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Spartan VIP Member

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#1 14 years ago

Use this (option #2) or this link to find out some historical events that took place on your birthday. Just post a link to your results. Here are mine...

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul24.html




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#2 14 years ago

Well, I didn't use the link, but I was born on the 25th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.




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#3 14 years ago

Germans advance in USSR

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#4 14 years ago

CorTGermans advance in USSR

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I wonder why that is under General Interest and World War II. :confused:




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#5 14 years ago

Ummm enjoy the wonders that occured on my birthday here, doesn't look like mine was too interesting at a glance. .




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#6 14 years ago
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#7 14 years ago

This sucks, all kinda of crap with US history only (for me) :( :P http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/may21.html




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#8 14 years ago

Bah, some American 'votes for women' campaigner was born. Hardly interesting... there are people born every frickin' day for crying out loud. I also share a birthday with Michael Shumacher apparently. You know; hat F1 driver that's ruined so many betting shops. That wasn't particularly thrilling to hear that either. Why couldn't something interesting have happened, like to first nuclear potato being developed, or some sort of small war, or a revolt? Yeah, a revolt would've been cool. Appropriate, too, somehow :uhm:. Anyway, here: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan03.html Oh, and also: :agreed




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#9 14 years ago
Großadmiral DönitzThis sucks, all kinda of crap with US history only (for me) :( :P

Donitz, use this one.




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#10 14 years ago

Using the History Channel link, I got the following:

ALASKA ADMITTED INTO THE UNION: January 3, 1959

On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signs a special proclamation admitting the territory of Alaska into the Union as the 49th and largest state.

The European discovery of Alaska came in 1741, when a Russian expedition led by Danish navigator Vitus Bering sighted the Alaskan mainland. Russian hunters were soon making incursions into Alaska, and the native Aleut population suffered greatly after being exposed to foreign diseases. In 1784, Grigory Shelikhov established the first permanent Russian colony in Alaska on Kodiak Island. In the early 19th century, Russian settlements spread down the west coast of North America, with the southernmost fort located near Bodega Bay in California.

Russian activity in the New World declined in the 1820s, and the British and Americans were granted trading rights in Alaska after a few minor diplomatic conflicts. In the 1860s, a nearly bankrupt Russia decided to offer Alaska for sale to the United States, which earlier had expressed interest in such a purchase. On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward signed a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7.2 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was ridiculed in Congress and in the press as "Seward's folly," "Seward's icebox," and President Andrew Johnson's "polar bear garden." Nevertheless, the Senate ratified purchase of the tremendous landmass, one-fifth the size of the rest of the United States.

Despite a slow start in settlement by Americans from the continental United States, the discovery of gold in 1898 brought a rapid influx of people to the territory. Alaska, rich in natural resources, has been contributing to American prosperity ever since.

Now, how in the HELL did an American history site put the birth of some obscure protester ahead of THAT?!