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Zundfolge1432 Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:49 am

On a happier note today marks 50 years ago the concept for the internet was developed at UCLA.

KTPhil Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:21 pm

A coworker was a grad student at UCLA at the time and worked with/on ARPANET, which was the precursor to what we now call the Internet. It was really crude... no browsers, just crude text-only email and FTP sites.

From little acorns...

aa390392 Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:01 am

Income tax in 1903

cdennisg Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:17 am

NPR's Morning Edition debuted on this day in 1979.

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/05/774161062/morning-edition-the-radio-news-show-that-almost-wasn-t

Luft kühl Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:03 pm

On this day in history (November 5, 1605), Guy Fawkes was caught attempting to set off 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath the House of Lords in an attempt to assassinate the Protestant King James.

He was tortured and forced to sign a confession, and was later hanged. drawn and quartered.

Tonight Britain and former British colonies will be celebrating bonfire night.

The Fifth of November

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.
But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one,
I'll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

crofty Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:39 pm

On this day 47 years ago the Grateful Dead released Europe '72.

KTPhil Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:16 pm

crofty wrote: On this day 47 years ago the Grateful Dead released Europe '72.

And what a long, strange trip it's been.

I've always wondered why that album's mix and vocals are so clear. Was there any "magic" like overdubbing vocals on that LP? It seems so much better than those live albums before and since. They were sure some fine analog recordings... hearing the fingers sliding on the strings in the intro to "Sugar Magnolia' still gives me chills. I saw them in '73 at the Hollywood Bowl with their "wall of sound" stage setup and it was unbelievable!


crofty Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:13 pm

I'm sure there was some mixing there and not all from the same show.

I envy you. That is an amazing thing you got to see.

KTPhil Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:26 pm

Despite appearance, it was not loud. It was crystal clear! The best quality sound I have ever heard at any venue, indoors or outside. Perfect equalization, no overdriving, great separation of vocals and instruments. And as usual, they played for hours! I have a bootleg vinyl or two which was rare back then, but these days, you can get it all online through the official website!

Long-roofs Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:10 am

1971, Dan Cooper (DB Cooper) jumped into history.

Cusser Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:35 am

1963, Ruby shot Oswald on live TV coverage.

Fish Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:44 am

Freddie Mercury Dies 28 years ago today.

Zundfolge1432 Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:59 pm

Long-roofs wrote: 1971, Dan Cooper (DB Cooper) jumped into history.

Dan or whatever his name was had to know something about the airplane. Like this door. To open in flight you’d have to depressurize the cabin otherwise door would never open. Its impossible to open a plug door on Boeing products when pressurized. Then you’d have to slow down to stall speed and crawl down the stairs. Pretty ballsy then jump into a wooded area.
Here’s a pic of vault door and air stairs most people never see. This is DC 9 but 727 he jumped out of looks same.


Long-roofs Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:23 pm

Zundfolge1432 wrote: Long-roofs wrote: 1971, Dan Cooper (DB Cooper) jumped into history.

Dan or whatever his name was had to know something about the airplane. Like this door. To open in flight you’d have to depressurize the cabin otherwise door would never open. Its impossible to open a plug door on Boeing products when pressurized. Then you’d have to slow down to stall speed and crawl down the stairs. Pretty ballsy then jump into a wooded area.
Here’s a pic of vault door and air stairs most people never see. This is DC 9 but 727 he jumped out of looks same.



If I remember, Cooper had them fly at 10k feet, not pressurized, and close to stall speed.

Funny thing, money has never been spent they say, only hijacking in the U.S. never solved.

Fish Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 pm

He jumped on the eve of hunting season so the forest was full of hunters. Some 20-30 years later kids found some of the money was recovered in a river in the area were he jumped.

Cusser Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:05 pm

Dec. 6 1941. 90% of Americans want to stay out of the World War

Dec. 7 1941. Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Dec. 8 1941. 90% of Americans want to get into the World War, and FDR declares war on Japan

Dec. 11 1941. Adolf declares war on USA against the advice of most of his generals

Zundfolge1432 Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 am

On this date in 1935 Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. Also on this date 1964 Otis Redding’s “Sittin on the dock of the Bay” is released almost a month after his death. 1973 talks between United States and viet nam resume.
1987 Dow Jones closes above 2000.

Splitdog Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 pm

On this day January 9, 1944, Jimmy Page was born. The rest is history. (or is it 'are'?) ;)

Zundfolge1432 Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:13 am

100 years ago today the prohibition was made law of the land. History has shown the law created more problems than any good benefit. Common sense also dictates you cannot legislate human behavior. It’s safe to say prohibition didn’t work then and doesn’t work now. Don’t believe me read your history.

Cusser Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 am

14 years ago today, Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers, the unlikeliest of heroes, made what would become known as "The Tackle." Roethlisberger got Harper of the Colts with the shoestring tackle at the Colts 42-yard line. It is the only tackle Roethlisberger has made in his career, and a week later Pittsburgh defeated Denver on their way to another Super Bowl Championship.

https://www.steelers.com/video/otd-ben-makes-the-saving-tackle



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