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Old 07.12.2011, 10:55
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On this Day in History...

43 BC Cicero, considered one of the greatest sons of Rome, is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius.

1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

1917 The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress.

1970 Poland and West Germany sign a pact renouncing the use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland's western frontier, and acknowledging the transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.


and ohh ya... one more

1941
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Old 07.12.2011, 11:02
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43 BC Cicero, considered one of the greatest sons of Rome, is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius.

1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

1917 The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress.

1970 Poland and West Germany sign a pact renouncing the use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland's western frontier, and acknowledging the transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.


and ohh ya... one more

1941

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Old 07.12.2011, 11:05
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Old 07.12.2011, 11:06
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As much as I appreciate the sentiment it's not my birfday.
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Have a great day!
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As much as I appreciate the sentiment it's not my birfday.
Well it was a month ago, so take it as belated b-day wishes
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Old 07.12.2011, 12:32
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Had to google the date....

1941 US Enters World War II

Forgive my ignorance Grynch! My excuse is my youthful age.
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Old 07.12.2011, 12:45
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A great day in Japanese Naval History (spoiler warning - it didn't end well if you weren't aware...)


Pink Floyd released Meddle in 1971 - that's forty years ago pop pickers.

And "The Wall" was on sale 32 years ago too. Can you imagine what an influence this stuff was on my life back then before all this intraweb stuff caught on and virtual pretty women weren't really special needs old men guffawing in front of their computers?
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Old 07.12.2011, 12:55
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Ron Paul was in congress already at that time!?

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43 BC Cicero, considered one of the greatest sons of Rome, is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius.

1787 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

1917 The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary with only one dissenting vote in Congress.

1970 Poland and West Germany sign a pact renouncing the use of force to settle disputes, recognizing the Oder-Neisse River as Poland's western frontier, and acknowledging the transfer to Poland of 40,000 square miles of former German territory.


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