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Re: Today's the day

Post by tonyp » 06 Aug 2017, 01:16

August 6th 1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.
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tonyp wrote:
06 Aug 2017, 01:16
August 6th 1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.
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She was a major reason the Clinton administration left a nasty taste in the mouth :wink:
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On August 7th 1975 the actress Charlize Theron, known both for her lithe blonde beauty (she was named 2007’s “Sexiest Woman of the Year” by Esquire magazine) and serious acting chops (she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for 2003’s Monster), was born in Benoni, South Africa.
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tonyp wrote:
07 Aug 2017, 07:52
On August 7th 1975 the actress Charlize Theron, known both for her lithe blonde beauty (she was named 2007’s “Sexiest Woman of the Year” by Esquire magazine) and serious acting chops (she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for 2003’s Monster), was born in Benoni, South Africa.
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I've been away to Catalonia, but this is a nice surprise to return too! :oops: :P
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Post by tonyp » 09 Aug 2017, 09:46

On the 9th August 2011 739 Posh fans travelled to Stevenage to watch a very closely fought League Cup game which Posh won 4-3 after extra time.
Darren ferguson was our manager, Graham Westley was theirs.
Michael Bostwick scored the equaliser for them to send the game into extra time.
Lee Tomlin scored the winning goal (a penalty) in the last minute of extra time.
Middlesbrough knocked Posh out of the cup in the next round.
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Post by daib0 » 09 Aug 2017, 10:44

Really good composer, long out of fashion, now starting to come back!!!

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Albert William Ketèlbey (born Ketelbey; 9 August 1875 – 26 November 1959) was an English composer, conductor and pianist, best known for his short pieces of light orchestral music. He was born in Birmingham and moved to London in 1889 to study at Trinity College of Music. After a brilliant studentship he did not pursue the classical career predicted for him, becoming musical director of the Vaudeville Theatre before gaining fame as a composer of light music and as a conductor of his own works.

For many years Ketèlbey worked for a series of music publishers, including Chappell & Co and the Columbia Graphophone Company, making arrangements for smaller orchestras, a period in which he learned to write fluent and popular music. He also found great success writing music for silent films until the advent of talking films in the late 1920s.

The composer's early works in conventional classical style were well received, but it was for his light orchestral pieces that he became best known. One of his earliest works in the genre, In a Monastery Garden (1915), sold over a million copies and brought him to widespread notice; his later musical depictions of exotic scenes caught the public imagination and established his fortune. Such works as In a Persian Market (1920), In a Chinese Temple Garden (1923), and In the Mystic Land of Egypt (1931) became best-sellers in print and on records; by the late 1920s he was Britain's first millionaire composer. His celebrations of British scenes were equally popular: examples include Cockney Suite (1924) with its scenes of London life, and his ceremonial music for royal events. His works were frequently recorded during his heyday, and a substantial part of his output has been put on CD in more recent years.

Ketèlbey's popularity began to wane during the Second World War and his originality also declined; many of his post-war works were re-workings of older pieces and he increasingly found his music ignored by the BBC. In 1949 he moved to the Isle of Wight, where he spent his retirement, and he died at home in obscurity. His work has been reappraised since his death; in a 2003 poll by the BBC radio programme Your Hundred Best Tunes, Bells Across the Meadows was voted the 36th most popular tune of all time and the last night of the 2009 Proms season marked the fiftieth anniversary of Ketèlbey's death—the first time his music had been included in the festival's finale.

Concert pieces here, but could be great old film music!

In a Persian Market - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ede2QMi5JM

In a Monastery Garden - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2aYDWb676Q

In a Chinese Temple Garden - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXXozkxE40M
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Post by tonyp » 10 Aug 2017, 09:36

Very good daib0. My favourite is the Persian market.
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Post by tonyp » 10 Aug 2017, 09:39

For Home and Away or Emmerdale fans -
Emily Symons was born 10 August 1969. Emily is an Australian-born actress, active on both Australian and British television. She is best known for playing Marilyn Chambers-Fisher in Australian soap Home and Away and Louise Appleton in British soap Emmerdale.
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Post by daib0 » 10 Aug 2017, 09:52

10th August

1316 - Second Battle of Athenry, Anglo-Norman victory over Gaelic clan alliance
1893 - Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
1897 - Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)
1911 - Parliament Act reduces power of UK's House of Lords
1920 - Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
1945 - Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
1954 - Dutch Indonesian Union breaks up
1970 - British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
1972 - Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
1985- Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
1993 - An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
2003 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent . It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Post by tonyp » 10 Aug 2017, 11:03

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10th August
1993 - An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
I remember that well. Naturally it received lots of coverage here. In fact this earthquake was felt in parts of Australia.

New Zealand has had many earthquakes and the worst one I can remember was on 22 February 2011. It was "only" 6.3 on the Richter scale but caused widespread damage across Christchurch, killing 185 people.
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On August 11th 1977 Geoff Boycott scored his 100th First Class hundred, (v Aust at Headingley)
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Post by daib0 » 16 Aug 2017, 22:14

17th August


1836 British parliament accepts registration of births, marriages and deaths
1869 1st international boat race (River Thames, Oxford beats Harvard)
1944 Canadian 2nd division conquers Falaise, Normandy
1944 Soviet troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border
1945 Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel
1958 World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec
1964 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
1998 Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony he had an "improper physical relationship" with the intern and on the same day admits before the nation he "misled people" about the relationship
2012 Gay pride events are banned for a century in Moscow

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