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Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 pm
by austrotard
norman did once he got back to straya... straight to the bollocks.

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:28 pm
by LTFI
October 20, 1977, a Convair CV-240 passenger aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed in a wooded area near Gillsburg, Mississippi...


Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 am
by west_jay
1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing:
241 US military
58 French military
6 civilians

Cunts.

(Filed under “Better late than Ever)

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:27 pm
by Spicytuna
First barrel ride down Niagara Falls
On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

After her husband died in the Civil War, the New York-born Taylor moved all over the U. S. before settling in Bay City, Michigan, around 1898. In July 1901, while reading an article about the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, she learned of the growing popularity of two enormous waterfalls located on the border of upstate New York and Canada. Strapped for cash and seeking fame, Taylor came up with the perfect attention-getting stunt: She would go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Taylor was not the first person to attempt the plunge over the famous falls. In October 1829, Sam Patch, known as the Yankee Leaper, survived jumping down the 175-foot Horseshoe Falls of the Niagara River, on the Canadian side of the border. More than 70 years later, Taylor chose to take the ride on her birthday, October 24. (She claimed she was in her 40s, but genealogical records later showed she was 63.) With the help of two assistants, Taylor strapped herself into a leather harness inside an old wooden pickle barrel five feet high and three feet in diameter. With cushions lining the barrel to break her fall, Taylor was towed by a small boat into the middle of the fast-flowing Niagara River and cut loose.

Knocked violently from side to side by the rapids and then propelled over the edge of Horseshoe Falls, Taylor reached the shore alive, if a bit battered, around 20 minutes after her journey began. After a brief flurry of photo-ops and speaking engagements, Taylor’s fame cooled, and she was unable to make the fortune for which she had hoped. She did, however, inspire a number of copy-cat daredevils. Between 1901 and 1995, 15 people went over the falls; 10 of them survived. Among those who died were Jesse Sharp, who took the plunge in a kayak in 1990, and Robert Overcracker, who used a jet ski in 1995. No matter the method, going over Niagara Falls is illegal, and survivors face charges and stiff fines on either side of the border.

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:18 pm
by augustwest
47 years ago tonight

or if you only have about 21 minutes....

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:27 pm
by Jed
James Brown recorded Live at the Apollo


Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:38 am
by austrotard
90 years of vegemite, cunts.

eat it 'til you like it.
(may take up to 91 years)

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:36 am
by fatman


sips continue to be poured....

then there's this:
https://www.kmbc.com/article/woman-who- ... -cX22LvrMY

it's no Caesar salad, mind

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:37 am
by LA Fly Guy
Pablo was born today

Image

a bunch of years ago.

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:07 am
by austrotard
fact: no one ever said he was an asshole.

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:01 pm
by rampant
I bet a few of his wives would chime in on that comment

Re: This day in history THREAD...

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:33 pm
by cool manchu
austrotard wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:07 am
fact: no one ever said he was an asshole.