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May 28:

1754: A skirmish between British and French forces in western Pennsylvania, near modern day Pittsburgh. In a surprise attack under 22 year old Lt. Col. George Washington, the Virginians killed 10 French soldiers from Fort Duquesne, thus starting the French & Indian War.

1937: Hitler's Nazi Germany established Volkswagen to manufacture the "people's cars."

1964: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was established.

1969: U.S. forces abandoned "Hamburger Hill" in Vietnam.

2010: Islamofascist terrorists attacked the Ahmadiyya mosques in Pakistan.
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historian said:



I know this is Hollywood but it was a great film about a great athlete & American hero.

I read the book and saw the movie. I wish the movie would have continued on into his later years after he became a Christian
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LIB,MR BEARS said:

historian said:



I know this is Hollywood but it was a great film about a great athlete & American hero.

I read the book and saw the movie. I wish the movie would have continued on into his later years after he became a Christian
Agreed. But what would you expect from a mainstream film directed by Angelina Jolie? Luckily, the sequel was made and did just that:



I think the sequel is better because it tells the most important part of his life story.
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LIB,MR BEARS said:

historian said:



I know this is Hollywood but it was a great film about a great athlete & American hero.

I read the book and saw the movie. I wish the movie would have continued on into his later years after he became a Christian
I loved this movie.
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I liked them both--but especially the sequel.
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historian said:

LIB,MR BEARS said:

historian said:



I know this is Hollywood but it was a great film about a great athlete & American hero.

I read the book and saw the movie. I wish the movie would have continued on into his later years after he became a Christian
Agreed. But what would you expect from a mainstream film directed by Angelina Jolie? Luckily, the sequel was made and did just that:



I think the sequel is better because it tells the most important part of his life story.

I didn't know there was a sequel. THANKS!
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LIB,MR BEARS said:

historian said:

LIB,MR BEARS said:

historian said:



I know this is Hollywood but it was a great film about a great athlete & American hero.

I read the book and saw the movie. I wish the movie would have continued on into his later years after he became a Christian
Agreed. But what would you expect from a mainstream film directed by Angelina Jolie? Luckily, the sequel was made and did just that:



I think the sequel is better because it tells the most important part of his life story.

I didn't know there was a sequel. THANKS!
me either!
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May 29:

1780: British Col. Banastre Tarleton ordered his men to shoot on Patriot soldiers who had surrendered. He would earn a reputation of brutality during the War for Independence and the Patriots would respond in kind under the leadership of Thomas Sumter, Francis Marion, and others using guerilla tactics. These real people and their actions inspired the fictitious characters in the film The Patriot.

1848: Wisconsin became the 30thstate

1903: Birthday of comedian Bob Hope

1913: Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was performed in Paris provoked a riot or near riot (depending on one's interpretation of events).

1917: Birthday of John F. Kennedy

1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the first explorers to do so.

1979: Judge John Wood was assassinated in San Antonio. Charles Harrelson (father to actor Woody) would later be convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder.
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historian said:

May 29:


1913: Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was performed in Paris provoked a riot or near riot (depending on one's interpretation of events).


It wasn't a riot; it was a "peaceful protest" whereby the ballet patrons looted Le Targez, set fire to La Zone du Auto, and spraypainted "Baisez l'orchestra" on boarded-up windows.
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whitetrash said:

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May 29:

1913: Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was performed in Paris provoked a riot or near riot (depending on one's interpretation of events).
It wasn't a riot; it was a "peaceful protest" whereby the ballet patrons looted Le Targez, set fire to La Zone du Auto, and spraypainted "Baisez l'orchestra" on boarded-up windows.
Some historical accounts describe it as a riot, some as a near riot. I guess it depends on how one defines the term. I did not remember all the details but thought I'd play it safe.

To be clear, though, I think looting and vandalism describe rioting and certainly are not signs of a "peaceful protest." It does not have to be on the scale of recent events in Minneapolis to qualify as a riot. I suppose your use of quotes indicates satire or facetiousness?
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historian said:

whitetrash said:

historian said:

May 29:

1913: Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was performed in Paris provoked a riot or near riot (depending on one's interpretation of events).
It wasn't a riot; it was a "peaceful protest" whereby the ballet patrons looted Le Targez, set fire to La Zone du Auto, and spraypainted "Baisez l'orchestra" on boarded-up windows.
Some historical accounts describe it as a riot, some as a near riot. I guess it depends on how one defines the term. I did not remember all the details but thought I'd play it safe.

To be clear, though, I think looting and vandalism describe rioting and certainly are not signs of a "peaceful protest." It does not have to be on the scale of recent events in Minneapolis to qualify as a riot. I suppose your use of quotes indicates satire or facetiousness?
https://legacy.npr.org/programs/specials/milestones/991110.motm.riteofspring.html

It was a "riot" by 1913 opera house standards, not 1913 socialist labor union strike standards, consisting mainly of hissing and catcalls from the audience.

I've not seen the ballet but have heard the piece performed by the Toronto Symphony. It is rightfully described as having "tested the patience of the audience to the fullest."
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historian said:

May 29:

1780: British Col. Banastre Tarleton ordered his men to shoot on Patriot soldiers who had surrendered. He would earn a reputation of brutality during the War for Independence and the Patriots would respond in kind under the leadership of Thomas Sumter, Francis Marion, and others using guerilla tactics. These real people and their actions inspired the fictitious characters in the film The Patriot.

1848: Wisconsin became the 30thstate

1903: Birthday of comedian Bob Hope

1913: Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was performed in Paris provoked a riot or near riot (depending on one's interpretation of events).

1917: Birthday of John F. Kennedy

1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the first explorers to do so.

1979: Charles Harrelson (father to actor Woody) was arrested for the assassination of Judge John Wood in San Antonio.
The killing took place on the morning of May 29. There was an $11 million investigation/manhunt prior to the arrest.
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Thanks. I have corrected the original.
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whitetrash said:

https://legacy.npr.org/programs/specials/milestones/991110.motm.riteofspring.html

It was a "riot" by 1913 opera house standards, not 1913 socialist labor union strike standards, consisting mainly of hissing and catcalls from the audience.

I've not seen the ballet but have heard the piece performed by the Toronto Symphony. It is rightfully described as having "tested the patience of the audience to the fullest."
It is probably my favorite composition by Stravinsky (or maybe The Firebird--both are very good). I've never seen a performance of The Rite of Spring (only excerpts on YouTube) but the great thing about great music is that it can be enjoyed through recordings almost as much.

Those who are unfamiliar with it might be familiar with the Disney adaptation in the animated masterpiece Fantasia:



The music has a lot of dissonance and harshness that probably contributed greatly to its unwelcome reception (actually fairly common among some great compositions in the 19th century such as Rossini's Barber of Seville & Puccini's Madama Butterfly). No doubt Nijinsky's dancing & Diaghilev's choreography played a role. Perhaps the biggest reason for the controversy, though, was the subject matter: the sacrifice of a virgin in pagan rituals.

Here is part of a modern production:


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Wow! And I thought twerking was bad.
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I suspect the original version was probably not nearly as bad but the standards were very different 100+ years ago.
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May 30:

1431: Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen for heresy.

1593: English playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed in a tavern brawl.

1806: Future president Andrew Jackson killed Charles Dickinson in a duel.

1911: First Indianapolis 500

1913: End of the First Balkan War: a peace treaty was signed ending a rather minor war but one with huge implications as the Ottoman Empire continued its slow decline and the other Great Powers jockeyed for positionand sought to avoid a larger conflict. That larger conflict would happen anyway a year later: WWI.

1922: Former President William H. Taft dedicated the Lincoln Memorial.

1971: The U.S. launched Mariner 9 with a mission to explore Mars.
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May 31:

1819: Birthday of American poet Walt Whitman

1859: Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1889: The Johnstown flood killed 2,209 people in Pennsylvania.

1902: End of the Boer War in South Africa

1930: Birthday of Clint Eastwood

1941: German forces conquered Crete

1962: Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust, was hanged in Israel after being convicted of war crimes.

1991: Bryce Petty's birthday

1996: Benjamin Netanyahu was elected prime minister of Israel

2005: The identity of "Deep Throat," the informant who had helped reporters investigating the Watergate scandal, was revealed to be W. Mark Felt.

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2020: The Second US Civil War began
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Pray.
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5/31/43 Birthday John Bonham of Led Zeppelin
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GhettoHEBear said:

2020: The Second US Civil War began
That is probably a gross exaggeration. At least I hope it is.
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June 1:

1779: Court martial of Benedict Arnold

1900: Future president Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou were caught up in the Boxer Rebellion while honeymooning in China.

1926: Birthday of Marilyn Monroe

1934: Founding of Nissan Motor Company

1941: Crete fell to the Germans

1942: A Warsaw underground newspaper, the Liberty Brigade, revealed the Holocaust publicly. They described how the Germans were gassing Jews at the Chelmno death camp in Poland. The news reached the west but nothing was done about it because of the war.

1967: The Beatles released the album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

1968: Death of Hellen Keller

1980: Ted Turner launched CNN.

1990: Pres. George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to end the production of chemical weapons.
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June 2:

1774: Parliament renewed and expanded the Quartering Act, allowing Redcoats to stay in private homes if necessary (as decided by British officials). It was the last of the Coercive Acts designed to punish the Massachusetts colony for the Boston Tea Party when hundreds of chests of tea were dumped into Boston Harbor by a handful of Patriots disguised as Indians.

1865: General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi River, surrendered, the last Confederate army to do so.

1886: Pres. Grover Cleveland became the first sitting president to marry in the White House. His bride was Frances Folsom, 27 years his junior.

1924: Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act official making Native Americans citizens of the U.S.

1935: Retirement of Babe Ruth from major league baseball

1941: Death of Lou Gehrig at age 37 from the disease named for him

1953: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

1954: Sen. Joseph McCarthy alleged that communists had infiltrated the CIA.

1997: Timothy McVeigh was convicted for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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June 3:

1800: Pres. John Adams became the first president to live in Washington, D.C., moving into Union Tavern in Georgetown.

1864: Union forces suffered a devastating defeat after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made his greatest mistake, ordering a frontal assault on entrenched Confederate forces at Cold Harbor, Virginia. Union forces suffered about 7,000 casualties in less than an hour of fighting.

1937: The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married American divorcee Wallis Warfield.

1940: The German Luftwaffe (air force) bombed Paris, killing 254 civilians. The goal was to terrorize the population and it worked: government officials were only prevented from fleeing the city with the threat of severe penalties. The French surrender would soon follow.

1965: Maj. Edward H. White III walked in space while aboard Gemini 4, the first American to do so.

1989: Chinese authorities began the ruthless crackdown of the peace protestors at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

2010: Joran van der Sloot was arrested in Chile for the murder of Stephanie Flores in Peru. He remained a suspect in the 2005 disappearance (& possible murder) of an American tourist in Aruba, Natalee Holloway.

2017: Islamofascist terrorists attacked the Tower Bridge in London, injuring 48 people.




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June 4:

1754: Lt. Col. George Washington and his men constructed the makeshift Fort Necessity in western Pennsylvania in the early stages of the French and Indian War.

1876: An express train crossed the United States n 83 hours, from New York to San Francisco.

1919: Congress passed the 19thamendment granting women the right to vote, once ratified by the requisite number of states.

1940: End of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British and French troops trapped by the Germans on the beaches at Dunkirk.

1942: Beginning of the Battle of Midway

1944: Forces of the U.S. captured U-505, a German U-boat. It was the first capture of an enemy naval vessel since the War of 1812.

1986: Jonathan Pollard admitted to selling top-secret information to Israel.

1989: The barbaric crackdown of peaceful protestors by the Chinese communist government at Tiananmen Square in Beijing became a brutal massacre as hundreds of civilians were killed and arrested (many disappearing in the nation's concentration camp system).

2003: Martha Stewart was indicted for securities fraud and obstruction of justice.
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June 5:

1870: A fire raged across a huge section of Constantinople, capital of the Ottoman Empire, killing 900.

1933: The U.S. went off the gold standard when Congress passed a joint resolution nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold. To further stop the hoarding of gold, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt had ordered two months earlier that all Americans turn over to the Federal Reserve all gold coins and certificates over $100.

1947: During a Harvard commencement address, U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall called on the U.S. to aid in the reconstruction of war torn Europe. Eventually Congress would pass the appropriate legislation in what would be called the Marshall Plan.

1963: The British Secretary of War John Profumo resigned due to a sex scandal.

1967: Beginning of the Six Day War. After several days of bellicose rhetoric and a build of forces along the border by the Arab countries surrounding Israel, the Israeli Air Force launched a surprise attack against their neighbors wiping out the opposing air forces of Egypt, Syria, & Jordan.

1968: After winning the California primary and thus securing the Democratic nomination for president, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles.

2004: Death of former president Ronald Reagan.

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June 6:

1833: Pres. Andrew Jackson became the first president to ride an "Iron Horse", a short pleasure trip aboard the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

1918: Beginning of the Battle of Belleau Wood, the first large scale battle fought by American forces in WWI. The German Spring offensive had been stopped 45 miles from Paris and now the U.S. forces under Gen. John J. Pershing launched a counteroffensive to push the Germans out of the wood. After weeks of intense fighting and heavy casualties, the American forces succeeded.

1933: The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.

1944: D-Day: Early in the morning, Allied forces launched the largest amphibious assault to date on the beaches of Normandy, the first step in the liberation of France from German occupation.

1966: Civil Rights activist James Meredith was shot by a sniper while on a lone march from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi to encourage black voter registration.

2013: Edward Snowden revealed classified information about how the U.S. government was spying on the American people.
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June 5, 1982

Bearnurse married beardoc, officially making him the luckiest guy in the world.
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Is Snowden still in Russia? Its always been odd to me that this is where he would go.
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Congratulations!
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June 7:

1692: Jamaican town of Port Royale, a notorious haven for pirates, was destroyed by a large earthquake and tsunami.

1776: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution to the Continental Congress calling for the independence of the colonies from British rule.

1893: Mohandas Gandhi refused to comply with racial segregation laws in South Africa, his first act of civil disobedience.

1937: Death of actress Jean Harlow

1939: King George VI became the first British monarch to visit the United States.

1942: The U.S. won the Battle of Midway, the turning point in the Pacific theater.

1966: Ronald Reagan was nominated by the California GOP as their candidate for governor.
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June 8:

632: Death of Muhammad, founder of Islam

1948: Completion of the first prototype Porsche

1949: Publication of 1984 by George Orwell

1966: NFL & AFL announced their merger

1968: Arrest of James Earl Ray for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1968: Burial of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
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June 9:

1534: French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered the St. Lawrence River.

1772: A British naval vessel, the Gaspee, ran aground along the Rhode Island coast and was burned by colonists angry with the British government.

1915: William Jennings Bryan resigned as Secretary of State over policy differences with Pres. Woodrow Wilson related to the war in Europe.

1964: The CIA issued a report challenging the belief in the "domino theory": that if Vietnam became communist, neighboring countries would follow their example.

1973: Secretariat won the Triple Crown with a victory at Belmont Stakes in record time.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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