM


Ructions go off as the women of Greenham Common "Peace Camp" are evicted.



(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/55124000/jpg/_55124938_007229445.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on April 04, 2015, 12:38:00 PM
In 1960 Ben Hur won 11 Oscars.

(http://kirstenstudio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Ben_Hur_ship-galley.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: taximan007 on April 05, 2015, 12:11:53 PM
Born today 1922



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 07, 2015, 11:22:12 AM


The greatest motor racing driver these shores have ever produced died on this day in 1968.


(http://home.bt.com/images/car-136397307094402601)


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 07, 2015, 11:48:22 AM

in 1986, Sir Clive Sinclair sold his computer business to Amstrad.


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR4iQvYCHIhMWpqJ3gowzl0XpDabP-ofHDP170Ey74FXFQifUqh)

He had also invented the hand held electronic calculator.


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStX5tYtYPxs7bAD8el9gTM2BtCrSkuT0RTaPgd4ELYW9N1l6Hn)


The sale enabled him to devote his time to playing poker in London, & inventing useful things such as the Sinclair C5.....



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11/05/article-1326823-01FD44E10000044D-596_634x436.jpg)


....and this bicycle.


(http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/uploaded_images/SinclairABike-771352.jpg)


He appeared in 3 series of Late Night Poker, too, & frequented The Vic, where he played the big tourneys.  

He lives in a flat overlooking Trafalger Square.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Royal Flush on April 07, 2015, 11:54:55 AM
Loving this thread


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: BorntoBubble on April 07, 2015, 03:54:57 PM
Loving this thread

+1


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: moonandback on April 07, 2015, 04:58:40 PM
21 years gone today.

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: edgascoigne on April 07, 2015, 05:01:56 PM

in 1986, Sir Clive Sinclair sold his computer business to Amstrad.


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR4iQvYCHIhMWpqJ3gowzl0XpDabP-ofHDP170Ey74FXFQifUqh)

He had also invented the hand held electronic calculator.


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStX5tYtYPxs7bAD8el9gTM2BtCrSkuT0RTaPgd4ELYW9N1l6Hn)


The sale enabled him to devote his time to playing poker in London, & inventing useful things such as the Sinclair C5.....



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/11/05/article-1326823-01FD44E10000044D-596_634x436.jpg)


....and this bicycle.


(http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/uploaded_images/SinclairABike-771352.jpg)


He appeared in 3 series of Late Night Poker, too, & frequented The Vic, where he played the big tourneys.  

He lives in a flat overlooking Trafalger Square.


I own an A-bike :)

Think the concept is awesome and, whilst they're a bit jittery, they are eminently rideable for short distances.

This said, my rear tyre burst within not long of me owning it (I am on the cusp of the weight limit - OWING TO HEIGHT I MUST STRESS) and it lies unloved in my loft :(


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 07, 2015, 09:00:31 PM
In 2015

Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane died.

(http://uturncrossfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tumblr_l9l2dvEc6d1qate3qo1_400.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on April 07, 2015, 09:13:38 PM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/hEnAY6tqSBA/hqdefault.jpg)

The 42nd Academy Awards were held on this day in 1970. Best Actor went to Marion Morrison John Wayne for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit.

It was largely considered a sentimental decision, honouring Wayne's career as much as this performance. As if anything could top Peter O'Toole in Goodbye Mr Chips!

It was Wayne's only Oscar.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 08, 2015, 12:48:43 PM
Loving this thread

Well thank you Mr D (& Callum).

It's not gone as well as I had hoped - only 876 views in a week, & just 9 people have posted on it so far, but it may be a slow burner, & have legs.

We shall see.

We gotta find ways to rev up blonde, that's the thing. We are marginal right now, & after a very good March - best month for a long time - we are not doing so well in April so far. Still, lots of fun things happening this month, so we might get there yet.  

PS - You owe me a PM reply, about our "date". I'm not letting you off the hook, right?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on April 08, 2015, 02:34:30 PM
Good thread Tikay, always good to look back on events, often surprising how quickly times goes on.
My local weekly  paper does bits from 25,50 and 100 years ago - always interesting.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 08, 2015, 02:35:47 PM
Good thread Tikay, always good to look back on events, often surprising how quickly times goes on.
My local weekly  paper does bits from 25,50 and 100 years ago - always interesting.

Thanks at.

I've not forgotten the post you put on my Diary last week, I'll get round to it eventually.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on April 08, 2015, 05:51:49 PM
2013: thousands take to streets to celebrate the death of a human.

(http://i.imgur.com/oiBEdIo.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 08, 2015, 06:00:26 PM
2013: thousands take to streets to celebrate the death of a human.

(http://i.imgur.com/oiBEdIo.jpg)

+1.

IMO that is a great shout.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Redsgirl on April 08, 2015, 10:55:08 PM
2013: thousands take to streets to celebrate the death of a human.

(http://i.imgur.com/oiBEdIo.jpg)

Whats going on here then?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 08, 2015, 11:01:42 PM
2013: thousands take to streets to celebrate the death of a human.

(http://i.imgur.com/oiBEdIo.jpg)

Whats going on here then?

I believe they were celebrating the death of The Lady Thatcher. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: kukushkin88 on April 08, 2015, 11:03:35 PM
2013: thousands take to streets to celebrate the death of a human.

(http://i.imgur.com/oiBEdIo.jpg)

Whats going on here then?

People who probably suffered at the hands of Thatcher´s government celebrating her death.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: KarmaDope on April 08, 2015, 11:14:05 PM
1985: Nothing interesting. Oh, wait, I was born.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on April 08, 2015, 11:40:08 PM
1985: Nothing interesting to post, was born.

FYP


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 09, 2015, 11:39:33 AM
1976

Rmarkable to think that Pater Hain, now very much an establishment figure, but back then something of a radical, was charged with bank robbery.

He was acquitted, & it was suggested he had been set up by the South African Secret Service, as he had been a vehement opponent of apartheid.

He has led a quite remarkable life, one way & another.



(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/25/1427301529415/Peter-Hain-007.jpg)



(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00324/22898201_324987c.jpg)
 
 
 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 09, 2015, 11:41:45 AM
2003

Saddam was toppled.

Off you go, Son.


(http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2003/04/14/statue2.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 09, 2015, 11:43:40 AM

2005


We love a Royal wedding.



(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/11/16/1289923093878/-Prince-Charles-and-Camil-007.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 09, 2015, 11:46:21 AM

2003

Saddam was toppled.


(http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2003/04/14/statue2.jpg)

crikey. 12 years ago?

remember watching it live one late afternoon, iirc.

momentous day it seemed, and yet it didn't solve a great deal


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 09, 2015, 11:54:07 AM
1984

Perhsps the most memorable & momentous strike in my lifetime, as Arthur Scargill & Co took on Mrs Thatcher.

The strike was to last over a year.


(http://socialistworker.co.uk/imageFiles/Image/2012/2326/orgreave2.jpg)






(http://www.sundaypost.com/polopoly_fs/1.410699.1402160846!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_620/image.jpg)


(http://www.fbu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Miners-Strike-960x540.jpg)


(http://www.aworldtowin.net/images/images570/Orgreave%2041.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/22/article-2221367-159FA631000005DC-131_634x379.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 09, 2015, 12:01:16 PM

1969


This man had to go to Couirt to earn the right to wear a turban whilst driving a bus.


(http://www.sikhchic.com/history/cms/articles/photo1/buses-b.gif)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 09, 2015, 12:24:00 PM
1865

time for some history

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03260/civil-war-m_3260658b.jpg)

At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

In retreating from the Union army’s Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies. At one point, Union cavalry forces under General Philip Sheridan had actually outrun Lee’s army, blocking their retreat and taking 6,000 prisoners at Sayler’s Creek. Desertions were mounting daily, and by April 8 the Confederates were surrounded with no possibility of escape. On April 9, Lee sent a message to Grant announcing his willingness to surrender. The two generals met in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home at one o’clock in the afternoon.

Lee and Grant, both holding the highest rank in their respective armies, had known each other slightly during the Mexican War and exchanged awkward personal inquiries. Characteristically, Grant arrived in his muddy field uniform while Lee had turned out in full dress attire, complete with sash and sword. Lee asked for the terms, and Grant hurriedly wrote them out. All officers and men were to be pardoned, and they would be sent home with their private property–most important, the horses, which could be used for a late spring planting. Officers would keep their side arms, and Lee’s starving men would be given Union rations.

Shushing a band that had begun to play in celebration, General Grant told his officers, “The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.”

 Although scattered resistance continued for several weeks, for all practical purposes the Civil War had come to an end



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: taximan007 on April 09, 2015, 10:15:47 PM
1968

Funeral of Martin Luther King Jr.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on April 09, 2015, 10:44:22 PM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Redsgirl on April 09, 2015, 11:36:26 PM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

I do wish her Maj would allow the two little skeletons that are believed to be the princes to be forensically examined.
I know that wouldn't help find out who did actually kill them, but it would be great if they could at least prove their identity, which is entirely possible now they have their uncles DNA.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 10, 2015, 07:30:57 AM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

Please tell me you just made that up?

Can't be true, can it? History is boring, that sort of stuff never happened in the old days.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on April 10, 2015, 08:09:35 AM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

Please tell me you just made that up?

Can't be true, can it? History is boring, that sort of stuff never happened in the old days.

If I were making it up, I'd have flicked in a couple of direwolves, some mead, a grumpy dwarf and a naked dragon-handler and made myself a few quid.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 10, 2015, 08:31:39 AM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

I do wish her Maj would allow the two little skeletons that are believed to be the princes to be forensically examined.

I know that wouldn't help find out who did actually kill them, but it would be great if they could at least prove their identity, which is entirely possible now they have their uncles DNA.


How come she gets the say so?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 10, 2015, 08:50:48 AM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

I do wish her Maj would allow the two little skeletons that are believed to be the princes to be forensically examined.

I know that wouldn't help find out who did actually kill them, but it would be great if they could at least prove their identity, which is entirely possible now they have their uncles DNA.


How come she gets the say so?

She can do or say anything she wants. She owns everything, the country, swans, you & me, Kizzy, Camel, KMac, everyone & everything. 

A little more respect please, or you'll find yourself locked in a dungeon, possibly with an alligator.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Redsgirl on April 10, 2015, 09:18:36 AM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

I do wish her Maj would allow the two little skeletons that are believed to be the princes to be forensically examined.

I know that wouldn't help find out who did actually kill them, but it would be great if they could at least prove their identity, which is entirely possible now they have their uncles DNA.


How come she gets the say so?
Next of kin?  :dontask:


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 10, 2015, 10:01:43 AM
There is another royal connection today.

On 9 April 1483, the twelve year old Edward V succeeded his father, Edward IV to the throne. His Lord Protector, the Duke of Gloucester, soon found himself in the fortunate position: a sermon preached that the late Edward IV had been betrothed to another woman before marrying, rendering his children (the young king and his brother, the Duke of York) Fitzroys - illegitimate. Now, just 86 days later, the Duke of Gloucester, Richard III was King.

He duly made sure his young predecessor was properly supervised...by locking him and his brother in the inner reaches of Tower of London, where they had been living in the summer. They disappeared shortly afterwards, their bodies discovered some two centuries later. The Princes in the Tower.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/DelarocheKingEdward.jpg)

I do wish her Maj would allow the two little skeletons that are believed to be the princes to be forensically examined.

I know that wouldn't help find out who did actually kill them, but it would be great if they could at least prove their identity, which is entirely possible now they have their uncles DNA.


How come she gets the say so?
Next of kin?  :dontask:


Well precisely. We don't know do we?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 10, 2015, 06:42:35 PM

1998

(http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/peace/docs/agreement.jpg)


(http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/external/newspeaceforulster-tl.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 11, 2015, 01:18:08 PM
1981 - Brixton Riot




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Brixton_riot




(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Society/Pix/pictures/2008/12/09/brixton460.jpg)


(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/52070000/jpg/_52070109_10.jpg)

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(http://im.ft-static.com/content/images/007e318e-3239-11e1-9be2-00144feabdc0.img)



(http://i41.tinypic.com/2z6rtll.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on April 12, 2015, 06:46:29 PM
Quote
By the King: “Whereas, some differences hath arisen between Our subjects of South and North Britaine travelling by Seas, about the bearing of their Flagges: For the avoiding of all contentions hereafter. We have, with the advice of our Council, ordered: That from henceforth all our Subjects of this Isle and Kingdome of Great Britaine, and all our members thereof, shall beare in their main-toppe the Red Crosse, commonly called St. George’s Crosse, and the White Crosse, commonly called St. Andrew’s Cross, joyned together according to the forme made by our heralds, and sent by Us to our ‘Admerall’ to be published to our Subjects: and in their fore-toppe our Subjects of South Britaine shall weare the Red Crosse onely as they were wont, and our Subjects of North Britaine in their fore-toppe the White Crosse onely as they were accustomed”. – 1606, ,James I


This

(http://i.imgur.com/b5RWPRm.jpg)

Is 409 years old today.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 13, 2015, 11:48:58 AM

1997

Tiger Woods became, at 21, the youngest ever winner on The Masters, & he did so by a whopping 12 strokes.

What a journey he has had since then, one way & another. Who could have scripted that story?

I noticed last night he even has a bald patch now. The Seniors Tour beckons, Tiger.  

Life goes past so quickly.


(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article759312.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Tiger%20Woods%20receives%20the%20Masters%20green%20jacket%20from%201996%20Masters%20champion%20Nick%20Faldo%20after%20Woods%20won%20the%201997%20Masters%20tournament)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Wycher on April 14, 2015, 11:45:12 AM
Good thread Tikay, always good to look back on events, often surprising how quickly times goes on.
My local weekly  paper does bits from 25,50 and 100 years ago - always interesting.

Our local paper also did those, unfortunately rather upset my Nan a few years ago when one for 100 years ago referred to a couple of people being arrested (for very minor things) and she pointed out that it was her father and uncle.  ;gobsmacked;
did not know we came from the wrong side of the tracks!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Wycher on April 14, 2015, 11:54:06 AM

1997

Tiger Woods became, at 21, the youngest ever winner on The Masters, & he did so by a whopping 12 strokes.

What a journey he has had since then, one way & another. Who could have scripted that story?

I noticed last night he even has a bald patch now. The Seniors Tour beckons, Tiger.  

Life goes past so quickly.

And presented by the previous winner Nick Faldo, probably the best golfer england has produced, who will I believe be making his final Open appearance this year as it is at St Andrews.

(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article759312.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Tiger%20Woods%20receives%20the%20Masters%20green%20jacket%20from%201996%20Masters%20champion%20Nick%20Faldo%20after%20Woods%20won%20the%201997%20Masters%20tournament)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on April 14, 2015, 05:19:01 PM
Died 70 years ago.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02148/anne_2148996b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 14, 2015, 05:34:18 PM
Died 70 years ago.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02148/anne_2148996b.jpg)

Yes. On the last transport.

Her diary would have been lost forever if the Gestapo hadn't emptied her suitcase on to the floor so that they could use it to carry stolen valuables in.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 14, 2015, 05:41:36 PM


1970

And in a rather different world, 15 years ago, this scary looking chap was sent to prison for the M25 Road Rage murder.

His wiki is a remarkable story. I have a sneaking admiration for the likes of the Krays, Richardsons, Freddie Foreman, Frankie Fraser, Joey Pile, & even the Train Robbers up to a point, but this man was different gravy.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Noye



(http://www.sevenoakschronicle.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276436/Article/images/26028873/9488718-large.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 14, 2015, 05:47:52 PM
1970


Apollo 13 suffered serious problems, well beyond the reach of the AA or RAC, but somehow, they limped home. Subsequently, numerous books, TV series, & even a film chronicled the whole story.


(http://media-1.web.britannica.com/eb-media/04/138704-004-601F991A.jpg)



NASA HQ guided the wounded ship home, aided by all those state of the art computers



(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR2CoRq91OW2-tGsz8iDX9ZRzASr4ray3NM-li6OHWWoGMUYA8R)



(http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/jscfeatures/photos/Apollo13_35th/s70-35606.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 14, 2015, 06:01:25 PM
1988

Russia pulled out of Afghanistan, which was then able to resume a peaceful existence.





(http://blogs.voanews.com/russia-watch/files/2011/12/Evstafiev-afghan-apc-passes-russian.jpg)


(http://rt.com/files/news/1e/ca/00/00/rian_00046679.hr.en.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 14, 2015, 07:40:11 PM
2014



(http://yabaleftonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/chibok-girls-names-01.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 15, 2015, 08:21:17 AM
1989

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10897954_10153379118372573_8563292283227592064_n.jpg?oh=d5a33a59779a981f34c8a36461b199f9&oe=559FE4E9&__gda__=1436965380_a1218fb46288cc7f2b1ffd714354f3ef)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 08:58:15 AM

1945


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(http://www.fathersmanifesto.net/dachau4.jpg)



(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/ad_165854009.jpg?quality=80&strip=all)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:01:36 AM
1998

Pot Pot died.


In all, an estimated 1 to 3 million people (out of a population of slightly over 8 million) died due to the policies of his four-year premie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_Pot


(http://resize-parismatch.ladmedia.fr/r/940,628,center-middle/img/var/news/storage/images/paris-match/actu/international/la-mort-des-dictateurs-en-images-487562/assigne-a-residence-pol-pot-1928-1998/4440106-1-fre-FR/Assigne-a-residence.-Pol-Pot-1928-1998.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:03:29 AM

1942

A whole island were awarded the George Cross.


(http://www.weekendnotes.com/im/006/07/plaque-commemorating-maltas-award-of-george-cross1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:32:25 AM


Police Officers face tougher fitness tests.


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/06/article-2336784-1A1F5908000005DC-812_634x1184.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:39:10 AM


Vote for the best Battle Bus.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03257/election-conservat_3257831k.jpg)



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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 15, 2015, 09:40:19 AM
Sigh... I have to say UKIP


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:45:06 AM


Lewis Hamilton, 30, sealed victory in Shanghai at Chinese Grand Prix yesterday, his second win in three races
He celebrated with 'trademark' move of spraying champagne in the face of the hostess - much to her surprise
But Object, which campaigns against sexism, said he should apologise for his 'selfish and inconsiderate' actions
Others called the driving ace 'an embarrassment to the UK', while another said it showed he was an 'ignorant clown'







(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/04/13/17/2783654200000578-3037263-image-m-95_1428943162930.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:49:58 AM



The Queen has told a young paratrooper, "I don't get to give this one out very often", as she presented him with his Victoria Cross for bravery in Afghanistan.
L/Cpl Joshua Leakey became the first living British recipient of the medal from the Afghan conflict for his courage in three times running through heavy fire to set up machine guns and beat back a Taliban attack.



(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03266/lance_3266843b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 15, 2015, 09:54:26 AM



https://uk.news.yahoo.com/kensington-neighbours-see-red-over-stripy-house-162553300.html#M7Zy6r5



(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/ad_165853393-e1429025387595.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&%23038;w=644&%23038;h=433)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Redsgirl on April 15, 2015, 11:41:18 PM
The people in the world moaning about stripey houses and wayward champagne should see the first four stories on this page and wind their necks in.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 16, 2015, 08:32:51 AM


1966

The Trial of The Great Train Robbers ended, & they were sentenced to a collective 300 years in prison.

(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/26/1411729692701/c2019324-9c1e-4d3f-8820-dee6a23d16dc-1020x612.jpeg)


(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/24/1411571643237/aa126110-f79f-4cb1-bdf6-15707a087989-1020x772.jpeg)



(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/24/1411568330301/a824c15f-9ace-47a9-9d4a-e90f81620f41-1020x612.jpeg)

(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/24/1411568240935/fb1b9bb9-a3ef-46fa-ae95-1f77ae2a2f3e-1360x2040.jpeg)


(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/24/1411566490693/3d364e48-3854-4f59-891e-92c49f19b8ed-1020x612.jpeg)


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(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/24/1411571707211/9a1e7a7b-63d3-44eb-b68b-d74ad0e6e202-1020x988.jpeg)



(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-700/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/24/1411568099123/95532ac4-2a91-47a7-966c-77b7feb85b03-951x1020.jpeg)

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 16, 2015, 08:42:28 AM

1953

Her Majesty launches the Royal Yacht, Britannia.





(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02112/britannia_2112018i.jpg)


(http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2013/04/Crowd_watches_royal_yacht_britannia-630x514.jpg)


(http://www.conwaypublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/066-Britania-pic.jpg)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 16, 2015, 08:52:16 AM

1987

Conservative MP Harvey Proctor was fined for "spanking male prostitutes, aged between 17 to 21", when the legal age of consent for homosexuals was 21.

He resigned his seat in the House of Commons, & opened a shirt shop.

He remains alive & well to this day, working as Private Secretary to none other than The Duke of Rutland. 

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/06/265C525E00000578-2981983-image-m-14_1425602211508.jpg)


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 16, 2015, 09:01:57 AM
What a ripping yarn the great train robbery is, I've read endless accounts of it.

Like the Titanic or Jack the Ripper, it's one of those stories that continue to fascinate people the world over.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 16, 2015, 09:20:14 AM
What a ripping yarn the great train robbery is, I've read endless accounts of it.

Like the Titanic or Jack the Ripper, it's one of those stories that continue to fascinate people the world over.

If I had to compile a "Top 10 most fascinating news stories" in my lifetime, that would most certainly be in it.

Strange to think most blonde members were not even born when it happened, the sum stolen was just £2.5 million, & the villains got a collective 300 years in jail.

And do you remember the aura the "Slipper of the Yard" had?

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/1/16/1358364052112/Jack-Slipper-008.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 17, 2015, 08:07:22 AM
1969


Bernadette Devlin won a Parliamentary seat & became the youngest ever female MP.



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/PkgD6nhV_NU/hqdefault.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 17, 2015, 08:12:58 AM

1984

It was just a regular demonstration outside the Libyan Embassy in London, until, suddenly, a snipers bullet killed WPC Yvonne Fletcher.


(http://skepticism-images.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/images/jreviews/PC-Yvonne-Fletcher.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 17, 2015, 08:23:54 AM

1986

Journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut as part of a wider Lebanese hostage crisis.

It was to be 5 years before he was eventually released.

He is an extraordinary man, but oddly, his Wiki page says almost nothing about him.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(journalist)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/02/article-0-00CCD9AA00000190-891_468x319.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 17, 2015, 09:24:20 AM

1986

Journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut as part of a wider Lebanese hostage crisis.

It was to be 5 years before he was eventually released.

He is an extraordinary man, but oddly, his Wiki page says almost nothing about him.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(journalist)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/02/article-0-00CCD9AA00000190-891_468x319.jpg)


His book was good though. There were periods when they folded him up and locked him inside a metal toolbox so that they could transport him on the back of a Land Rover. He literally couldn't move at all and was terrified that something would happen to his captors while he was in there.

I honestly think I would rather have died on the spot than go into that toolbox.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on April 17, 2015, 11:43:56 AM

1986

Journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped & held hostage in Beirut as part of a wider Lebanese hostage crisis.

It was to be 5 years before he was eventually released.

He is an extraordinary man, but oddly, his Wiki page says almost nothing about him.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(journalist)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/02/article-0-00CCD9AA00000190-891_468x319.jpg)


His book was good though. There were periods when they folded him up and locked him inside a metal toolbox so that they could transport him on the back of a Land Rover. He literally couldn't move at all and was terrified that something would happen to his captors while he was in there.

I honestly think I would rather have died on the spot than go into that toolbox.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(journalist)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 17, 2015, 03:58:30 PM
1923

jockey Frank Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a race and won despite being dead.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCzLE05UMAIbBGC.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: marcro on April 17, 2015, 04:47:03 PM
1923

jockey Frank Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a race and won despite being dead.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCzLE05UMAIbBGC.jpg)

And according to Wikipedia it was the only race he won!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on April 17, 2015, 04:47:43 PM
1923

jockey Frank Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a race and won despite being dead.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCzLE05UMAIbBGC.jpg)

And according to Wikipedia it was the only race he won!

You sure?

I thought he won another one about a week later?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Knottikay on April 17, 2015, 05:04:35 PM
1923

jockey Frank Hayes suffered a fatal heart attack in the midst of a race and won despite being dead.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCzLE05UMAIbBGC.jpg)

And according to Wikipedia it was the only race he won!

You sure?

I thought he won another one about a week later?

Nope...that one was classed as a dead heat.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 18, 2015, 08:15:29 AM


1955

Albert Einstein died.

If ever a man looked like a Mad Professor, it was Albert.


(http://www.deluxebattery.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/albert-einstein-intriging-questions-01.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQDYM16n5aPQ1yYNzpm8TIzKAIX8tzi0FBKLuy5xZ7DcvwmV4FSDQ)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 18, 2015, 08:29:26 AM
1956

Harold Macmillan unveiled something radically new to us at the time - Premium Bonds.

We thought these were great - a risk free freeroll. Arguably, not quite risk free, if you compared returns with interest rates, but really, you could not lose. You could always cash them in at original face value.

We all had some - I had £5 worth, never won a bean, but, without fail, checked my numbers every single week. I guess I still have them, too, but I've not checked my numbers for around 50 years. I could be rich.....

They generated spectacular headlines. The numbers were generated electronically, (unheard of at the time) by something  known as "Ernie" - Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment. Over one third of the UK population still hold Premium Bonds.

It beggars belief that millions play the National Lottery every week, where the odds are far, far, worse. (About 35p in the £ is returned as prizes, I seem to recall).  

Soon after their introduction, a minority of people started questioning the validity of Ernie, "it's rigged". 40 years  Online poker emerged, & the riggies found a new home. They show no sign of leaving yet, bless them.

(http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/images/2014/10/articles/main/20141018_wbp501.jpg)


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01526/harold_macmillan_1526497b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 18, 2015, 08:37:53 AM

1960


H-Bomb protest, Trafalger Square.

Perhaps my memory plays tricks, but demos were generally peaceful & well-ordered then, & not infiltrated or hijacked by troublemakers & loonies.


(http://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Trafalgar-Square-London-on-April-18-1960-PA-10742804.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 18, 2015, 08:50:18 AM

1994


Up to 1,000,000 were killed during the Rwandan genocide, at a rate of 10,000 per day.

The majority of them were hacked to death by machete.

How did we allow this to happen?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_Genocide


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkkwgdRjOelarQawmgnv0c1e-GyDZ45xR7eBG0a2buPAT7KR-2)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Baron on April 18, 2015, 10:10:47 AM
Clinton has stated since that the one thing he loses sleep over repeatedly is this. Unreal that we knew so much and did so little.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on April 18, 2015, 10:47:33 AM
Clinton has stated since that the one thing he loses sleep over repeatedly is this. Unreal that we knew so much and did so little.


Not really. Take a look at the things that are happening now, we still do so little.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Baron on April 18, 2015, 11:42:29 AM
It's unreal to me at least.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on April 18, 2015, 12:01:50 PM
Clinton has stated since that the one thing he loses sleep over repeatedly is this. Unreal that we knew so much and did so little.


Not really. Take a look at the things that are happening now, we still do so little.

I know that your comment is meant to be constructive, and there have been many terrible situations since then, but nothing has compared to the scale or nature of what happened in Rwanda. The failures of the Belgian and French governments, as well as the US and UN, had a vastly greater effective than anything since.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 19, 2015, 09:56:18 AM
1956

Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly. If "Hello" existed then, this would have been a double issue job.  

At the time, this was THE dream wedding, they were viewed the same way as, later, JFK & Jackie, Princess Di & Prince Charles, Posh & Becks.

Even now, older people recall Grace Kelly as the most perfect looking woman, & this was real fairy tale stuff. Sadly, & like the Kennedy & Princess Diana marriages, it ended in tragedy, when she was killed in a car crash.


(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00174/Monaco_89480400_174238b.jpg)


(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq1z2qcpk01qcusneo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 19, 2015, 10:03:23 AM


1993

The Waco siege ended in an inferno, as seen in this iconic photo.

This was a really weird, & tragic story, involving a 51 day siege, & the loss of some 80 lives.



(http://crimemagazine.com/images/waco-davidians.jpg)



Strangely, just 2 years later, another tragedy arose nearby, & which was said by many to be linked. The FBI had lain siege to the Waco cult, & so, 2 years later, perhaps in retribution.....


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 19, 2015, 10:07:50 AM


1995

2 years later, to the day, a building which housed the FBI, in Oklahoma City, was blown to smithereens. 168 people were killed.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing


(http://a57.foxnews.com/media2.foxnews.com/thumbnails/i/091513/0/0/091513_ANHQ_Oklahoma_640.jpg)


(http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-EY592_Oklaho_G_20141010143709.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-UYIJwD2btQIO7JfYHswN7vzw8iycwz6dc8K5vmdtYTkO2mTGJA)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 20, 2015, 10:18:07 AM


1968

Enoch Powell delivered his infamous "Rivers of Blood" speech on immigration.

Despite his views on racism, which most of us found abhorrent, he was the most wonderful orator, the sort of man you could listen to all day every day.

In that respect, & despite being almost a polar opposite of him, he reminded me of Tony Benn. I did not much care for the policies either of them advocated, but oh my, they spoke in such a compelling & engaging manner, hard to think of any other modern day politicians who spoke so well. The motley bunch up for Election next month could not hold a candle to them when it came to personality, or delivering a speech.


(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/HnGUuOSZe38/hqdefault.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/11_01/powellL0411_468x825.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 20, 2015, 10:23:01 AM


1999


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxJOzAEB3ZZ-2hSrB6jUoZfp0URKBCyqjrrNu39gvLLDRYO72)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 21, 2015, 08:06:56 AM

1955

A one month Newspaper strike in Fleet St ended.

With no internet, & precious few having a TV, people were desperate for daily news.

This is the London outlet of The Birmingham Post, (which was not affected by the strike) & those people are queuing up to buy a newspaper.

(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/3416254-31st-march-1955-people-queuing-to-buy-a-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=wSToFoAdzC9PZhi70co1Y7EC7Ghkx4m2RkfYzz%2fAV1duBwRDPdSsEd380bzuSky4ous5FcR%2fNELYUZezHj%2bJHQ%3d%3d)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 21, 2015, 08:12:40 AM
1945

The Russians entered what remained of Berlin, ousting the beaten German army.


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-R77767,_Berlin,_Rotarmisten_Unter_den_Linden.jpg)



(http://www.impactlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/berlin5.jpg)

 

(http://www.impactlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/berlin13.jpg)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 23, 2015, 06:15:25 PM
1959

This one was yesterday, when I was awol, but it's such a great little story. She was a huge star at the time.



1959: Dame Margot Fonteyn released from jail


The world famous British ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn has arrived in New York after spending 24 hours in a Panama City jail.
Panamanian police are still hunting her husband, Dr Roberto Arias, a former Panamanian ambassador in London, suspected of planning a coup against the government of President Ernesto de la Guarda.

She was mobbed by journalists at the airport. After trying to get through to her mother by phone, she agreed to talk to the press.

The ballerina said she did not know where her husband was or even if he was safe.

"Naturally I am concerned. Any woman who doesn't know where her husband is, is naturally concerned," she said.

She refused to answer questions about the situation in Panama but said she intended to return, saying "Of course, it's my husband's country."

After intervention from the British Ambassador Sir Ian Henderson, Dame Margot was freed from prison at dawn and taken to Panama City's airport for a flight to the United States.

'Decoy duck'

In a statement to the House of Commons in London, shadow foreign secretary Aneurin Bevan welcomed her release. "The British public did not appreciate having seen her in the role of the swan, then seeing her in the role of a decoy duck," he said.

The Panamanian National Guard detained the ballerina yesterday when she arrived at Balboa harbour at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal on a fishing boat called Nola.

She had set out with Dr Arias on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Panama but when she returned the following day her husband was missing.

It is believed he left the Nola and jumped onto the Elaine, a shrimp boat, in the Pearl Islands with the intention of landing on the coast and storming the National Guard barracks in the town of Chorrera.

Local fishermen told the authorities Dr Arias ordered them to raise from the sea a buoy loaded with machine-guns, grenades and ammunition.





(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/22/1429706233532/5896e8fc-c4cf-456b-8faf-8ee8831e2d55-620x372.jpeg)


(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/22/1429706400458/ab59c9d4-0f80-4b44-83de-641799cce3e7-620x372.jpeg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 23, 2015, 06:18:51 PM

1955

A one month Newspaper strike in Fleet St ended.

With no internet, & precious few having a TV, people were desperate for daily news.

This is the London outlet of The Birmingham Post, (which was not affected by the strike) & those people are queuing up to buy a newspaper.

(http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/3416254-31st-march-1955-people-queuing-to-buy-a-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=wSToFoAdzC9PZhi70co1Y7EC7Ghkx4m2RkfYzz%2fAV1duBwRDPdSsEd380bzuSky4ous5FcR%2fNELYUZezHj%2bJHQ%3d%3d)


Amazing to think now

i had to explain to my teenager the other day what "a career in print" was!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 23, 2015, 06:32:46 PM

1968

As part of the change to decimalisation, the new 5p & 10p coins were introduced.


(http://www.royalmint.com/~/media/Images/Discover/Decimalisation/newspaper_coverage_of_decimal_day.jpg)



Look, these are coins


(http://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PA-10190919.jpg)


Sadly, that meant goodbye to threepenny bits & half crowns. We used to save threepenny bits in biscuit tins, it would be our holiday or Christmas money. Half crowns were the nuts. To this day, I still, in my head, auto convert to shillings & pence, £1.15 will always be 23 bob to me.


(http://www.johnwinter.net/jw/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ThreepennyBit.jpg)




(https://elapoldvic.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/threepenny-bit-tin-filled.jpg)



(http://static-numista.com/catalogue/photos/royaume-uni/g163.jpg)


(http://coinwiki.co.uk/images/c/c9/George_VI_type1_Half_Crown_obverse.png)








Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 23, 2015, 06:42:34 PM

1984


The AIDS virus was discovered, (or identified?).

The oddity was the way the news media reported it.


The discovery of a virus which may cause Aids, the fatal disease sweeping through America

If they did but know what the future held.........

(http://czbeta.blob.core.windows.net/images/cd0516b2-7157-40e1-919a-fc2915492ad5_1983_discovery-of-HIV.jpg)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 23, 2015, 06:52:37 PM


1979


The Southall race riots took place. Southall was the first (iirc) real Asian community in Britain.


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQc-yKEc_VTvGE-_w_aaBg_NzV6Df_sl11L1e2m4pOb0j9vPS1Lag)


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-06FyLU5ijDE/U_J5STNAkVI/AAAAAAAAAKo/2o0CQ9qoSXM/s1600/s_hist_ec_07430_4x3.jpg)




(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/04/27/article-0-00F63D3B00000191-510_468x310.jpg)


They were most remembered for the death of Blair Peach, & the subsequent police cover-up. They had killed him.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Blair_Peach











Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 24, 2015, 10:33:57 AM

1993


The IRA bombing campaign intensified, this was Bishopsgate, in London.

Scary times.


(https://home.bt.com/images/an-ira-bomb-destroyed-the-hong-kong-and-shanghai-bank-in-the-city-of-london-136397727249803901-150423170204.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on April 24, 2015, 11:34:37 AM
Born on this day in 1904.

(http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/willem-de-kooning/gotham-news.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Willem_de_Kooning_in_his_studio.jpg)

*tikay will implode*

 ;scarymoment;


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 24, 2015, 11:40:40 AM
Born on this day in 1904.

(http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/willem-de-kooning/gotham-news.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Willem_de_Kooning_in_his_studio.jpg)

*tikay will implode*

 ;scarymoment;

Did he paint that the day he was born?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on April 24, 2015, 11:59:55 AM
A giant of American Abstract Expressionism. That painting would set you back up to a hundred million dollars or so.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: AdamM on April 24, 2015, 12:58:21 PM
A giant of American Abstract Expressionism. That painting would set you back up to a hundred million dollars or so.

No accounting for taste


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 25, 2015, 09:06:44 AM

1953


These two geeky looking chaps (Crick & Watson) laid claim (perhaps unfairly, but that's another story) to the discovery of DNA.

Might just be one of the most important discoveries in the last century, & it has helped change the world.

The way in which DNA continuously separates & then reproduces itself is nothing short of ingenious. How on earth did nature manage to design a trick like that? We would not exist without it.


(http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/specialcollections/coll/nonspcoll/catalogue/portrait-wcwalking-600w.jpg)


(http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/letter1.jpg)


(https://sangerinstitute.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/nhgri-85329.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 25, 2015, 09:15:39 AM


1980


The Iranian hostage crisis was at it's height, but a daring rescue mission all went horribly wrong.

Worth a read this - an extraordinary story.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02685/vaught_2685806b.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/11/article-2291526-151C5E18000005DC-149_964x577.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 25, 2015, 09:26:00 AM

1983


The "Hitler Diaries" were published, & the world's leading newspapers paid many millions to serialise them.

Within days, they were shown to be a complete hoax. Great story, this.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Diaries


(http://images.theage.com.au/2013/04/24/4216750/hitlerdiarywide-620x349.jpg)


(http://watchdogwire.com/florida/files/2013/08/hitler.jpg)


(http://www.thejc.com/files/imagecache/body_landscape/hitlerdiaries.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 25, 2015, 10:34:49 AM
1962

Two US Presidents meet in the white house garden. One is a scout leader at the time

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDbPfBZWEAACZ1r.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 25, 2015, 10:38:19 PM
1979

Gary Lineker scores his first senior goal, for Leicester City in the 1-0 win against Notts County

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDXyaRjW0AAcjh7.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Nakor on April 25, 2015, 11:13:37 PM

1983


The "Hitler Diaries" were published, & the world's leading newspapers paid many millions to serialise them.

Within days, they were shown to be a complete hoax. Great story, this.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Diaries


(http://images.theage.com.au/2013/04/24/4216750/hitlerdiarywide-620x349.jpg)


(http://watchdogwire.com/florida/files/2013/08/hitler.jpg)


(http://www.thejc.com/files/imagecache/body_landscape/hitlerdiaries.jpg)




Didn't know any of that. What a fascinating story.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 26, 2015, 08:18:53 AM


1962


NASA managed to get a spaceship to land on the moon.


(http://www.junovo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ranger-iv.jpg)



Landing a spaceship on the moon is no big deal these days, but then, it was a huge affair, which began rather modestly, some 40 years earlier.




(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRuNoeA_zAwr1AxmfyI5aDzKpoS6-tzt0grs5h-FsB_OcCEaop)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 27, 2015, 11:44:30 AM

1992

Betty Boothroyd elected as Speaker of the House Of Commons, the first female in that role in over 700 years. She held the post for 8 years.

A remarkable lady. She was at one time a member of The Tiller Girls, who were a dance Troupe who performed on Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Top top show, that. The Tiller Girls just did "high kicks" - nothing else. We loved 'em.

In her sixties, she took up.....paragliding.

As politicians go, a rare exception.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Boothroyd


(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ugwJhpp-Cfw/hqdefault.jpg)


(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00483/The_Tiller_girls_-__483574a.jpg)
 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 28, 2015, 12:05:13 PM

1986

Chernobyl had blown 2 days earlier, but only now did the Russians admit it.

Genuinely, one of these incidents that changed the world in many ways.

29 years on, the area remains off limits.

(http://www.bcd-urbex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/chernobyl-cover-1320x660.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/VOA_Markosian_-_Chernobyl02.jpg)


(http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/styles/embedded_full/public/2014/04/22/2014/04/14/4089-4-18-fe0216-chernobyl-04.jpg?itok=YkH5Sko-)

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--bhb3Wh39--/18mgfi3ahta5pjpg.jpg)



(http://mutantcorn.org/wp-content/gallery/mutant-fish/two_mouth_mutant_fish-1.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 28, 2015, 12:10:02 PM

1945



Things ended rather badly for Mussolini & his cohorts, who were first shot, then hung up & stoned.


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/92/5e/d0/925ed07ff1872da7c4ddbf105c856c76.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 29, 2015, 09:39:03 AM


1986



Mourners at the funeral of The Duchess of Windsor



(http://36.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llvowgx1Am1qj1eino1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 29, 2015, 09:48:38 AM

1992


Los Angeles riots become Los Angeles looting.


(https://placesjournal.org/assets/legacy/media/images/Sides-LA-Riots-6_525.jpg)


(https://latimesphoto.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/0430-riots04.jpg)


(http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2012/04/26/has-beverly-hills-fallen-yet/jcr:content/image.img.2000.jpg/1335481139943.cached.jpg)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on April 29, 2015, 10:55:47 AM
On the day in 1852 the first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus is published. The original edition had 15,000 words.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Roget_P_M.jpg)

(http://taxodiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/rgetss.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 30, 2015, 06:41:39 PM

1973

President Nixon & Watergate.


In a speech broadcast to the American people tonight he vowed to get to the bottom of the matter, saying: "There will be no whitewash at the Whitehouse."


There followed one of the most intriguing & fascinating news stories ever, as he prevaricated, bluffed, huffed & puffed, sacking the very investigators he had appointed & then, eventually, with a gun held to his head, resigned.

The backstory was nothing short of incredible, as were his attempts to cover up the whole thing.

He was eventually undone in the most bizarre way. He had installed a recording system in his White House Office, to record every convo he ever had in there.

He then ordered Rose, his long-serving & loyal Secretary, to erase large parts of the tape, & she was forced to testify to Congress.

A great, great, story, & a very sad one in some ways.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal



(http://www.history.com/s3static/video-thumbnails/AETN-History_Prod/70/418/History_Speeches_1092_Nixon_Dean_Discuss_Watergate_still_624x352.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 30, 2015, 06:48:38 PM
1975

(http://www.rogerannis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Vietnam-end-of-war-19752.jpg)

Vietnam War Officially ended 30/04/1975


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 30, 2015, 06:48:59 PM
1975


(http://www.tampabay.com/universal/images/history/19750430-saigon-surrenders.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRd31DU1JhR6bfgTRThK4SlFyJBnblAL0dPyGuy7K2vUmQgDq1x)

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45718000/jpg/_45718989_saigon.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTEFfRRMFxx6Z8rE5ZgzcXv_G6FuwMXHpTojHZllmdBBW8SE7pD)


(http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/images/legacy_resized_images/2010-10-09-copters-over-the-edge-600-410.jpg)

 





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 30, 2015, 06:49:53 PM
1975

(http://www.rogerannis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Vietnam-end-of-war-19752.jpg)

Vietnam War Officially ended 30/04/1975

Snap!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 30, 2015, 06:50:58 PM
1975

(http://www.rogerannis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Vietnam-end-of-war-19752.jpg)

Vietnam War Officially ended 30/04/1975

Snap!

Your pics are better :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 30, 2015, 06:52:34 PM


1993


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcReSnh24VRGkTvo3geumJZdNBzBZ45_om9UYW_YQKB4P_hNbnKb)


(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2013/04/30/1226632/244265-130430-monica-seles.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/04/2550CF9100000578-2937992-image-a-10_1423016235206.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on April 30, 2015, 06:56:30 PM

1999

Soho hit by another nail bomb.



(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS75KhewGfj7sV4mcoyJijQ0-uX-aK2Ze4YFaD-FIJnDEarg5huEQ)


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTCbwxZFSguDHdcO6JWFiD0ILaA6yqvewCTnmtPfXMFgZXeS_Lu)


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRujbnVzt9hi-wHd5QL5JQPdMVLwPiSBP0lT9Ct4QogQGq4SbOD)

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh633/damian_rzeszowski_psyop/Sohonailbomb1_zpsba5f9602.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 01, 2015, 10:29:40 AM

1982


RAF bombs Port Stanley airfield. An incredible feat, with the bombers being refuelled 17 times in flight. The bombing was not a success, but was deemed to be in propaganda at the time.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Black_Buck


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/26/article-2120418-00AF31D000000259-416_233x331.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRddAb0s2JB-KP2LiHFf9YHu5EDzrPmvVNQVKcaLyYS97gaDo53)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 01, 2015, 10:42:52 AM
1994


On the darkest weekend F1 has ever experienced, Ayrton Senna was killed at Imola.

We watched it all on TV, barely able to comprehend what we were seeing, but we knew he had been killed.

Frank Williams, effectively, had to flee the country, for fear of being arrested & charged with manslaughter.

Only 2 days earlier, in practice for the same race, Roland Ratzenberger was also killed.

As a result of that dreadful weekend, safety standards were improved, & not a single fatality has since occurred to a driver during a F1 race, which, it itself, must be a miracle.  


(http://en.espnf1.com/PICTURES/CMS/2300/2302.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 01, 2015, 11:13:28 AM
Adolf Hitler killed himself by gunshot today in 1945 in his Führerbunker, Berlin.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD3uN4dWEAAvufo.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 09:40:02 AM

1952

The first ever commercial jet airliner entered service, the De Havilland Comet.

A year later, the first of several crashes occurred, & it had to be withdrawn & modified.

Eventually it re-entered service, & was still in commercial use up to around 1990, & it's Military variant, the Nimrod, continued flying with the RAF until only a few years ago.

The original Comet was built, remarkably, in Hatfield, Herts, of all places.  


(http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/sme/interactive_resources/tutorials/FailureCases/images/CM1mk1galyp.jpg)



(http://www.oocities.org/capecanaveral/lab/8803/pc08_mk1_galyz_c.jpg)



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/10/28/article-1223538-00834EFE00000258-552_634x316.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 09:45:31 AM

1982



The Belgrano was sunk by a British submarine, HMS Conqueror, & The Sun was suitably restrained, in one of it's most famous, & crass, headlines.



(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRc028UYDjLVtzeB1EghCJz9MtIAjk4faJOerqQcxH77KVndScK)

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00279/falklands1_31_news_279529b.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/05/article-2384852-06324DFA0000044D-819_634x401.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 09:51:27 AM


1997


Labour won a landslide election victory, thanks to deep analysis in The Sun. I can't imagine that the  United Kingdom ever had a worse Prime Minister


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQW-sDqX9v4dE8ruwdH0tbPrkSZOJkVMvYiUKws0BOzzUtRE4-9QQ)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/10/09/1412868593040_wps_17_Prime_Minister_Tony_Blair.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: George2Loose on May 02, 2015, 10:08:11 AM
Haha really?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 10:20:46 AM
Haha really?

It's entirely possible that not everyone will share that view........


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on May 02, 2015, 11:58:09 AM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 11:59:41 AM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: George2Loose on May 02, 2015, 12:04:13 PM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.

it's very far fetched


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on May 02, 2015, 12:08:28 PM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.

in that case your imagination is failing you, badly. :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 12:09:28 PM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.

in that case your imagination is failing you, badly. :)

;)

In your opinion, yes.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Karabiner on May 02, 2015, 12:09:39 PM

1982



The Belgrano was sunk by a British submarine, HMS Conqueror, & The Sun was suitably restrained, in one of it's most famous, & crass, headlines.



(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRc028UYDjLVtzeB1EghCJz9MtIAjk4faJOerqQcxH77KVndScK)

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00279/falklands1_31_news_279529b.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/05/article-2384852-06324DFA0000044D-819_634x401.jpg)



I'm pretty sure they used "Stick It Up Your Junta" after negotiations for a truce broke down too.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 02, 2015, 12:15:39 PM

1982



The Belgrano was sunk by a British submarine, HMS Conqueror, & The Sun was suitably restrained, in one of it's most famous, & crass, headlines.



(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRc028UYDjLVtzeB1EghCJz9MtIAjk4faJOerqQcxH77KVndScK)

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00279/falklands1_31_news_279529b.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/05/article-2384852-06324DFA0000044D-819_634x401.jpg)



I'm pretty sure they used "Stick It Up Your Junta" after negotiations for a truce broke down too.

Correct.

Lovely people. Not.

(http://www.classicheadlines.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/StickItUpYourJunta001.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on May 02, 2015, 05:02:09 PM
Are we debating whether it was the sun wot won it or Blair is the worst PM ever?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: neeko on May 02, 2015, 05:20:12 PM


1997


Labour won a landslide election victory, thanks to deep analysis in The Sun. I can't imagine that the  United Kingdom ever had a worse Prime Minister


Really ???

In your lifetime [ :) ] there has been:

viscount Goderich
John Russell
And
The Earl of Bute - ok maybe a bit before.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 02, 2015, 08:34:06 PM
So, Beelzebub appears to Tony Blair in the run up to the 97 election and says " Tone, you can win this election and the next two and preside over an incredibly buoyant financial situation. But you have to resign before the third term is up. In return I will own your soul and the souls of your wife and children"

Tony replies "hmmmm, what's the catch?"


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: kukushkin88 on May 02, 2015, 09:38:38 PM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.

It´s not clear whether what you mean is that you just didn´t like him? The idea that he was a bad PM isn´t supported by any facts (things that can be or were measured at the time)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 02, 2015, 09:46:11 PM


1997


Labour won a landslide election victory, thanks to deep analysis in The Sun. I can't imagine that the  United Kingdom ever had a worse Prime Minister


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQW-sDqX9v4dE8ruwdH0tbPrkSZOJkVMvYiUKws0BOzzUtRE4-9QQ)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/10/09/1412868593040_wps_17_Prime_Minister_Tony_Blair.jpg)

Gordon Brown?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 02, 2015, 10:16:52 PM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.

It´s not clear whether what you mean is that you just didn´t like him? The idea that he was a bad PM isn´t supported by any facts (things that can be or were measured at the time)

Not sure if serious?

Setting aside the Invasion of Iraq, the granting of immunity to IRA terrorists, and the selling of peerages, why would you deny us the benefit of hindsight in judging his Prime Ministerial qualities?

Self-serving, vainglorious, greedy, egotistical, the list is pretty much endless.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 03, 2015, 08:59:53 AM
on literally any metric you can choose that's a completely unsupportable claim.

It was not a claim, it was a personal opinion, which is a very different thing.

It´s not clear whether what you mean is that you just didn´t like him? The idea that he was a bad PM isn´t supported by any facts (things that can be or were measured at the time)

It's fair to say I disliked him, yes, & I admit that might colour my judgement.

For all the good he may have done, to my mind, every bit of it was overshadowed by Iraq, & the so called WMD affair. We are still paying that bill, here, & across the world. Not sure how you can "measure" that as per your yardstick.

I can't think of a more odious Prime Ministerial pairing, either, than Blair & Campbell, nobody voted for Campbell, but his influence on Blair & Government was huge. Campbell was a horrible piece of business altogether.

It's just my personal opinion, & I respect the fact many will disagree, which is fine. If I had to rate the last 10 PM's, Mr Blair would be bottom of my list.

We could debate it forever, of course, & not reach agreement!  

Probably just as well I never mentioned who is top of my list, either, then it would have kicked off. Another thread, another day, may be.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 03, 2015, 09:08:55 AM

1951

The Festival of Britain opened, which was the biggest event since the war, & very important to the British public.

Amongst other things, it spawned what perhaps was, & is, England's ugliest official building, The Royal Festival Hall. 


(http://www.samiraahmed.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/festival-of-britain.jpg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/1/24/1327422564738/Festival-of-Britain-Royal-007.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w9ezCPqFQTI/UXj6TUpEfFI/AAAAAAAAe44/zvu-Twf6-iE/s1600/10+4-penny+Commemorative+stamp+featuring+Abram+Games%2527+logo+and+King+George+VI.jpg)


It was a time for Street parties, too, which became quite the thing in the 50's, as the Coronation was soon to follow. Street parties were wonderful, & we looked forward to them for weeks, barely able to sleep with excitement.




(http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/Images_D-H/GeorgetownBethelstreet_FestivalOfBritain-1951_0443_MichaelDonovan_resize.jpg)



(http://www.litherland-digital.co.uk/album_9/images/bowden_street__festival_of_britain_1951.jpg)



(http://www.litherland-digital.co.uk/album_1/images/roade_street_1951b.jpg)


(http://www.sungreen.co.uk/Bells-Grammar-School/Bells-Grammar-Pics/1951_Festival_2.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 03, 2015, 09:16:44 AM


1968

This is Donald Ross, who on this day, carried out the UK's first heart transplant.

The patient died a month later, & the procedure was abandoned for over a decade.

In 2015, in the UK alone, there is a successful heart transplant almost daily.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02984/Ross_2984226b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Steve Swift on May 03, 2015, 01:17:25 PM
Street parties.    I have a vague memory of going to one as a child and I definitely remember them happening.  I lived in Middlesbrough as a child in a row of terraced houses just like the one in the picture a whole interconnected door left opened sugar borrowing community.  I remember specifically my Mam (not Mum) telling me to go next door to borrow a cup of sugar or an egg...  wtf  and egg, simpler times.

I remember the coal man, I also remember carrying a bag home from the local shop when I was  a bit bigger, we normally got it on tic . I also remember doing  a moon lite flit or was it flick ?

We had a coin operated TV and radio which we didn't always have a coin for, their was many an expert in our street who could show us how to get around this.

Strange how those photos brought back all those happy memories, thank you TK.

Regards

Steve


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 03, 2015, 02:09:15 PM
Street parties.    I have a vague memory of going to one as a child and I definitely remember them happening.  I lived in Middlesbrough as a child in a row of terraced houses just like the one in the picture a whole interconnected door left opened sugar borrowing community.  I remember specifically my Mam (not Mum) telling me to go next door to borrow a cup of sugar or an egg...  wtf  and egg, simpler times.

I remember the coal man, I also remember carrying a bag home from the local shop when I was  a bit bigger, we normally got it on tic . I also remember doing  a moon lite flit or was it flick ?

We had a coin operated TV and radio which we didn't always have a coin for, their was many an expert in our street who could show us how to get around this.

Strange how those photos brought back all those happy memories, thank you TK.

Regards

Steve


Lovely post Steve. I had a Mam not a Mum too. Isn't it a bugger finding greeting cards with Mam on? My daughter usually buys a batch when she's up the North.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 03, 2015, 03:03:48 PM
Street parties.    I have a vague memory of going to one as a child and I definitely remember them happening.  I lived in Middlesbrough as a child in a row of terraced houses just like the one in the picture a whole interconnected door left opened sugar borrowing community.  I remember specifically my Mam (not Mum) telling me to go next door to borrow a cup of sugar or an egg...  wtf  and egg, simpler times.

I remember the coal man, I also remember carrying a bag home from the local shop when I was  a bit bigger, we normally got it on tic . I also remember doing  a moon lite flit or was it flick ?

We had a coin operated TV and radio which we didn't always have a coin for, their was many an expert in our street who could show us how to get around this.

Strange how those photos brought back all those happy memories, thank you TK.

Regards

Steve


Lovely post Steve. I had a Mam not a Mum too. Isn't it a bugger finding greeting cards with Mam on? My daughter usually buys a batch when she's up the North.

Loads and loads available in the multitude of card shops on Teesside.

There were lots of street parties in 1977 as I recall it.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on May 03, 2015, 05:49:22 PM
Street parties.    I have a vague memory of going to one as a child and I definitely remember them happening.  I lived in Middlesbrough as a child in a row of terraced houses just like the one in the picture a whole interconnected door left opened sugar borrowing community.  I remember specifically my Mam (not Mum) telling me to go next door to borrow a cup of sugar or an egg...  wtf  and egg, simpler times.

I remember the coal man, I also remember carrying a bag home from the local shop when I was  a bit bigger, we normally got it on tic . I also remember doing  a moon lite flit or was it flick ?

We had a coin operated TV and radio which we didn't always have a coin for, their was many an expert in our street who could show us how to get around this.

Strange how those photos brought back all those happy memories, thank you TK.

Regards

Steve


Lovely post Steve. I had a Mam not a Mum too. Isn't it a bugger finding greeting cards with Mam on? My daughter usually buys a batch when she's up the North.

I had an Irish Mum. However next door but one was my Nan. She was Mammy to her kids.

RediffusionTV if you were posh in our terraced street. Remember going to the shop for single razor blades for the old man and single saches of Bristows shampoo for my Sunday hair washing.

My first recollection of a street party was the 1977 Silver Jubilee. However in the summer the kids in our street used to have our Mum's make us sarnies wrapped in greaseproof bread wrapping, home made cakes and pop. We would then all go up the road to Hanley park and have a picnic.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 04, 2015, 08:40:03 AM
1979

The Conservatives win the General Election, bringing with it our first female Prime Minister.

There became no middle ground in people's views of Mrs Thatcher - it was either love her, or loathe her, & if there were a poll to rate the best & worst Prime Ministers of the last 50 years, she would be voted top or bottom in all of them.  


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVqIE5jhp0YpO55pQRbSmkdd8WAtgY5h_exd2J5duj73OkRXMXtA)





(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/26/01/00041C2C00000C1D-0-Margaret_Thatcher_waves_from_the_back_of_a_car_after_having_won_-m-36_1427334313330.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 04, 2015, 08:51:15 AM
1979

Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party, lost the North Devon seat he had held for 20 years.

He was embroiled in a major scandal, which began with a homosexual relationship in the 60's, when such relationships were, amazingly, illegal in Great Britain.

He tried to hush it up, but it got out of hand, & he was eventually charged with conspiracy to murder his former lover, Norman Scott. Scott's dog was shot dead, but when the gun was turned on Scott, it jammed.

Now that's a proper scandal.

He was cleared of the murder charge, mainly because the witnesses were deemed to be unreliable.

He dropped out of the public eye, & later developed Parkinsons Disease. He died in 2014.

(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/1/590x/Jeremy-Thorpe-544447.jpg)
  


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 04, 2015, 09:02:30 AM
1982


HMS Sheffield was sunk by the Argies in the Falklands war.


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFhpiOMsHWmMMCjWI7eiVs-9Oy6B6CSPxYCUjwDYQw7wJhjm0S)


(http://en.mercopress.com/data/cache/noticias/10412/0x0/HMS_Sheffield.jpg)




There was no such thing as TV Breaking News in those days, but all pronouncements as to the Falklands War were made by Ian McDonald, who delivered the news in slow, measured monotone.



(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSNnPNne-mjQbpJYTo7rq8s2WD2jGrG4qwHdO7MIqRIFgkqquLQ)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 04, 2015, 10:01:47 AM
1929

Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston was born.

(https://rachels13.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/1152630696_1024x768_audrey-hepburn.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 04, 2015, 10:18:41 AM
Woof!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 04, 2015, 10:21:34 AM
Absolutely stunning.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on May 05, 2015, 12:09:32 AM
I Remember our schoolboy joke about Jeremey Thorpe and Norman Scott.
apparently they bought a pub in Cheddar called The Mendip Inn. Childish but i still lol at it now. LOL


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 05, 2015, 08:41:53 AM
1980


The Iranian Embassy siege ended in quite spectacular fashion, when the SAS forced entry, & killed five Iranian gunmen.

It was widely believed at the time that the SAS deliberately killed them, rather than capture them, to avoid the inevitable headache of a trial & imprisonment, which would prompt further hostage taking.

A dreadful affair all round, but nevertheless, one that enthralled us all, we had never seen anything like this covered "Live" on TV before, & it became one of the most iconic news stories of our lifetime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Embassy_siege




(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00204/McAleesE3_204855c.jpg)


(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00646/SNA1124AA_682_646624a.jpg)


(https://home.bt.com/images/do-you-remember-sas-storm-iranian-embassy-136397882327703901-150501174048.jpg)

(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article218171.ece/alternates/s615/iranian-embassy-siege-pic-getty-images-952344956.jpg)






One of those "I remember where I was when it happened" jobs, too.

It was Bank Holiday Monday, at 7.30pm in the evening, & we had all settled down to watch the flamboyant Alex Hurricane Higgins give the dour grinder Cliff Thorburn a good thrashing in the Final of the World Snooker Championships. (Thorburn ran out an 18-16 winner). Live coverage of the Snooker was interrupted by the news coverage of the siege ending. It was several hours before Snooker coverage was resumed, but by then, all the zing had been taken out of it, & I never even watched the end.  

(http://www.snookerisland.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/scan0005b.jpg)



(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48477000/jpg/_48477304_009858866-1.jpg)


(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48477000/jpg/_48477350_009858663-1.jpg)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 05, 2015, 08:43:46 AM

2001

The Foot & Mouth disease, which had near paralyzed the UK for 4 months, was officially declared to be at an end. This allowed the imminent General Election to go ahead. The Election could not have been held if restrictions on movement remained in place.

6 million cattle were slaughtered, & the carcasses burned & buried.

Farmers received compensation to the tune of over £1.3 billion.

A dreadful affair all round, though I never understood why the farmers were entitled to Government compensation. 



(http://www.freefoto.com/images/07/17/07_17_1---Police-Notice-Foot-and-Mouth-Disease-Keep-Out--Ponteland--Northumberland_web.jpg)

(http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/00348/F_200708_August05Ne_348411a.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 05, 2015, 08:48:08 AM

1981


(http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/gallery/files/2012/11/p1sands.gif)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 05, 2015, 08:59:36 AM

2005

Labour won the General Election, & so Tony Blair became Prime Minister for the third time.



(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/1/590x/tony-blair-443505.jpg)


This time, however, he had to do without Alastair Campbell, who had been forced to resign after the David Kelly affair.

It is often said that the character Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It was based upon Alastair.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01706/alastair-campbell_1706363i.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 05, 2015, 09:39:37 AM
2011

Exactly 4 years ago Britain voted by 2 to 1 against AV thus retaining FPTP which was said to give clearer cut general election outcomes

(http://dailyelection.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/say-no-to-president-clegg-poster-no-to-av.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 05, 2015, 10:14:53 AM
2011

Exactly 4 years ago Britain voted by 2 to 1 against AV thus retaining FPTP which was said to give clearer cut general election outcomes

(http://dailyelection.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/say-no-to-president-clegg-poster-no-to-av.jpg)

:)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on May 05, 2015, 12:54:08 PM
1980


The Iranian Embassy siege ended in quite spectacular fashion, when the SAS forced entry, & killed five Iranian gunmen.

It was widely believed at the time that the SAS deliberately killed them, rather than capture them, to avoid the inevitable headache of a trial & imprisonment, which would prompt further hostage taking.

A dreadful affair all round, but nevertheless, one that enthralled us all, we had never seen anything like this covered "Live" on TV before, & it became one of the most iconic news stories of our lifetime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Embassy_siege




(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00204/McAleesE3_204855c.jpg)


(http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00646/SNA1124AA_682_646624a.jpg)


(https://home.bt.com/images/do-you-remember-sas-storm-iranian-embassy-136397882327703901-150501174048.jpg)

(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article218171.ece/alternates/s615/iranian-embassy-siege-pic-getty-images-952344956.jpg)






One of those "I remember where I was when it happened" jobs, too.

It was Bank Holiday Monday, at 7.30pm in the evening, & we had all settled down to watch the flamboyant Alex Hurricane Higgins give the dour grinder Cliff Thorburn a good thrashing in the Final of the World Snooker Championships. (Thorburn ran out an 18-16 winner). Live coverage of the Snooker was interrupted by the news coverage of the siege ending. It was several hours before Snooker coverage was resumed, but by then, all the zing had been taken out of it, & I never even watched the end.  

(http://www.snookerisland.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/scan0005b.jpg)



(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48477000/jpg/_48477304_009858866-1.jpg)


(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/48477000/jpg/_48477350_009858663-1.jpg)







Probably my first ever memory of watching something on the telly and thinking wow. (Other than George & zippy) was a sunny evening, even in Glasgow.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 06, 2015, 08:08:30 AM
1954

Roger Bannister became the first athlete ever to run a mile in 4 minutes.

The "Official Timekeeper" is the fella crouched right by the white post.

(http://edgardaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/sportimages5.jpg)



(http://www.kingsacademy.com/mhodges/03_The-World-since-1900/09_The-Cold-War/pictures/Bannister's-4-minute-mile_1954.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 06, 2015, 08:16:51 AM
1960

Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones.

She had previously been engaged to a divorcee, Peter Townsend, but the Church of England disapproved of such an outrageous union, so that got called off.

The marriage lasted 14 years before, ironically, they divorced, amid rumours that Princess Margaret had been seeing a bloke, Roddy Llewellyn,  on the side.  Anyway, she hooked up with Roddy, but he eventually married someone else.

She was quite the character, & always in the headlines.


(http://static.bbc.co.uk/history/img/ic/640/images/resources/events/princess_margarets_wedding.jpg)


(http://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/01/30/54cbfe465e7a91c528235b3a_image.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 06, 2015, 08:30:13 AM

1966

The so-called "Moors Murderers" were sent to prison, found guilty of killing 3 children, after sexually torturing them, & then burying the bodies on Saddleworth Moor. It was believed they murdered 2 other children, but the bodies were never found.

Saddleworth Moor, adjacent the M62, is a bleak & forbidding place, & even now, driving past it sends shivers down my spine.



https://crimethroughtimecollection.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/brady_1799677b.jpg?w=584&h=365

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/07/29/murder2.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/15/article-0-00000A7B00000192-790_634x367.jpg)


(http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/moors-murder.jpg?w=630)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/12/08/23E1908000000578-2865214-image-a-27_1418050859009.jpg)









Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 06, 2015, 08:34:12 AM


1994

The Channel Tunnel was opened. It was commonly called the "chunnel" then, a nick which seems to have long disappeared.


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQJgLnTQtzrbmfBnHlouriqM4XvxCZSvSzBVpFYDi7Ur0GgLxGD)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 07, 2015, 11:37:33 AM

1945

Germany officially surrendered.

Strange to think everything was so ordered & formal in those days.

Here, sign this receipt please.

Could or would that happen now?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Kapitulation-reims.gif)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 07, 2015, 11:43:57 AM

1956

The Health Minister, RH Turton, has rejected calls for a government campaign against smoking, saying no ill-effects have actually been proven.


(http://www.ioffer.com/img/item/135/603/923/Cde9k2tJDEjwcT4.jpg)


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GQQ4qMeN97Q/TDMe4eKMcCI/AAAAAAAAAIg/pT21elNSTrA/s400/cam.jpg)


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1d/ca/40/1dca40500b4324fc5d28029e0e53534c.jpg)



(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a6/25/19/a62519fb12bef53ebdb78355d9aa3783.jpg)



(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStMsDNNODJX5nmWwr8H5N4TDboz6BEpmieIqPVgCgHt-0gV3QD)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 08, 2015, 08:55:31 AM

1945


Britain celebrated the end of the war in Europe.

It's hard to imagine the sheer happiness of the people, & the hard times they had endured.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/07/article-1384489-008C3FB000000258-221_468x403.jpg)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/VE_DAY_Piccadily_1945.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/08/article-2623277-1DAA674A00000578-441_964x640.jpg)


(http://love.lambeth.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/liberty_666.VEDAYjpg.jpg)


(http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1437186/ve-day-germany-surrender-ww2.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03293/small9thmay_3293174b.jpg)


(http://i4.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/article9199195.ece/ALTERNATES/s1023/VE-Day-13.jpg)


 




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 08, 2015, 09:05:02 AM


1968



The game was up for the Krays & they were arrested.


(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00007/65794770_krays_7653b.jpg)


(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/1/18/1358530105839/The-Kray-twins-011.jpg)


(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46625000/jpg/_46625503_d697f133-d8f0-42d8-ba23-80af21c591af.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on May 08, 2015, 09:56:37 AM
Saul Bass was born today in 1920. Who?

(http://annyas.com/images/saul-bass/saul-bass-anatomy-of-a-murder-one-sheet-poster.jpg)

(http://www.cinematicos.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/1_Saul_Bass_posters.jpg)

(http://thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/west_side_story_xlg.jpg)

(http://thefoxisblack.com/blogimages//saul-bass-the-shining-film-poster-1.jpg)

Hugely influential graphic designer.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on May 09, 2015, 03:50:38 AM

1945

Germany officially surrendered.

Strange to think everything was so ordered & formal in those days.

Here, sign this receipt please.

Could or would that happen now?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Kapitulation-reims.gif)


Would probably just announce it on Facebook.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 09, 2015, 09:52:17 AM

1945

The Channel Islands were liberated after Germany surrendered.

I'm guessing this rather splendid photograph was taken in the "Hohlgangsanlage" (thank you, google) caves & tunnels that the Germans had built.


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Channel_Islands_Liberated-_the_End_of_German_Occupation,_Channel_Islands,_UK,_1945_D24595.jpg)



The tunnels remain in place to this day, & are a War Museum & popular tourist attraction now. I visited them some years ago, & they are quite something.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohlgangsanlage_tunnels,_Jersey





(http://sharingtheglobe.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/dsc_5896.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCLw62_wZEHtAcqrfLWnyLbkgiLoJZqZwBkInDCbpT4h0Y1PmP)


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSw_5OF3Nf8nCeU-rcS7KyTOIduu98TZ_4Xi43ns1HU1SDH4reu)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kmac84 on May 09, 2015, 11:13:06 AM
Volunteer Joe McDonnell joined the Hunger Strike in Long Kesh.  He'd eventually starve to death leaving behind 2 kids and a wife. 

Our Revenge Will Be The Laughter of Our Children.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: taximan007 on May 09, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2015, 08:07:30 AM


1940

This remarkable man took over from Chamberlain as Prime Minister, & almost certainly changed the course of history.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02612/Sir-Winston-Church_2612687b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2015, 08:14:02 AM

1967


These two chaps were up on drugs charges, & the nation was aghast - ridiculously long hair, drugs, loud music, shocking, absolutely shocking.

Little did we know how much music was about to help change the world.

Drugs charges, wow. Those two will never last the distance.


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/25/article-2193466-14A60F5D000005DC-876_634x574.jpg)


Nearly 50 years later, both somehow survived their lifestyle. Mick is now Sir Mick, & both are aged 71.  

(http://rollingstone.uol.com.br/media/images/original/2009/10/07/img_12493_o-diabo-na-carne-de-keith-richards.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/19/article-2632292-1DE76E4200000578-56_306x471.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 10, 2015, 08:35:43 AM

1998

Sinn Fein voted to back the Good Friday Agreement.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02729/gerry-adams_2729034b.jpg)



Eventually, Gerry Adams was to achieve the status of Statesman.

Amazingly, in the late 80's, a law was passed in the United Kingdom which forbade his voice being heard on Radio or TV.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 11, 2015, 01:57:26 PM
1985

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/74772000/jpg/_74772307_firegetty.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 11, 2015, 05:55:36 PM


1971

The Daily Sketch ceased to exist.


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3U4QoRSWCXW-xPo6BxZvx8DxOzAJr-bKlpgyCp5DseFLh8vfG)


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRxu4e-SeEen-uSqgyrwfweamNQ8y2xm_Hq7WGdLKjygoyuGx5k)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 12, 2015, 07:04:02 AM
.


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFGgbT_VasI


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 12, 2015, 07:28:13 AM
2005

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/05/09/22/029304810000044D-3075069-image-a-14_1431205631289.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 12, 2015, 11:16:28 AM

1971

Mick Jagger married Bianca, Biance was a stunningly pretty lady, & they seemed well-suited, both very reserved & discreet. 


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/29/article-2137132-12D5B0C1000005DC-760_634x416.jpg)


The reception was quite a do, too, here's Keith & Anita.


(http://tomorrowstarted.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/tomorrowstarted-keith-richards-anita-pallenberg1.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 12, 2015, 11:20:00 AM


1967

It was announced that Stansted would become London's third airport.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9jENKFIQAIyR3z.jpg:large)


(http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276453/Article/images/26154348/9635765-large.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 12, 2015, 11:22:25 AM

1994

John Smith died, aged 55.

Many think he was the last really credible Labour leader.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02721/smith_2721226a.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 12, 2015, 11:30:06 AM

2000

Vehicle production at Ford Dagenham ended.

Historically, they had produced some cracking motors.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01404/dag3_1404047c.jpg)


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01404/dag4_1404052c.jpg)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Ford_Anglia_123E_Super.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 12, 2015, 07:20:19 PM
1916 James Connelly executed



(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6211/6851815648_b7d4505cbd_z.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bromley04 on May 12, 2015, 10:13:02 PM
Love this thread.  I shall try to contribute something meaningful at some stage.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 13, 2015, 10:19:55 AM
Love this thread.  I shall try to contribute something meaningful at some stage.

Please do, Adam, I seem to be flogging a dead horse here, only a handful of others have posted stuff. Guess we all like different stuff, but personally, I love this thread.

Perhaps you could do a Lancashire version? Or record every Burnley win?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: jakally on May 13, 2015, 10:24:35 AM
I seem to be flogging a dead horse here, only a handful of others have posted stuff.

I love this thread Teeeeks. Thank you for the stuff you've posted.
Have spent way too many hours googling stuff relating to the pics.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on May 13, 2015, 10:38:47 AM
Born on this day.

(http://www.formula1-dictionary.net/Images/driver_Archie_Scott_Brown.jpg)

Archie Scott Brown.

Nope I'd not heard of him, should of done, a short life, lived to the fullest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Scott_Brown


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 13, 2015, 11:00:27 AM
I seem to be flogging a dead horse here, only a handful of others have posted stuff.

I love this thread Teeeeks. Thank you for the stuff you've posted.
Have spent way too many hours googling stuff relating to the pics.

I'm the same, Neil, I spend wayyyy too much time googling all sorts of stuff like this.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 13, 2015, 11:09:02 AM
Born on this day.

(http://www.formula1-dictionary.net/Images/driver_Archie_Scott_Brown.jpg)

Archie Scott Brown.

Nope I'd not heard of him, should of done, a short life, lived to the fullest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Scott_Brown

I knew that story well, one of my first passions was motor racing in the fifties & sixties. I even had little Corgi replicas, which we'd push along the pavement......times have changed a bit. 

By an uncanny coincidence, today is the 65th anniversary of the first ever "official" F1 GP at Silverstone, when no less than 200,000 flocked to the circuit.

The race was dominated by Italian cars & drivers, Alfa Romeo & Maserati, the great Fangio & Farina. I used to idolise those guys.

F1 racing cars in those days HAD to be in the colours of their country - Brits were green, Italians Red, French were blue, & so on. Only Ferrari carry on that tradition, every F1 Ferrari racing car has been red as far as I know.



(http://origin.lb.formula1.com/wi/gi/597x478/9E8d/manual/1950silverstone.jpg)


(http://www.jowettjupiter.co.uk/KellyAlta.jpg)


(http://origin.lb.formula1.com/wi/gi/597x478/stEs/manual/3734i_20.jpg)


(http://cdn.images.autosport.com/specials/60years/photos/large/FarinaFagioliSilv50.jpg)


(http://en.espnf1.com/PICTURES/CMS/8900/8994.jpg)


(http://www.stirlingmoss.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/photo/announcements/gallerypics/fagioli.jpg)



(https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/drivers/hall-of-fame/Nino_Farina/_jcr_content/featureContent/manual_gallery/image3.img.640.medium.jpg)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 13, 2015, 11:18:57 AM
One of the best new threads on the forum IMHO


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 13, 2015, 11:26:23 AM


Continuing with the theme of coincidences, at the very time when KP is making all the Test Cricket headlines......


1977


Tony Greig was summarily sacked after it emerged he was in league with Kerry Packer, who was setting up a rival Test Series for Channel Nine in Australia.

This was a monumental moment in cricket, & was to change everything, in so many ways.

Greig was reviled for being a traitor, & was almost hounded out of the UK.

He cut a deal with Packer though, made himself a very rich man indeed, & in later years, became, in many ways, quite a hero & well-liked bloke.

Oh my, how we despised Packer & Greig at the time, though.

This is a great, great story, I hope you take a moment to read it.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_Cricket

Until that time, cricketers were paid a pittance, but Packer changed all that, & Mr Pietersen & Co would do well to remember the debt they owe to Kerry Packer & Tony Greig.

The Court Case alone lasted 7 weeks.

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00369/14725795_cricket_369667c.jpg)


(http://images.smh.com.au/2012/12/29/3919337/art-greig-620x349.jpg)


(http://www.espncricinfo.com/inline/content/image/168720.jpg?alt=2)


(http://images.canberratimes.com.au/2014/03/31/5308776/art-771013-620x349.jpg)









Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 13, 2015, 03:51:24 PM
1950

120,000 fans were there, including the King. The first ever F1 race was On This Day in 1950

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE5D2oeWYAEWmYs.png)

(http://www.jowettjupiter.co.uk/KellyAlta.jpg)

(http://www.historyofmotorsport.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/F1-1950.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3922/14352596015_dd6cfe75cb_b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 13, 2015, 05:30:54 PM


1981

The Pope was shot, in Rome.


(http://imgs.sfgate.com/inline/c/pxs/2005/02/01/mn_pope_1981_01.jpg)



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/01/18/article-1244123-01E54CA70000044D-804_634x428.jpg)



(http://photographyblog.dallasnewsblogs.com/files/2013/05/PAR2003092884488.jpg)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on May 13, 2015, 07:16:27 PM
Love this thread.  I shall try to contribute something meaningful at some stage.

Please do, Adam, I seem to be flogging a dead horse here, only a handful of others have posted stuff. Guess we all like different stuff, but personally, I love this thread.

Perhaps you could do a Lancashire version? Or record every Burnley win?

Definitely not flogging a dead horse Tony, I love this thread. Brings back lots of memories and lots of stuff I didn't know about. Unfortunately some of the stories I remember make me realise I'm getting old lol.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 13, 2015, 08:20:24 PM
I just lurrve this thread. Lurrve it to bits.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 13, 2015, 08:43:06 PM
1939

Harvey Keitel is 76 today.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X5ZhyOA8kB0/Taxo6qwbDvI/AAAAAAAAAaA/peMAY6gvc8Q/s1600/pulpfiction00003.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 13, 2015, 09:02:22 PM
Today is the future that Marty McFly went back to.



(http://www.itsbacktothefutureday.com/images/2015/05/13.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 14, 2015, 09:02:07 AM
1981

Ricky Villa scores that goal in the FA Cup Final.


(http://www.retroclasico.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ricky-villa-1981.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on May 14, 2015, 10:10:27 AM
(http://www.photographersgallery.com/i/full/sinatra_lady_in_cement_miami_beach.jpg)

Frank Sinatra died on march 14 1998.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 14, 2015, 11:07:47 AM
1995

20 years ago today Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE9I4_vWAAAPhee.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 14, 2015, 11:13:42 AM
1967

On This Day in 1967, Coventry City clinch the Division Two title with a 3-1 win over Millwall at Highfield Road- goals coming from John Tudor, Ernie Machin and John Key.

a famous manager, and amongst the players a famous future manager...FA Cup winning manager

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/10426559_10152807107960848_4787793292243302475_n.jpg?oh=14d3b776c3f57b24faf75246c33ac0c5&oe=55C9CD38&__gda__=1439453690_7ad738505a2b9b1ef3afaa84b1dfdc31)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 14, 2015, 11:36:45 AM
1995

20 years ago today Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE9I4_vWAAAPhee.png)

What an amazing top 5.

"0 years is a long time in football, eh?

And Arsenal only 12th. Was that before Lord Wenger arrived?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: AdamM on May 14, 2015, 02:19:25 PM
Today is the future that Marty McFly went back to.



(http://www.itsbacktothefutureday.com/images/2015/05/13.jpg)

no it isn't :)

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/bttf.asp


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 14, 2015, 04:58:50 PM
Today is the future that Marty McFly went back to.



(http://www.itsbacktothefutureday.com/images/2015/05/13.jpg)

no it isn't :)

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/bttf.asp


Lol. Can't get anything past you Adam.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Wycher on May 14, 2015, 06:14:35 PM


Continuing with the theme of coincidences, at the very time when KP is making all the Test Cricket headlines......


1977


Tony Greig was summarily sacked after it emerged he was in league with Kerry Packer, who was setting up a rival Test Series for Channel Nine in Australia.

This was a monumental moment in cricket, & was to change everything, in so many ways.

Greig was reviled for being a traitor, & was almost hounded out of the UK.

He cut a deal with Packer though, made himself a very rich man indeed, & in later years, became, in many ways, quite a hero & well-liked bloke.

Oh my, how we despised Packer & Greig at the time, though.

This is a great, great story, I hope you take a moment to read it.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_Cricket

Until that time, cricketers were paid a pittance, but Packer changed all that, & Mr Pietersen & Co would do well to remember the debt they owe to Kerry Packer & Tony Greig.

The Court Case alone lasted 7 weeks.

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00369/14725795_cricket_369667c.jpg)


(http://images.smh.com.au/2012/12/29/3919337/art-greig-620x349.jpg)


(http://www.espncricinfo.com/inline/content/image/168720.jpg?alt=2)


(http://images.canberratimes.com.au/2014/03/31/5308776/art-771013-620x349.jpg)









The irony is we may be coming pack to this as there is talk of a rival cricket organisation to the ICC funded by an Indian company. Given the way the minor nations are treated I actually think they may have some success.

By the way love the thread but no good at posting pictures etc.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 14, 2015, 06:21:04 PM


We seem to be gathering a bit of momentum now, great stuff, keep it coming.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 14, 2015, 06:27:20 PM
1957


Petrol rationing ended. Just imagine, petrol rationing. It happened again, briefly, during the 1980's oil crisis iirc, & it was utter bedlam.


(http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1235.jpg)


(http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/ff5ae042ce27b2ab82d27ecc5d53bbb27188cec7)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 14, 2015, 06:53:08 PM

1991


Wille Mandela jailed for kidnap & murder.

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8531767.ece/alternates/w620/pg-31-winnie-mandela-getty-.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 14, 2015, 06:56:07 PM


2001



CJD, the new variant of BSE, or "Mad Cow disease", was rampant, & over 100 people had died as a result.


(http://a.abcnews.com/images/WNT/abc_wn_cow_120424_wg.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 14, 2015, 07:45:04 PM
1957


Petrol rationing ended. Just imagine, petrol rationing. It happened again, briefly, during the 1980's oil crisis iirc, & it was utter bedlam.


(http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1235.jpg)


(http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/ff5ae042ce27b2ab82d27ecc5d53bbb27188cec7)




Ration books were issued in the seventies, but not used


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: taximan007 on May 14, 2015, 10:41:44 PM
1995

20 years ago today Blackburn Rovers bought  the Premier League. 😉
FYP

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE9I4_vWAAAPhee.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on May 15, 2015, 10:07:41 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Anefo_932-2371_Elio_de_Angelis_03.07.1982.jpg)

Elio de Angelis was killed in an accident while testing the Brabham BT55 at the Paul Ricard circuit in France on this day in 1986.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 15, 2015, 10:17:14 AM
1976

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFB5JKBWEAAjqx-.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: arbboy on May 15, 2015, 10:26:57 AM
1976

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFB5JKBWEAAjqx-.jpg)

That must be the worst cash out in history.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 15, 2015, 08:39:32 PM
1905 What became this was founded.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e7/Las_Vegas_89.jpg/1024px-Las_Vegas_89.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 16, 2015, 08:16:46 AM

1943

The German Army crushed the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw ghetto.



The Nazis created the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw in 1940 and about 500,000 people were crammed into an area not bigger than one square mile (2·6 sq km).

Its inhabitants were systematically transported to Treblinka and those who fought in the legendary Jewish uprising would rather have died with dignity than be taken to the death camps.

About 50 of the 1,000 fighters escaped through the sewers and some fought in the second Warsaw uprising by the Polish Home Army in August 1944.

About 40,000 Jews were massacred in reprisal for the uprising. When Soviet troops liberated Warsaw on 17 January 1945 only about 200 Jews remained and the old city had been virtually destroyed.


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Stroop_Report_-_Warsaw_Ghetto_Uprising_09.jpg)


(http://images.lainformacion.com/cms/gueto-de-varsovia-rendidos-tras-un-combate-con-12-000-muertos/2013_4_17_PHOTO-de817653e20dfbc8a7c1fd995e5440e4-1366194128-44.jpg?width=995&height=650&type=height&id=wZ9A0hSF5EwGWkRL9o6YA2&time=1366195398&project=lainformacion)
(http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/WarsawGhetto/OldPhotos/GhettoMarch.jpg)


(http://www.holocaustpictures.org/pictures/cache/holocaust-pictures/ss%20troops.jpg_595.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/16/article-2309885-195315F3000005DC-500_964x761.jpg)

(http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/warsaw_ghetto_testimonies/images/fighters/2807_43.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 16, 2015, 08:22:12 AM


1968

3 people were killed after a Tower Bock, Ronan Point, in London's east end, partially collapsed.

Can't think of too many occasions when buildings, bridges or structures in the UK have failed.


(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--i6xZzZR4--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18qhlpbc0aypzjpg.jpg)


(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--9Zl1m--H--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18qhlro6e06spjpg.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 16, 2015, 08:26:25 AM

1985

Feelings ran high in the pit strike, & 2 miners were jailed for the murder of Taxi Driver David Wilkie, after they threw blocks of concrete off a motorway bridge, which fell on the car & killed the driver.




(http://i4.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article8319149.ece/alternates/s615/zztaxi260104JPG.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 16, 2015, 08:28:04 AM


1990



(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9lLSppqKYFk/U4TQUq6vwdI/AAAAAAAAATQ/SFV74tGdfb8/s1600/gummer1%5B1%5D.JPG)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 16, 2015, 08:32:08 AM

2001


In those days, the Labour leadership showed a bit of fight.

Hard to imagine Mr Milliband ever doing this.


(http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01222/prescott3_682_1222624a.jpg)




 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 17, 2015, 12:04:13 PM

1943


Operation Chastise took place - the so-called bouncing bombs.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouncing_bomb


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Captured_Bouncing_Bomb-HU_62922.jpg)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Upkeep_in_Lancaster.jpg)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-C0212-0043-012,_Edertalsperre,_Zerst%C3%B6rung.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 17, 2015, 12:07:43 PM

1974

Car bombs exploded in Dublin & Monaghan, with the inevitable & dreadful consequences. Such dark times.

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00287/5892153_Dublin_287012b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 18, 2015, 05:06:47 PM
1980

35 years ago today, Ian Curtis died. He previously wrote to Joy Division's manager, Rob Gretton, after recording Closer:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFTFBOlWEAEkYWK.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: KarmaDope on May 18, 2015, 06:19:38 PM
1980

Mount St Helens erupted. 57 people died and it cost over $1billion to undertake the cleanup.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/MSH80_eruption_mount_st_helens_05-18-80-dramatic-edit.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 18, 2015, 06:20:04 PM

1964

There was outrage after Mods & Rockers clashed at Margate & Brighton.

Crash helmets? What they?




(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/18/article-0-0000701B00000C1D-853_634x429.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQErERgVBKGQOK1sKZQ4z8NZqOD3IknqrlcBIc3sEeLk76hVv10)


(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00281/QUA001BY_281285c.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRF8mu9srQablt2CIoS732-Hz6ix0HVPoIk33X-0pcqIRpzSc2o)


(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article3436613.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Mods-and-Rockers.jpg)


(http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5142731.ece/alternates/w620/000004772713.jpeg)


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9QJkZkMeRmc/SzEla7bOUBI/AAAAAAAAAN0/kkGsx_XSfqY/s400/vs2.aspx)

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQczBeB2ERmGTZEdsGWaE6Im5cCNwBahYB0e90IHWng9oF1bmHW)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: marcro on May 18, 2015, 07:02:36 PM
1976

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFB5JKBWEAAjqx-.jpg)

That must be the worst cash out in history.

It gets worse:  In the early 1990’s he saw that Apple was plummeting and decided to sell the original document of the first Apple company agreement for $500. After nearly two decades, that same exact document was sold at an auction for $1.8 million dollars.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 19, 2015, 08:36:03 AM

1997

Tobacco sponsorship in sporting events was banned - Ferrari were soon to cleverly get round this subliminally.


(http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/2002%20Ferrari.small.jpg)


(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/04/29/1225860/140988-ferrari.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on May 19, 2015, 08:44:53 AM
41 Years Old Today

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a6/Rubik's_cube.svg/983px-Rubik's_cube.svg.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: arbboy on May 19, 2015, 08:47:22 AM

1997

Tobacco sponsorship in sporting events was banned - Ferrari were soon to cleverly get round this subliminally.


(http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/2002%20Ferrari.small.jpg)


(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/04/29/1225860/140988-ferrari.jpg)


Sorry to sound stupid but how would I know the second picture was Marlboro?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on May 19, 2015, 08:56:58 AM

1997

Tobacco sponsorship in sporting events was banned - Ferrari were soon to cleverly get round this subliminally.


(http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/2002%20Ferrari.small.jpg)


(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/04/29/1225860/140988-ferrari.jpg)


Sorry to sound stupid but how would I know the second picture was Marlboro?

This is the genius of it.

On the bottom of a pack of Marlboro, you have that barcode. It was a design that appeared suddenly on all the team apparel, all the branding stuff and even the Ducati motorbikes.

It wouldn't take long for word to get out as to what it related to and then, once you know, you'd tell someone else, they'd pass it on and so on.

Everyone knew tobacco advertising in some countries was banned and now the big Marlboro sign was being replaced with what looks like a barcode. Doesn't take much sleuthery to work it out.

They had to withdraw it in 2010, but it's one of the great advertising coups in sport, IMO.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 19, 2015, 08:58:00 AM

1997

Tobacco sponsorship in sporting events was banned - Ferrari were soon to cleverly get round this subliminally.


(http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/2002%20Ferrari.small.jpg)


(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2010/04/29/1225860/140988-ferrari.jpg)


Sorry to sound stupid but how would I know the second picture was Marlboro?

What Tal Bloke said.

It was sheer genius, because all who saw it said "ooh, what they REALLY mean is Marlboro", so it actually RAISED awareness of the brand.


(http://wadejohnston1962.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/1380352-6741906-thumbnail.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 19, 2015, 09:01:10 AM


The Repsol Brabham tried a similar trick, albeit less successful.


(http://www.f1colours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/jordan98.jpg)

(http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/1200/1200.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on May 19, 2015, 09:28:14 AM


The Repsol Brabham tried a similar trick, albeit less successful.


(http://www.f1colours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/jordan98.jpg)

(http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/1200/1200.jpg)

I think you'll fond that's a Jordon Tikay


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 19, 2015, 09:34:08 AM


The Repsol Brabham tried a similar trick, albeit less successful.


(http://www.f1colours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/jordan98.jpg)

(http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/1200/1200.jpg)

I think you'll fond that's a Jordon Tikay

Very likely.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on May 19, 2015, 09:37:15 AM
This was a good attempt though.

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6964/9kr6.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: neeko on May 19, 2015, 09:39:56 AM


The Repsol Brabham tried a similar trick, albeit less successful

(http://f1.imgci.com/PICTURES/CMS/1200/1200.jpg)

I think you'll fond that's a Jordon Tikay

Driven by Damon Hill 98/99 who wore a racing helmet in the same design as his dad, in the colours of the London rowing club.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 19, 2015, 09:57:59 AM
This was a good attempt though.

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6964/9kr6.jpg)


That's superb, good spot.

Them F1 boys know all the tricks. Thank goodness we have - or had -  Bernie running the show. Can't imagine he would approve of such skulduggery.



(http://e2.365dm.com/14/08/16-9/20/PF1-Top-Bernie-Ecclestone_3182848.jpg?20140805094235)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 19, 2015, 10:18:50 AM
1989

36 Years ago today the impossibly cool Andrea Pirlo was born

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFWxjYgWMAAu0YC.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 19, 2015, 10:28:04 AM
1989

36 Years ago today the impossibly cool Andrea Pirlo was born

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFWxjYgWMAAu0YC.png)


Who?

He looks like a modern day Jason King.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 19, 2015, 10:31:34 AM
1989

36 Years ago today the impossibly cool Andrea Pirlo was born

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFWxjYgWMAAu0YC.png)


Who?

He looks like a modern day Jason King.


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMVqa1xPdPD0ap--ySe3jZfRuJR0MzDdne9GMGlmms4OR98XMN)

(http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/003/615/346/hi-res-716eb1f48fd275939778d52b14efd6ea_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75)

(http://www.101greatgoals.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Screen-Shot-2014-02-07-at-11.30.59-AM.png)

(http://www.beinsports.tv/di/library/bein_us/61/16/andrea-pirlo_16sptse4v83hl1st9o1vht2pjf.jpg?t=1419521584&w=640&h=360&quality=97&cropTo=top)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 19, 2015, 10:34:30 AM
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/n-ou1isn/ydriczk/products/63472/images/63286/ss3347526_-_photograph_of_peter_wyngarde_as_jason_king_from_jason_king_available_in_4_sizes_framed_or_unframed_buy_now_at_starstills__84074__25385.1404454366.500.659.jpg?c=2)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on May 19, 2015, 11:13:05 AM
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/n-ou1isn/ydriczk/products/63472/images/63286/ss3347526_-_photograph_of_peter_wyngarde_as_jason_king_from_jason_king_available_in_4_sizes_framed_or_unframed_buy_now_at_starstills__84074__25385.1404454366.500.659.jpg?c=2)

Now we know who inspired the RED-DOG look :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 19, 2015, 12:28:25 PM
On this day in 1997: Eric Cantona announced his retirement from football at the age of 30.

(http://i3.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article6201123.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/h_00247279.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 19, 2015, 03:23:37 PM
1946

André René Roussimoff was born. Better known as André the Giant - he was 7' tall. Truly inconceivable.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTMzNjYxNDUwMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDE2NjQwOA@@._V1__SX1241_SY624_.jpg) 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 19, 2015, 04:22:27 PM
1946

André René Roussimoff was born. Better known as André the Giant - he was 7' tall. Truly inconceivable.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTMzNjYxNDUwMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDE2NjQwOA@@._V1__SX1241_SY624_.jpg) 

He does seem quite a big bugger.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Andre_in_the_late_'80s.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Wycher on May 20, 2015, 06:12:26 PM
On this day in 1997: Eric Cantona announced his retirement from football at the age of 30.

(http://i3.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article6201123.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/h_00247279.jpg)

As I United fan it was one of those jaw dropping moments where you really thought it was just a bad joke. One of the best ever players to play for United, and I suspect a reporters dream of a player. I was in a car park in Glastonbury at the time!

Did like the story about the win bonus that all the team decided to raffle amongst them selves (winner take all) two of the young players at the time (Nicky Butt and Scholes I think) put theirs in despite it being a very significant sum for them at the time. Cantona won the draw and gave them half each for having the nerve to put it in.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: moonandback on May 20, 2015, 06:36:12 PM
1989

36 Years ago today the impossibly cool Andrea Pirlo was born

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFWxjYgWMAAu0YC.png)

either 1976 or 26 years ago surely


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 20, 2015, 06:39:06 PM
1989

36 Years ago today the impossibly cool Andrea Pirlo was born

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFWxjYgWMAAu0YC.png)

either 1976 or 26 years ago surely

typo

1979

born 19 may 79


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 20, 2015, 07:23:10 PM


1995


The no 1 in the pop charts was......


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fgUY-kXlBA


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 20, 2015, 07:33:37 PM

1973

The so-called "Cod war" with Iceland escalated.


(http://www.hmsjupiter.co.uk/uploaded/0002/0552/Phot1_slider_big.jpg?1285703951)


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rl2s-DeEC2c/UaigvbzEFoI/AAAAAAAAC8Y/ZBBDIlionss/s1600/HMSMermaidmain.jpg)



(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSjMLEnHvtcmv2eEZGxzD6WMUv26gmluvRQak_v8vFLgS7DfHlo)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on May 21, 2015, 03:02:10 PM
On this day in 2003. Outwith the birth of my children, probably the greatest days(s) of my life.

Seville. UEFA Cup Final. We lost 3-2 to Jose Mouriniho's Porto.

But it probably didn't matter.

80-100k Celtic supporters travelled from all over the world, the majority of which didn't have tickets for the game, but just felt they had to be there.

Some incredible stories of how they got there, some going via 2 or 3 counties from the UK just to get to Spain.

I managed to get tickets from EBay for me and my mum and dad. They loved it. So glad we went.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 22, 2015, 10:48:18 AM
1915

At 6.49am on May 22 1915: 226 people were killed & 246 injured in the Quintinshill rail crash

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/quintinshill-disaster-remembered-100-years-on-1-3780380

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFlndLeW0AAnEXx.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 22, 2015, 02:42:17 PM
1946

George Best would have been 69 today.

(http://funny.fifaboss.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/RIP-George-Best.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 22, 2015, 06:03:59 PM

(A day late)

1958

Huge news, as Subscriber Trunk Dialling - we can dial numbers ourselves, without asking the operator - became available. Expensive though.

(http://gsbrown.org/news/std1.jpg)


No more GPO switchboards.



(http://blog.sciencemuseum.org.uk/insight/files/2014/10/Archive-picture-of-operators-on-the-Enfield-switchboard-3-credit-Science-Museum-SSPL-low-res.jpg)


HM The Queen was chuffed to bits.




(http://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PA-4623604.jpg)


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01127/queen-phone-460a_1127984a.jpg)


(http://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PA-12301841.jpg)








Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 22, 2015, 06:10:34 PM

(A day late)

1966

Henry Cooper took on Cassius clay.

It began well for our Henry.....

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00146/HENRYCOOPER_146572b.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/17/article-0-00035BDD00000C1D-845_634x431.jpg)


But ended badly........

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46150000/jpg/_46150428_cooper_cut766.jpg)


The fight took place at London's premier Football Stadium...........

(http://www.arsenal.com/assets/_files/scaled/696x392/feb_13/gun__1360237524_cooper_ali_1966.jpg)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 22, 2015, 06:40:08 PM

1970

The England Cricket Tour to South Africa was cancelled on the instructions of James Callaghan, much to the delight of Peter Hain.



(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/8/24/1345808828669/Jim-Callaghan-011.jpg)


(http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/multimedia/dynamic/00240/Peter-Hain_240951k.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 22, 2015, 06:42:34 PM

1972

Nixon visited Moscow, a pretty big deal then.

Brezhnev was delighted.



(http://innovation.cityminded.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/nixonbrezhnev_1972-moscow.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 22, 2015, 06:48:54 PM

1981


(http://image.slidesharecdn.com/theyorkshireripper-110428112848-phpapp01/95/the-yorkshire-ripper-8-728.jpg?cb=1303990407)


(https://crimethroughtimecollection.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/snn1712h-682_1087422a.jpg)


Prison was tough for Sutcliffe......



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/01/021AFA0F0000044D-2935289-image-a-224_1422809938342.jpg)


I also stumbled across this fascinating photo of Sutcliffe, meeting Frank Bruno, after an introduction from Jimmy Saville.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/02/15/154BBA8D000005DC-2954232-image-m-21_1423991130734.jpg)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 23, 2015, 09:40:18 AM

1984

A dreadful tragedy occurred at a water pumping station of all places, in Abbeystead, Lancashire.

It was a state of the art pumping station, & had been built underground to minimise visual impact on a beautiful rural area.

A party of visitors, including school children, were being given a guided tour at the time, when an almighty explosion destroyed the plant.

8 died there & then, another 8 died in hospital.

The cause was a build up of methane gas. It had been constructed close to a coal seam, & this had not been taken into account in it's design.

Some of the visitors, strange to relate, were smoking during the visit, & it was this that triggered the blast.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeystead_disaster




(http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/webimage/1.6631411.1400832617!/image/447425227.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/447425227.jpg)


(http://www.lep.co.uk/webimage/1.6633913.1400837115!/image/2906925914.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/2906925914.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 23, 2015, 06:33:10 PM
1983

Ayrton Senna won his 6th and final Monaco Grand Prix despite crashing heavily on the Thursday and bruising his thumb. He started 3rd on the grid behind Prost, who jumped the start and had to take a stop-go penalty, and Michael Schumacher who retired with hydraulics failure.

(https://grandprixinsider.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/1993-06-senna-mclaren-mc-d096.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 23, 2015, 08:10:50 PM
1925

The Isolator, a helmet invented today in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFtfe6eWMAAIHlz.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 23, 2015, 08:22:44 PM
1925

The Isolator, a helmet invented today in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFtfe6eWMAAIHlz.jpg)

You gotta be kidding me, right?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 23, 2015, 08:27:50 PM


Seemingly not.

Here's another invention by dear Hugo, & featuring the man himself......


(http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/tvglasses.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 23, 2015, 08:29:55 PM

Quite a character according to his Wiki.

"The Father of Science Fiction". Yeah, that's about right.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Gernsback



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on May 23, 2015, 10:17:42 PM
1925

The Isolator, a helmet invented today in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFtfe6eWMAAIHlz.jpg)

How many FPPs for one of those on Stars?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 24, 2015, 09:19:53 AM


http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/may-24-1989-hislop-fury-as-yorkshire-rippers-wife-wins-600000-damages-from-private-eye-11363982556292


(http://home.bt.com/images/do-you-rembember---sonia-sutcliffe-wins-damages-from-private-eye-136398263933903901-150522170934.jpg)


(http://home.bt.com/images/hislop-136398263964402601)


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuXE-I_q1n1l-pyunXYr0UrjvptpM4tfvuSG0b4mL7juwMXSDG)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 24, 2015, 09:23:55 AM


The Golden Boy of England Rugby, & Captain of the side, resigned amidst allegations he was messing with drugs. The allegations were later deemed incorrect, & he returned to the side in due course.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01830/dal_1830235c.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 24, 2015, 01:02:05 PM
1955

Lincoln Futura prototype was rejected. It became the Batmobile in 1966.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFxGaiQW8AAXR9R.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 24, 2015, 03:22:08 PM
Two days late 22/05/2013

(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5554704.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Lee-Rigby-old-bailey-main.jpg)

Amazing how little was mentioned this year?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on May 24, 2015, 03:49:39 PM
The death of Harold Wilson, Labour politician and Prime Minister from 1964-1970 and again from 1974-1976.


(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/Bloot58/HW_zpswlranbwo.png) (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/Bloot58/media/HW_zpswlranbwo.png.html)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 24, 2015, 05:24:00 PM
1974

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11053858_10152759548787665_6350746218676751444_n.jpg?oh=aeae1f32df88d806f388f12400eb7440&oe=55FF94E9)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on May 24, 2015, 05:39:28 PM
1974

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11053858_10152759548787665_6350746218676751444_n.jpg?oh=aeae1f32df88d806f388f12400eb7440&oe=55FF94E9)

Great album Simon.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 24, 2015, 05:44:36 PM
yes, scary its 41 years old though!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on May 24, 2015, 05:55:27 PM
yes, scary its 41 years old though!

Stop it. I still had one year left at school.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Redsgirl on May 24, 2015, 06:26:29 PM
1989

36 Years ago today the impossibly cool Andrea Pirlo was born

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFWxjYgWMAAu0YC.png)
Excuse me, but please don't say 1989 was 36 years ago.
If it is I just aged ten years.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on May 25, 2015, 02:30:20 PM
(https://sineilleifer.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/1001.jpg?w=960)


http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/390143-phantom-punch-the-50-year-anniversary-of-ali-liston-ii

The controversy:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2473196-the-phantom-punch-at-50-ali-liston-and-boxings-most-controversial-fight-ever


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 25, 2015, 02:49:15 PM
.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kmac84 on May 25, 2015, 02:54:50 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNLzrkS-dVM

We Won the Big Cup and brought it back, t'was the first time it had been on British Shores! 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 25, 2015, 04:45:26 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNLzrkS-dVM

We Won the Big Cup and brought it back, t'was the first time it had been on British Shores! 

Wasn't it on British shores before? At Hampden Park 1960 :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 25, 2015, 05:41:45 PM
1979

The price of a pint of milk rose to 15p, meaning it had trebled in less than 5 years.

In the 36 years since, it has only gone up by around 50%. (Varies).


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01819/DO_NOT_USE_1819332a.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 25, 2015, 05:50:53 PM
All through my boyhood, a pint if milk, (the only quantity you could buy) was a shilling.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 25, 2015, 05:54:08 PM

1982

The Atlantic Conveyor, packed with armaments, weapons, Harrier Jets & Chinook Helicopters vital for the war, headed for The Falklands, was bombed by the Argentinians, who perhaps thought it was HMS Hermes, an Aircraft Carrier. 


(http://www.rfanostalgia.org/gallery3/var/albums/RFA%20FALKLANDS%201982/stuft/conveyor.jpg?m=1399885543)


(https://nauticajonkepa.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/atlantic-conveyor.jpg)



On the same day, HMS Coventry was hit, too.




(http://i3.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article2960376.ece/ALTERNATES/s1023/image-8-for-the-sinking-of-hms-coventry-gallery-571098336.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 25, 2015, 06:04:07 PM

1994

A company called "Camelot" won the licence to run the UK's National Lottery, & they have retained the licence ever since. It's current licence sees it through until 2019, with an option to extend until 2024.

Surprisingly (to me, anyway), Camelot is owned by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.

For every £1 we spend on a lottery ticket.......

50p is returned in prizes.

28p goes to "Good Causes"

12p goes to the Government in duty.

5p goes to the Retailer.

5p goes to Camelot.




(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02692/Camelot_sailed__lu_2692162b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: neeko on May 25, 2015, 11:07:36 PM

1994
.

Surprisingly (to me, anyway), Camelot is owned by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.


They own the nursery my daughter goes to as well (and 200+ others)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: George2Loose on May 25, 2015, 11:31:21 PM

1994

A company called "Camelot" won the licence to run the UK's National Lottery, & they have retained the licence ever since. It's current licence sees it through until 2019, with an option to extend until 2024.

Surprisingly (to me, anyway), Camelot is owned by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.

For every £1 we spend on a lottery ticket.......

50p is returned in prizes.

28p goes to "Good Causes"

12p goes to the Government in duty.

5p goes to the Retailer.

5p goes to Camelot.




(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02692/Camelot_sailed__lu_2692162b.jpg)

Taxed at supply. How come we do this and the U.S. Always tax the consumer (pretty sure they have to pay tax on lottery earnings)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on May 25, 2015, 11:36:34 PM
Government here fucking the poor innit :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 26, 2015, 10:43:01 AM

1955

In shades of 2015, the Conservatives under Anthony Eden won the General Election, after 5 years of stalemate, they secured 324 seats.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03285/anthony-eden_3285663k.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 26, 2015, 10:46:31 AM

1964



Prime Minister Nehru, said to be the founder of modern India, died suddenly.



(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTEyWDY0MA==/z/qM0AAOSw2s1UuIWe/$_35.JPG)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 26, 2015, 10:51:24 AM
1980

The Jury at the Inquest into Blair Peach's death returned a verdict of misadventure.

The Verdict was not received with universal agreement.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/04/27/article-0-00F63D3B00000191-510_468x310.jpg)[/img]


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRlNeKGEeCU6aBH-TcQpuxb5m5W97wfVRYD3XFaAXl1EK4YiOPz)


(http://www.defendtherighttoprotest.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Disband-SPG.jpg)


(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00007/Blair_Peach_3_7439c.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9tfmTOQ_Hs5T-BFnZibDbxn_Eph9UjiT-n1jdOUW0x4WfO-Bh2A)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on May 26, 2015, 11:31:53 AM
26th May 1923

The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was run.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/1923Lemans.JPG)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 27, 2015, 12:10:17 PM
1996

In the 120th minute of the playoff final, leicester having just substituted their keeper in preparation for penalties, Claridge shinned one in from outside the box past Nigel Martyn

Promotion in MON's first year and so began a run of top ten PL finishes until he left for Celtic. two league cup wins, games against red star belgrade and atletico madrid in europe.....

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGAXDGXWAAAy7qS.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 27, 2015, 04:45:51 PM
Always caused Liverpool problems , had a true love for his club.

R.I.P



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 27, 2015, 05:15:06 PM
.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 27, 2015, 05:15:53 PM
.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 27, 2015, 06:55:23 PM


1950

Fuel rationing in the UK ends, & so second hand car prices rocket.


(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/152381235-petrol-rationing-ends-26-may-1950-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=47nZHDusnwbC2SHwbHKLu4KjsZYuchzmpy4%2B4YrdZgG74NEf37TlaSA%2Bg4Yadqgn7Y%2BriLunUOHK8y9K1hvwhA%3D%3D)

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2388/2046094053_16252f8520_b.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on May 27, 2015, 07:01:26 PM
1930 - The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
1940 - British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on May 28, 2015, 06:58:01 AM
Science was born, some 2600 years ago

http://www.popsci.com/may-28-should-henceforth-be-known-thales-day


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on May 28, 2015, 08:30:49 AM
Science was born, some 2600 years ago

http://www.popsci.com/may-28-should-henceforth-be-known-thales-day

Hence the term, 'epic thales'.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on May 28, 2015, 12:27:29 PM
VW was founded on this day in 1937

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/67/a9/de/67a9de986ada28026e89724557d5be2d.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 28, 2015, 07:12:02 PM
1984

28 May

Eric Morecambe, English comedian, dies at Cheltenham General Hospital aged 58.

He had collapsed on stage at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury during a Sunday evening performance

(https://www.woodysnet.co.uk/wnwpcontent/uploads/ericmorecambe.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 29, 2015, 10:46:28 AM
1985

Heysel

(http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/article/media_slots/photos/002/093/391/hi-res-44baa034f02b932a572ec0904319129a_crop_exact.jpg?w=650&h=432&q=85)

(http://static.sportskeeda.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/78985725-1728185.jpg)

(http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5285883.ece/alternates/w620/heysel.jpeg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 29, 2015, 10:48:25 AM
1960

55 years ago, Stirling Moss took the chequered flag in Monaco to give Lotus their first F1 win

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGKWtthWUAAy59W.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 31, 2015, 11:02:52 AM
1787

31 May 1787 Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was formed

(http://www.lords.org/assets/Uploads/Laws-oldx640.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on May 31, 2015, 03:05:27 PM
2008

(http://warszawskibiegacz.pl/wp-content/gallery/inne/bolt_1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 01, 2015, 08:21:48 PM
Born today 1926

(http://media.houseofcards.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/3/63535.jpg)

Died today 1959. Sax Rohmer

(http://hilobrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sax-rohmer.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on June 01, 2015, 09:13:08 PM
1967

The Beatles release their eighth studio album.

(http://cdn.na16.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/sgt-peppers.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 02, 2015, 10:51:41 AM
1970

Bruce McLaren was killed

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGeTg2iWsAAmJl7.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGeTg2tWoAEmHyy.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 02, 2015, 10:52:54 AM
1975

2nd June, snow stopped play in a county cricket match at Buxton

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGeayyoWwAA9lhI.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGeayyXWgAALl2T.jpg)

anyone name the cricket people in the lower photo?



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 02, 2015, 11:03:58 AM
Certainly, Dickie Bird. Clive Lloyd all so?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 02, 2015, 11:07:29 AM
Certainly, Dickie Bird. Clive Lloyd all so?

yes both of those.

derbyshire v lancashire

all four players are lancashire...


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 02, 2015, 11:10:58 AM
Clive's brother, David  :D

No idea of the others.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 02, 2015, 11:21:47 AM
Barry Wood , F C Hayes


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 02, 2015, 11:22:20 AM
edit     lever not wood


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 02, 2015, 11:24:29 AM
correct peter lever, clive llloyd, barry wood, dickie bird, bumble


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 02, 2015, 11:29:19 AM
correct peter lever, clive llloyd, barry wood, f c hayes dickie bird, bumble


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on June 03, 2015, 02:00:16 AM
Frank Hayes. I only have one memory of him, which was seeing him on the telly with long blonde hair slashing away in the dark in some match that went on til about 9pm without lights. Not sure if it actually happened, but his name and that scenario has stuck in my head all these years, so I think it probably did.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 03, 2015, 10:56:27 AM
Frank Hayes. I only have one memory of him, which was seeing him on the telly with long blonde hair slashing away in the dark in some match that went on til about 9pm without lights. Not sure if it actually happened, but his name and that scenario has stuck in my head all these years, so I think it probably did.

Big Lancashire fan and was a big Hayes fanboy.Was part of a terrific Lancashire side , Wood ,Engineer , Pilling , Lloyd D , Lloyd C , Lever , Hughes , Simmons.  Extremely talented flair batsman in the same style as Gower ,Scored a century on England debut , but only played half a dozen more tests after getting pulverised in the series against the terrific West Indians .

The only late finishing match i can recall was the famous Gilette Cup semi final v Gloucestershire in early 70's.  David Hughes batted in near darkness , hitting 20 odd off an over (a rareity those days) to win the match.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 03, 2015, 11:33:33 AM
Born today 1939. Ian Hunter.

(http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/ianhunter_2012.jpeg)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfwVfEXJhQQ

One of the first albums I bought, & still regular played in my house.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 03, 2015, 12:02:52 PM
Born today 1939. Ian Hunter.

(http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/ianhunter_2012.jpeg)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfwVfEXJhQQ

One of the first albums I bought, & still regular played in my house.





Big big fan .  Hunter still touring at the age of 75.  Very talented and underated songwriter.

"Dudes" one of my alltime top ten singles. That intro  still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on June 03, 2015, 12:52:22 PM
Born today 1939. Ian Hunter.

(http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/ianhunter_2012.jpeg)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfwVfEXJhQQ

One of the first albums I bought, & still regular played in my house.





Big big fan .  Hunter still touring at the age of 75.  Very talented and underated songwriter.

"Dudes" one of emy alltime top ten singles. That intro  still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

He kickstarted the best evening of musicianship and performance I've experienced at a festival. Friday evening at Wychwood 2007. Ian Hunter, followed by Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, topped off by The Levellers with a guest appearance from Three Daft Monkeys joining them for The Devil Went Down. To Georgia to round it off.
Ian Hunter though, great stuff, including Dudes and Roll Away the Stone and so much more.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: neeko on June 03, 2015, 01:12:06 PM
32 years ago the film War Games opened in the U.S.

(http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WarGames#/media/File:Wargames.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on June 03, 2015, 09:02:21 PM
1997

(http://i.imgur.com/g33viT3.gif)


(http://media.giphy.com/media/n6dZfohCpJnsQ/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Marky147 on June 03, 2015, 09:11:13 PM
Jeez, that how long ago that was :o


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 04, 2015, 10:20:33 AM
Born today 1944.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K6Um4SpsOUk/UL3gIV0xEVI/AAAAAAAADuI/vmr_1fTGWkA/s1600/Phillips_Michelle_119.jpg.jpg)

Michelle Phillips, the only surviving member of the The Mamas & the Papas. Was happily married to Dennis Hooper for 8 days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Phillips

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aK6JnyFmk


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on June 04, 2015, 07:23:57 PM
Born today 1939. Ian Hunter.

(http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/ianhunter_2012.jpeg)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfwVfEXJhQQ

One of the first albums I bought, & still regular played in my house.



First band I ever saw at Victoria Hall Hanley, S-O-T. First Album I bought was Brain Capers. I like the earlier stuff on Island records.


One of my fave tracks. Listen to the lyrics, still relevant today.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyqiI8C6AnY&list=PLDMrTH2lBv4rZrN_6mu69KfpCF1tokuIe


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 04, 2015, 07:39:21 PM
If you ever come across Hunters  Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star , do yourself a favour and buy it.  Real warts and all account of life on the road.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Rock'n'Roll_Star

A review in the October 1996 issue of Q magazine ventured that it "may well be the best rock book ever".


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 04, 2015, 07:43:27 PM
Guess i'm gonna spend tonight on you tube lol



YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knt55Rw6cqw


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on June 04, 2015, 07:55:24 PM
Two great versions of Sweet Jane by two of my favourite artist. Mott and Lou Reed. Can't get the Youtube link to work for some reason.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5UHI1PtYS8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrMLt9bMd_I


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on June 04, 2015, 08:01:49 PM
Anniversary of the Tiananmen square massacre 1989.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/4/newsid_2496000/2496277.stm


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 05, 2015, 09:44:05 AM
Anniversary of the Tiananmen square massacre 1989.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/4/newsid_2496000/2496277.stm

(https://iconicphotos.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/030.jpg)

The most memorable image.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on June 05, 2015, 03:22:27 PM
1975

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41210000/jpg/_41210373_heath238.jpg)

(http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/152105/article_c99b3444e163ba3d_1358945451_9j-4aaqsk.jpeg)

EEC Referendum. 67% voted to stay in the "Common Market"


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on June 05, 2015, 03:50:03 PM
Government as a plural noun. Interesting.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 06, 2015, 08:56:12 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGzJsOcWcAAFVPy.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 07, 2015, 11:21:31 AM
Born today 1868.

(http://images.npg.org.uk/800_800/7/4/mw150574.jpg)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Had problems tying his neckwear, but was pretty damned good at design.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4041/4525726466_b81318ac62_b.jpg)

(http://uploads8.wikiart.org/images/charles-rennie-mackintosh/chair-design.jpg)

(http://www.achome.co.uk/pictorial/mackintosh/cmack2.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 07, 2015, 11:41:47 AM
Born on this day

1917

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/mafiagame/images/2/29/Dean_Martin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20121023024635)


1940

(http://d368h93aoeynp5.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/267_11May2006.jpg)


1958

(http://www.classic45s.com/images/prince1_ps.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 07, 2015, 11:58:07 AM
2011

one of the most memorable grand prix ever

last to first

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Iaz1-8VC0


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 08, 2015, 12:01:24 PM
George Herbert Leigh Mallory (standing second on the left) died today 1924 on Everest.

(http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/failures/img/08-mallory-everest-670.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mallory


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 09, 2015, 10:23:19 AM
Born today 1934, Soul legend, Jackie Wilson.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXZmjUtlJw

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CTs8a7dVa0


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 10, 2015, 11:05:36 AM
Born today:

(http://ar.right-sock.com/blues/2014/11/howlin-wolf.jpg)

Howlin' Wolf

(http://www.quotecollection.com/author-images/saul-bellow-4.jpg)

Saul Bellow

(http://www.top10-best.com/j/judy_garland.jpg)

(http://parkslopestoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/maurice-sendak.jpg)

Maurice Sendak.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 10, 2015, 02:23:49 PM
Maurice Sendak would've turned 87 today.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHI4QHOWcAARL17.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 11, 2015, 12:14:17 PM
Born today 1815, Julia Margaret Cameron.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Margaret_Cameron

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/bb/ef/4d/bbef4dd20be87faa4287b66aebe4e991.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 11, 2015, 02:19:12 PM
R.I.P


(http://eil.com/images/main/Christopher-Lee-Hammer-Presents-D-510584.jpg)



(http://celebritiesfans.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/media-celebs/pictures/ron_moody.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 11, 2015, 02:29:24 PM
Sir Christopher Lee career highlights in pictures  http://goo.gl/S8gWQc 

there are many, the obits are going to be great reads

SAS, Nazi hunter, hammer, starwars, scaramanga, lord of the rings etc etc

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHOGWZxWgAAoLmW.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 12, 2015, 10:22:00 AM
Died today 1980.

(http://www.butlins.com/Images/46-102986_BUT024Website_550x419px.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Butlin

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/3/5/1/5/9/webimg/710112544_o.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RajQMYY_iU8/Uc1XVIi0LwI/AAAAAAAAITI/f50I0t47s5o/s1600/butlins0_2_1381386c.jpg)

(http://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/butlins.jpg)

(https://chloe328.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/john-hinde-butlins.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: taximan007 on June 13, 2015, 05:10:55 AM
Happy anniversary


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 13, 2015, 08:03:07 AM
Happy anniversary to you both.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 13, 2015, 10:15:52 AM
Happy anniversary to you both.

Time flies, Happy Anniversary.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 14, 2015, 11:29:59 AM
One of the greats of world literature died today 1986.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/GUARDIAN/Pix/pictures/2013/5/27/1369654200233/Jorge-Luis-Borges-008.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Luis_Borges


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 15, 2015, 12:03:44 PM
“I get nervous when they start shooting piano players.”

Harry Nilsson, born today 1941. Best pal of John Lennon, troubled drunk & genius songwriter.

(http://www.shrink4men.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/harry-nilsson-and-john-lennon.jpg)

A couple of his lesser known songs.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nB5VxPOoio

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc20TejUdSY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on June 15, 2015, 12:32:09 PM
1995 - During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, O.J. was asked to put on a pair of gloves. The gloves were said to have been worn by the killer on the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The gloves appeared not to fit.


(http://ecommerceconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/OJGloves.jpg)



I watched virtually evert minute of thr OJ saga, from the 'Breaking News' slow motion car chase to the 'Dream Team' trial. It was some of the most compelling TV I've ever seen.

I was dumbfounded when he was found not guilty.



(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQAHc6--bXQCSVOg2BRD_1p9W4H6RDnykuCQ2HvSLXRIDKCc_rAVQ)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/AUbgOCeJT1CYs3kTzDe6_oj.jpg)



(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/0/0/3/3/2/7/1/1/7/3028207894_polls_03oj_5920_376575_answer_2_xlarge.jpeg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on June 15, 2015, 12:37:27 PM
So sad that I know your signature comes from the Red Dwarf episode Camille...


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on June 15, 2015, 12:58:32 PM
So sad that I know your signature comes from the Red Dwarf episode Camille...

It was such a brilliant joke though.

I watched my fave episode of all time yesterday. "Back to Reality" where the group meet the despair squid.

Duane Dibbly?




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on June 15, 2015, 02:34:16 PM
1984


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNFi3ZcM_S4


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 15, 2015, 03:50:02 PM
1993

James Hunt passed away

(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/9/12/1378980520785/James-Hunt-smoking-008.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on June 15, 2015, 07:53:40 PM
1995 - During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, O.J. was asked to put on a pair of gloves. The gloves were said to have been worn by the killer on the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. The gloves appeared not to fit.


(http://ecommerceconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/OJGloves.jpg)



I watched virtually evert minute of thr OJ saga, from the 'Breaking News' slow motion car chase to the 'Dream Team' trial. It was some of the most compelling TV I've ever seen.

I was dumbfounded when he was found not guilty.



(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQAHc6--bXQCSVOg2BRD_1p9W4H6RDnykuCQ2HvSLXRIDKCc_rAVQ)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/AUbgOCeJT1CYs3kTzDe6_oj.jpg)



(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/0/0/3/3/2/7/1/1/7/3028207894_polls_03oj_5920_376575_answer_2_xlarge.jpeg)



YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_apIbmsUwU


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on June 15, 2015, 08:34:16 PM
800 years ago, the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede.

29 years ago, I was born in Gateshead.

Events of equal historical significance, I'm sure you'll all agree. ;)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on June 15, 2015, 08:37:01 PM
800 years ago, the Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede.

29 years ago, I was born in Gateshead.

Events of equal historical significance, I'm sure you'll all agree. ;)

Ask me again in 771 years..


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 16, 2015, 11:08:16 AM
(http://www.taxi-library.org/bloomsday/bl2.gif)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomsday


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on June 16, 2015, 12:11:03 PM
1903

The Ford Motor Company was founded today.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Ford_Motor_Company_Logo.svg/300px-Ford_Motor_Company_Logo.svg.png)

Pepsi's first trademark was approved today.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Pepsi_Cola_logo_1902.svg/574px-Pepsi_Cola_logo_1902.svg.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 17, 2015, 11:29:43 AM
Born today

(http://www.bocamuseum.org/clientuploads/EXHIBITION_IMAGES/Escher.HandSphereLR.jpg)

(http://www.mgmchannel.com/data/uddir/files/view_13_KES_png.png)

Died today

(http://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/edward-burne-jones/the-wedding-of-psyche-1895.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: youthnkzR on June 17, 2015, 11:15:58 PM
Rooney became the youngest scorer in the euros:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/euro_2004/3787495.stm



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 18, 2015, 10:41:54 AM
Born today.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02656/bellany_2656397b.jpg)

Scottish artist, John Bellany.

(https://verdoux.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/isabella-rossellini-5.jpg)

Italian Actress, Isabella Rossellini.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 19, 2015, 11:30:08 AM
Born today

(http://thetvroom.com/images/pool-z/z-151/main-000-23.jpg)

(http://media.salon.com/2012/09/rushdie_rect.jpg)

(https://tomtrigo.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/nick-drake2.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/12/18/article-2526062-1A2FDD5400000578-548_634x498.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 20, 2015, 11:08:39 AM
Today in 1840 Samuel Morse patents his telegraph.

(http://www.history.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HITH-MORSE1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 22, 2015, 10:42:27 AM
29 years ago today

1986

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pnSvfHiUqk


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on June 22, 2015, 11:17:46 AM
Wow.  29 years.  I suddenly feel very old.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 22, 2015, 01:11:12 PM
Opened today in 1907.

(http://www.tubewalker.com/images/northern/euston_to_east_finchley/570/euston_to_east_finchley002.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charing_Cross,_Euston_and_Hampstead_Railway

Born today in 1837. (Never heard of him) but for the attn of Tal & Chess thread followers.

(http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/files/2011/12/Young-Paul-Morphy.jpg)

The lad on the left, a chess prodigy. Paul Charles Morphy.

Happy birthday to

(http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h--/q-95/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/3/13/1363179437746/Todd-Rundgren-in-1973-009.jpg)

Todd Rundgren

&

Todd's biggest fan

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/4/18/1366306170624/Danny-Baker--011.jpg)

Danny Baker.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on June 22, 2015, 01:31:53 PM
Morphy was the best player in the world in his day. He played a famous game against two noblemen while at the opera. Here are some short pieces about it courtesy of chess historian, Edward Winter:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/morphy.html


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 23, 2015, 11:11:42 AM
1990

25 years ago today, this man scored his first world cup goal and became one of the reasons the world cup that year is remembered so fondly

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaAq2LcbKPY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Camel on June 23, 2015, 11:59:07 AM
This is pretty moving

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33230091


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Camel on June 23, 2015, 12:03:51 PM
More on the bombing, which I must confess, I had forgotten all about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182

We remember 9/11 and Lockerbie, but somehow this atrocity seems to have been consigned to history books.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 23, 2015, 12:44:02 PM
This is pretty moving

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33230091

Had also slipped from my memory. Too many tragedies.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 24, 2015, 10:35:51 AM
(http://www.all-about-photo.com/images/PHOT-ImoCunningham-500-V-1.jpg)

Imogen Cunningham died today in 1976. One of the greats of 20th century photography.

http://www.imogencunningham.com/page.php?page=archive

Tony Hancock passed away too early in 1968.

(http://i4.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/article7113170.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/tony-hancock-1.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hancock


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on June 24, 2015, 10:52:37 AM
(http://www.all-about-photo.com/images/PHOT-ImoCunningham-500-V-1.jpg)

Imogen Cunningham died today in 1976. One of the greats of 20th century photography.

http://www.imogencunningham.com/page.php?page=archive



I'm a photography fan as you know Mr T, and I'm the last person to speak ill of the dead, but try as I might, I can't see anything remarkable about Imogen's work.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 24, 2015, 11:36:36 AM
1911

Juan Manuel Fangio - five-time world champion and F1's first global superstar, born today in 1911

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIQYf0yXAAA5WE-.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 24, 2015, 11:43:49 AM
(http://www.all-about-photo.com/images/PHOT-ImoCunningham-500-V-1.jpg)

Imogen Cunningham died today in 1976. One of the greats of 20th century photography.

http://www.imogencunningham.com/page.php?page=archive



I'm a photography fan as you know Mr T, and I'm the last person to speak ill of the dead, but try as I might, I can't see anything remarkable about Imogen's work.

That's ok, I'm not her greatest fan either. Her botanical prints are not my thing. But I do admire her street photographs & portraits from the 40s & her lifetime passion for photography. She was working well into her 90s.  

I guess her status was made as a pioneer in photography at the turn of the 20th century, her style, technique & experimentation was considered well advanced for the time. Probably you would need to see her original prints from the period & compare to her contemporaries to appreciate her talent.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on June 24, 2015, 05:01:06 PM
(http://www.all-about-photo.com/images/PHOT-ImoCunningham-500-V-1.jpg)

Imogen Cunningham died today in 1976. One of the greats of 20th century photography.

http://www.imogencunningham.com/page.php?page=archive



I'm a photography fan as you know Mr T, and I'm the last person to speak ill of the dead, but try as I might, I can't see anything remarkable about Imogen's work.

That's ok, I'm not her greatest fan either. Her botanical prints are not my thing. But I do admire her street photographs & portraits from the 40s & her lifetime passion for photography. She was working well into her 90s.  

I guess her status was made as a pioneer in photography at the turn of the 20th century, her style, technique & experimentation was considered well advanced for the time. Probably you would need to see her original prints from the period & compare to her contemporaries to appreciate her talent.




When you put it like that I have to agree.

No on would be impressed today if two brothers built a plane and it flew a few hundred yards.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 25, 2015, 03:47:08 PM
Born today:

(http://jeremynorthamfanblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/george-orwell.jpg)

George Orwell.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01180/arts-graphics-2007_1180050a.jpg)

Peter Blake.

(http://www.bankrollmob.com/pokernews_images/People/poker_players/Greg_Raymer.jpg)

Greg Raymer.

Died today:

(https://rickrozoff.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/alfred-noyes-1880-half-length-portrait-seated-with-open-book___-painting-artwork-print.jpg)

Alfred Noyes, poet.

The lines:

And the highwayman came riding—
         Riding—riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

may be familiar. Certainly a memory from my english class at school in the 70s.

(http://cdn.visualnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Philippe-Halsman7.jpg)

Philippe Halsman, portrait photographer.

(http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/file/6785355.jpg)

Michel Foucault, influential French philosopher.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 26, 2015, 12:51:16 PM
Today, 1906. The first Grand Prix.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paaY1SGOxzs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_French_Grand_Prix

Quick tyre changes, & on board mechanics, brilliant old footage.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on June 26, 2015, 02:14:27 PM
1963

JFK's famous speech at the Berlin Wall.

(http://www.cuccioloazzurro.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/JFK-Ich-Bin-UK.jpg)



1945

50 countries sign the first UN charter.

(http://legal.un.org/avl/images/ha/cun/28-l.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 27, 2015, 12:54:47 PM
(http://www.brainpickings.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/tovejansson.jpg)

Tove Jansson died today, 2001. Author of the Moomin books.


John Entwhistle, passed away the following year.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTXGBxF0_bA

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPRGB0nEbPU


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on June 29, 2015, 03:41:50 PM
Born today 1911.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYPu4zWLWzs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Herrmann

Died today 1979.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9aWs7rdKME

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_George


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on July 01, 2015, 08:56:04 AM
1945

70 today.

(http://www.enjoy-your-style.com/images/heart-of-glass.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on July 01, 2015, 01:10:19 PM
1998

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPC6Yv3BPVY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on July 01, 2015, 03:51:51 PM
Can you believe it was 18 years ago this great fee kick was scored.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ECoR__tJNQ


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 04, 2015, 11:48:49 AM
1990

Italia 90 semi final

"someone have a word"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJD-xnNWcAI7MI4.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on July 04, 2015, 12:36:42 PM
 
 
1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages
 Israeli commandos have rescued 100 hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport in Uganda.
At about 0100 local time (2200GMT), Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken completely by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500-mile trip from Israel.

About 200 elite troops ran out and stormed the airport building.

During a 35-minute battle, 20 Ugandan soldiers and all seven hijackers died along with three hostages.
 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on July 04, 2015, 02:06:40 PM
this time in 1976 Britain was sweltering under a heat wave. The hottest day being 3rd July when the temp reached 35.9. Some pictures from the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/18-photos-of-the-uk-heatwave-of-1976#.uc6NyjP6a


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 04, 2015, 02:09:48 PM
this time in 1976 Britain was sweltering under a heat wave. The hottest day being 3rd July when the temp reached 35.9. Some pictures from the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/18-photos-of-the-uk-heatwave-of-1976#.uc6NyjP6a


I know exactly what I was doing on that day. I wonder if anyone else does? (Know what they were doing I mean, not what I was doing)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on July 04, 2015, 02:15:05 PM
this time in 1976 Britain was sweltering under a heat wave. The hottest day being 3rd July when the temp reached 35.9. Some pictures from the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/18-photos-of-the-uk-heatwave-of-1976#.uc6NyjP6a


I know exactly what I was doing on that day. I wonder if anyone else does? (Know what they were doing I mean, not what I was doing)

I don't remember what I was doing that day other than watching this on the news. I was 8 yo.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on July 04, 2015, 02:21:39 PM
this time in 1976 Britain was sweltering under a heat wave. The hottest day being 3rd July when the temp reached 35.9. Some pictures from the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/18-photos-of-the-uk-heatwave-of-1976#.uc6NyjP6a


I know exactly what I was doing on that day. I wonder if anyone else does? (Know what they were doing I mean, not what I was doing)

I remember the time well but not exactly what I was doing. Ok I'll bite, what were you doing Tom.

Andrew? 8? really?  ;D


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The_nun on July 04, 2015, 02:27:44 PM
Getting married?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 04, 2015, 02:32:03 PM
Getting married?


No. That was the following year.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on July 04, 2015, 03:11:52 PM
this time in 1976 Britain was sweltering under a heat wave. The hottest day being 3rd July when the temp reached 35.9. Some pictures from the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/18-photos-of-the-uk-heatwave-of-1976#.uc6NyjP6a


I know exactly what I was doing on that day. I wonder if anyone else does? (Know what they were doing I mean, not what I was doing)

I remember the time well but not exactly what I was doing. Ok I'll bite, what were you doing Tom.

Andrew? 8? really?  ;D

lol. Yep def 8 just not worn too well :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 04, 2015, 03:58:38 PM
this time in 1976 Britain was sweltering under a heat wave. The hottest day being 3rd July when the temp reached 35.9. Some pictures from the time.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/18-photos-of-the-uk-heatwave-of-1976#.uc6NyjP6a


I know exactly what I was doing on that day. I wonder if anyone else does? (Know what they were doing I mean, not what I was doing)

I remember the time well but not exactly what I was doing. Ok I'll bite, what were you doing Tom.



On this day in 1976 we were stopping on Dinnington Camp, one of the new purpose-built Gypsy sites.

As council sites go it was exceptional in that it was well tolerated by the local settled community. Another plus was that most of the families on there were related, so it mirrored to some extent the way we would live in the wild.

Each plot had a good sized concrete slab to park your caravan on, a utility shed with a sink, toilet and shower, and, best of all, an electricity supply via a meter.

The day before I had been to Barnsley in my Transit lorry. On the way home I was just cresting a hill in Hoyland when I heard a funny plink plink noise coming from my engine. Before I had time to pull over a con rod snapped and pushed it's way through the side of the block leaving a hole in the side of the engine that was big enough to put my hand in. To prove this point, I did put my hand in and quickly learned that the oil in a transit engine that has just come up a big hill in Hoyland gets pretty. I also learned that Yorkshire audiences are very generous with their applause for inpromptu dance performances.

To cut a long story short, the next day my transit was parked in front of my caravan on the slab at Dinnington. At the front stood the old knackered engine that I had removed with the aid of a borrowed trolley jack. I had unbolted it from the gearbox, put the jack under the sump, lifted it about half an inch to remove the pressure from the drive shaft and locator studs etc and then I just wheeled the jack out along the concrete with the engine balanced on it. Beautiful.

Now to fit the replacement engine that I had bought yesterday from a scrap yard that we passed as my dad was towing me home. All I had to do was reverse the removal process, i.e. balance the engine on the trolley jack and push it into place. The trouble was, the replacement engine was on the back of the lorry and I had no way of getting it off.

I stood at the side of the lorry trying to come up with a solution, and I clasped the engine to my chest, then I sort of leaned back a little and found that I had actually manged to lift it clear of the lorry floor, which is pretty amazing because I've just looked up the weight of a 2ltr V4 Transit engine and it comes in at 148gk dry. Mine was filled with oil and had the flywheel and clutch plate fitted. 

What I didn't realise was that I hadn't actually lifted this engine, what I had done was just support it's weight with my back and legs locked in position. As soon as I turned away from the lorry I realised that I couldn't put it down. What's more, in the few seconds that I had been holding it I had sagged a few inches and so I couldn't put it back on the lorry either. I was just stuck.

After standing there quivering and panicking for a minute or so I had to let go. The engine dropped on to the concrete and one of the cast gearbox mountings shattered instantly rendering it useless.

At that time my bankroll had stretched to buying a replacement engine but it wouldn't stretch to buying another and my dad had to bail me out. I was mortified at my own stupidity and even more mortified at having to put on my dad.

That night on the news the man said this would be remembered as the hottest day of the hottest year and I thought, 'That's not why I'll remember it'.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on July 05, 2015, 11:19:15 AM
What a devastating day Tom, no wonder you remember it so well.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on July 05, 2015, 11:43:55 PM
Hi Tom, see there is a twin wheel mark one transit in one of those photos  :)
I remember fitting a brand new v4 engine into our works transit, we had engine lifting hoist tho, so was easy job....


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 06, 2015, 09:30:13 AM
Hi Tom, see there is a twin wheel mark one transit in one of those photos  :)
I remember fitting a brand new v4 engine into our works transit, we had engine lifting hoist tho, so was easy job....


Yes. There's a red van in one pic and a grey Luton box in another.


Can you identify any of the other vehicles in the pic with the red van?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on July 06, 2015, 09:56:25 AM
Hmm well there is a Mini and Rover 2200. A Triumph Herald, and looks like Mk 1 Cortina. Cant decide if thats a BMW (2002 ?) or old Fiat with foreign plate


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on July 06, 2015, 09:58:06 AM
Maybe a D-series at the back


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Doobs on July 06, 2015, 10:15:30 AM
Sure that is a BMW.  Two Routemasters on the way to Putney Common.  Guessing this is Parsons Green.  Travelled on that bus a few times. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on July 06, 2015, 11:56:13 AM
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/5/59/Batman_'66_-_Burt_Ward_as_Robin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140322174122)

Burt Ward. Born today 1945.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Ward


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 06, 2015, 06:28:02 PM
Hmm well there is a Mini and Rover 2200. A Triumph Herald, and looks like Mk 1 Cortina. Cant decide if thats a BMW (2002 ?) or old Fiat with foreign plate


I think it's a Beemer.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 06, 2015, 06:29:24 PM
Maybe a D-series at the back

The yellow one with the cherry picker? Is it a Dodge?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on July 07, 2015, 01:11:35 AM
I think its a Commer. Spot the Watneys sign L/H side of street


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 07, 2015, 10:27:04 AM
I think its a Commer.


I think you're right.

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 07, 2015, 06:03:13 PM
eight years on

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 07, 2015, 06:06:57 PM
As the 7/7 attacks unfolded 10 years ago today, London mayor Ken Livingstone and other British officials were in Singapore as the IOC announced the capital would be hosting the 2012 Olympics.

His voice at times cracking with emotion, this was among the most powerful speeches delivered by Livingstone during his time as mayor. It's still incredibly relevant today, a decade on.

  "This was a cowardly attack, which has resulted in injury and loss of life. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been injured, or lost loved ones. I want to thank the emergency services for the way they have responded.

    Following the al-Qaeda attacks on September 11 in America we conducted a series of exercises in London in order to be prepared for just such an attack. One of the exercises undertaken by the government, my office and the emergency and security services was based on the possibility of multiple explosions on the transport system during the Friday rush hour. The plan that came out of that exercise is being executed today, with remarkable efficiency and courage, and I praise those staff who are involved.

    I’d like to thank Londoners for the calm way in which they have responded to this cowardly attack and echo the advice of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair - do everything possible to assist the police and take the advice of the police about getting home today.

    I have no doubt whatsoever that this is a terrorist attack. We did hope in the first few minutes after hearing about the events on the Underground that it might simply be a maintenance tragedy. That was not the case. I have been able to stay in touch through the very excellent communications that were established for the eventuality that I might be out of the city at the time of a terrorist attack and they have worked with remarkable effectiveness. I will be in continual contact until I am back in London.

    I want to say one thing specifically to the world today. This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful. It was not aimed at Presidents or Prime Ministers. It was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jew, young and old. It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, for class, for religion, or whatever.

    That isn’t an ideology, it isn’t even a perverted faith - it is just an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder and we know what the objective is. They seek to divide Londoners. They seek to turn Londoners against each other. I said yesterday to the International Olympic Committee, that the city of London is the greatest in the world, because everybody lives side by side in harmony. Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack. They will stand together in solidarity alongside those who have been injured and those who have been bereaved and that is why I’m proud to be the mayor of that city.

    Finally, I wish to speak directly to those who came to London today to take life.

    I know that you personally do not fear giving up your own life in order to take others - that is why you are so dangerous. But I know you fear that you may fail in your long term objective to destroy our free society and I can show you why you will fail.

    In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.

    They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don’t want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another.

    Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail"


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 08, 2015, 09:25:26 AM
50 years ago today, starting stalls were used for the first time in Britain. The first race was won by Lester Piggott

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJYD6RvWEAABHho.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MPOWER on July 08, 2015, 04:11:30 PM
30 Years ago

1st Ryanair Flight.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJZT5WpWcAAeJHr.jpg


Regards

M






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 10, 2015, 03:09:36 PM
75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

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Today

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on July 10, 2015, 06:02:53 PM
75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

Now they were hero's, imo.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 13, 2015, 12:01:36 PM
30 years ago today

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/23/article-2329571-19F42618000005DC-343_634x412.jpg)

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 15, 2015, 01:29:20 PM
44 years ago today

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 17, 2015, 11:04:51 AM
 in 1975 Sebastian Coe ran his first sub 4min mile & same day in 1979 broke the world mile record in Oslo, 3 mins 48.95 secs

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01460/seb-coe_1460185a.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 17, 2015, 11:08:15 AM
a year ago today

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014 after being shot down, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board. The Boeing 777-200ER airliner lost contact about 50 km (31 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border and crashed near Torez in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, 40 km (25 mi) from the border.

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 17, 2015, 08:14:45 PM
Disneyland Opened Its Gates 60 Years Ago Today.

ABC television showcased Disneyland’s opening in a 90-minute live broadcast that was hosted by then-actor Ronald Reagan.

This Is What It Looked Like

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on July 25, 2015, 12:16:45 PM


2000

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(http://www.cnn.com/video/world/2010/02/02/bittermann.concorde.crash.trial.cnn.640x360.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: celtic on July 25, 2015, 04:55:24 PM
15 years!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 27, 2015, 11:18:19 AM
2002

13 years ago the worst air show disaster yet happened in Sknyliv. 77 people died (incl. 28 kids)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CK6OtD0WEAAuTyx.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CK6Ot7eWsAAHtTE.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sknyliv_air_show_disaster


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on July 30, 2015, 12:22:29 PM
.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzsOOLIsZ-U


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 02, 2015, 09:47:44 AM


1973, Isle of Man


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerland_disaster


(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/69059000/jpg/_69059784_10.jpg)


(http://i4.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article5581720.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200/Summerland-Fire-Tragedy-Douglas-Isle-of-Man-2nd-August-1973-by-Adrian-Ashurst_6597191.jpg)


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 02, 2015, 09:52:35 AM

1990 - Iraq invaded Kuwait

This never ended well.

(http://www.almrsal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/UN-reparations-panel-pays-out-over-1-billion-for-Iraq-s-invasion-of-Kuwait_NGArticleFull.jpg)

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Nakor on August 03, 2015, 10:21:57 AM
16th Years ago today something wonderful happened in North London.

(http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee509/Nakor99/Henry%2099.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 11:05:44 AM


1962


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Marilyn_Monroe


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She featured in one of the most famous & reproduced photos ever, as well as having an affair with JFK. Quite a life.

(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/141/590x/marilyn-monroe-death-513624.jpg)

(http://u.jimdo.com/www39/o/s8fd826664d4635f0/img/i2d32ecce74c5769a/1387786155/std/image.jpg)


She also had a very famous sing written about her, which, several decades later, became the Diana song. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle_in_the_Wind


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 11:11:09 AM

1975

Dutch Elm disease was killing elm trees across the world, especially so in Great Britain.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_elm_disease


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02627/B2B2HF-dutch-elm_2627038b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 05, 2015, 11:49:17 AM

Traffic Lights, as we know them, were first used 101 years ago today, according to google, which does not really elicit much by way of excitement.

However, in looking at that, I discovered two cracking You Tube Videos, "life without traffic lights".

This one, from Ethiopia, is awesome, almost hypnotic.



YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L2g_RzDZQE


This one, from Vietnam,  is almost as good - how do they not collide?



YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4phFYiMGCIY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 06, 2015, 09:38:42 AM
1945

The USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, obliterating a whole city at a stroke.

Around 150,000 people were killed, the vast majority were civilians.

In a TV programme about it last week, it was stated that the bomb was originally designed to bring an end to war in Europe, & would have been dropped on Germany had matters not already been concluded.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki


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(http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5285819.ece/alternates/w620/hiroshima.jpeg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 07, 2015, 10:18:26 AM

1972

In one of the most remarkable stories I can ever recall, Idi Amin - a thoroughly nasty piece of work by any reckoning - ordered all Asians living in Uganda (mostly Indians) to leave the country within 90 days.

As it happened, it worked out rather well for Great Britain, (which was the destination for 22,000 of them) & for them too, as they soon established themselves as hard working & good businessmen, largely successful, & popular amongst most of us.



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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 08, 2015, 11:25:43 AM

1963



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Robbery_(1963)


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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 08, 2015, 11:29:10 AM


1974


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(http://static.nfl.com/static/content/catch_all/nfl_image/r_nixon_110727_WIDE.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 08, 2015, 11:31:13 AM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 08, 2015, 11:39:42 AM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 08, 2015, 11:53:19 AM


1993

Another tremendous story - John McCarthy was held as a hostage for 5 years before being released.

What character & mental strength he must have possessed.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(journalist)


(http://c2.thejournal.ie/media/2012/07/PA-17687021-752x501.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on August 08, 2015, 04:32:10 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 08, 2015, 05:02:27 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on August 08, 2015, 05:45:30 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.

There is a huge difference between the fight for freedom and thuggery though.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 08, 2015, 05:53:59 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.

There is a huge difference between the fight for freedom and thuggery though.


I agree, but I'm not sure that that means it's not a wonderful story.

What about The Krays, Jack the Ripper, WWII?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on August 08, 2015, 05:55:34 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.

There is a huge difference between the fight for freedom and thuggery though.


I agree, but I'm not sure that that means it's not a wonderful story.

What about The Krays, Jack the Ripper, WWII?

I wouldn't say wonderful I would say fascinating.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 08, 2015, 05:58:22 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.

There is a huge difference between the fight for freedom and thuggery though.


I agree, but I'm not sure that that means it's not a wonderful story.

What about The Krays, Jack the Ripper, WWII?

I wouldn't say wonderful I would say fascinating.

Anyway, didn't The Great Escape involve thuggery?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on August 08, 2015, 06:00:04 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.

There is a huge difference between the fight for freedom and thuggery though.


I agree, but I'm not sure that that means it's not a wonderful story.

What about The Krays, Jack the Ripper, WWII?

I wouldn't say wonderful I would say fascinating.

Anyway, didn't The Great Escape involve thuggery?

By the Germans?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 08, 2015, 06:02:36 PM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

The Great Escape was a wonderful story. People got killed, but it was still a wonderful story.

There is a huge difference between the fight for freedom and thuggery though.


I agree, but I'm not sure that that means it's not a wonderful story.

What about The Krays, Jack the Ripper, WWII?

I wouldn't say wonderful I would say fascinating.

Anyway, didn't The Great Escape involve thuggery?

By the Germans?


Yes.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 09, 2015, 10:00:58 AM
I was reading somewhere that the train robbers stole the equivalent of 48 million in today's money.

Possibly. Think it was £2.6 million iirc.

They certainly never profited from it, or not much, most got between 27 & 30 years in prison. The £2.6 million had to be chopped about 20 ways, too, so about £130,000 each, much of which went on paying hush money, or trying to escape arrest.

Wonderful story all in all.

I wonder if Jack Mills thought it wonderful?

Perhaps a clumsy choice of adjective, but I think you know what I intended. Whatever way you look at it, it was a compelling story, one of the great news stories in my lifetime.

As to Jack, of course it was a nasty piece of business, and I would never suggest otherwise, but the media portrayal was dreadfully unbalanced. He was back at work within months, and it was 7 years later that he passed away, aged 65, after suffering from leukaemia.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 09, 2015, 10:14:07 AM

1945

Just 3 days after the ghastly Hiroshima bombing, the USA dropped a 2nd Atomic Bomb - rather glibly nicknamed "Fat Man" -  on Nagasaki.

Both cities were, literally, obliterated. Those close to the blast were incinerated, turned to ash, many others died slowly & painfully from burns, or radiation sickness, & unborn babies became hideously malformed. Arguably, it was amongst the worst 3 days of man-made horror in modern history.

The Japanese surrendered 6 days later.

Cost - 240,000 killed, mostly civilians.

Return - end of the war.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki



(http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/resources/category/1/6/8/1/images/BE042931_resized510.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 09, 2015, 10:34:51 AM
1969

Film star Sharon Tate, along with 6 others, were sadistically murdered by Charles Manson & his fellow miscreants. Sharon was 8 months pregnant.



(https://walkbarefoot.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/screen-shot-2014-05-14-at-1-00-58-pm.png)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Tate

The murders were not committed by Manson, but were carried out on his instruction.

He was sentenced to death, but the law changed & it was commuted to life imprisonment. He remains in prison even now, 46 years later.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson#Manson_Family


It is easy to assume Manson was pure evil, but in probability, he was clinically insane.




(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/532b4541e4b078ca803911d1/54ac2678e4b0c2c76cbefa8b/5564571fe4b0924f5e2424d5/1432656398895/?format=2500w)


(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/manson1.jpg)


Manson claimed he had been inspired to go on the rampage of killing by.....The Beatles White Album.


 
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAGkjRlr-2nkd5J_dg2EgkT1Zxm7rXr9eXj3ZWW6BtsSqbJ10m)






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 11, 2015, 06:57:14 PM


1971


Prime Minister Edward Heath, & his yacht, "Morning Cloud", won the prestigious Admiral's Cup, with Mr Heath as Team Captain.

He carried on sailing at the highest level until the tragic 1979 Fastnet Race, in which 15 competitors died, after which he quit sailing.


(http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2008/06/hometporternobackupybw1imgnewsdeskymymnews0admirals_cup_morning_cloud_edward_heath_prime_minister_fastnet.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 11, 2015, 07:01:52 PM

1982



Ronnie Kray is allowed out of prison to attend his mother's funeral.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f9/7e/1d/f97e1d13fcab921b1be3bebaa2425f6f.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 11, 2015, 07:13:52 PM

1984

In one of the most dramatic Olympic races ever, Zola Budd tangled with the USA's Mary Decker. Miss Decker became a little upset with Miss Budd.

Zola represented Great Britain at the '84 Olympics, & South Africa @ the '92 Olympics.

She held numerous world records for distance running.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/03/16/article-1366942-00450E3E00000258-723_964x592.jpg)



(http://neon.pictura-hosting.nl/wpp/wpp_mrx_bld/thumbs/632x632/wpp/00/JPEG_-_winners_1984/1984118CF.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRT5QRuT-WdVpWTDNtQT-iEnnr1AQb6eafdI9qbjGaUT96K0TFTXw)


(http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocregister/kpjdye-b78534284z120090803172013000gaeispmf2lg.jpg)


(https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/files/2009/09/davidburnett218754.jpg)





Miss Budd was a truly world class runner, made even more remarkable, in the days before the sports equipment companies convinced us all we needed to pay fortunes for quality running shoes & equipment, by the fact that Miss Budd ran her races barefoot

(http://barefootrunnerslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Bestzolabuddbarefoot.jpg)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 12, 2015, 12:08:17 PM


1964

Great Train Robber Charles Wilson, sentenced to 30 years, escaped after just 4 months.

He was a career criminal, but eventually met with a messy death. 


 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Wilson_(criminal)

(http://i2.birminghammail.co.uk/incoming/article113045.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/charlie-wilson-279800048.jpg)

(http://kymskitchenweeblycom.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/2/8/14280939/1544421_orig.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 12, 2015, 12:12:16 PM
1969

Unrest was growing in Northern Ireland, and a riot in Bogside was quelled by tear gas, the first time it had been used in such circumstances in the UK.

What a ghastly situation the whole NI thing was.






(http://www.ryancarlin.com/enteringfreederry/images/battlebogside.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8a/81/5e/8a815edb752f7e2ed7b3238a61d3d706.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 12, 2015, 12:19:27 PM

1985

Japan Airlines flight JAL123 crashed with the loss of 520 lives, the deadliest single aircraft crash in history. The cause was effectively attributed to an incorrect repair 7 years earlier. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Airlines_Flight_123


(http://www.airdisaster.com/special/jl123_5.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 13, 2015, 07:19:46 PM


1961

The Berlin Wall was completed.




(http://www.germany.info/contentblob/4145108/Galeriebild_gross/331330/Timeline_Construction_B.jpg)

(http://adst.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Berlin-Wall-8-2.jpg)


(http://adst.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/building-of-wall-1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on August 13, 2015, 09:25:15 PM
Amazing the shit people in the former DDR would buy, or what the technocrats thought they would:

(http://www.wolfgangroehl.de/Grenzbilder/DDR-Grenzbilder02/Foto00.jpg)

The big bold German at the bottom says 'Nobody has the intention of erecting a wall here.

Sure. Definitely not these wall builders.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on August 13, 2015, 09:35:17 PM
The longer text, which is a quote from a Press conference answering a direct question (indirectly, ofc) say:

'I understand you question thus: that there are people in West Germany who would want for us to mobilise all of the builders of the DDR's capital city in order to build up a wall. I am not aware, that such an intention exists. Our builders are mainly occupied with building homes and the workforce is fully engaged for that purpose'.

What he's saying between the lines there btw (which I'm not sure is strong enough in my translation!) is 'listen pal, this is our fucking Capital and we just tolerate you, wanker.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on August 13, 2015, 10:07:28 PM
R.I.P Blakey

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/actor-stephen-lewis-dead-buses-6247667?ICID=FB_mirror_main


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 14, 2015, 09:38:05 AM

1969


The British Government has sent troops into Northern Ireland in what it says is a "limited operation" to restore law and order.

I may be incorrect, but I think the young lady with the patterned dress is Bernadette Devlin, who became an MP earlier that year, this photo was during the "Battle of Bogside".

(http://www.kingsacademy.com/mhodges/03_The-World-since-1900/11_The-Bewildering-60s/pictures/British-soldiers-in-Belfast_1969.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 14, 2015, 10:01:08 AM


1979

The Fastnet Yacht Race was hit by a freak gale force 11 storm, & 15 competitors & 3 rescuers died as a result.

I can't recall a single renewal of any other sporting event in which 15 competitors died. 77 of the yachts "turned turtle".



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Fastnet_race


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/08/16/article-2026572-0D72D5D100000578-926_634x423.jpg)


(https://home.bt.com/images/august-14-1979-tragedy-strikes-the-fastnet-yacht-race-as-15-die-in-violent-storms-136399735687303901-150813161644.jpg)

(http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5156229.ece/alternates/w620/4814448.jpeg)

(http://www.gerry.odonoghue.com/images/fastnetNS.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/08/16/article-2026572-0633433F000005DC-887_634x517.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 10:09:17 AM
1945

VJ Day (Victory in Japan), after Japan surrendered, & WWII was at last over.


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRf6ujj6_CQx7MUnAMDmhw5cDL36MrVZDvhkr_E9eVf6knFJvsj0g)


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/American_military_personnel_gather_in_Paris_to_celebrate_the_Japanese_surrender.jpg)










Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 10:39:41 AM

1950

The then Princess Elizabeth gave birth to a daughter on this day, who went on to become my favourite Royal.


(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article800880.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Princess%20Elizabeth%20with%20Princess%20Anne)


Which gives me the opportunity to wish HRH Princess Anne a happy 65th Birthday. I have nothing but admiration for this lady (& her stunning Daughter), and to be truthful, I have a bit of a thing for her. Cool, posh, intelligent, does not take herself too seriously, dresses beautifully, almost the perfect woman.


(http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Princess+Anne+Attends+Graduation+Army+Foundation+LQiHROcu4-Cl.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 10:48:57 AM

1965

Civil unrest, followed by widespread looting & rioting, in the Watts area of Los Angeles - 40 people died. Proper riot, that.
(http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/blog/Eric_B/lariots.jpeg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 11:01:44 AM

1971

Controversial show-jumper Harvey Smith was stripped of his title, & winnings, after he gave a V sign at the British Show Jumping Championships down at Hickstead. It caused a mighty hoohah in the media, things were different then. A V-sign, disgraceful. 

It was a storm in a teacup really.....


Smith is said to have had heated words with one judge, Douglas Bunn, on the morning of the competition at Hickstead in West Sussex in southern England.

He arrived without the winner's trophy which he took home after his victory last year.

The rider said he had 'forgotten' it but critics claimed it was because he arrogantly assumed he would be taking it home again.

The trophy arrived from his home in Yorkshire, northern England, just in time for it to be presented to him once more.


He was a great bloke, proper Yorkshireman, blunt, rude, did not care who disliked him. He later went on to be a wrestler, and if I am not mistaken, his wife trained the Grand National winner a year or two back. Some life he has had.

Great character.




(http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5292400.ece/alternates/w620/pg-20-harvey-smith.jpeg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 15, 2015, 11:04:14 AM

proper Yorkshireman, blunt, rude, did not care who disliked him.



Fuck off.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 11:17:10 AM


1998

One of those days we all remember, the atrocity of the Omagh bombing.

29 died, the highest incidence on a single day during The Troubles.

It was carried out by "The Real IRA" (not to be confused with The IRA),  who, as was the normal practice, gave advance warning of the bomb, but some confusion as to the location arose & the wrong area was evacuated. And so 29 died. 

This is the aftermath.

(http://static.bbc.co.uk/history/img/ic/640/images/resources/events/omagh_bomb.jpg)

A google image search of "Omagh bombing, graphic" yields some horrific scenes, & most of the casualties were civilians going about their daily lives. 




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on August 15, 2015, 11:23:15 AM
OnThis Day in 1964, Fred Trueman became the first to take 300 Test wickets http://es.pn/1JiWb2c 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMcLWpBWcAAREE6.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 11:32:43 AM
OnThis Day in 1964, Fred Trueman became the first to take 300 Test wickets http://es.pn/1JiWb2c  

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMcLWpBWcAAREE6.jpg)

I adored Fred.

Do you remember when he used to commentate on TMS, Tighty? He'd have a few too many pints at lunchtime, & then off he'd go, ranty ranty rant.  Sir Geoffrey was bland compared to Fred.

Harold Wilson described him as "The greatest living Yorkshireman".

I seem to remember that as a fast bowler, he bowled very long spells, none of this "4 overs & have a rest" nonsense for Fred.

Typically rude & blunt, of course, like most from those parts, but all the better for it.
 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on August 15, 2015, 11:34:57 AM
i far preferred trevor bailey on TMS

Fred was too Yorkshire. Rude, full of his own self importance and became a caricature

"I just don't know what's going off out there"

"in my day"

etc etc

Trevor was proper essex stock, objectively critical without being overly stubborn as yorkshiremen tend to be


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 15, 2015, 11:38:10 AM
i far preferred trevor bailey on TMS

Fred was too Yorkshire. Rude, full of his own self importance and became a caricature

"I just don't know what's going off out there"

"in my day"

etc etc

Trevor was proper essex stock, objectively critical without being overly stubborn as yorkshiremen tend to be


I refer the honorable gentleman to the post I made earlier.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 15, 2015, 11:40:00 AM
i far preferred trevor bailey on TMS

Fred was too Yorkshire. Rude, full of his own self importance and became a caricature

"I just don't know what's going off out there"

"in my day"

etc etc

Trevor was proper essex stock, objectively critical without being overly stubborn as yorkshiremen tend to be

Ahh yes, TB was another TMS great. He could be cutting, too, without the overt rudeness though.

TMS was the abso nuts at the time. Now we have to listen to Mr Tuffnell.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 15, 2015, 12:11:45 PM


I was in the Ricoh yesterday, waiting for my seat in the Goliath. I had a long wait because my ticket number was C 08. (I managed to spin it up to a B 08 but that's another story).

Anyway, I eventually got seated, played a few levels and then it was time for the dinner break. I decided not to have dinner because I had been eating all day while playing cash and waiting for my seat, so I found an empty chair at an electronic roulette table and watched the other players as they went in to eat.

Once everyone was settled, a player from down South who shall remain nameless came and sat beside me. We made a bit of small talk and then one of the players in the dining room, (another Southerner) noticed the bloke sitting beside me and leapt to his feet shouting "Hey so and so, it's great to see you. How have you been?" Then he ran across the floor to where we were standing, lifted the bloke from the seat beside me, hugged him for about five minuets and then ushered him across to his table saying, "You must come and join us, I'll order you some food".

At the table next to them Lawrence Gosney sat watching the performance. When the fuss had died down he inclined his head slightly in my direction as a signal for me to approach. I arrived at his table and without speaking or looking up from his plate he passed me a chicken drumstick. Wordlessly, I took it, turned on my heel and left.

True story.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 16, 2015, 12:16:18 PM


1977

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t5yZEQnMlgk/UY7r-Iok-YI/AAAAAAAAAVQ/qo_D7NqiEiA/s640/elvis+is+dead.jpg)


(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/141/590x/secondary/206072.jpg)


(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.11535!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/elvis-presley-dies.jpg)

(http://bnewmanx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/72490.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 16, 2015, 12:22:33 PM

1952

Sleepy Lynmouth in Devon was devastated by an almighty flood.

A stunning nine inches of rain fell in 24 hours,  & cascaded off Exmoor into Lynmouth.

34 people died, 28 of Lynmouth's 31 bridges were washed away, 38 cars were washed out to sea, & the lighthouse collapsed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynmouth_Flood


(http://www.oldukphotos.com/graphics/England%20Photos/Devon,%20Lynmouth%20Floods%201952.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 16, 2015, 12:27:33 PM

2004


52 years later, to the day, flooding hit Cornwall this time, with Boscastle faring worst, after 3 inches of rain fell in an hour.


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/08/13/1407958154510_wps_45_Mandatory_Credit_Photo_by.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on August 16, 2015, 12:37:17 PM
Wow, is that 11 years ago Boscastle ?? !  
Also Visit Lynton and Lynemouth quite regular, lovely down there and the memorial hall is worth a visit if you are interested in local history, some tales of amazing bravery and humanity.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 16, 2015, 01:58:36 PM
I'd not known about the Lynemouth tragedy. I remember the moment I found out Elvis died like it was yesterday.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 16, 2015, 02:02:44 PM
I'd not known about the Lynemouth tragedy. I remember the moment I found out Elvis died like it was yesterday.

Weird, but I don't have any memory at all of Elvis dying. I was never an Elvis fan, to be fair, complete waste of space, but its a bit odd I simply don't remember him dying, the papers & wireless must have been all over it.

Are we sure he's not still here somewhere?


(http://bnewmanx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/91603.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 16, 2015, 02:04:51 PM
1948 
Babe Ruth dies

On August 16, 1948, baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth dies from cancer in New York City. For two days following, his body lay in state at the main entrance to Yankee Stadium, and tens of thousands of people stood in line to pay their last respects.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 16, 2015, 02:05:28 PM
I'd not known about the Lynemouth tragedy. I remember the moment I found out Elvis died like it was yesterday.

The Lynmouth thing was awful - 34 deaths in a single incident in the UK is almost as bad as it gets.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 16, 2015, 02:06:18 PM


Madonna born

On this day in 1958, Madonna Louise Ciccone, the entertainment icon later known around the world by her first name only, is born near Detroit, Michigan. After rising to stardom as a pop singer and dancer in the 1980s


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 16, 2015, 05:20:43 PM



Weird, but I don't have any memory at all of Elvis dying. I was never an Elvis fan, to be fair, complete waste of space




Is that just a throwaway line or is there some reasoning attached?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 17, 2015, 09:37:40 AM



Weird, but I don't have any memory at all of Elvis dying. I was never an Elvis fan, to be fair, complete waste of space




Is that just a throwaway line or is there some reasoning attached?

I just never really took to him or his music. In a way, it's one of those irrational dislikes, no real substance to my view, I just never enjoyed his stuff.

And then, of course, he started churning out those quite dreadful films, one after the other back to back. I guess they were a commercial success, & people flocked to the cinemas to see them - cinemas were all the rage in those days. And that really is what most sticks in my mind, the awful films & all that dreadful media hype.

I visited Hawaii twice in the eighties, & they were Elvis mad there. Many of the scenes for Blue Hawaii were shot on Waikiki Beach & Diamond Head, which are, I guess, the top two tourist attractions on Oahu, & there are tat shops galore there trading on his name, it was all so cheesy.

Now, of course, if we walk down Fremont Street, there are always 3 or 4 Elvis impersonators. 

I flew to Vegas one year & Bruce Atkinson was in the row behind me. Bruce is an OK guy, he is, but he did - still does - what might be the worst Elvis impression ever, consisting of a deep voiced two syllable "uh-ah". During the 10 hour flight he repeated that impression 13,927 times.

So not, not a thruway line, but I'll concede, it's an irrational dislike really.

We - or I, anyway - just take against people sometimes, with no good reason. Anyway, Cliff Richard was better.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 17, 2015, 09:50:17 AM
I'm not particularly an Elvis fan but if he rates as a waste of space there's not much hope for the rest of the world's population.

I don't like Robbie Williams. So there.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 17, 2015, 10:08:18 AM
I'm not particularly an Elvis fan but if he rates as a waste of space there's not much hope for the rest of the world's population.

I don't like Robbie Williams. So there.

Well that's just silly, stop that.

It does, however, give me the excuse I awaited to post a photo of his new hair-do. Super cool, or what? I could marry that boy.
(http://www.thefashionisto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Robbie-Williams-Blond-Mohawk-Hairstyle-2015-Pictures-Cannes-002.jpg)
 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Knottikay on August 17, 2015, 11:36:54 AM
I'm not particularly an Elvis fan but if he rates as a waste of space there's not much hope for the rest of the world's population.

I don't like Robbie Williams. So there.

Well that's just silly, stop that.

It does, however, give me the excuse I awaited to post a photo of his new hair-do. Super cool, or what? I could marry that boy.
(http://www.thefashionisto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Robbie-Williams-Blond-Mohawk-Hairstyle-2015-Pictures-Cannes-002.jpg)
 


Neither of you two will like this then.......saw it for the 1st time last night on BBC4 (yes, there wasnt much else on)

#Invalid YouTube Link#


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Knottikay on August 17, 2015, 11:38:42 AM
^^^^ wish i knew how to post you tube links. There should be a idiots users guide to this forum #sortitouttikay

Anyway, this is the link (I hope)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixoEa2Ro54o


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixoEa2Ro54o


EDIT - there you go Mr P.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 17, 2015, 11:58:12 AM

Robbie Williams, Stoke's finest.



(http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/335878/article_img.jpg)


(http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276370/Article/images/26106824/9580281.jpg)



I mime this in my bedroom.

Did you ever see a better music vid? I think not.


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3CeLtTRm0


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 17, 2015, 01:28:02 PM
1998

The President of the United States, Bill Clinton, came clean.


"Indeed I did have a relationship with Ms Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong."



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/fo6bDvDHsuc/hqdefault.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 18, 2015, 12:35:55 AM
I'd not known about the Lynemouth tragedy. I remember the moment I found out Elvis died like it was yesterday.

Weird, but I don't have any memory at all of Elvis dying. I was never an Elvis fan, to be fair, complete waste of space, but its a bit odd I simply don't remember him dying, the papers & wireless must have been all over it.

Are we sure he's not still here somewhere?


(http://bnewmanx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/91603.png)

The music industry may disagree with your opinion of Elvis Mr.Teeks. He was to the evolving of rock and roll as concrete was to the Hoover Dam. I was lucky enough to have a Mum (my all time life hero) who loved music. Our house was full of it at all times.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: buzzharvey22 on August 18, 2015, 01:00:58 AM


I was in the Ricoh yesterday, waiting for my seat in the Goliath. I had a long wait because my ticket number was C 08. (I managed to spin it up to a B 08 but that's another story).

Anyway, I eventually got seated, played a few levels and then it was time for the dinner break. I decided not to have dinner because I had been eating all day while playing cash and waiting for my seat, so I found an empty chair at an electronic roulette table and watched the other players as they went in to eat.

Once everyone was settled, a player from down South who shall remain nameless came and sat beside me. We made a bit of small talk and then one of the players in the dining room, (another Southerner) noticed the bloke sitting beside me and leapt to his feet shouting "Hey so and so, it's great to see you. How have you been?" Then he ran across the floor to where we were standing, lifted the bloke from the seat beside me, hugged him for about five minuets and then ushered him across to his table saying, "You must come and join us, I'll order you some food".

At the table next to them Lawrence Gosney sat watching the performance. When the fuss had died down he inclined his head slightly in my direction as a signal for me to approach. I arrived at his table and without speaking or looking up from his plate he passed me a chicken drumstick. Wordlessly, I took it, turned on my heel and left.

True story.

Just proper belly chuckled.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Marky147 on August 18, 2015, 01:30:18 AM
I'm not particularly an Elvis fan but if he rates as a waste of space there's not much hope for the rest of the world's population.

I don't like Robbie Williams. So there.

Well that's just silly, stop that.

It does, however, give me the excuse I awaited to post a photo of his new hair-do. Super cool, or what? I could marry that boy.
(http://www.thefashionisto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Robbie-Williams-Blond-Mohawk-Hairstyle-2015-Pictures-Cannes-002.jpg)
 

(http://www.followingthenerd.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Howard_The_Duck.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 18, 2015, 09:11:20 AM


Just shut it Marky.

By way of retaliation, here's Robbie in an Elvis costume. Suck on that sunshine.


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMECgkczhnY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Simon Galloway on August 18, 2015, 11:23:01 AM
1998

The President of the United States, Bill Clinton, came clean.


"Indeed I did have a relationship with Ms Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong."



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/fo6bDvDHsuc/hqdefault.jpg)



Not sure what all the fuss was about.  All he did was splash out on a new dress.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 18, 2015, 11:36:35 AM
1998

The President of the United States, Bill Clinton, came clean.


"Indeed I did have a relationship with Ms Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong."



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/fo6bDvDHsuc/hqdefault.jpg)



Not sure what all the fuss was about.  All he did was splash out on a new dress.

It's remarkable how he has rehabilitated himself.

On the very anniversary of his confession, whilst his wife is now in line to be the next President of the United States, Bill Clinton was playing golf with Barrack Obama. With time, & maybe a good spin doctor, we can erase the past.

I mean, if you think about it, the stuff that both Nixon & Clinton got up to while holding the highest of high offices is quite breathtaking. Amazing, compelling, stories.


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03409/clinton-golf_3409236b.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Simon Galloway on August 18, 2015, 11:52:08 AM
How about all the stuff Churchill got up to?  Whilst many seem to have differentiated between a good wartime PM rather than a good PM, no-one seems to have minded the rumours that he often used to phone his broker when news came in before updating the House.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 18, 2015, 12:12:43 PM
How about all the stuff Churchill got up to?  Whilst many seem to have differentiated between a good wartime PM rather than a good PM, no-one seems to have minded the rumours that he often used to phone his broker when news came in before updating the House.

I'm not as "up" on Mr Churchill as I feel I ought to be, I'm ashamed to admit.

I do recall watching his funeral train from Waterloo go past, no idea why I was there to watch it though.

If someone asked me to name the most endearing aspect of him of which I was aware, it would be his style of writing. Short sentences, and a max of x (2?) long words per sentence. Nice & crisp. If only I could learn that. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: mulhuzz on August 18, 2015, 12:56:12 PM
1948

A 12 year old Lester Pigott won his first horse race, riding The Chase


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Marky147 on August 18, 2015, 04:18:24 PM


Just shut it Marky.

By way of retaliation, here's Robbie in an Elvis costume. Suck on that sunshine.


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMECgkczhnY


I'm a big Robbie fan, but that Suspicious Minds rendition is tez...

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb0Jmy-JYbA



I remember reading a good book on Elvis, when I was about 12. It was written by 2 brothers, who worked as his bodyguards, and detailed his descent into addiction etc.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on August 18, 2015, 06:12:29 PM
Robbie Williams is being compared with Elvis?

Is this a joke?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 18, 2015, 06:25:14 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N3SwbaBCXY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 19, 2015, 09:02:24 AM

1975


40 years ago today, the deciding Test Match at Headingley had to be abandoned after protesters dug up the pitch, & poured oil all over it.

The Match had to be abandoned, robbing England of the chance to win the Ashes.

The Metropolitan Police, always on the ball, announced they were looking for "three men who travelled from London to Leeds on a train". 

The protest was "George Davis is innocent", & was quite a tale. He had been imprisoned for armed robbery, but later released on appeal, after what was deemed an unsafe verdict. (However, it was legally held that it did not mean he was innocent).

A year later, he was caught bang to rights, armed robbery again, & he got 15 years. He was released on parole after 6 years, & promptly caught again for a mailbag robbery. Proper wrong 'un.

Cracking story.  


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Davis_(robber)



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/06/article-1138290-0607DA630000044D-539_468x316.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/06/article-1138290-0607D70E0000044D-580_468x328.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01833/davis_1833466c.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 19, 2015, 09:13:13 AM

1987

Hungerford Massacre.

A much darker story this one, when 15 people were shot dead in sleepy Hungerford by Michael Ryan, who, after being eventually surrounded in a local school, shot himself. Victims included his own mother.

Prime Minister Thatcher later visited the scene.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungerford_massacre



(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article823757.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Hungerford%20Massacre%20-%201987:%20Daily%20Mirror%20front%20page%20Thursday%2020th%20August%201987)

(http://calyxpix.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/THATCHER-PMH-20-8-87_466206-N.jpg)


(http://lukegosling.com/clients/titlerole/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/HUNGERFORD-MAIN-IMAGE1-1024x918.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 19, 2015, 09:26:08 AM


1991

An attempted coup d'état in Moscow to unseat Gorbachev eventually failed, but was the beginning of the end for the USSR. Estonia declared itself independent the very next day, & soon the pack of cards all tumbled.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attempt


(http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/exhibitions/boland/images/worldTL/11.jpg)


(http://valdaiclub.com/media/main/6a/9295.jpg)

(http://www.ovimagazine.com/toons/toon_30_112.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 19, 2015, 10:00:32 AM
I loved this Spitting Image puppet of Gorbachev. In fact I loved the whole series. This was the first time I had seen untouchable 'establishment' figures lampooned so mercilessly.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/spittingimage/images/c/cc/Mikhail_Gorbachev.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140211144331)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 19, 2015, 10:11:13 AM
I loved this Spitting Image puppet of Gorbachev. In fact I loved the whole series. This was the first time I had seen untouchable 'establishment' figures lampooned so mercilessly.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/spittingimage/images/c/cc/Mikhail_Gorbachev.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140211144331)




I thought some of them were a little cruel, to be honest. But yes, the Show marked a turning point, & from then on, nobody was exempt from mockery.


(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/spittingimage/images/f/ff/Roy-Hattersley-spitting-image-1828009.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140121212442)


(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/02/23/2301couple01_gallery__550x342,0.jpg)

(http://i1.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article1994633.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/spitting-image-975065883.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on August 19, 2015, 10:29:29 AM
I loved this Spitting Image puppet of Gorbachev. In fact I loved the whole series. This was the first time I had seen untouchable 'establishment' figures lampooned so mercilessly.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/spittingimage/images/c/cc/Mikhail_Gorbachev.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140211144331)




Haha yeah spitting image was brilliant in so many ways


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on August 28, 2015, 12:57:42 PM
ten years ago today

hurricane katrina/new orleans and now

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNfcbd2UAAAEnQ9.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2015, 04:34:12 PM
On August 29th 1994, Oasis released their debut album DefinitelyMaybe

(http://static.gigwise.com/artists/oasis-definitely-maybe_600.jpg)

i feel old


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on August 30, 2015, 04:39:24 PM
chaos and carnage at spa

today in 1988, the belgian grand prix

damon hill, jordan...

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o02s_g5AUUE


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2015, 10:24:20 AM
1989

The unthinkable happened - a Princess separated from her husband.



(http://www.onlinepublishingcompany.info/images/articles_images/of_the_royals/of_7.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2015, 10:31:13 AM

1994

Another "unthinkable" - but a wonderful one.


(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/77199000/jpg/_77199455_beltelceasefire4.jpg)


(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/77199000/jpg/_77199662_beltelceasefire.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2015, 10:49:07 AM

1999

As dramatic, stunning, unexpected, news stories that made you gasp go, this might just have been one of the most surprising ever.

It was - as news stories go - the perfect storm. 

Princess Diana, the darling of the Media & the public around the world, was killed in a car crash. It happened at 4am, so we learned the news as we awoke.

We thought it was a hoax. How could it be true? We rang friends (no social media then), & constantly updated Ceefax.

As the day wore on, we realised it was true. This really was the unthinkable.




(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/09/30/article-2438612-18647A0000000578-414_634x459.jpg)



(http://lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/newspapers-diana-death-princess-diana-18561673-594-407.jpg)



(http://www.princess-diana-remembered.com/uploads/5/3/3/5/5335384/1997-08-31_sunday_times_early_edition_1.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 31, 2015, 11:11:40 AM



1939

Germany prepares for invasion of Poland
  


At noon, despite threats of British and French intervention, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signs an order to attack Poland, and German forces move to the frontier. That evening, Nazi S.S. troops wearing Polish uniforms staged a phony invasion of Germany, damaging several minor installations on the German side of the border. They also left behind a handful of dead German prisoners in Polish uniforms to serve as further evidence of the alleged Polish attack, which Nazi propagandists publicized as an unforgivable act of aggression.

At dawn the next morning, 58 German army divisions invaded Poland all across the 1,750-mile frontier. Hitler expected appeasement from Britain and France–the same nations that had given Czechoslovakia away to German conquest in 1938 with their signing of the Munich Pact. However, neither country would allow Hitler’s new violation of Europe’s borders, and Germany was presented with an ultimatum: Withdraw by September 3 or face war with the Western democracies.

At 11:15 a.m. on September 3, a few minutes after the expiration of the British ultimatum, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain appeared on national radio to announce solemnly that Britain was at war with Germany. Australia, New Zealand, and India immediately followed suit. Later that afternoon, the French ultimatum expired, and at 5:00 p.m. France declared war on Germany. The European phase of World War II began.



(http://static.bbci.co.uk/schoolradio/images/ic/qe//width/960/schoolradio/history/ww2/cropped_960x540/pic01_neville_chamberlain.1.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on August 31, 2015, 01:19:48 PM
Exactly forty years ago today on August 31st 1975 I went here on a whim. Back then it was a pub / dance hall called the Bowling Green.


(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/plainreddog/IMG_20150831_114815_zps7s84ctcu.jpg)



I met this girl with dark hair and big eyes.


(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/plainreddog/me%20zel%2026%201_zpscjx9ymt4.jpg)



Exactly three years later to the day, on August 31st 1978 our first daughter arrived.


(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/plainreddog/belbel%2036_zpshtfww1tl.jpg)


Before we knew it, we had four more children and six grand children.

This, my favorite one of the grand kids, is already 6 years old.


(http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag66/plainreddog/kids%201_zpsern18uvw.jpg)


The last 40 years, a lifetime really, seem to have passed in the blink of an eye, yet when I stop and look back, we've shared so much, good times and bad, (but mostly good).

My dad used to say 'Gather your rosebuds while you can'. Well, we certainly have a lot of rosebuds.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on August 31, 2015, 02:02:22 PM
Hi Tom, you sure it wasnt a snooker hall ! ?  :)   looks like you ready to take steve davis on.
Great pic of the kids Tom, and well done on the 40 years.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on August 31, 2015, 02:09:46 PM
Congrats on the 40 years Tom and Mrs Red.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2015, 02:13:43 PM

Wonderful stuff Tom.

What a dashing young couple you must have made.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 31, 2015, 06:39:20 PM
Congrats on the 40 years Tom and Mrs Red.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 31, 2015, 06:40:57 PM
Jesus I've just seen my earlier post. Clearly copied more than I though lol. Why am I unable to modify it. Anybody ?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2015, 06:47:52 PM
Jesus I've just seen my earlier post. Clearly copied more than I though lol. Why am I unable to modify it. Anybody ?

Hi Kev,

I will modify it shortly.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on August 31, 2015, 06:51:11 PM
Congrats on the 40 years Tom and Mrs Red.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on August 31, 2015, 07:02:43 PM
Jesus I've just seen my earlier post. Clearly copied more than I though lol. Why am I unable to modify it. Anybody ?

I have amended it now Kev.

Posts can only be amended within x minutes of posting. I think.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 31, 2015, 07:05:54 PM
Jesus I've just seen my earlier post. Clearly copied more than I though lol. Why am I unable to modify it. Anybody ?

I have amended it now Kev.

Posts can only be amended within x minutes of posting. I think.

TY Tony you're a gent.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on August 31, 2015, 07:08:33 PM
Beautiful photo's Tom. Mrs Red was and is a sweetie  ;)

Gorgeous kids pic too.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 02, 2015, 10:43:04 AM


1945

Japan formally surrendered.

After years of dreadful, inhumane atrocities, by all sides, & a wilful disregard for war protocols, it was necessary for the Governments to sign a piece of paper, to make it official. Like a signature would make a dot of difference to anything.


(http://atimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/1945_Japanese-surrender.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 02, 2015, 10:54:18 AM


1994

Roy Castle died.

He was enormously popular, & it was all terribly sad.

We remembered him like this.....

(https://bdaily.s3.amazonaws.com/images/large/2bb6fef32730f80e94dc354c151adef885e935c3.png)


And later, like this......

(http://www.formby-express.com/Roy%20Castle%201.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 02, 2015, 11:20:41 AM
Roy was a complete hero. He died young of lung cancer having never smoked a cigarette in his life. So unfair.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 02, 2015, 11:26:57 AM
Roy was a complete hero. He died young of lung cancer having never smoked a cigarette in his life. So unfair.


That trumpet didn't half get on my tits though.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 02, 2015, 11:28:05 AM
Roy was a complete hero. He died young of lung cancer having never smoked a cigarette in his life. So unfair.


That trumpet didn't half get on my tits though.


I have a rag-man's trumpet I could service you with.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 02, 2015, 04:02:45 PM
Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

More than 30,000 people, from soldiers to schoolgirls, marched in a lavish parade in Vietnam's capital Hanoi

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CN509gxWUAANqZ5.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03426/vietnam-army_3426536k.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03426/vietnam-float_3426509k.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03426/vietnam-brown_3426513k.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 02, 2015, 08:57:48 PM
The Great Fire of London started on this day in 1666. This map shows the damage to the city

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CN4xUlDW8AAlFT_.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 02, 2015, 09:15:43 PM
John Cleese taking a break on the set of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, today in 1974.

i think this might be one of my favourite photos

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CN6_NaRWwAAqiJ1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 04, 2015, 12:59:35 PM


1957

As a nation, we were shocked to the core by the publication of the Wolfenden Report.

The law, at the time, saw homosexual activity as illegal. Many went to prison for it.

To the evident surprise of most, Wolfenden suggested that homosexual activity between consenting adults should be allowed.

That was just 58 years ago. 

(http://www.information-britain.co.uk/showpic2.php?placeid=44&width=250&dir=famdates)


 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 04, 2015, 01:07:32 PM

1964

The magnificent Forth Road Bridge was opened.

We take bridges for granted, but we'd be lost without them. Most are wonderfully engineered, too - I don't recall any incidents where British bridges have collapsed whilst in use.  We have thousands of them, crossed by millions of people every day, in cars, trains & on foot.

Huge excitement in Scotland when it was opened, crowds flocked to see the masterpiece.

It's almost a cottage industry now, people go up to Queensferry just to sit & view the bridges, so little tea houses & cafes line the estuary.  



(http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/webimage/1.3522111.1409140512!/image/2160661187.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/2160661187.jpg)


(https://talesofonecity.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/forth-road-brdige_-south-span-seen-from-south-tower.png?w=584&h=395)


(http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/webimage/1.3540718.1410597574!/image/3001385980.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/3001385980.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: taximan007 on September 05, 2015, 11:14:02 AM
1961



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 05, 2015, 11:15:35 AM
1961



Happy birthday.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 06, 2015, 10:24:59 AM

Lovely photo Taxi, belated Happy Birthday.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 06, 2015, 10:32:44 AM

1952

Tragedy struck at the Farnborough Air Show, 29 killed when a de Havilland DH.110 crashed into the watching crowd. It was to be 63 years before another UK Airshow tragedy - 2 weeks ago in Shoreham.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Farnborough_Airshow_DH.110_crash



(http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~russells/nzrafaa/DH-110-prototype_large.jpg)
 


(http://i1.gethampshire.co.uk/incoming/article5333078.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/C_67_article_2120071_body_articleblock_0_bodyimage.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 06, 2015, 10:46:45 AM


1970

Terrorism in the Middle East found a new weapon - hijacking aircraft. In the "Dawson's Field" affair, the PLFP hijacked 5 airliners, took hostages, & after releasing the hostages, blew up the aircraft, which belonged to El Al, TWA, Pan Am, Swissair & BOAC. Suddenly, air transport changed, & much improved security had to be employed.


(http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2014/03/Dawson-Field-hijacking.jpg)


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01549/dawson_s-field_1549623i.jpg)



(http://www.vc10.net/History/Images/VC10desert2.jpg)



(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoNpBHd8H_94oUxWL3z6RQEFm5cgZyYno-LWRhkEJCw5u2aNC9)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 06, 2015, 10:53:13 AM

1970

Suddenly, terrorism was everywhere, & even the Olympic Games were marred, with 9 Israeli athletes taken hostage & killed. We watched it all unfold, one of the first "breaking news" stories shown live on TV.

(http://www.currybet.net/images/articles/2008/olympic_dissent/1972_nyt-front-page.jpg)


(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/120727043439-london-2012-munich-assault-police-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg)


(http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/world/2012/06/18/german_neonazi_helped_plo_militants_in_deadly_munich_olympics_plot_report/municholympics.jpeg.size.xxlarge.letterbox.jpeg)


(http://www.germerica.com/wp-content/uploads/images/Blacksep.jpg)
(http://honestreporting.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/munich.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 06, 2015, 11:05:02 AM

1997



Enormous crowds came out to pay respect to Lady Diana, probably more people watched this than any modern day funeral in Great Britain.

In the days before social-media, we were less cynical, & Great Britain & to some degree the world, especially the USA, really did mourn her death.

Go on to any internet forum these days, & you'd think the Royalty were unpopular, but of course they are not, the majority of the Great British public love them.


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQN23FKDXg59JKyOqBW5gsO2iemwW4wi_NagiLoxqh7l5I1baVL)


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShq7Jz1gO5WnIzKDoGQe0DtyqU0kS_fTCFbjjR5kr1Putdto5a)



(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6d/40/87/6d4087462dfb7b80950d7041681994ab.jpg)


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WkOPjGTbVec/Tmx0QiuV6MI/AAAAAAAAADw/M-2gXAkiz4E/s1600/voc_king_pic_diana_flowers.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 06, 2015, 03:55:28 PM
Born 72 years ago today.

(http://in.bookmyshow.com/entertainment/wp-content/uploads/3(51).jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 07, 2015, 10:16:38 AM
1940

On 7 September 1940, the German air force launched a eight-month campaign that would rain explosives on 16 major British cities and many smaller towns. Homes were obliterated and historic centres destroyed.

(http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/schools/primaryhistory/images/world_war2/air_raids/ww2_coventry_after_blitz.jpg)

(http://static.bbc.co.uk/history/img/ic/640/images/resources/events/the_blitz.jpg)

(http://ww2today.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Elephant-and-Castle-tube-station-during-the-Blitz.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSP414gaTnyDa86kkZNSpLdiNwEc7-tp8XcpafKdl92uQmngVmg0g)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_IFrCJWwAAKK-0.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 07, 2015, 10:23:34 AM

^^^^

That was just 75 years ago, a blink of an eye really.

Can you imagine if that happened now, in the UK?

Social-Media would explode - or would it? The likelihood is that Twitter & Facebook would be closed down. What would we do then?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 07, 2015, 10:59:44 AM

^^^^

That was just 75 years ago, a blink of an eye really.

Can you imagine if that happened now, in the UK?

Social-Media would explode - or would it? The likelihood is that Twitter & Facebook would be closed down. What would we do then?




I was just thinking the same. What if you woke up this morning and this was your local high street?


(http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/12/11/balham_bus.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 07, 2015, 11:09:31 AM

^^^^

That was just 75 years ago, a blink of an eye really.

Can you imagine if that happened now, in the UK?

Social-Media would explode - or would it? The likelihood is that Twitter & Facebook would be closed down. What would we do then?




I was just thinking the same. What if you woke up this morning and this was your local high street?


(http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/12/11/balham_bus.jpg)

There was a tragedy in Shoreham a few weeks ago - & it was a dreadful tragedy - which filled the TV News & newspapers for some time. During the blitz, that sort of thing happened every night. Homes destroyed, whole families killed, people sleeping in tube stations every night for months on end, food & petrol on ration, no lights allowed on at night.

It's hard to imagine. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on September 07, 2015, 11:41:52 AM
1945

70 years ago today, the victory parade in Berlin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Victory_Parade_of_1945

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/British_armored_columns_pass_by_the_reviewing_stand_during_the_British_victory_parade_in_Berlin%2C_Germany_during_the..._-_NARA_-_198900.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 08, 2015, 12:46:15 PM


2000




It was Fuel Protest time, oh what fun.

Later, in around 2010, blonde had a monster thread about the price of petrol, & some people got very arsey indeed, suggesting we boycott buying petrol.   




(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/04/09/article-1264770-0910A89A000005DC-294_468x336.jpg)


(http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/00402/SNN1102Z-682_402675a.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/04/09/article-1264770-00337C2D00000258-108_468x297.jpg)


(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article779627.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Fuel%20protest%20on%20the%20A40%20(M)%20motorway)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Graham C on September 08, 2015, 01:08:19 PM
The likelihood is that Twitter & Facebook would be closed down. What would we do then?

Talk to each other


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 08, 2015, 01:12:42 PM
The likelihood is that Twitter & Facebook would be closed down. What would we do then?

Talk to each other


Via blonde  :P


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 08, 2015, 02:13:39 PM
One of Spike Milligan's favourite memories of Peter Sellers, who would've turned 90 today:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COYX_y6WsAAn_te.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: BorntoBubble on September 08, 2015, 11:44:29 PM
The likelihood is that Twitter & Facebook would be closed down. What would we do then?

Talk to each other


Via blonde  :P

Probably be more threads and a higher post count.

I definitely would come here before thinking about going outside


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 09, 2015, 10:27:39 AM

1987



25 football fans were extradited to Belgium after the Heysel Stadium tragedy. 7 received 3 year prison sentences, & 7 were given 3 year suspended sentences.

English Clubs were then banned indefinitely from European competitions, a ban which was lifted 4 years later.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_disaster




(http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/uploads/2015/05/PA-8930088-1024x694.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on September 09, 2015, 08:14:22 PM
Thirty years ago today since the start of the Handsworth riots in Birmingham which lasted until until 11th. I found out about it when I rang home from a phone box in Great Barr. Phone box, remember them.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Handsworth_riots


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 09, 2015, 10:00:37 PM
Thirty years ago today since the start of the Handsworth riots in Birmingham which lasted until until 11th. I found out about it when I rang home from a phone box in Great Barr. Phone box, remember them.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Handsworth_riots


The Handsworth boys knew............

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elmhGlBCB6U


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 11, 2015, 10:34:33 AM
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(https://truthandshadows.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/towers-explode-2.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 11, 2015, 10:36:14 AM
.
(https://truthandshadows.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/towers-explode-2.jpg)


My God. That is the defining image of the century. our lives will never be the same.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 12, 2015, 10:52:05 AM


2003

The Man in Black died.

He was unique, one of the best songwriters in my lifetime.


Well, I woke up Sunday morning
 With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
 And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
 So I had one more for dessert.
 Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
 And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
 Then I washed my face and combed my hair
 And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day


(http://www.chattanoogaradiotv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/cash.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 12, 2015, 10:54:03 AM


I could quote Johnny Cash lyrics all day, but just one more.


Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
 Why you never see bright colors on my back,
 And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
 Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on.

 I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
 Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
 I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
 But is there because he's a victim of the times.

 I wear the black for those who never read,
 Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
 About the road to happiness through love and charity,
 Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me.

 Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose,
 In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
 But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back,
 Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.

 I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
 For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
 I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,
 Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

 And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
 Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
 I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
 Believen' that we all were on their side.

 Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
 And things need changin' everywhere you go,
 But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
 You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

 Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
 And tell the world that everything's OK,
 But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
 'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 12, 2015, 10:56:54 AM


2005

England won The Ashes, it was was dubbed "the best Ashes series ever". It was the 27th "best Ashes Series ever".

A chap named Kevin Pietersen knocked them all over the shop. Whatever became of him?

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72754000/jpg/_72754224_53269185(1).jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 12, 2015, 11:46:22 AM


2001

It was the day after the day. 9/12 after 9/11.

On 9/11, we knew it was bad. On 9/12 we learned the full horror.

Never has any story, anywhere, ever, dominated the media as much. It was global front page. The photo of the buildings exploding might just be the most famous photographs ever.

14 years on, I still can't grasp the magnitude of it all.


(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQWwlip1JxbztRI_3B65bPWYFX-rrl0th5ecXzr4qgP6taz-1Itg)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3113/3166158379_be9ed47fca.jpg)


(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/08/31/1226126/218988-front-pages.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQvbsqNtENXDypeQ3JfU4gfH3V6Q6S0-igk-24SIic_gXKSqeiW)


(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/6/8/1307528099388/Plane-Flying-into-World-T-007.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01987/Sept-11-plane-grab_1987483i.jpg)


(http://www.scholastic.com/content/images/articles/sn_ts/sn_GLENN_082111_hdr.jpg)


(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv345/manorpark_photos/NineEleven2-1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 14, 2015, 02:23:37 PM


1982

Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, who was as popular her in her day as Princess Diana was to be a decade or two later, suffered a stroke whilst driving, & suffered such dreadful injuries that her life support machine was turned off 24 hours later.

James Stewart said this at the funeral;


You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace.


(http://www.poster.net/kelly-grace/kelly-grace-photo-grace-kelly-6231551.jpg)


(http://www.beyondgracekelly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Princess-Grace-Rover-Car-Crash.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 15, 2015, 09:31:27 AM

1964

51 years ago today, a new newspaper had it's very first edition published.

In 51 years, it's received more abuse than almost any other newspaper - & probably sold more copies than any other newspaper. Rather like the Daily Mail, which we all profess to loathe, but also sells well. The silent majority are an interesting bunch, but the facts don't lie.


(http://aipetcher.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/the-sun.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 15, 2015, 09:38:35 AM


1985


Europe wins the Ryder Cup.

(http://www.celebritysports.co.uk/images/sized/images/articles/RyderCup-600x402.jpg)


Those three chaps look a little different, 30 years on.

(https://golfchannel-a.akamaihd.net/ramp/875/211/GW_IG_TonyJacklin_2015.jpg)


(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article10394988.ece/alternates/w620/Nick-Faldo.jpg)


(http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/469042496-sandy-lyle-of-scotland-walks-across-the-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7Qey0q%2BKrPk6U%2B6h1LOZnF488qAz4DAFotGUm8%2FUAvKtqENuA44EJZEiE8CBJ7PWK5w%3D%3D)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 15, 2015, 10:39:33 AM
1940

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/9DC0/production/_85548304_85544205.jpg)

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/01A3/production/_85491400_2643405.jpg)


Tuesday's flypast and service are being held on Battle of Britain Day - the name given to the day, on 15 September 1940, when the German Luftwaffe launched its largest and most concentrated attack against London in the hope of drawing out the RAF.

Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims, from across the UK, US and Europe will come together at Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex, to take part in the flypast. Present-day owners, operators, pilots and engineers will be there alongside veterans.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 15, 2015, 11:17:45 AM
Great stuff guys. I love this thread.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 15, 2015, 11:30:34 AM
Great stuff guys. I love this thread.

It's one of those threads that a lot of people read, but not many comment - which is fine. Not really too much point in just saying "+1" every time, but yeah, it's a great thread imo. The "Too much Information" thread is great too, but not much room for comment really.

Not really a thread the younger types would read, doubt it interests them much, understandably.                              


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on September 15, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
Great stuff guys. I love this thread.

It's one of those threads that a lot of people read, but not many comment - which is fine. Not really too much point in just saying "+1" every time, but yeah, it's a great thread imo. The "Too much Information" thread is great too, but not much room for comment really.

Not really a thread the younger types would read, doubt it interests them much, understandably.                              


I read it.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: BorntoBubble on September 15, 2015, 03:28:23 PM
Great stuff guys. I love this thread.

It's one of those threads that a lot of people read, but not many comment - which is fine. Not really too much point in just saying "+1" every time, but yeah, it's a great thread imo. The "Too much Information" thread is great too, but not much room for comment really.

Not really a thread the younger types would read, doubt it interests them much, understandably.                              


I read it.

I read it, and I actually fit in the group ;)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on September 16, 2015, 12:28:17 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wTIAXrA_-wg/VWe9LNeZ4DI/AAAAAAAAGG4/ATaPOFDVxnM/s1600/super-mario-bros-anniversary-site-656x307.png)

30 years of Brooklyn's most talented plumber.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 16, 2015, 01:52:27 PM


1977



(https://silveroftheluna.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/marcbolan.jpg?w=660)


(http://www.celebzen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/620x413x123.jpg.pagespeed.ic.pWtzjANg7k.jpg)


(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/DXhjeJ0tX7s/maxresdefault.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: rfgqqabc on September 16, 2015, 05:35:44 PM
One of my favourite threads on blonde. The only reason I don't read it every day is that I end up Wikipedia ing something almost always afterwards. Really good stuff though


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 16, 2015, 07:17:34 PM
One of my favourite threads on blonde. The only reason I don't read it every day is that I end up Wikipedia ing something almost always afterwards. Really good stuff though

Thanks Adam, appreciate that.

Same here though, I see something on here & then spend half an hour faffing about on Wiki & google.

In terms of "life education", is there anything better than Wiki & google? I know not all of us have access to computers & wifi, & reading is a struggle for some, but for most of us, there is no excuse not to learn more about life, & people.

Marc Bolan would have been a goner before you were born, but T-Rex were monster big at the time, I think John Peel helped popularise their stuff. We used to think T-Rex stuff was heavy metal. Truly.

I bet Tighty was a Marc Bolan fan, he liked a bit of glam rock. Booder & Karabiner, too. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 16, 2015, 07:23:57 PM
I was 10 when marc bolan died

i remember the day because i used to have to walk past the tree he crashed into and died every day on the way to school

it was 200 yards from where i lived

16th september 77, i went to walk to school but the road was blocked off, and i had to detour round barnes common to get to school rather than go over the railway bridge on the road where he careered off and hit the tree

iirc his girlfriend was driving a mini and went to fast over the bridge and the car flew over the barrier

to this day 38 years later the tree is adorned with memorabilia

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/BolanTreeFromRoad.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 16, 2015, 07:37:37 PM
I was 15 when Bolan died so had listened to a lot of his stuff as it was always on radio and TOTP.
He had a unique voice and was popular with both guys and girls, i used to enjoy listening to him.

His girlfriend , and driver at the accident , was Gloria Jones ,a singer who had quite a successful career,perhaps best known for Tainted Love

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJKe2j9Wjh4


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 17, 2015, 08:37:00 AM
1944

Operation Market Garden


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden



(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/16th_Airborne_Division_1953.jpg)


 


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/65/0f/0d/650f0d1de6514f308d09bf89434cb495.jpg)


(http://i1.wp.com/www.argunners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/American_C-47_aircraft_flying_over_Gheel_in_Belgium_on_their_way_to_Holland_for_Operation_Market-Garden__17_September_1944._BU918.jpg)




(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ww2_16/w37_99-02725.jpg)


(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2011/10/world-war-ii-the-allied-invasion-of-europe/w39_SC354700/main_900.jpg?GE2DEMBVGE4TCOBQFYYA====)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 17, 2015, 08:45:04 AM

1982


Sabra and Shatila massacre



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre


(https://tonyseed.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/sabracomposite.jpg)


(http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/Zeev85/Lebannon%20War/sowar2L.jpg?t=1261313528)

(http://america.aljazeera.com/content/ajam/articles/2013/9/12/a-visual-historyofpalestinianrefugees/_jcr_content/mainpar/imageslideshow/slideShowImages/slide5/image.adapt.960.high.palestinian_refugees_05a.jpg)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 17, 2015, 08:51:20 AM

2001

On Wall Street, a week after 9/11, the search for survivors was now a search for bodies, but workers returned defiantly.


(http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/ED-AJ314_noonan_DV_20090408153818.jpg)


(http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wall_street_reopens1.jpg)


(https://usatmarkets.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/wall_street_reopens_2.jpg?w=1000&h=685)



(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/September_17_2001.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 17, 2015, 09:00:02 AM


1933

A lady name Jeanine Deckers was born.

She went on to became "The Singing Nun",  & had a worldwide hit record with "Dominique". (Dominique, a-nique a-nique, tra la la, lala de da).

Sadly, life went all wrong after that, & she was to commit suicide in 1985.


(http://pdxretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/singing_nun_thumb.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 17, 2015, 10:36:58 AM
1944

Operation Market Garden


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden






I find all WW11 stuff fascinating , a film i watch a couple of times every year relates to the above....http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075784/?ref_=nv_sr_1               (What a cast !  )


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 18, 2015, 10:39:29 AM


1970

Jimi Hendrix died.

Some of this is not pleasant reading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jimi_Hendrix

(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/11/590x/hendrix-392691.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 18, 2015, 10:50:21 AM

1972


The expelled Ugandan Asians began arriving in the UK.

There was much chuntering that it would all end badly for us & them in the UK, but it was quite the opposite, & they settled down quickly, worked hard, & it worked out well.

One thing to remember was that in 1972, shops in the UK were strictly 9-5, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday, & half day closing midweek.

They changed all that, they opened street corner convenience stores that were open 6am to midnight, 7 days a week, & the habits of the so-called nation of shopkeepers was changed forever.  It's unthinkable these days that all shops are not available to us almost 24/7.


(http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1452077/ugandan-airlift.jpg)



(http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/32712657986ffbc0cfedf21072f206b110463d61.jpg)


(http://pictures.historicimages.net/pictures/_5/4340/4339608.jpg)

(https://s2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Z283eQ_prIgDcBKe7mEGVQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1O3c9NjMw/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2013-08-06/b7c224ca-957c-4db8-9f81-10eb08dae1e2_PA-1067190.jpg)


(http://myroute.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/11-Chandu-Thakrar.png)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 18, 2015, 11:06:00 AM

2000


The Public Inquiry into the Southall & Ladbroke Grove rail disasters opened.

Both accidents were on the GWR, within a few miles of each other, & both caused by a combination of SPAD's & the AWS which was turned off. 

AWS = Automatic Warning System, which alerts drivers to signals at danger & applies the brakes automatically.

SPAD = Signal Passed At Danger


(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02031/1_2031242b.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/35/Southall_rail_crash.jpg)


(http://www.standard.co.uk/news/article6717090.ece/alternates/w460/Paddington%20disaster.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: BorntoBubble on September 18, 2015, 11:16:48 AM


1970

Jimi Hendrix died.

Some of this is not pleasant reading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jimi_Hendrix

(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/11/590x/hendrix-392691.jpg)

Really scary, my little brother went out got steaming last night and threw up in his sleep unconscious in bed, my Dad came into work this morning and said that we nearly had another Jimi Hendrix on our hands, to find out this was 45 years ago today is really quite creepy.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MrDickie on September 18, 2015, 12:18:12 PM
I was watching vid on YouTube a while back where Michael Parkinson is interviewing Marc Bolan. He asks him if he still thinks that he will still be making hit records in 10 years’ time. “I won’t live that long” came the swift reply.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 19, 2015, 11:39:26 AM


1986

A terrible rail crash at Colwich Junction, near Stafford. Miraculously, only one person - the driver of one of the two trains - was killed. The driver & second man in the other train jumped clear just before impact. The driver who jumped clear had been issued with written brief of changed signalling protocol, but admitted he signed it without reading it. 


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Colwich_rail_crash.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 20, 2015, 12:26:34 PM


1967


The Cunard Cruise Liner Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched on Clydebank - there was a thriving Shipyard industry up there at the time.

She remained in service until 2008, when she was purchased with a view to conversion into a Hotel in Dubai. Financial problems intervened, & she remains laid up in Dubai, rotting away.

(http://worldshipny.com/images/qe2launchc.jpg)




(http://lowres-picturecabinet.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/43/main/36/115018.jpg)


(http://worldshipny.com/images/qe2launcha.jpg)


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Queen_Elizabeth_2.jpg)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 20, 2015, 12:42:14 PM


1978

The nation was shocked by the killing in Staffordshire of a paper boy, Carl Bridgewater, aged 13.

He inadvertently disturbed burglars, who then shot him in the head at point blank range.

4 people were jailed for life, but, after 19 years, 3 were freed as the conviction was ruled unsafe, & the fourth died in prison. Several books were published chronicling the story, one by Paul Foot.
(http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/2656489.jpg?w=198&h=300)

(http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/yew-tree-farm.jpg?w=630)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 20, 2015, 01:50:02 PM


1978

The nation was shocked by the killing in Staffordshire of a paper boy, Carl Bridgewater, aged 13.

He inadvertently disturbed burglars, who then shot him in the head at point blank range.

4 people were jailed for life, but, after 19 years, 3 were freed as the conviction was ruled unsafe, & the fourth died in prison. Several books were published chronicling the story, one by Paul Foot.
(http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/2656489.jpg?w=198&h=300)

(http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/yew-tree-farm.jpg?w=630)






I can remember this,the TV and Newspapers were full of it for weeks and weeks. Such a tragic loss.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 21, 2015, 01:57:43 PM
2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPbCPpRWwAA1WUQ.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on September 21, 2015, 10:09:42 PM
2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPbCPpRWwAA1WUQ.jpg)

 ;nemesis;


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: BorntoBubble on September 21, 2015, 11:26:28 PM
:(


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 22, 2015, 12:36:38 PM


(From yesterday...)

1979

Two RAF Harrier "Jump Jets" collided over Wisbech, one crashed into a house, killing 3 people.

This was the report from the internationally renowned "Fenland Citizen".


http://www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/latest-news/memories-of-harrier-crash-horror-1-448942



(http://d20u174ifpwkls.cloudfront.net/wisbech/files/2013/03/51190370161.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 22, 2015, 12:46:44 PM


1955

The BBC TV monopoly was ended, when Independent TV was launched. And for the first time ever, we had adverts on TV. Adverts. They'll never catch on.

The BBC tried to "spoil" the evening, by arranging an episode of The Archers in which poor old Grace Archer was killed in a fire. I still miss her.

One problem was that TV's had no means to change channels - why would they? - so we needed two tellys.

(http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/blog/Eric_B/1955_TV.jpg)
 

First advert?

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-bULgPaQej4/maxresdefault.jpg)



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-g0P_ETSwko/hqdefault.jpg)

(http://cached.imagescaler.hbpl.co.uk/resize/scaleWidth/815/offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk/news/OMC/85A44DC4-A0CF-7690-BE45CBD128B28054.jpg)







Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 22, 2015, 12:58:42 PM


1980

War breaks out between Iran & Iraq. This was an "old-fashioned" war, fighting in the trenches, tanks, guns & the like.

(http://lishi.huisongshu.com/img/uploak/9/14895.jpg)
(http://terencebunch.co.uk/articles/iraq-the-united-states-empire-and-the-failure-of-globalist-war-geostrategy-in-south-west-asia/the-iran-iraq-war-troops-in-trenches-on-the-iran-iraq-border.jpg)
(http://[img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-qc_fUOvrj616JEfmtYHGsHMRv0Fr3J3uazsbyerjr78UIyTe)[/img]

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-qc_fUOvrj616JEfmtYHGsHMRv0Fr3J3uazsbyerjr78UIyTe)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 23, 2015, 01:56:28 PM


2011

The world of online poker was about to change forever, & all those "High Stakes" cash games on TV  - the poker equivalent of American Wrestling, I always thought - were soon to disappear.

Things would get worse before they got better, but slowly, online poker is sorting itself out. Quite how 'Stars came out of it so well is quite a mystery, but we all got paid - eventually - so I suppose we should not complain.


(http://www.gambleonline.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/black-friday.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 24, 2015, 10:35:40 AM
2002

Mozilla Firefox is 13 years old today.

(http://pad1.whstatic.com/images/thumb/1/1e/Use-iOpus-iMacros-on-Mozilla-Firefox-Step-1.jpg/670px-Use-iOpus-iMacros-on-Mozilla-Firefox-Step-1.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 24, 2015, 10:46:34 AM


1992

Tory MP David Mellor resigned after a sex scandal. Phone calls had been hacked, misinformation had been added by the odious Max Clifford, but all in all he was not really a safe pair of hands. 
(http://www.talktalk.co.uk/media/images/galleries/news/political-scandals/originals/Mellor.jpg)


Now this is a tremendous photo, imo.

It shows Antonia de Sancha, with whom he was said to have had a lurid, toe-sucking affair.

But right behind here, loving life as he helped destroy another career, is Mr Clifford, that look on his face says it all. A nasty, vicious, vindictive man, who made much of his considerable fortune by being destructive to others. Nice mobile 'phone, too.


(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/73421000/jpg/_73421965_rex3.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 24, 2015, 11:07:20 AM


1988

Ben Johnson won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Blue Riband 100 metres - then came the shock news - he was a drug cheat, & 2 days later, he was disqualified & banned. Those were the days when these things came as a shock to us all, & it was headlines for weeks. That moment defined that whole Olympic Games.

He was eventually allowed back into athletics, was caught cheating again, & that was that. 


(https://pollyslondon2012.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/ben-johnson-sprinter.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 24, 2015, 11:16:11 AM
1949

this man was born on this day

(http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2014/list/100-greatest-bruce-springsteen-songs-of-all-time-20140116/items/tougher-than-the-rest-19691231/140132/_original/1035x1035-bruce-1-1800-1389373987.jpg)

this makes him 66. Springsteen. 66. I can hardly credit it


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: rfgqqabc on September 24, 2015, 12:21:51 PM


1980

War breaks out between Iran & Iraq. This was an "old-fashioned" war, fighting in the trenches, tanks, guns & the like.

(http://lishi.huisongshu.com/img/uploak/9/14895.jpg)
(http://terencebunch.co.uk/articles/iraq-the-united-states-empire-and-the-failure-of-globalist-war-geostrategy-in-south-west-asia/the-iran-iraq-war-troops-in-trenches-on-the-iran-iraq-border.jpg)
(http://[img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-qc_fUOvrj616JEfmtYHGsHMRv0Fr3J3uazsbyerjr78UIyTe)[/img]

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-qc_fUOvrj616JEfmtYHGsHMRv0Fr3J3uazsbyerjr78UIyTe)



The war cost both sides in lives and economic damage: half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, with an equivalent number of civilians, are believed to have died, with many more injured; however, the war brought neither reparations nor changes in borders. The conflict has been compared to World War I[44]:171 in terms of the tactics used, including large-scale trench warfare with barbed wire stretched across trenches, manned machine-gun posts, bayonet charges, human wave attacks across a no-man's land, and extensive use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas by the Iraqi government against Iranian troops, civilians, and Iraqi Kurds. The United States, alongside regional and international powers, supported Iraq with loans, military equipment and satellite imagery during Iraqi attacks against Iranian targets.[45][46] At the time of the conflict, the U.N. Security Council issued statements that "chemical weapons had been used in the war." U.N. statements never clarified that only Iraq was using chemical weapons, and according to retrospective authors "the international community remained silent as Iraq used weapons of mass destruction against Iranian as well as Iraqi Kurds."[47][48][49] The UN Security Council did not identify Iraq as the aggressor of the war until 11 December 1991, some 12 years after Iraq invaded Iran and 16 months following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.[50][51]

This has always bothered me a bit. We know Iraq had chemical weapons then. How come we never find any after the 2003 invasion?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Knottikay on September 24, 2015, 01:54:48 PM
1949

this man was born on this day

(http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2014/list/100-greatest-bruce-springsteen-songs-of-all-time-20140116/items/tougher-than-the-rest-19691231/140132/_original/1035x1035-bruce-1-1800-1389373987.jpg)

this makes him 66. Springsteen. 66. I can hardly credit it

Any idea what country he was born in?*


*please only answer if you can not sing it in your head.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on September 24, 2015, 03:25:12 PM
Azerbaijan?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The Wycher on September 24, 2015, 03:37:45 PM
I think you mean USSR pretty certain that's how the song goes.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 25, 2015, 12:19:17 PM


1957

Stunning story, this, & it was less than 60 years ago.

At Little Rock School, in the deep south of America, 9 black children had been refused admittance on race grounds. The local Governor was against mixed race schools.

Huge hoohah, & eventually, the Federal Government (Dwight Eisenhower was the man) said they had every right to attend, but 1,000 paratroopers were needed to escort them into school. 

And here's the thing - that Governor of Arkansas was so popular, with his anti-black stance, that he remained in power - voted in - for another 10 years.               

Hard to believe.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine


This first photo is sickening....

 
(http://image.pbs.org/poster_images/assets/iml04_img_lr9.jpg.resize.710x399.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQe9AV5esPA-CZfz-XP_wbZTu3yAxc8jYl0Lr5ITv98xfXu6A3N)


(http://www.americaslibrary.gov/assets/aa/eisenhower/aa_eisenhower_littlerock_1_e.jpg)


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTTYx_Y3cq12VhEd0VmbHqfHiPrnZj3NUspQyxiotBoZVxIZc4qcQ)


(http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/currentprojects/TAHv3/Content/Graphics/Little_Rock_Nine_Blocked.jpg)


(http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/files/2013/02/Arkansas-Democrat-Frontpage-1957.jpg)


(http://southernspaces.org/sites/default/files/images/2009/1d-002-ss-09-jegert_lg.jpg)




(http://southernspaces.org/sites/default/files/images/2009/1d-004-ss-09-jegert_lg.jpg)


(http://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/screen-shot-2014-09-02-at-3-14-33-pm.png?w=560&h=492)





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 25, 2015, 12:30:07 PM


2003


The findings of the Hutton Inquiry were published. It begged more questions than it answered. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutton_Inquiry



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/07/13/article-2362659-004211EC1000044C-616_634x458.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/09/12/article-1311255-0094E14D1000044C-327_468x334.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on September 25, 2015, 01:21:32 PM
1915

One hundred years ago today Britain used poison gas in warfare for the first time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Loos

Prior to the British attack, about 140 long tons (140,000 kg) of chlorine gas was released with mixed success; in places the gas was blown back onto British trenches. Due to the inefficiency of contemporary gas masks, many soldiers removed them as they could not see through the fogged-up eyepieces or could barely breathe with them on, which led to some soldiers being affected by the British gas as it blew back.

Rawlinson wrote to the King's adviser Stamfordham (28 September)

    From what I can ascertain, some of the divisions did actually reach the enemy's trenches, for their bodies can now be seen on the barbed wire.

The twelve attacking battalions suffered 8,000 casualties out of 10,000 men in four hours.


Impossible to comprehend what the battlefield must have been like.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on September 25, 2015, 01:24:02 PM
Is there anything more glorious than an illiterate racist, too lazy to make a new sign?

(http://southernspaces.org/sites/default/files/images/2009/1d-004-ss-09-jegert_lg.jpg)

Inte[taped over R]grates


To defend my faith for a moment, the Bible reference on the sign is remarkably silent on black children and communism:

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.

Just a chapter earlier, Peter wrote:

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is near-sighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

Misinterpretation is a powerful weapon.

I suppose Mr Sign Man hoped we wouldn't read the whole book.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 25, 2015, 01:26:15 PM
Is there anything more glorious than an illiterate racist, too lazy to make a new sign?

(http://southernspaces.org/sites/default/files/images/2009/1d-004-ss-09-jegert_lg.jpg)

Inte[taped over R]grates


To defend my faith for a moment, the Bible reference on the sign is remarkably silent on black children and communism:

To those who through righteousness have received a faith as precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Just a handful of verses down, Peter wrote:

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is near-sighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

Irony is great.                   


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on September 25, 2015, 01:30:00 PM
Bit like the irony of my quoting the wrong verse, having misread his sign...

;hide;

Edited it now.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. :)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Graham C on September 25, 2015, 08:45:46 PM
John Bonham, drummer from Led Zeppelin died on this day 1980

(http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/2014/article/gonzo-bonzo-john-bonhams-most-dynamic-drumming-20140620/15636/_original/1035x702-20140619-bonzo-x1800-1403191984.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 26, 2015, 12:58:31 PM


1960

The first ever TV Debate between Presidential candidates took place - Nixon & Kennedy. Choose which one of those to trust, if you will.

The format has remained largely unchanged in the following 55 years. TV's have changed a bit, though.       


(http://www.wkyc.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/photogallery/263916/1960%201.jpg)


(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121002050433-01-nixon-kennedy-life-1002-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg)


(http://blog.invention.smithsonian.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Kennedy-Nixon-Debate.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 26, 2015, 01:03:44 PM

1973

Concorde began transatlantic flights, which slashed flying times.

We all thought supersonic flight would be the future, & we were all wrong. Only 20 were manufactured, 6 were prototypes for test purposes, & the other 14 were, in effect, given away to Air France & BA.                                                                                 

(http://media2.govtech.com/images/770*1000/Concorde.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 27, 2015, 01:54:58 PM
Typhoon Tysons finest test

RIP Frank Tyson who died today

love the interview with his mum

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN1UAhYPByQ


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 29, 2015, 11:12:42 AM

1960


This was the day of the famous "Kruschev shoe-banging" incident at the United Nations. Or was it?

We all read about it, but history seems unclear what day it happened, & if it happened at all - 4 different days are suggested for the incident, & no photographs exist of it happening.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe-banging_incident


Here's a photoshopped version of the incident......

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Yho1Eydh1mM/hqdefault.jpg)


And here we see the real photo, compared with the photoshop version......


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Khruschev_shoe_fake.jpg/220px-Khruschev_shoe_fake.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 01, 2015, 12:49:43 PM


1975


40 years ago today, & with a great nickname - Thriller in Manila - Cassius Clay & Joe Frazer had the third of their 3 battles in the ring.

Clay - or Ali as he later became - was such a great entertainer & presence.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrilla_in_Manila


(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/11/11/1321054126259/Ali-Joe-Frazier--Don-King-030.jpg?w=700&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=b1886eb23f695a32eb2b64d00d84edf4)


(http://www.thehistoryreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Ali-and-Frazier.jpg)


How about this for a great photo?



(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTtgDJ8JSNZGm4StYu5sieB8HN2_Q7B5IRfD3q3rYkoZg29iTs93Q)



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/1R6WSAJGS5A/hqdefault.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on October 01, 2015, 01:08:31 PM
Don Kings hairdo was very mild in that photo lol


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 01, 2015, 01:09:53 PM
Don Kings hairdo was very mild in that photo lol

He must have made a few bob over the decades, eh?


(http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/don-king.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 03, 2015, 11:26:34 AM


1952



Tea rationing ended.

http://www.barnesfamilyhistory.org.uk/images/secondworldwar/ration-book-1953-1954-page-12.jpg


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/99/6e/4b/996e4b878282ef60940d4b44f5496311.jpg)


(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2009/8/22/1250942635919/Family-At-Table-1954-001.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=4d72c8d2a0d1554122b32871a3bcf459)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 03, 2015, 03:08:20 PM
If you went to him with what we would now call a first world problem, my dad would say, "I'll write to the food office immediately".


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 04, 2015, 11:25:02 AM


1976

To a great fanfare, the InterCity 125 was introduced, the first one ran from Paddington to Bristol, & the fare was £5.

They were due to be withdrawn in 2006, but nearly 40 years after introduction, many of them remain in service, still going strong.

They are smelly, noisy, belch clouds of acrid smoke, but have character, personality, & are perfectly lovely.


(http://cdn.ipernity.com/135/45/77/30484577.43a3055e.640.jpg?r2)



(http://www.bristol-business.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/7163350231_c0e4c830db_z.jpg)




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 04, 2015, 11:34:05 AM


1992


An El-Al 747 Cargo flight crashed in Amsterdam, shortly after take off.

One engine sheared off due to metal fatigue -  they are designed to shear off cleanly in the event of overload - but the engine hit another engine as it detached, so both engines broke off, the wing flaps were damaged, & the place crashed into the city, killing all 4 crew, & 39 people on the ground.   


(http://www.baaa-acro.com/wp-content/uploads/1992/10/B747-El-Al-AMS.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 09, 2015, 10:36:22 PM
1940

This chap was born.



(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/11438/production/_85921707_26dcaa95-b99d-4d4d-a735-022dba5494be.jpg)




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34446020


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 14, 2015, 02:28:05 PM
the telegraph today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRRcHyHWIAA2YvS.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on October 15, 2015, 10:51:45 AM
Born today in 1881.

(http://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2013/11/30/21/35-P.G.-Wodehouse-AP.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 16, 2015, 11:07:06 AM
2004

Messi makes his debut for Barca

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRbYKoeXAAABkG8.png)

Now 28, he has:

Goals: 429 Major Trophies: 26


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on October 16, 2015, 12:15:05 PM
Born today in 1918. Soldier, War Hero, Colditz POW, Racing Car Driver & Engineer. What a life.

(http://www.speedweek.ch/medialibfiles/68/Tony%20Rolt_750_500.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rolt


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 16, 2015, 01:58:26 PM
Born today in 1918. Soldier, War Hero, Colditz POW, Racing Car Driver & Engineer. What a life.

(http://www.speedweek.ch/medialibfiles/68/Tony%20Rolt_750_500.jpg)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rolt

I thought I knew all about Tony Rolt, one of my earliest motor racing memories was him winning the Le Mans 24 hours in that oh so beautiful C-Type Jaguar, perhaps the prettiest racing touring car ever.

In a way, he invented 4 wheel drive, too, & the 4 wheel drive Audi Quattros used engineering principles that he first put together.

I never knew his war story though, I'm amazed. 



(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/03/a0/38/03a038c59d003d0984615037d4606dfd.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 21, 2015, 10:15:23 AM
1985 and 2015

today is back to the future day. the date set for the time travel in the films

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRrUmXfXAAAi-bz.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRyRMenVAAAmScy.png)

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/movies/2015-when-the-future-was-bright-in-back-to-the-future.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 21, 2015, 12:16:41 PM
49 years ago today.


(http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/politics/aberfan/school2.gif)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 23, 2015, 10:54:24 AM
100 years ago today

WG Grace died 1848-1915

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/090d4a02d7c4ee63550b25ed06d555f7/tumblr_myjko4eAgi1rs99pbo1_500.jpg)

(http://www.antique-prints.co.uk/wg-grace-1659.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 23, 2015, 12:46:10 PM
test match special did a feature today on WG

the podcast is available here: http://bbc.in/1LRamv1 

Its brilliant, and full of incredible tidbits


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 25, 2015, 11:32:15 AM
2004

John Peel, disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist died on this day

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSJ_zV2WsAAcNFa.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: teddybloat on October 25, 2015, 01:00:21 PM
John Peel D.J'd in Chibuku Shake Shake a couple of tears before his death.

Chibuku is/was a proper little rave-cave of club in the backstreets of central liverpool, held in building that contained an old theatre. Usually it catered to weird techno, dubstep, hip-hop D.J's playing to a young crowd of loved-up dance-heads. so a very strange place for a 50+ radio one D.J to play. his daughter was at liverpool uni at the time and was a regular at the club and nagged him to play there.

Peel was the most ecclectic of D.J's and fitted in perfectly to the vibe of the club. Most of the crowd had printed out John Peel face masks on and he said afterwards he had felt incredibly nervous playing there, and that turning up in a room of a thousand scousers all off their heads on ecstasy wearing his face as masks did little to ease the nerves. he neededn't have worried. there was one dicey moment when he played a recording of the kop singing 'you'll never walk alone' as the evertonians didnt appreciate it, but it was a boss, boss night.






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 29, 2015, 03:00:50 PM
1965

Brian Cough began his managerial career at Hartlepool, today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSfDjqWWwAAtxf8.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 31, 2015, 11:30:26 AM
1951

The first zebra crossing

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSoe4DTWUAAEW1s.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 05, 2015, 11:29:19 AM
It's 410 years since Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament; John Chilcot's report into the plot is due any day now...


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on November 05, 2015, 12:18:33 PM
It's 410 years since Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament; John Chilcot's report into the plot is due any day now...


Pearls before swine Rich, pearls before swine.


I lolled.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on November 05, 2015, 02:15:55 PM
It's 410 years since Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament;

Was he the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions ?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 09, 2015, 03:46:45 PM
1965

50 years ago today the death penalty was abolished in the UK

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Graham C on November 09, 2015, 11:10:03 PM
I didn't realise we had the death penalty that recent.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 12, 2015, 01:53:06 PM
i missed the exact day, it was last week

40 years ago this week, Bohemian Rhapsody was released

40 years!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTnPeF4XIAAkawP.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Knottikay on November 12, 2015, 06:47:11 PM
This song album was released 31 years ago today.....

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 12, 2015, 07:09:42 PM
i missed the exact day, it was last week

40 years ago this week, Bohemian Rhapsody was released

40 years!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTnPeF4XIAAkawP.png)

Is that actually Queen? Looks more like Jeremy Vine than Freddie Mercury at the front.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 12, 2015, 07:18:00 PM
I missed this on Tuesday.

On 10 November 1985, Gary Kimovich Kasparov was crowned the thirteenth World Chess Champion.

(http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/files/news/2015/misc/gk30th-06.jpg)

At just 22, and having endured a monstrous, epic, 48 game battle less than a year earlier against Karpov, the great man truly arrived.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 13, 2015, 03:57:16 PM
1994

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91JoW4mSiZo


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 14, 2015, 10:53:01 AM
1940

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Coventry blitz

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on November 14, 2015, 10:57:58 AM
i missed the exact day, it was last week

40 years ago this week, Bohemian Rhapsody was released

40 years!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTnPeF4XIAAkawP.png)

Is that actually Queen? Looks more like Jeremy Vine than Freddie Mercury at the front.


I've no idea what that is about - that's never Freddie Mercury, surely?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 14, 2015, 10:59:18 AM
i never spotted that, sorry

anyway Bohemian rhapsody was released 40 years ago when i posted


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on November 14, 2015, 11:07:17 AM
i never spotted that, sorry

anyway Bohemian rhapsody was released 40 years ago when i posted

Hard to believe it was 40 years ago - I remember the excitement of that track as if it were yesterday.

All singles then were 3 minutes max - the very idea of 7 or 8 minutes filled us with awe & wonder.

It was one of the pioneering videos that helped establish music videos, too, & so played a very important part in what was to become the way popular music was promoted. And before long, we had this oh so wonderful channel, which, for those of us around at the time, shaped our lives.   


(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/90scartoons/images/b/bc/Mtv-logo-Logo.png/revision/latest?cb=20140219002555)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 14, 2015, 11:27:02 AM
Off the back of tikay's post, a nice bit of only connect here...

4. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMWNhCmLUg


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 14, 2015, 11:32:25 AM
3. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHKHjtup3Qk


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 14, 2015, 11:38:08 AM
2. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvSbQB6-UdY


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 14, 2015, 11:38:28 AM
What comes next?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 14, 2015, 12:00:45 PM
no idea at all what you are getting at, sorry.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on November 14, 2015, 12:12:26 PM
The first four songs played on MTV

The very first?

1. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 14, 2015, 12:13:40 PM
never knew that (can bore some people later with that one!)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on November 14, 2015, 02:48:30 PM
never knew that (can bore some people later with that one!)

Mission accomplished.   ;)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 19, 2015, 12:44:59 PM
1969

Pele scored his 1,000th goal with a penalty for Santos against Vasco

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUK_UUrUwAAl51l.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 20, 2015, 10:54:11 AM
2000

on the same night, 15 years ago

the first millionaire on who wants to be

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/10/22/article-2471794-18E82E3E00000578-706_638x397.jpg)

the last time episode of one foot was shown on uk tv (for the first time, repeated since)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/30/article-2195686-0033A2D400000258-193_634x413.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 22, 2015, 02:05:50 PM
On this day in 1963, C. S. Lewis died. John F. Kennedy was killed an hour later. 7hrs after that, Aldous Huxley also drew his last breath.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6073/6025099611_010d2c4d8c_o.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 22, 2015, 02:07:12 PM
25 years ago today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUayUW3XIAAfDA9.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 25, 2015, 01:32:26 PM
2005

George Best died

this was his resignation letter from Manchester United in 1972

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 25, 2015, 05:59:11 PM
don't think i had seen this before

Best's letter home after making his league debut for Man U

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUqbH1ZWwAIVaXL.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 30, 2015, 01:08:32 PM
1960

Happy Birthday to Gary Lineker

Games: 546

Goals: 286 x1

World Cup Golden Boot x1

El-Clasico hat-trick

(http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/PA-144852TB.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03022/lineker-beard_3022920b.jpg)

55 years old



i feel old...


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on November 30, 2015, 03:27:12 PM
1869

Gustaf Dalén, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1912 was born. He also invented this:

(http://www.moorlandcookers.co.uk/MODELS/files/4oventrad.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 03, 2015, 01:38:10 PM
1965

Rubber Soul released 50 years ago today. Workers at EMI's factory at Hayes assembling copies of the LP

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVTU0viXIAACF6N.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 06, 2015, 10:34:13 AM
1933 Prohibition ended

1920 the night before prohibition started

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVfR5OqUEAAuubS.jpg)

the night prohibition ended in the same bar

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVfR49JXAAIXOPR.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on December 06, 2015, 11:05:42 AM
Who is that man?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 06, 2015, 11:08:10 AM
Who is that man?


no idea. should i know?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on December 06, 2015, 11:14:44 AM
Who is that man?


no idea. should i know?

I don't think so. I just noticed all the people in the second photo were the same man


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Doobs on December 06, 2015, 11:20:56 AM
Who is that man?


no idea. should i know?

I don't think so. I just noticed all the people in the second photo were the same man

I think the internet has just trolled tighty. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 06, 2015, 11:26:16 AM
Prohibition ended 6th Dec 1933 anyway!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 06, 2015, 11:38:59 AM
1968

The Stones' "Beggars Banquet" released today in 1968, beginning one of the greatest 'hot streaks' in music (Beggars, let it Bleed, sticky Fingers, Exile on main street).

(http://papodehomem.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/rolling_stones_beggars_banquet_delante.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 07, 2015, 02:19:58 PM
1997

Billy Bremner (9 December 1942 – 7 December 1997)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3ZtvwU-XnA



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 07, 2015, 03:54:47 PM

1941: Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor

 Japan has launched a surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and has declared war on Britain and the United States.
The US president, Franklin D Roosevelt, has mobilised all his forces and is poised to declare war on Japan.

At 0755 local time the first wave of between 50 and 150 planes struck the naval base for 35 minutes causing several fires and "untold damage" to the Pacific Fleet.
The Japanese squadrons dropped high-explosive and incendiary bombs. A second strike followed at about 0900 when a force of at least 100 planes pounded the base for an hour.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 07, 2015, 03:58:41 PM
good one, thank you

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 08, 2015, 10:38:54 AM

1980: John Lennon shot dead


 Former Beatle John Lennon has been shot dead by an unknown gunman who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.
The 40-year-old was shot several times as he entered the Dakota, his luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, opposite Central Park, at 2300 local time.

He was rushed in a police car to St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, where he died.

His wife, Yoko Ono, who is understood to have witnessed the attack, was with him.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAJ2AoEwDvY






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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on December 08, 2015, 10:51:57 AM


Crikey, remember that as if it were yesterday. At the time, it seemed so unfair, a "tragedy", but I suppose in the greater scheme of things it was not a disaster.

In a way, it enhanced his profile. And we had days & days of non-stop Beatles music on the wireless. 

I never did quite get the Yoko thing, but they seemed very happy from what I could see.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 08, 2015, 12:28:24 PM


Crikey, remember that as if it were yesterday. At the time, it seemed so unfair, a "tragedy", but I suppose in the greater scheme of things it was not a disaster.

In a way, it enhanced his profile. And we had days & days of non-stop Beatles music on the wireless. 

I never did quite get the Yoko thing, but they seemed very happy from what I could see.

I'm with you on the Yoko thing Tony.

In 1980 I bought my first house. My new neighbour was kind enough to weld me 2 new sills on my old Cortina so it would pass MOT. He wouldn't accept any payment so bought him a John Lennon album (I forget which one). Then by December the musical talent was gone.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on December 08, 2015, 02:04:03 PM


Crikey, remember that as if it were yesterday. At the time, it seemed so unfair, a "tragedy", but I suppose in the greater scheme of things it was not a disaster.

In a way, it enhanced his profile. And we had days & days of non-stop Beatles music on the wireless. 

I never did quite get the Yoko thing, but they seemed very happy from what I could see.

I'm with you on the Yoko thing Tony.

In 1980 I bought my first house. My new neighbour was kind enough to weld me 2 new sills on my old Cortina so it would pass MOT. He wouldn't accept any payment so bought him a John Lennon album (I forget which one). Then by December the musical talent was gone.

Now that's a blast from the past.

Back in the day it was common practice to keep a car until it needed replacement sills, wings, valance, floor pans etc and then get someone to weld the bits on for you. After that you could get them sprayed to match or just brush paint them yourself.

Happy days



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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 11, 2015, 12:08:05 PM
1901 - Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian electrical inventor, sends the first transatlantic radio signal.

1941 - Dutch government in London declares war on Italy

1941 - Germany & Italy declare war on USA

1961 - Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel

1972 - Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on December 11, 2015, 06:27:30 PM
1933 Prohibition ended

1920 the night before prohibition started

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVfR5OqUEAAuubS.jpg)

the night prohibition ended in the same bar

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVfR49JXAAIXOPR.jpg)

I've somehow stumbled across the original

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tal on December 11, 2015, 08:17:14 PM
How, pray, does one stumble across that picture?! Did you accidentally Google "picture of people celebrating ending of prohibition"?

:D

There's an episode of Frasier where he keeps getting beaten by his dad at chess.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyQCIbW50Vo

One sleepless night, Frasier realises what his dad is doing to beat him.

"He's stumbled into the Botvinnik attack"

My then chess coach was incensed. "It's the Panov-Botvinnik attack and you don't stumble into it!"


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on December 12, 2015, 12:39:52 PM
How, pray, does one stumble across that picture?! Did you accidentally Google "picture of people celebrating ending of prohibition"?

:D

There's an episode of Frasier where he keeps getting beaten by his dad at chess.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyQCIbW50Vo

One sleepless night, Frasier realises what his dad is doing to beat him.

"He's stumbled into the Botvinnik attack"

My then chess coach was incensed. "It's the Panov-Botvinnik attack and you don't stumble into it!"

I was perusing this site http://www.boredlion.com/ whilst trying to stay awake during a long conference call. Some interesting stuff.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 12, 2015, 04:10:39 PM
1915, on this day

Frank Sinatra was born

(http://esq.h-cdn.co/assets/15/15/768x776/gallery-1428426834-91139856-1.jpg)

this was a tremendous read

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a638/esq1003-oct-sinatra-rev/


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 12, 2015, 06:40:41 PM
sinatra's letter to george michael when he made it big

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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on December 12, 2015, 06:57:00 PM


Amazing.

"But you don't understand, Frank"...........


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 12, 2015, 08:20:07 PM
2009

Six years ago today, Bournemouth were hammered 5-0 at Morecambe in League Two


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Graham C on December 15, 2015, 01:18:07 PM
Bosman Ruling came in to effect 20 years ago today.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 15, 2015, 03:01:54 PM
Tim Peak becomes the first British astronaut on the way to the International Space Station.


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc6msv9u6AE


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 16, 2015, 10:50:27 AM

1969: MPs vote to abolish hanging

 MPs have voted by a big majority for the permanent abolition of the death penalty for murder.
A great cheer went up in the Commons as the final result was announced shortly before midnight. The voting was 343 in favour, 185 against, a majority of 158, to permanently end hanging in Britain.

The decision came at the end of a seven-and-a-half hour debate which saw the Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, the Conservative leader, Edward Heath, and Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe go through the same lobby to support abolition.

Under the terms of the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 hanging was suspended for an experimental period of five years. Today's result means it is now unlikely to be brought back.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 16, 2015, 10:58:30 AM
1773
The Boston Tea Party



In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.

The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny.

When three tea ships, the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver, arrived in Boston Harbor, the colonists demanded that the tea be returned to England. After Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused, Patriot leader Samuel Adams organized the “tea party” with about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group. The British tea dumped in Boston Harbor on the night of December 16 was valued at some $18,000.

Parliament, outraged by the blatant destruction of British property, enacted the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, in 1774. The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping, established formal British military rule in Massachusetts, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America, and required colonists to quarter British troops. The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Jon MW on December 16, 2015, 11:17:25 AM
1773
The Boston Tea Party



In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor.

The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny.

When three tea ships, the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver, arrived in Boston Harbor, the colonists demanded that the tea be returned to England. After Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused, Patriot leader Samuel Adams organized the “tea party” with about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group. The British tea dumped in Boston Harbor on the night of December 16 was valued at some $18,000.

Parliament, outraged by the blatant destruction of British property, enacted the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, in 1774. The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping, established formal British military rule in Massachusetts, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America, and required colonists to quarter British troops. The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British.


I'm guessing that's a US source :)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on December 16, 2015, 01:39:34 PM

1969: MPs vote to abolish hanging

 MPs have voted by a big majority for the permanent abolition of the death penalty for murder.
A great cheer went up in the Commons as the final result was announced shortly before midnight. The voting was 343 in favour, 185 against, a majority of 158, to permanently end hanging in Britain.

The decision came at the end of a seven-and-a-half hour debate which saw the Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, the Conservative leader, Edward Heath, and Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe go through the same lobby to support abolition.

Under the terms of the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 hanging was suspended for an experimental period of five years. Today's result means it is now unlikely to be brought back.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on December 16, 2015, 09:30:51 PM
Saw this today, don't know if you can make it out but it says petrol is under £1 per litre.




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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 18, 2015, 05:10:28 PM


1620
Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbour


On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.

The famous Mayflower story began in 1606, when a group of reform-minded Puritans in Nottinghamshire, England, founded their own church, separate from the state-sanctioned Church of England. Accused of treason, they were forced to leave the country and settle in the more tolerant Netherlands. After 12 years of struggling to adapt and make a decent living, the group sought financial backing from some London merchants to set up a colony in America. On September 6, 1620, 102 passengers–dubbed Pilgrims by William Bradford, a passenger who would become the first governor of Plymouth Colony–crowded on the Mayflower to begin the long, hard journey to a new life in the New World.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 18, 2015, 05:15:23 PM

1946
Director Steven Spielberg born



On this day in 1946, Steven Spielberg, who will become one of the most successful directors in modern movie history with such blockbusters as Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000229/


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 19, 2015, 12:01:47 PM


On this day 27 years ago my fabulous son was born.

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/Bloot58/20130907_212333_zpswjv8cmuf.jpg) (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/Bloot58/media/20130907_212333_zpswjv8cmuf.jpg.html)

Also on this day ** years ago my lovely Joo was born. Big day in our household today.

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee61/Bloot58/20150124_151707_zpszlqccms1.jpg) (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/Bloot58/media/20150124_151707_zpszlqccms1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on December 19, 2015, 12:09:10 PM
You're a lucky man Kev.

Congratulations to all of you.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on December 19, 2015, 12:12:14 PM

Wonderful stuff, Kev, you have every right to be proud.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 19, 2015, 12:51:39 PM
Thank you both.  I am indeed lucky and proud.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 19, 2015, 12:55:41 PM

1984: Britain signs over Hong Kong to China

 The British colony of Hong Kong is to be returned to China in 1997 after an historic agreement was signed in Peking today.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher signed the Joint Sino-British Declaration with her Chinese counterpart Zhao Ziyang.

It formally seals the future of Hong Kong, transferring it from a British colony of six million people to communist China in 13 years.

The agreement, which will end 155 years of British rule in the colony, also launches a new era in trade and diplomacy between the two countries.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: KarmaDope on December 21, 2015, 07:59:50 PM
1988: Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01461/crater_1461588b.jpg)

Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit, via London and New York. On 21 December 1988, N739PA, the aircraft operating the transatlantic leg of the route, was destroyed by a terrorist bomb, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew on board, in what became known as the Lockerbie bombing. Large sections of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 more people on the ground.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Flight_103


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 24, 2015, 11:53:22 AM
2010

24th December, the UK by satellite

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW_EkiIWAAAjgGI.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 25, 2015, 11:09:13 AM
1914

The Christmas truce

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXDZASiWkAAXI3d.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 30, 2015, 11:21:36 AM
1940

the london blitz began

how St Pauls remained standing....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXbcPaaWEAA1C46.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 01, 2016, 01:30:46 PM
1973

Britain officially becomes a member of the European Economic Community.

(http://www.historytoday.com/sites/default/files/commonmkt.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02001/heath_2001218a.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on January 02, 2016, 07:43:50 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Ibrox_disaster

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00096/80186305_Ibrox_96247c.jpg)


(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/21/article-0-15150B19000005DC-666_634x337.jpg)


YNWA


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 05, 2016, 07:44:21 PM
950 years ago today (beat that....)

1066

Edward the Confessor died

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX-f97YWAAApCMz.png)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 05, 2016, 07:50:15 PM
1971

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10366210_10153120678535194_2779676399645003927_n.jpg?oh=53a62ed47e0c51df02233ca1440558ad&oe=570A1C5C)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on January 06, 2016, 01:08:27 PM
(http://www.nottinghampost.com/images/localworld/ugc-images/276368/Article/images/25778325/9254201-large.jpg)

6 January 1975 Brian Clough appointed manager of Nottingham Forest FC.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on January 07, 2016, 12:10:13 PM
(https://pronkpops.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/map-paris-charlie-hebdo-attacks.jpg?w=544&h=753)

2015 Terrorist attacks on "Charlie Hebdo" Offices


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on January 08, 2016, 10:59:08 AM
8th January 1997,  Middlesborough V Liverpool in the quarter-final of the League Cup.

 The game will be remembered for the debut of a skinny 18-year-old who would go on to become a genuine Reds legend.


(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/1280949_10.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 08, 2016, 11:15:01 AM
1947

Bowie was born

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSEIzh_CJIRqimRfKz38c8BfpQN_wwPwqYo8P5UFLiQtZdD__JfNA)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 12, 2016, 05:21:42 PM
1965

"Batman," starring Adam West and Burt Ward, began its three season run on ABC 50 years ago today

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlOaehr1vvMFukV4nwT6dUh_QDGSJDXbtsFQjKrMsn6hNbcPoRFA)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on January 12, 2016, 06:43:58 PM
1965

"Batman," starring Adam West and Burt Ward, began its three season run on ABC 50 years ago today

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlOaehr1vvMFukV4nwT6dUh_QDGSJDXbtsFQjKrMsn6hNbcPoRFA)

Were there really only three seasons? It felt like it went on much longer. Also my memory suggests it started before that. Makes me feel old to think I was 10 when it started.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on January 12, 2016, 08:26:41 PM
1965

"Batman," starring Adam West and Burt Ward, began its three season run on ABC 50 years ago today

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlOaehr1vvMFukV4nwT6dUh_QDGSJDXbtsFQjKrMsn6hNbcPoRFA)

Were there really only three seasons? It felt like it went on much longer. Also my memory suggests it started before that. Makes me feel old to think I was 10 when it started.


When you're 10, 3 seasons is forever.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on January 13, 2016, 06:31:24 AM
1965

"Batman," starring Adam West and Burt Ward, began its three season run on ABC 50 years ago today

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlOaehr1vvMFukV4nwT6dUh_QDGSJDXbtsFQjKrMsn6hNbcPoRFA)

Were there really only three seasons? It felt like it went on much longer. Also my memory suggests it started before that. Makes me feel old to think I was 10 when it started.

I was 7 and had a batman suit.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on January 24, 2016, 09:18:46 PM
1949

John Belushi would have been 67 today.

(http://artcreationforever.com/images/john-belushi/john-belushi-04.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 25, 2016, 06:25:42 PM
21 years ago today

1995

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12541153_10153998873701320_478394319834846042_n.jpg?oh=26714761278ef833cd375e7409678aa3&oe=573E7F84)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 27, 2016, 10:40:00 AM
It is Holocaust memorial today

See cause of death. He was nine.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZt5g-5WYAAWcH-.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 28, 2016, 11:02:05 AM
28 January 1896.

Walter Arnold, from Kent, became the first person in the UK convicted of speeding. He exceeded the speed limit of 2 mph


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on January 28, 2016, 11:36:09 AM
(http://butrousfoundation.com/bf_images/shuttle_Challenger/Space%20Shuttle%20Challenger%20disaster.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 28, 2016, 12:39:06 PM
(http://butrousfoundation.com/bf_images/shuttle_Challenger/Space%20Shuttle%20Challenger%20disaster.jpg)

an interesting listen

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 28, 2016, 12:41:46 PM
from 37 minutes in

CNN live that day

i was at school, didn't see this live i don't think. assume it was on the BBC?

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rDg7S46ijM


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on January 28, 2016, 12:58:01 PM
I was supposed to be at school - it must have been live on the BBC as I can remember it vividly.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 28, 2016, 01:25:03 PM
ON THIS DAY in 1882, Wales won their first rugby match, 2 goals to nil vs Ireland. Wales scored 4 tries, which had no value.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on January 28, 2016, 01:28:20 PM
28 January 1896.

Walter Arnold, from Kent, became the first person in the UK convicted of speeding. He exceeded the speed limit of 2 mph

Bloody maniac charging around like that


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on January 28, 2016, 01:40:50 PM

The Challenger Disaster


It's absolutely a terrible thing when 7 young, fit, intelligent & I'm quite sure good people die in such a manner, especially whilst we watched.

Perspective puzzles me though. In GB, 5 people die in road accidents every day.

In 2015, there were nine airplane crashes in which more than 7 people died.

Bet most of us would struggle to name more than 2 or 3 of those plane crashes, how many were killed, where & when.

There's almost become something I would call "celebrity death". It seems to have much greater value.

   





Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on January 29, 2016, 05:36:46 PM
Today the Land Rover Defender ends production after 70 years.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZ5uRPjWcAA4Gb_.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on January 30, 2016, 12:45:09 PM
30th January 1948 Gandhi assassinated.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-assassinated




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on January 30, 2016, 12:50:55 PM
BLOODY SUNDAY.

Bloody Sunday – sometimes called the Bogside Massacre – was an incident on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland. British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a protest march against internment. Fourteen people died: thirteen were killed outright, while the death of another man four-and-a-half months later was attributed to his injuries. Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers and some were shot while trying to help the wounded. Two protesters were also injured when they were run down by army vehicles. The march had been organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and the Northern Resistance Movement.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on February 06, 2016, 12:19:12 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CahaPzJWIAAPo1_.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on February 09, 2016, 07:22:32 PM
36 years ago.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wk34X94Whk


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on February 15, 2016, 02:50:41 PM
This clip is from the first episode of 'Decimal Five', a series to explain decimalisation to the public. Today is the 45th anniversary of decimalisation, so we brought it back, catchy jingles and all!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx1EwdbmrR4


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on February 15, 2016, 03:34:04 PM
On this day in 2002, Lionel Messi signed his contract with Barcelona.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbQ0O2lWAAIAg3v.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on February 15, 2016, 04:04:33 PM
1985

The Breakfast club was released

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbQ17bDW4AAS3Rq.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on February 20, 2016, 02:03:59 PM
Born today, 1902.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams

(http://www.iphf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/anseladams_moonrisehernandez.jpg)

America's master photographer, the above, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, can be bought next week in New York, a mere $200,000.

http://www.swanngalleries.com/news/2016/02/a-storied-photograph-ansel-adams-moonrise-hernandez-new-mexico/


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on March 01, 2016, 10:11:06 PM
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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on March 05, 2016, 10:31:21 AM
(http://blogs.hud.ac.uk/subject-areas/historians-at-work/files/2014/03/miners-strike-2-1984.jpg)

5 March 1984, miners went on strike at Cortonwood Colliery sparking a year long dispute


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on March 07, 2016, 05:22:22 PM
20 years ago today

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTixGiK-iBchenq7s3a88Y09RyjSAYHrZuZJIg4vn4uRjvkQWt3_w)

(http://i2.wp.com/aoav.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Dunblane.jpg)

(http://i0.wp.com/www.gunbabygun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/594000-110603-aus-news-pic-dunblane-primary-massacre.jpg?resize=650%2C366)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on March 07, 2016, 05:50:32 PM
20 years ago today

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTixGiK-iBchenq7s3a88Y09RyjSAYHrZuZJIg4vn4uRjvkQWt3_w)

(http://i2.wp.com/aoav.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Dunblane.jpg)

(http://i0.wp.com/www.gunbabygun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/594000-110603-aus-news-pic-dunblane-primary-massacre.jpg?resize=650%2C366)


Oh my goodness I would never have guessed at 20 years ago.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on March 20, 2016, 11:27:01 AM

1966: Football's World Cup stolen

 The football World Cup has been stolen while on exhibition at Central Hall in Westminster, London.
The £30,000 solid gold Jules Rimet trophy disappeared while a church service was taking place in another part of the building.





2003: US launches missiles against Saddam

 American missiles hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, signalling the start of the US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein.











Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on March 21, 2016, 10:21:56 AM
2006

Twitter is 10 today.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/6eqekj.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on March 21, 2016, 11:39:41 AM
1935

Brian Clough was born: "“Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.”

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeEO5YqW8AAu344.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: EvilPie on April 05, 2016, 11:39:30 PM
Can't believe this guy's been gone 22 years!!

(http://youqueen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/kurt-cobain-unplugged-in-new-york.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 06, 2016, 10:12:34 PM
(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2015/04/06/0406-devil-fish-dave-ulliot-getty-4.jpg)

One year today, RIP


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on April 12, 2016, 10:15:42 AM
1961

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.

(http://s.inyourpocket.com/gallery/7137.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: nirvana on April 12, 2016, 01:26:34 PM
Can't believe this guy's been gone 22 years!!

(http://youqueen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/kurt-cobain-unplugged-in-new-york.jpg)



Tried hard but could never get my hair to look like this. Biggest regret of my life to date


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on April 12, 2016, 04:30:55 PM
1981

20 years to the day since Gagarin's flight, the first Space Shuttle took off. I remember bunking off school to watch it.


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgg8cqTMiI


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 12, 2016, 05:35:04 PM
2011

five years ago today

poker's black friday

http://uk.pokernews.com/news/2016/04/black-friday-five-years-later-21165.htm




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 12, 2016, 05:39:06 PM
2004

Brian Lara hits 400* today against England in Antigua

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf2jbjuUAAI47PD.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on April 13, 2016, 10:57:59 AM
1997

Tiger wins the lasters by 12 shots, and becomes the youngest ever green ajcket winner

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cf6TIKmUIAAk3Co.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 22, 2016, 04:04:43 PM
1978

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03573/cloughtaylorai_3573989b.jpg)

Nottingham Forest win the Football League title


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on April 26, 2016, 01:56:47 PM
1986

(http://www.bcd-urbex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/chernobyl-cover-1320x660.jpg)

The worst nuclear power plant disaster in history in the Ukraine


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on April 26, 2016, 07:38:54 PM
1986

(http://www.bcd-urbex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/chernobyl-cover-1320x660.jpg)

The worst nuclear power plant disaster in history in the Ukraine

My uncle and grandad flew close by just after it happened and spent some days in Moscow. Heard nothing about it until they arrived back.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 05, 2016, 09:27:30 AM
5th May 1980.

 Iranian Embassy siege ended with SAS storming the building, during the Snooker , which was interrupted and was the subject of many complaints to the BBC.


(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/75587000/jpg/_75587016_iran.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 05, 2016, 09:31:49 AM
remember that like it was yesterday, which room i was in, what time it was.

Thorburn v Higgins, i think


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 05, 2016, 09:35:23 AM
remember that like it was yesterday, which room i was in, what time it was.

Thorburn v Higgins, i think

It was , Thorburn won 18-16


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on May 05, 2016, 11:00:20 AM
remember that like it was yesterday, which room i was in, what time it was.

Thorburn v Higgins, i think

Oh yes, one of those very rare moments in life where we remember exactly where we were, who we were with, & what we were doing.

In the same category as England winning the World Cup, JFK being shot, Lady Di being killed, 9/11, & my first grope.   


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 11, 2016, 12:00:05 PM
1985

(http://www.todmordennews.co.uk/webimage/1.7215574.1429275917!/image/1205816830.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/1205816830.jpg)

Bradford City Fire 56 people died.

(http://www.asromaultras.org/Blues_v_leeds_85_news_article.jpg)

Riot at Birmingham Vs Leeds, 15 yo Leeds fan killed when a wall collapsed.

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/82911000/jpg/_82911808_ian_hambridge_plaque_bcfc.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 11, 2016, 04:30:13 PM
ON THIS DAY IN 2002: Leicester City beat Tottenham 2-1 in their final ever game at Filbert Street.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiLrqCMWMAE4cyP.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 18, 2016, 11:44:32 AM
ON THIS DAY IN 2012: Leicester City sign Fleetwood striker Jamie Vardy for £1m

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiutkFdXIAAZUdK.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 18, 2016, 01:27:59 PM
Boy's done good.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 18, 2016, 02:38:20 PM
1980 Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington State USA

(http://strangesounds.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/mount-st-helens-eruption-1980.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 18, 2016, 03:49:00 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Curtis




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Nakor on May 26, 2016, 06:32:33 PM
27 years ago today.

The greatest sporting moment of my life.

"It's up for grabs now"


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 26, 2016, 06:46:59 PM

27 years ago today.

The greatest sporting moment of my life.

"It's up for grabs now"



(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/sport-football-pic-26th-may-1989-division-1-liverpool-0-v-arsenal-2-picture-id78979382)

Making me feel old!


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on May 28, 2016, 03:52:46 PM
28 May 1980

(http://www.trending.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/forest1.jpg)

Nottingham Forest beat Hamburg in Madrid to retain the European Cup.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 29, 2016, 02:28:56 PM
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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: nirvana on May 29, 2016, 03:09:55 PM
I can remember the Heysel tragedy like it was yesterday. Obviously these things are entirely personal and we're shocked by different stuff but it's probably in my top 3 of all time shock factor events, 9/11 would be there and not sure of the other one.

Had been a regular walk-up fan at Highbury until then and from that day I don't think I went to a football match again until around 2002 when my boy was a teenager and prem football at least had become very sanitised and safe.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on June 22, 2016, 12:49:04 PM
30 years ago today. 30!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CljJ5l9WMAAm1jc.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 01, 2016, 09:35:33 AM
1916

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmQqH2nVIAECTnU.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmQiGiRUkAEb4eW.jpg)

19,240 shrouds laid in Exeter. Each represents a life lost on Somme's first day.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmQpETRUcAUaYXf.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Tonji on July 01, 2016, 12:15:59 PM
I thought this was an inspired project to commemorate The Somme

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmRXaocVMAE-21-.jpg:large)

#WeAreHere

https://becausewearehere.co.uk/wearehere/


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on July 02, 2016, 09:36:58 PM
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on July 06, 2016, 09:30:40 PM
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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 07, 2016, 10:29:55 AM
The London Bombings 7/7 11 years ago. Remembering the victims & their families today....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cmv71cyXYAAPD7K.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 21, 2016, 10:08:39 AM
35 Years Ago... Headingley 1981. The most amazing game of cricket ever

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnySfOtXgAE2tzx.jpg)



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on July 22, 2016, 11:56:28 AM
2005

(http://www.latinosinlondon.com/magazines/51vz1040765410005563899791911752905455271384415n.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 30, 2016, 05:52:49 AM
(https://s.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/4ihjHMyYOE6sZvwSzuaMyA--/YXBwaWQ9eWlzZWFyY2g7Zmk9Zml0O2dlPTAwNjYwMDtncz0wMEEzMDA7aD00MDA7dz02MDE-/http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8168770.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/1966-World-Cup-Final-at-Wembley-England.jpg.cf.jpg)


50 years ago today England won the World Cup and we haven't let the world forget it since.

Let's hope it doesn't take another 50 years  ;D


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: david3103 on July 30, 2016, 08:26:56 AM
(https://s.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/4ihjHMyYOE6sZvwSzuaMyA--/YXBwaWQ9eWlzZWFyY2g7Zmk9Zml0O2dlPTAwNjYwMDtncz0wMEEzMDA7aD00MDA7dz02MDE-/http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8168770.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/1966-World-Cup-Final-at-Wembley-England.jpg.cf.jpg)


50 years ago today England won the World Cup and we haven't let the world forget it since.

Let's hope it doesn't take another 50 years  ;D

Interesting stuff on how times have changed since then.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/jul/29/1966-world-cup-england-50th-anniversary?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Fiver+2016&utm_term=183830&subid=15467827&CMP=EMCFTBEML853


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on July 30, 2016, 08:34:26 AM
(https://s.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/4ihjHMyYOE6sZvwSzuaMyA--/YXBwaWQ9eWlzZWFyY2g7Zmk9Zml0O2dlPTAwNjYwMDtncz0wMEEzMDA7aD00MDA7dz02MDE-/http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8168770.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/1966-World-Cup-Final-at-Wembley-England.jpg.cf.jpg)


50 years ago today England won the World Cup and we haven't let the world forget it since.

Let's hope it doesn't take another 50 years  ;D

What a wonderful memory that was.

I was on a caravan holiday in Walton-On-Naze - we went there so we could listen to Pirate Radio. Frinton-on-Sea was nicer, but too posh.  

Caroline, sound of the Nation, Caroline, sound of the land.


Wonnnderful, Radiooooooo Londonnnnnnn


Caroline featured Kenny & Cash, (Kenny Everett & Dave Cash) which was, at the time, the best radio show ever, & 40 years ahead of it's time.


The caravan had no TV, but we watched the world Cup Final in the window of a Radio Rentals shop on the High Street.

After the victory, & for the next 12 months or so, the whole mood of the country changed - we were proud, upbeat, happy. And, of course, the Merseyside sound & Beatlemania were in full flow.  

I had a posh car, too. I've had some lovely cars in my time - scores of them - but I doubt any gave me the pleasure & pride this beauty did.

Life was just great, & winning the World Cup was part of the reason.






Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: I KNOW IT on July 30, 2016, 09:16:35 AM
(https://s.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/4ihjHMyYOE6sZvwSzuaMyA--/YXBwaWQ9eWlzZWFyY2g7Zmk9Zml0O2dlPTAwNjYwMDtncz0wMEEzMDA7aD00MDA7dz02MDE-/http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8168770.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/1966-World-Cup-Final-at-Wembley-England.jpg.cf.jpg)


50 years ago today England won the World Cup and we haven't let the world forget it since.

Let's hope it doesn't take another 50 years  ;D

What a wonderful memory that was.

I was on a caravan holiday in Walton-On-Naze - we went there so we could listen to Pirate Radio. Frinton-on-Sea was nicer, but too posh.  

Caroline, sound of the Nation, Caroline, sound of the land.


Wonnnderful, Radiooooooo Londonnnnnnn


Caroline featured Kenny & Cash, (Kenny Everett & Dave Cash) which was, at the time, the best radio show ever, & 40 years ahead of it's time.


The caravan had no TV, but we watched the world Cup Final in the window of a Radio Rentals shop on the High Street.

After the victory, & for the next 12 months or so, the whole mood of the country changed - we were proud, upbeat, happy. And, of course, the Merseyside sound & Beatlemania were in full flow.  

I had a posh car, too. I've had some lovely cars in my time - scores of them - but I doubt any gave me the pleasure & pride this beauty did.

Life was just great, & winning the World Cup was part of the reason.






Nice story Tony . I have been waiting for this day to make my first post in this thread  :)

A regret I have is not returning to the UK whilst we hosted the 2012 Olympics . Another great time for everyone to have fun by all accounts. A once in a lifetime experience to witness being a host nation for most


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on August 10, 2016, 03:00:01 PM
25 years ago today

the all time classic TMS commentary

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsVTpX7LdZQ


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 07, 2016, 12:33:29 PM
,



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 11, 2016, 12:27:03 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsEJP7bW8AANise.jpg)

15 years ago


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on September 11, 2016, 12:37:10 PM
Frightening how that 15 years have flown by. Remembering those lost souls and their families.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 11, 2016, 12:50:54 PM

The world really did change forever that day. 15 years? Somehow, it seems longer.

I remember just staring at the TV screens, mouth open, quite unable to comprehend what I was seeing. It just could not be possible that man could be so evil to man. Those Twin Towers could not be knocked down, surely? Every skyline photo of New York featured them.

And whilst the USA may well have deserved a slap in the chops for their selfish meddling in Middle East affairs, those killed were almost all regular civvies - clerks, typists, firemen, regular people.

It was all so dreadful & unfair.

 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on September 11, 2016, 12:53:30 PM
2001.

 Pokerstars launched its poker site. At the time the biggest sites were Paradise Poker, Ultimatebet and Party Poker. 2003 and a certain Mr Moneymaker changed all that .



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Doobs on September 11, 2016, 01:05:08 PM
2001.

 Pokerstars launched its poker site. At the time the biggest sites were Paradise Poker, Ultimatebet and Party Poker. 2006 and a certain UIEGA changed all that .



Fyp

Memory may be bad, but I thought party was biggest right up to them pulling out of the US.

Now I have fixed your post I am not sure.  Anybody can confirm?

Edit.  Just found the wikpedia article on party poker and that says that party was biggest right up to 2006. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on September 25, 2016, 04:01:20 PM
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Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: PokerBroker on October 12, 2016, 02:17:25 PM
(http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/bombing-600x350.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on October 21, 2016, 02:03:35 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvRtTtCW8AA9V_-.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Mohican on October 21, 2016, 03:04:18 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CvRtTtCW8AA9V_-.jpg)
This is what it looked like.
(http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/Images_A-C/Aberfan_Disaster.jpg)
Documentary on iplayer for those interested.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07zk62d/surviving-aberfan


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 22, 2016, 03:53:54 PM
On this day in 1963, C. S. Lewis died. John F. Kennedy was killed an hour later. 7hrs after that, Aldous Huxley also drew his last breath.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 22, 2016, 03:55:45 PM
2003

(http://www.lineoutcoach.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/England-Fly-Half-Jonny-Wilkinson-kicks-the-England-Rugby-Team-to-Rugby-World-Cup-glory-in-the-2003-final-against-Australia.jpg)

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1477026/images/o-2003-RUGBY-WORLD-CUP-facebook.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Woodsey on November 22, 2016, 04:04:10 PM
Should have a red rose day where we all wear them to mark this momentous day in history (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/winner/smileys-winner-268658.gif) (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on November 24, 2016, 09:03:41 AM
1991, RIP Freddie

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB4K0scMysc


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on November 24, 2016, 09:07:31 AM

I had to check google as I could barely believe that was 25 years ago.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on November 24, 2016, 10:36:37 AM
RIP Freddie


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on November 24, 2016, 01:08:58 PM
For some reason I can't remember, I was in Frinton (where the average age is probably about 100) for the only time in my life, shortly after Freddie Mercury died. In a pub in the afternoon, three old stagers (a man and two women) were having dinner. Two of them were compos mentis, but the second woman had clearly tipped over the edge, and didn't join in much. The first pair got into a long lament about how terrible it was that the newspapers were full of this person that no-one had ever heard of, just because he had died. In particular, they were upset that the Mail had given up ten pages to him.

"Had you ever heard of him?"
"No, no-one had."

Then the third one suddenly interrupted.

"I've heard of Freddie Mercury."
"Yes, but had you heard of him before he died?"
"Oh, before he died? No, not before he died."


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Jon MW on November 24, 2016, 02:04:41 PM
Published today 1859

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CyBGiwwXcAEYvb0.jpg:large)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 07, 2016, 03:45:46 PM
75 years ago today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzFLxIlXUAAfTdZ.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 21, 2016, 05:09:47 PM
On the night of December 21st, 1988, a bomb exploded on board New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103 and ripped the aircraft apart, its wreckage then raining down on the sleepy Scottish town of Lockerbie below. All 259 passengers and crew perished, as did 11 local residents.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01461/crater_1461588b.jpg)

I remember where i was when i heard the news as if it was yesterday


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Longines on December 21, 2016, 08:33:15 PM
20 years ago today

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vAOUgmRXsc


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on February 09, 2017, 12:49:27 PM
1979

Trevor Francis becomes the first British £1m footballer

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4OJAdpWIAAswuL.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 02, 2017, 11:59:41 AM
(http://i1.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article10331829.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/CD1867889.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 02, 2017, 12:01:53 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/09/72/0f/09720f04ef349d12e5bba8b39166b47a.jpg)

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7883624.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Leicester-City-players-celebrate-winning-the-Premier-League-at-Jamie-Vardys-house.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/02/23/33C0A3BB00000578-3569419-image-a-13_1462229619057.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 02, 2017, 12:54:27 PM
BASIC computer language is 53 years old today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-zUrLSWAAAWpw6.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Doobs on May 02, 2017, 12:58:16 PM
BASIC computer language is 53 years old today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-zUrLSWAAAWpw6.jpg)

200 REM Would have loved it more if they didn't include the run.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on May 08, 2017, 02:51:49 PM
sir David Attenborough was born 91 years ago today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_TpkjEXoAA14SH.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on May 10, 2017, 11:03:58 PM
38 years ago today "The Warriors" was released in the UK... what a film this is!




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Ironside on May 10, 2017, 11:53:03 PM
classic film often rumored to be remade hope they leave this one in the 70s i cant see a remake doing the original justice


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on July 30, 2017, 08:37:31 AM
51 years ago today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFviiJMXkAAVEPJ.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on July 30, 2017, 09:50:34 AM

Also on a sporting theme, it was 40 years ago on Thursday that this young man made his Test debut.

I can't begin to tell you the enjoyment I have had watching & listening to him during those 40 years.




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on July 30, 2017, 11:06:43 AM

Also on a sporting theme, it was 40 years ago on Thursday that this young man made his Test debut.

I can't begin to tell you the enjoyment I have had watching & listening to him during those 40 years.




Me too.  He has his haters but i love the Guy.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on July 31, 2017, 10:52:58 AM

8 years ago today, the Man Himself passed away.

His integrity is much missed.




Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on July 31, 2017, 04:31:33 PM

8 years ago today, the Man Himself passed away.

His integrity is much missed.




Indeed Tikay, one of the best to grace the game.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on August 26, 2017, 06:06:39 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cr%C3%A9cy


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on September 01, 2017, 08:36:36 AM

20 years ago, yesterday.


(http://i.imgur.com/Qx8povj.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Qx8povj)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on September 11, 2017, 03:42:27 PM
9/11 museum

Your breath is checked, for a second, reading this.



Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Karabiner on September 11, 2017, 07:09:24 PM
In the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy Donald Trump bragged that Trump tower which had been the second tallest was now the tallest building in Manhattan.

Not only tasteless but also untrue apparently.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 01, 2017, 02:29:17 AM
40 years ago.


(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171001/t8fpqkp8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on October 01, 2017, 10:05:13 AM
40 years ago.


(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171001/t8fpqkp8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

Cracking photo. Happy anniversary.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 01, 2017, 10:56:09 PM
Cheers Kev.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on October 01, 2017, 11:33:09 PM
40 years ago.


(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171001/t8fpqkp8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

Happy anniversary to the both of you.

You look like the cat who got the cream.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The_nun on October 02, 2017, 12:01:14 AM
40 years ago.


(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171001/t8fpqkp8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

A Very Happy Ruby to you both. Xx


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 02, 2017, 12:02:16 AM

Congratulations, Tom.

What a lovely looking couple you were then, in fact Mrs Red still is.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: The_nun on October 02, 2017, 12:05:59 AM
Just had a scary thought Tikay. They have been married less years  than you have been retired.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on October 02, 2017, 12:21:38 AM
Just had a scary thought Tikay. They have been married less years  than you have been retired.

Maureen, please.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Karabiner on October 02, 2017, 12:41:29 AM
40 years ago.


(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171001/t8fpqkp8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

Happy Anniversary.

I hope you found a suitable ruby.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 02, 2017, 09:00:38 AM
She has enough tomfoolery and her second name is Ruby, so we went on holiday with the money instead.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on October 02, 2017, 11:37:21 AM
Happy anniversary to the both of you.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on October 02, 2017, 12:59:25 PM
Congrats Tom.
Nice ' 5 a-side ' Tach  :)
have you always sported a tach ?


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 02, 2017, 01:15:59 PM
Congrats Tom.
Nice ' 5 a-side ' Tach  :)
have you always sported a tach ?


Yes. We've been together a long time this tach and I. Oh the tales it could tell...

I shaved it off once many years ago. The baby started crying and the dog bit me.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Doobs on October 03, 2017, 12:06:41 AM
Happy anniversary

I can't see the photo on my phone or laptop, but sure it looks lovely.

40 is some going.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: MintTrav on October 15, 2017, 02:28:16 AM
On this day 1976:

Peter Purves demonstrates a mobile telephone, complete with aerial and full handset, with a range of up to seven miles.

The inventor "doesn't see any reason why, in the future, it wouldn't be possible for just about everybody to be walking around carrying one of these".

https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/472572483115787/


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: atdc21 on October 15, 2017, 10:02:11 AM
Brilliant. ' useful for farmers.......most of the ones i know still can't use em now  :D )


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Doobs on October 15, 2017, 10:22:15 AM
Lesley Judd is a lot posher than I remember.  Guess her accent was way more common at the BBC than it is now.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on October 15, 2017, 12:03:18 PM
Lesley Judd is a lot posher than I remember.  Guess her accent was way more common at the BBC than it is now.



Lesley Judd Today.



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/06/article-1138468-0353AFB8000005DC-683_224x423.jpg)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: bobAlike on October 28, 2017, 12:50:21 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohi_Day


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 11, 2017, 11:17:38 AM
99 yrs ago now, Henry Gunther was the last American killed in WW1; he charged astonished Germans who knew the armistice was only seconds away


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: redsimon on November 22, 2017, 11:16:18 AM
On this day in 1963, C. S. Lewis died. John F. Kennedy was killed an hour later. 7hrs after that, Aldous Huxley also drew his last breath.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6073/6025099611_010d2c4d8c_o.jpg)


and in 1990 Thatcher resigned


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 11, 2018, 02:25:08 PM
 General Weygand, Admiral Wemyss and Marshall Foch after signing the armistice with Germany to mark the end of World War One. The ceremony was carried out in a railway car.

Photograph taken at 7.30am, 11 November 1918.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on November 11, 2018, 04:13:16 PM
The impact of the First World War in some British towns was nothing less than catastrophic. This photograph is an area of houses in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Each poppy represents someone that did not home after Armistice Day.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: booder on November 11, 2018, 08:20:09 PM
Thats a thought provoking photo Rich.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: TightEnd on December 08, 2018, 09:46:35 AM
8 December 1980. 5.45 pm. John Lennon emerged from the Dakota Building.

Mark David Chapman asked him for an autograph.

Lennon signed on a copy of his album Double Fantasy and says to Chapman: “Is that all you want?”.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on December 08, 2018, 10:14:07 AM
Chapman was refused parole for the 10th time recently. 


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: RED-DOG on December 08, 2018, 10:17:25 AM
On this day 77 years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbour was yesterday.


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: tikay on December 21, 2018, 09:29:38 AM

30 years ago today.


(http://i.imgur.com/e6HLnuY.jpg) (https://imgur.com/e6HLnuY)



(http://i.imgur.com/9ZMLiUI.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9ZMLiUI)


Title: Re: On this day........
Post by: Kev B on December 21, 2018, 09:48:10 AM

30 years ago today.


(http://i.imgur.com/e6HLnuY.jpg) (https://imgur.com/e6HLnuY)



(http://i.imgur.com/9ZMLiUI.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9ZMLiUI)

Goodness half my lifetime ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. That crater photo still brings shivers.