Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by Singlemalt, Apr 14, 2018.
Seems like yesterday.
No wait a minute, that was JFK.
Seems like a year ago.
RMS Titanic hits iceberg
Just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull, and begins to sink.Four days earlier, the Titanic, one of the largest and most luxurious ocean liners ever built, departed Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic...
@420God won't like this: Apr 14 1836 US Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
43 BC Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed.
Roman Politician and General
Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand tie for Best Actress Oscar
Katharine got robbed.
Although a worthy note is that Barbra made her acceptance speech in The first see through outfit at the 41st Annual Academy Awards.
1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
Perhaps science can re-animate Booth for a feel good reenactment with Trump??? Sic semper tyrannis, bro...
On this day, 1 year ago…. I was 1 year younger.
On this day, Trump was a dumbass. Every past year since 1947.
In 1981, the first test flight of America's first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ended successfully with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. Exactly 50 years later, on April 15, 1997, Robinson’s groundbreaking career was honored and his uniform number, 42, was retired from Major League Baseball by Commissioner Bud Selig in a ceremony attended by over 50,000 fans at New York City’s Shea Stadium. Robinson’s was the first-ever number retired by all teams in the league.
Congress ratifies peace with Great Britain
On this day in 1783, the Continental Congress of the United States officially ratifies the preliminary peace treaty with Great Britain that was signed in November 1782. The congressional move brings the nascent nation one step closer to the conclusion of the Revolutionary War.
1962 – The first Marine air unit is sent to Vietnam. 15 Sikorsky UH-34D combat helicopters of the US 362nd Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-362), arrive from the aircraft carrier Princeton. based near Soc Trang, 100 miles southwest of Saigon, the 450 Marines and their craft, as task unit dubbed ‘Shoofly’, reinforce the three US Army helicopter companies already in Vietnam, and carry supplies and troops to isolated or threatened villages and troop concentrations.
2013, Two bombs go off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and wounding more than 260 other people in attendance. Four days later, after an intense manhunt that shut down the Boston area, police captured one of the bombing suspects, 19-year-old Dzhohkar Tsarnaev; his older brother and fellow suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died following a shootout with law enforcement earlier that same day.
Why's John Wilkes Booth holding a bong?
Just put the game on and everybody's wearing #42 today.
In Pittsburgh, we're still waiting for MLB to retire #21 for Roberto Clemente, the first Puerto Rican/Latin American super star. (They were also excluded until the '50's.)
I still remember reading an old quote from Pie Trainer from 1938 when he was managing the Pirates in a pennant race.
'If we could sign 6 players from the Homestead Grays (a Pgh. Negro League team), we'd win the World Series.'
His comments were never published.
“Last Friday, April 16, 1943, I was forced to interrupt my work in the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceed home, being affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant, intoxicated-like condition characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away.”
April 16, 2007: In one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, 32 people died after being gunned down on the campus of Virginia Tech by Seung Hui Cho, a student at the college who later committed suicide.
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