On this day in history...

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If Forrest had not appeared on stage, Jeannie would have not found him!


And on this day in 1983, our house, near "Dry Fork Creek" in Clay County, Texas, was surrounded by water and had about 3 feet of water throughout the house. Was very depressing!
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Fat Daddy said:

If Forrest had not appeared on stage, Jeannie would have not found him!


And on this day in 1983, our house, near "Dry Fork Creek" in Clay County, Texas, was surrounded by water and had about 3 feet of water throughout the house. Was very depressing!
so much for Dry in "Dry Fork"
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Oct 16

1701

Yale University is founded as The Collegiate School of Kilingworth, Connecticut by Congregationalists who consider Harvard too liberal.

1793

Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution.

1846

Ether was first administered in public at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston by Dr. William Thomas Green Morton during an operation performed by Dr. John Collins Warren. The following day, Massachusetts General Hospital added both a billing department and a collections department.

1859

Abolitionist John Brown, with 21 men, seizes the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. U.S. Marines capture the raiders, killing several. John Brown is later hanged in Virginia for treason

1901

President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.

1934

Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Kiangsi due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. With his pregnant wife and about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the "Long March."

1946

Ten Nazi war criminals are hanged in Nuremberg, Germany.

1969

The New York Mets win the World Series four games to one over the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles. There were no trash cans in either dugout.

1978

The college of cardinals elects 58-year-old Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, a Pole, the first non-Italian Pope since 1523.

1991

At a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, George Hennard, drove his pickup truck through the front window of the restaurant. He shot and killed 23 people, and wounded 27 others.
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Oct 17

1529

Henry VIII of England strips Thomas Wolsey of his office for failing to secure an annulment of his marriage.

1691

Maine and Plymouth are incorporated in Massachusetts.

1777

British Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 men at Saratoga, N.Y.

1815

Napoleon Bonaparte arrives at the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where he has been banished by the Allies.

1849

Composer and pianist Frederic Chopin dies in Paris of tuberculosis at the age of 39.

1863

General Ulysses S. Grant is named overall Union Commander of the West.

1913

Zeppelin LII explodes over London, killing 28.

1933

Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in Hitler's Germany, Albert Einstein immigrates to the United States. He makes his new home in Princeton, N.J.

1942

Birthday of Gary Puckett, singer, songwriter; lead singer of Gary Puckett & The Union Gap ("Woman, Woman"; "Young Girl").

1956

The nuclear power station Calder Hall is opened in Britain. Calder Hall is the first nuclear station to feed an appreciable amount of power into a civilian network.

1972

Peace talks between Pathet Lao and Royal Lao government begin in Vietnam.

1994

Dmitry Kholodov, a Russian journalist, assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces; his murkier began a series of killings of journalists in Russia.
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Oct 17 1931 - Al Capone sent up the river
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October 17, 2021 (today) - Baylor had a great victory yesterday, but early this morning my mother had a greater victory as she was made whole and is now in the very presence of Jesus!

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1998: A big flood in my hone town of New Braunfels and Aldi San Antonio, Seguin, San Marcos, etc. with record levels of rain. The flood killed 25.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/history-culture/amp/Record-setting-flood-of-1998-that-killed-25-9984276.php
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Oct 18 1867 - US buys Alaska
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Keyser Soze said:

Oct 18 1867 - US buys Alaska

As a place to view Russia...
“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” (The Law, p.6) Frederic Bastiat
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quash said:

Keyser Soze said:

Oct 18 1867 - US buys Alaska

As a place to view Russia...

welcome back. You've been absent a few days. Hoping all was and still is well.
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Happy Birthday Tom Petty 10/20/1950

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1805 10/21 - British defeat Napoleon at Trafalgar
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Oct 27 National American Beer Day
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Keyser Soze said:

1805 10/21 - British defeat Napoleon at Trafalgar

Amazing battle. Brutal.

Nelson had his ships in two lines and lead one of them from the front, the other was captained by his second in command, Collingwood. The ship behind him was faster and he got on the stern and told them to back off, he was going first.

The entire French-Spanish line was in a concave curve so as to concentrate their broadsides. Because of the weather the British line advanced at about a walking pace, giving the French and Spanish guns plenty of chances to fire. Forty minutes worth. The one advantage Nelson had was that the Atlantic swells jacked with the aim of the opposition.

Once the lines had been breached Nelson could fire a little over a ton of iron per round right up the ass of the ship just yards away. Aiming was not a problem. Close quarters was the British strategy and it worked; British crews were better trained, some ships had flintlock wheel fired cannon where all the French and Spanish guns were using fuses and manned by inexperienced men who had been trained in the harbor, not on the sea. This enabled the Brits to get off more rounds per minute.

Nelson was shot as he cracked the first line, the musket ball shattered his spine. He was roundly respected by his crew, many of whom wept upon learning of his death.

My favorite story of the battle is of Jack Spratt. He thought he was leading a group of boarders by swimming about thirty yards. Nobody followed him. Jack didn't care.

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” (The Law, p.6) Frederic Bastiat
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Thanks Q
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Thanks Quash. I had heard the name Jack Spratt but never knew his story. Heck of a man.
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Oct 31, 2015

 
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