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gassey
 Posted: Aug 5 2018, 08:57 AM
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5 th August 1914

In Cleveland Ohio the first electric traffic light
is installed


1926

Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat spending
91 minutes underwater before escaping


1962

Apartheid :
Nelson Mandela is jailed he will
not be released until 1990


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6 th August 1890

At Auburn prison in New York , murderer William Kemmler
becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair


1930

Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York City
and disappears , never to be seen again


1991

Tin Berners - Lee releases files describing his idea for the
World Wide Web WWW debuts as a publicly available service
on the internet
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7 th August 1955

Tokyo telecommunications engineering , the precursor of Sony
Sells its first transistor radios in Japan


1987

Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to
the Soviet Union , crossing the Bering Strait from little Diomede Island
in Alaska to big Diomede in the Soviet Union


1974

Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of
the world trade centre 1368 ft ( 417 m ) in the air
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8 th August 1908

Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse
at Le - Mans France . It is the Wright brothers ' first
public flight


1963

Great train robbery :
In London a gang of fifteen train robbers stop
a mail train by rigging the signal lighting system and Rob it of
2.6 million pounds in bank notes


1969

At a zebra crossing in London photographer Iain Macmillan takes
the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles'
album Abbey Road

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 Posted: Aug 9 2018, 06:38 AM
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9 th August 1892

Thomas Edison receives a patent for his
two way telegraph


1971

The troubles :
The British army in Northern Ireland launches operation
Demetrius , hundreds of people are arrested and interned . Thousands
are displaced , and 20 are killed in the violence that followed


1974

As a direct result of the Watergate scandal Richard Nixon becomes
the first President of the United States to resign from office . His Vice
President Gerald Ford becomes President


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 Posted: Aug 10 2018, 06:37 AM
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10 th August

Michael Jackson age 21 launches his solo career
with " off the wall "


2003

Britain sweltered through its hottest day on record , and
Alpine glaciers melted as the heat wave that had baked
much of Europe sizzled relentlessly on . Britain topped
100 degrees for the first time in recorded history


2012

Manchester United PLC raised $233 million as its shares
sold for $14 on the NYSE the IPO represented 10% of the
Glazer family ownership
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 Posted: Aug 11 2018, 06:49 AM
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1968 - British Rail operates its last ever train hauled by a steam locomotive, the "Fifteen Guinea Special" (about £250 in today's money) from Liverpool to Carlisle. The Liverpool to Manchester and return legs are handled by Stanier Black 5 number 45110, with Britannia Class 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" takes it to Carlisle. Another two black fives, 44871 and 44781, took it back to Carlisle. 44781 did not make it into preservation, but the other three did.
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11 th August 1858

The Eiger in The Burnese alps is ascended for the first time
by Charles Barrington , accompanied by Christian Alter and
Peter Bohren


1962
Vostok 3 launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome , Andrian Nikolayev
becomes the first person to float in microgravity


1982

A bomb explodes on Pan Am flight 380 , en route from Tokyo , Japan
to Honolulu Hawaii , killing one passenger and injuring 15 others
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12 August 1865

Joseph Lister , British surgeon and scientist performs
the first antiseptic surgery


1964

South Africa is banned from the Olympic games
due to the country's racist policies


1990
Sue , the largest and most complete tyrannosaurus rex skeleton
is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota
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13 th August1964

Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the
murder of John Allen West , becoming the last people
to be executed in the United Kingdom


1913

The first production in the United kîngdom of
stainless steel by Harry Brearly

1889

William Gray of Hartford , Connecticut is granted U.S patent
number 408, 709 for " coin controlled apparatus for telephones "

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14 th August 1040

King Duncan is killed in battle against his first cousin and
rival Macbeth , the latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
Setting the scene for one of Shakespeare's greatest plays

1893

France becomes the first country to introduce motor
vehicle registration

1975

The Rocky horror picture show , the longest running release in
film history , opens in London
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QUOTE (gassey @ Aug 12 2018, 09:52 AM)
12 August 1865

Joseph Lister , British surgeon and scientist performs
the first antiseptic surgery


1964

South Africa is banned from the Olympic games
due to the country's racist policies


1990
Sue , the largest and most complete tyrannosaurus rex skeleton
is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota


Blimey Gassey don't tell my missus about her name sake she's a bit of a beast at times but Tyrannosaurus Rex.............still there are some similarities https://files.jcink.net/uploads/strikerworld/SqELcaN.gif
Keep up these posts mate........fascinating stuff

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Brilliant thread gassey, I don't know where you find it all. //files.jcink.net/html/emoticons/ohmy.gif

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 Posted: Yesterday at 07:42 am
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Thanks Bod and Bumperlady glad you enjoy


15 th August 1914

The Panama canal opens to traffic , with the transit
of the cargo ship SS Ancona


1969

The legendary Woodstock music and arts festival opens
in upstate New York , featuring some of the top rock
musicians of the era


1998

Northern Ireland :
The Omagh bombing takes place , twenty nine people
( including a woman pregnant with twins ) are killed and two hundred and
twenty others are injured
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16 th August 1913

Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary


1960

Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico
at 102,800 ft ( 31,300 m ) setting three records that held until
2012 : high altitude jump , free fall , and highest speed by a human
without an aircraft


1962

Pete Best is discharged from the Beatles , to be replaced
two days later by Ringo Starr
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