Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
This day in history
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Forum Index -> Off Topic Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
67ctbug
Samba Member


Joined: January 24, 2016
Posts: 2788
Location: CT
67ctbug is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

50 years ago yesterday, The Beatles released The Magical Mystery Tour film for its first broadcast on BBC1.
_________________
'67 Beetle L41
'71 Westfalia (sold) Sad
'71 Westfalia (sold)
Go Cubs!
World Series Champions 2016
My '67 Resto
KentPS wrote:
...or the PO envied the terrorists' bus in "Back to the Future". Laughing

djkeev wrote:
So you're saying that the DeLorean "Mr. Fusion" kits fit the 68 Chevelle as well?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Facebook Twitter Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdennisg
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2004
Posts: 15896
Location: Sandpoint, ID
cdennisg is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier in the NHL on this day in 1958.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_O%27Ree
_________________
A podium level performance in the Waste of Time Olympics.

-Cold War Motors
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
OB Bus
Samba Member


Joined: February 09, 2003
Posts: 1964
Location: Ocean Beach in Beautiful BLUE California
OB Bus is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier in the NHL on this day in 1958.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_O%27Ree

And he played many years for the minor league San Diego Gulls. A very good "triple-A" player and a fine gentleman.
_________________
Larry in OB
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Now about this jackass that you installed as acting AG....
69 Westfalia, 67 Single Cab and 2002 Eurovan Camper. Yes, the dark side.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Jacks
Samba Member


Joined: July 15, 2006
Posts: 1737
Location: San Clemente, Ca.
Jacks is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

1978 The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden.
_________________
Jack Staggs
Actual name
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Classifieds Feedback
aa390392
Samba Member


Joined: March 28, 2007
Posts: 2190
Location: So.Cal
aa390392 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

Yesterday...all the artist got together and recorded (we are the world)
Leave your ego at the door.
Thomas
_________________
1956 Oval Prairie Beige
1956 Oval Inca Red convert.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cbeck
Samba Member


Joined: January 14, 2014
Posts: 1363
Location: high ridge, mo
cbeck is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

2/3/59- RIP Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. Waylon Jennings lucky day.
_________________
My cut in half and rebuild thread
www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=647779
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Zundfolge1432 Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: June 13, 2004
Posts: 7745
Location: Stuck in the middle with you
Zundfolge1432 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

Happy birthday to Abe Lincoln a wild and crazy guy Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
67ctbug
Samba Member


Joined: January 24, 2016
Posts: 2788
Location: CT
67ctbug is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

25 years ago today- February 26, 1993. The World Trade Center is bombed by terrorists just after noon killing six and injuring thousands.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
'67 Beetle L41
'71 Westfalia (sold) Sad
'71 Westfalia (sold)
Go Cubs!
World Series Champions 2016
My '67 Resto
KentPS wrote:
...or the PO envied the terrorists' bus in "Back to the Future". Laughing

djkeev wrote:
So you're saying that the DeLorean "Mr. Fusion" kits fit the 68 Chevelle as well?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Facebook Twitter Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdennisg
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2004
Posts: 15896
Location: Sandpoint, ID
cdennisg is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

On this day in 1983, the final episode of MASH aired on television.
_________________
A podium level performance in the Waste of Time Olympics.

-Cold War Motors
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jwp67
Samba Member


Joined: February 12, 2012
Posts: 490

jwp67 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

cdennisg wrote:
On this day in 1983, the final episode of MASH aired on television.


And I think I've watched at least one episode every night since then, lol. It never gets old to me.
_________________
21 million of these cars were built,and everyone of them were sold...kinda astounding given how unreliable they are.---johhnypan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bob Loblaw
Samba Member


Joined: August 17, 2008
Posts: 867
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Bob Loblaw is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon 45 years ago.
_________________
sent from a phone using poor grammar and spelling
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Joe 20
Samba Member


Joined: August 27, 2005
Posts: 358
Location: Ohio
Joe 20 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

On this date (24 March 1945) the 17th. Airborne Infantry participated in Operation Varsity, the largest airborne operation in history ever conducted on one day. Many "students" of WW2 have never heard of the 17th. or Varsity. Look em' up.
I am proud to have had a good friend who was with the 17th. both at the Bulge and this jump. God Bless you Dick!! "Thunder From Heaven."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
c21darrel
Samba Member


Joined: January 22, 2009
Posts: 6678
Location: San Dimas
c21darrel is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

March 30, 1981. President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley.
_________________
GhiaBuild
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=481184
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
67ctbug
Samba Member


Joined: January 24, 2016
Posts: 2788
Location: CT
67ctbug is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

50 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Also, 45 years ago today, the World Trade Center was officially opened/dedicated.
_________________
'67 Beetle L41
'71 Westfalia (sold) Sad
'71 Westfalia (sold)
Go Cubs!
World Series Champions 2016
My '67 Resto
KentPS wrote:
...or the PO envied the terrorists' bus in "Back to the Future". Laughing

djkeev wrote:
So you're saying that the DeLorean "Mr. Fusion" kits fit the 68 Chevelle as well?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Facebook Twitter Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Cusser
Samba Member


Joined: October 02, 2006
Posts: 21477
Location: Hot Arizona
Cusser is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

Adolf killed himself, 1945. Time to celebrate !
_________________
1970 VW (owned since 1972) and 1971 VW Convertible (owned since 1976), second owner of each. The '71 now has the 1835 engine, swapped from the '70. Second owner of each. 1988 Mazda B2200 truck, 1998 Frontier, 2005 Yukon, 2004 Frontier King Cab. All manual transmission except for the Yukon. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=335294 http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=335297
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
slave1pilot
Samba Member


Joined: February 22, 2010
Posts: 585
Location: Tehachapi CA
slave1pilot is offline 

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

on this day in 1992 ( a full 7 years before Columbine) , my former High School was the location of a mass school shooting/ hostage situation.

http://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/houston-eric.htm


I had graduated 6 years prior, but it's still my school
_________________
My Photobucket for my Herbie Project - http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/TK-439/library/Herbie?sort=3&page=1

Currently:
1963 Ragtop Beetle
Previously:
1967 Beetle
1968 Beetle
1970 Beetle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Joe 20
Samba Member


Joined: August 27, 2005
Posts: 358
Location: Ohio
Joe 20 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

May 4th. 1970...Kent State (Ohio) shooting. 4 dead in O H I O...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
KTPhil Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 06, 2006
Posts: 25147
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
KTPhil is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

I missed this yesterday, sorry for the late post:

On May 13 (2016), Albert "Rabbit" Kekai, one of the greatest of Hawaiian surfing, passed away at age 95. From an obit at the time:

Born in 1920 in Honolulu, the young Rabbit quickly earned a reputation as one of the city’s most gifted natural athletes; he was reportedly as fast on land as he was adept in the water, which caught the attention of Duke Kahanamoku during Rabbit’s formative years as a beachboy, a vocation he continued for decades. Throughout his life, Rabbit worked a myriad of maritime jobs.

During the Second World War, he served in the Navy as a UDT swimmer, the precursor for the modern-day Navy SEALs, helping to clear beaches of Japanese defenses in Micronesia. After the war, he worked construction and as a longshoremen in Honolulu. Through it all, his passion for surfing remained.

But his energetic, high-performance surfing — a strange, exhilarating sight, compared to the conservative angled approach of surfing’s early history — led to a renowned influence on the sport and its epoch-turning figures, like Phil Edwards and Donald Takayama.

On a competitive level, Rabbit held the titles in both the Peruvian and Makaha International events. Up until recently, he served as the beach marshall for the Triple Crown and was a stalwart figure at the competition.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


I met him 20 years ago in Malibu. Still very active and a character, with a young lady at his side who went by the name "Summer"!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Q-Dog
Samba Member


Joined: April 05, 2010
Posts: 6396
Location: Sunset, Louisiana
Q-Dog is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

Pet Sounds, the eleventh studio album by the Beach Boys, released on May 16, 1966.
_________________
Brian

'69 Dune Buggy
'69 Beetle Convertible
'70 Beetle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Joe 20
Samba Member


Joined: August 27, 2005
Posts: 358
Location: Ohio
Joe 20 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: This day in history Reply with quote

June 25, 1876 George Custer and 261 men killed at The Battle of the Little Big Horn (River). Also known until recently as the Custer Massacre. One of the few indian victories in what were known at the time as The Indian Wars.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Off Topic All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 7 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2018, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB