JCC On this date in history...

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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On this Day...

    On Jan 15, 1559, Queen Elizabeth I is coronated.

    On Jan 15, 1929, Martin Luther King is born.

    On Jan 15, 1929, The Green Bay Packers win the first Super Bowl.

    Miracle on the Hudson: On Jan 15, 2009, Sully Sullenberger manages to avert certain disaster and save everybody on board US Airways Flight 1549 by landing the plane safely on the Hudson River in NY City following a bird collision that took out both engines.
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  2. Sarge Chosen One

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    Sully did a great job, and so did his copilot, Jeff Skiles. Handling an airborne emergency like that is a team effort.
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On this Day...

    On Jan 16th 1919, the 18th Amendment a.k.a the Prohibition against Alcohol, takes effect. Would be later repealed with the 21st Amendment in 1933.

    On Jan 16th, 1970, Pitcher Curt Flood filed a historic lawsuit against MLB.

    On Jan 16th 1991, the 1st Persian Gulf War begins.
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  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I did a speech on that two months after the incident. I think I got an A.
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  5. Sarge Chosen One

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    IIRC, the shooting started in the wee hours of the 17th. But that was in a time zone east of Greenwich, so it was probably still late on the 16th for the rest of the world.

    I remember the sirens, and sitting in the sandbag bunker in my gas mask, and watching the afterburners of fighters launching and flying north.

    And attack ships on fire off Orion's shoulder, C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannheuser gate... All those memories...
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Where were you stationed @Sarge?
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  7. Sarge Chosen One

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    In Desert Storm? I spent 6 months at King Fahd International Airport in Saudi Arabia. The place was still under construction, but the runways and some fuel pits were finished so the Saudis let us put up a tent city to live in. We had most of the A-10s in theater, plus F-15s and F-16s and F-111s would sometimes stop for fuel, and we were one of the air transport hubs for airlift. Back then I was a young crew chief, and I spent most of my days refueling transport planes of all kinds. Military types included the C-5, C-141, C-130, KC-135, KC-10, C-12, C-21, UH-1, UH-60, and many civil types: 747, 727, DC-10, L-1011, and occasionally an Ilyushin. I still remember the biggest load of fuel I ever pumped was 360,000 pounds of Jet-A fuel into a 747 (that's about 60,000 gallons in one plane).
  8. thebadge Force Ghost

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    How about Jan 16th, 1944 getting some credit as the first day of the Battle of the BULGE. A rough go of it for the US Army for a bit.

    SARGE AT least you did not fill up the AN-225, that saves a aspirin
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    It was the World Championship until 1967, then is was the Superbowl.
  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    And this is why I shouldn't post while tired, because I'm pretty sure I meant 1967 for that one *facepalm*
  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On this Day

    On Jan. 17, 1916, The PGA is formed.

    On Jan 17, 1944, Allies make their movie on Cassino Itally.

    On Jan 17, 1945, The Soviets capture Warsaw

    On Jan 17, 1953, The Corvette debuts. :)

    On Jan 17, 1984, In Universal vs. Sony, the Supreme Court ruled that the invention of the VCR caused no harm to the movie and television industry

    Northridge Earthquake: On Jan 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Los Angeles, killing 54 people and caushing billions of dollars in damage.
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    Northridge Earthquake: On Jan 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Los Angeles, killing 54 people and caushing billions of dollars in damage.


    Ahhhh, the memories. :p Can't believe it's been 20 years, though.
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  13. thebadge Force Ghost

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    Damm 20 years-colorful FWIW (regrets to many to think of much less tell anyone about them.
    15 were great, the last 5 a beyond a total fall.
  14. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On This Day..

    On Jan 18, 1778, Captain James Cook discovers Hawaii.

    On Jan 18th 1803, President Thomas Jefferson requests funding from Congress for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne was born on this day in 1882

    On Jan. 18th 1958, Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins becomes the first black player to play in the NHL.

    On Jan. 18th, 1990, then Mayor Marion Berry was arrested on crack cocaine charges.
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  15. Rainbow Knight Star Game Host

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    And the world was never the same after being touched by the presence of the Pooh Bear.

    I still love those sweet stories, even though I'm grown. @Juliet316 Thanks for including that one.
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  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Mr. Berry was Rob Ford before it was cool.
  17. Sarge Chosen One

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    Cool? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On This Day..


    On Jan. 19, 1807, Civil War General Robert E. Lee was born.

    On Jan 19, 1809, Author/Poet Edgar Allen Poe was born.

    On Jan 19, 1966 Indira Ghandi becomes Prime Minister of India

    On Jan 19, 1993, Production begins on the landmark animated film Toy Story.
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  19. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On This Day...

    On Jan. 20, 1945, FDR was inagurated to a fourth term as President

    On Jan. 20, 1961, JFK was inagurated as President

    On Jan. 20, 1981, the Iran Hostage crisis ends minutes after Reagan is inagurated President.

    On Jan. 20, 1996, Yasser Arafat, founder of the PLO, was elected President of the Palestinian National Council.

    On Jan. 20, 2009, Barrack Obama was inagurated as the first African American President of the United Staes.
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  20. Rosslcopter Jedi Grand Master

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    Its almost like January 20th has been inauguration day since 1933.
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  21. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'm sorry but your current avatar looks like Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. :(
  22. Sarge Chosen One

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    I've been told that I have soul.

    I'm not sure what that means.
  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    It means you have a soul obviously.
  24. Sarge Chosen One

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    :rolleyes:Dude, you're even whiter than me.
  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I've been told that I'm extremely white.