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Sun, Aug 14 2022 5:26 PM (2,566 replies)
  • craigswan
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    Sat, Apr 2 2022 2:44 AM

    Today in history .

    At an event for the Memphis sanitation workers strike, American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his Mountaintop Speech; the following day he was assassinated..


  • craigswan
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    Sat, Apr 2 2022 2:45 AM

    1865.

    In the face of advancing Union forces, Confederate troops evacuated Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War..

  • craigswan
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    Sat, Apr 2 2022 2:48 AM

    1922.

    First Airline Steward Jack Sanderson begins work for Daimler Airways..

  • craigswan
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    Sat, Apr 2 2022 2:50 AM

    1908 .

    Buddy ebsom waa born .

    American actor. TV: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-71, Jed Clampett) and Barnaby Jones (1973-80, title role). He was originally cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but had to quit because he was allergic to the silver makeup..

  • craigswan
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    Sat, Apr 2 2022 2:51 AM

    1725 .

    Casanova was born .

    Italian lover, adventurer. Considered history's greatest romantic, his name is synonymous with "womanizer". His autobiography, Story of My Life, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs of European social life during the 18th century..

  • craigswan
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    Sat, Apr 2 2022 2:52 AM

    First Professional Football Player

    William Walter "Pudge" Heffelfinger

    Died April 2, 1954 b. 1867

    American athlete. He became the first professional football player in 1892, when he was paid a $500 bonus (about $13,500 in today's money) after scoring the winning touchdown for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club (4-0). A touchdown counted for 4 points at the time.

  • craigswan
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    Sun, Apr 3 2022 12:46 AM
    Word of the Day: SMELLIZE - to imagine the smell of food.
  • craigswan
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    Sun, Apr 3 2022 12:47 AM
    There was less lightning in the world during the Covid lockdowns.
  • craigswan
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    Sun, Apr 3 2022 10:05 AM

    With 500 horses stationed along the route at 10 mile intervals – the most a horse could gallop at full tilt – and ‘skinny expert riders willing to risk death daily’ the first Pony Express set off #OnThisDay in 1860..

  • craigswan
    25,467 Posts
    Sun, Apr 3 2022 10:10 AM

    1975 .

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest personal-computer software company..

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