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  1. g8orbill

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    Nice find Bill. You can be the Paul Harvey of Too Hot. Gonna post this every day or give us a link. Me likey.;)
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    A bad day in history for Singapore
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    Have a good friend who recently passed who was who was a "veteran" of WW2 AND Viet Nam. His dad was a missionary to China and was captured in the Japanese invasion. He was two years old. He later became a chopper pilot in Viet Nam.
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    Remember the Maine!
    To Hell with Spain!
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    Way to go...

    It just sounds funny coming from a Liberal. :D
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    Far from a lib, but I've gotten used to being called one on this board since I don't walk lockstep with any party.
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    Have two older friends here who served in WWII.

    One was on PT boats as engine mechanic. He told about being part of a convoy of troop ships on the open ocean. They were discovered by Japanese planes and underwent several hours of continuing attacks in which numerous ships were sunk. Hard to imagine what it must be like to live through an experience like that.

    The other was a radioman on the Yorktown.
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    Then vote for Trump. :D
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    I like how Earnhartd and Japan in WW2 are the most important being mentioned twice and all.
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    One of the newspapers in my area has this every day of the year. Thought about posting it in the past, every day, but it would just take a lot of time. And just don't have it to get involved in something else on GC.
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    I finally got what you meant. :D
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    1885 Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    American Revolution
    1776 Lord Dunmore dispatches note of “inexpressible mortification”

    Automotive
    2001 Dale Earnhardt killed in crash

    Civil War
    1817 Lewis Armistead born

    Cold War
    1964 United States punishes nations for trading with Cuba

    Crime
    2003 Arsonist sets fire in South Korean subway

    2011 Green River serial killer pleads guilty to 49th murder

    Disaster
    1965 Avalanche kills 26 in British Columbia

    General Interest
    1856 Know-Nothings convene in Philadelphia

    1930 Pluto discovered

    1948 De Valera resigns

    1967 J. Robert Oppenheimer dies

    Hollywood
    1929 First Academy Awards announced

    Literary
    1931 Toni Morrison’s birthday

    Music
    1959 Ray Charles records “What’d I Say” at Atlantic Records

    Old West
    1878 Murder ignites Lincoln County War

    Presidential
    1861 Davis becomes provisional president of the Confederacy

    Sports
    1979 Richard Petty wins Daytona 500 after last-lap crash

    Vietnam War

    1965 United States warns of forthcoming bombing operations

    World War I
    1913 Raymond Poincare becomes president of France

    World War II
    1943 Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders
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    Not a good day in American history in 1942.
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    Bill, this should be of interest to some of our Too Hot friends::)

    On February 21, 1848, The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, is published in London by a group of German-born revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League. The political pamphlet–arguably the most influential in history–proclaimed that “the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles” and that the inevitable victory of the proletariat, or working class, would put an end to class society forever. Originally published in German as Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei (“Manifesto of the Communist Party”), the work had little immediate impact. Its ideas, however, reverberated with increasing force into the 20th century, and by 1950 nearly half the world’s population lived under Marxist governments.

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marx-publishes-manifesto
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