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Today's the day

Post by daib0 » 31 Jul 2017, 11:20

Got thinking just now, what happened to that great Posh thread "what happened on today's date" ?? :? :)

Ah, well, just for old time's sake, here is 31st July



1865 The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.

1877 Second Russian assault on Plevna, Turkey fails, during Russo-Turkish War, 7,300 Russian casualties

1893 Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture

1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet

1965 Cigarette advertising banned on British TV

1990 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence



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Post by tonyp » 31 Jul 2017, 11:37

J.K. Rowling 1965 - Author ("Harry Potter" series) was born on July 31st 1965
Evonne Goolagong - Tennis player was born on July 31st 1951
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Post by daib0 » 31 Jul 2017, 11:54

cheers! I'd love to keep this going this coming season! :twisted:
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Post by tonyp » 31 Jul 2017, 11:58

On July 31st 2005 there were 116 registered members on this message board.
On July 31st 2017 there are 6567.
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Post by daib0 » 31 Jul 2017, 15:54

that's even a bigger proportional increase than Chelski !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by bristleposh » 31 Jul 2017, 16:16

tonyp wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 11:58
On July 31st 2005 there were 116 registered members on this message board.
On July 31st 2017 there are 6567.
Yes, but most of those are selling kitchens or advertising links to porn sites.
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Post by daib0 » 31 Jul 2017, 16:21

bristleposh wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 16:16
tonyp wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 11:58
On July 31st 2005 there were 116 registered members on this message board.
On July 31st 2017 there are 6567.
Yes, but most of those are selling kitchens or advertising links to porn sites.
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Post by stuie » 31 Jul 2017, 17:58

daib0 wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 16:21
bristleposh wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 16:16
tonyp wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 11:58
On July 31st 2005 there were 116 registered members on this message board.
On July 31st 2017 there are 6567.
Yes, but most of those are selling kitchens or advertising links to porn sites.
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Post by tonyp » 31 Jul 2017, 22:35

stuie wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 17:58
daib0 wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 16:21
bristleposh wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 16:16


Yes, but most of those are selling kitchens or advertising links to porn sites.
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Post by ashman » 31 Jul 2017, 22:39

bristleposh wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 16:16
tonyp wrote:
31 Jul 2017, 11:58
On July 31st 2005 there were 116 registered members on this message board.
On July 31st 2017 there are 6567.
Yes, but most of those are selling kitchens or advertising links to porn sites.
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Post by tonyp » 01 Aug 2017, 01:17

Claudius, Roman Emperor (from 41 to 54), was born in Lugdunum, Gaul on August 1st 10 BC (d. 54AD).
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Was it shown on his birth certificate?
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Post by tonyp » 04 Aug 2017, 12:15

On August 4th 1966 - A ban of the broadcast of any and all Beatles records on most U.S. radio stations went into effect. The ban was in response to John Lennon stating that the band was now more popular than Jesus Christ.
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Post by tonyp » 04 Aug 2017, 12:22

On August 4th 1961 Barack Obama was born.
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Post by daib0 » 04 Aug 2017, 16:51

lots of thingies for 4th August


1666 - Sea battle between Netherlands & England
1704 - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1870 - British Red Cross Society forms
1902 - The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
1914 - US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI
1960 - Rocket propelled USAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
1965 - Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
1971 - US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
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Post by tonyp » 05 Aug 2017, 10:03

In memory of Marilyn Monroe who died on August 5th 1962.
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