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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 01:28:00 PM »
27th April:

1791:
Samuel Morse is born...Not strictly the inventor of The Morse Code..But a Co-Inventor...3dits/4dits/2dits/1dah
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 01:29:09 PM »
Knuckle...that's NOT as important as the birth of Ace frehley.  :P

Strange to think that the 26th April is the birthday of a real Guitar Man.....Duane Eddy!!!
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 01:36:23 PM »
Frank Abagnale, the con artist that "Catch Me If You Can" was based on, was born today in1948.
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2012, 11:27:18 AM »
28th April:

1969: Charles De Gaulle resigns as President of France....Merci Mon Ami!!
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2012, 11:35:38 AM »
1916 - Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the company that bears his name and is known for stylish, high-performance cars, is born in Italy.

Automobili Lamborghini was officially established in 1963, and the company logo of a Raging Bull, is a reference to his zodiac sign.

Ferruccio Lamborghini died on February 20, 1993, at the age of 76.


1945 - "Il Duce," Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee to Switzerland.


1967 - boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army and is immediately stripped of his World heavyweight title.

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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2012, 02:53:39 PM »
1986 Chernobyl, U.S.S.R. goes into meltdown; the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster.

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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2012, 04:57:29 PM »
1970
President Richard Nixon gives his formal authorization to commit U.S. combat troops, in cooperation with South Vietnamese units, against communist troop sanctuaries in Cambodia.

Secretary of State William Rogers and Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, who had continually argued for a downsizing of the U.S. effort in Vietnam, were excluded from the decision to use U.S. troops in Cambodia. Gen. Earle Wheeler, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, cabled Gen. Creighton Abrams, senior U.S. commander in Saigon, informing him of the decision that a "higher authority has authorized certain military actions to protect U.S. forces operating in South Vietnam." Nixon believed that the operation was necessary as a pre-emptive strike to forestall North Vietnamese attacks from Cambodia into South Vietnam as the U.S. forces withdrew and the South Vietnamese assumed more responsibility for the fighting. Nevertheless, three National Security Council staff members and key aides to presidential assistant Henry Kissinger resigned in protest over what amounted to an invasion of Cambodia.

When Nixon publicly announced the Cambodian incursion on April 30, it set off a wave of antiwar demonstrations. A protest at Kent State University resulted in the killing of four students by Army National Guard troops. Another student rally at Jackson State College in Mississippi resulted in the death of two students and 12 wounded when police opened fire on a women's dormitory. The incursion angered many in Congress, who felt that Nixon was illegally widening the war; this resulted in a series of congressional resolutions and legislative initiatives that would severely limit the executive power of the president
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2012, 05:07:18 PM »
Hmmm. I think someone's been doing a little too much cut and pasting.
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2012, 08:20:56 PM »
Still..It Happened...On This Day In History..Knuckle... :P
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Re: On This Day In History
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2012, 08:25:43 PM »
1967 - boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army and is immediately stripped of his World heavyweight title.

Lets face it had he actually gone in the US Forces..It's not like they would have put him on the front line on ops in the Ulu (Ulu is forces slang for Country/Bush/Jungle..etc) is it..He would have been doing Boxing demos...That is why the man went down in my estimation..I know he was a well respected man in the boxing world and still is..BUT to not serve your country is unforgivable....I stand by and await....INCOMING FLAK....

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