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Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #25: September 14, 2017, 11:53:05 AM »
Lived in Richmond also
The DMV double whammy.

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #26: September 14, 2017, 11:54:37 AM »
Hopkins Medical school used to (they still might) have a yearly symposium where they looked at an old chart and diagnosed the patient after the fact. The patient usually turned out to be a famous historical figure. Like Abe Lincoln and Marfan's or JFK and Addison's

It looks like I conflated my memory of JHU doing that and the actual doctors that did it, but here's a link to a short article on it: http://www.umm.edu/news-and-events/news-releases/1996/edgar-allan-poe-mystery

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« Reply #27: September 14, 2017, 12:00:27 PM »
It looks like I conflated my memory of JHU doing that and the actual doctors that did it, but here's a link to a short article on it: http://www.umm.edu/news-and-events/news-releases/1996/edgar-allan-poe-mystery

Actually, It was U of Maryland, not Hopkins. Sorry

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #28: September 14, 2017, 12:02:36 PM »
I never knew ravens carried rabies. Maybe they stopped after that and just said, "nevermore."

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« Reply #29: September 14, 2017, 12:27:57 PM »
Apparently yesterday was the anniversary of the Washington Senators' "Ladies Day Riot of 1897."

http://dcbaseballhistory.com/2017/09/the-ladies-day-riot-of-1897/


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« Reply #30: September 14, 2017, 12:30:31 PM »
 :? (I'm laughing inside, but I know I shouldn't.)

I never knew ravens carried rabies. Maybe they stopped after that and just said, "nevermore."

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #31: September 15, 2017, 08:27:23 PM »
1978 - Ali wins the World Heavy Weight title for the 3rd time.  :shock:

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #32: September 17, 2017, 06:05:41 PM »
Fernandomania! Valenzueal throws eighth shutout of his rookie season.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fernandomania

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #33: September 17, 2017, 10:18:51 PM »
The US Constitution was ratified on this day in 1787

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #34: September 19, 2017, 10:19:01 PM »
If not for a ham sandwich, Mama Cass would be 76 today

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #35: September 20, 2017, 11:24:24 AM »
The Battle of the Sexes in 1973. There's a movie coming out starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-triumphs-in-battle-of-sexes

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« Reply #36: September 20, 2017, 11:39:13 AM »
The Battle of the Sexes in 1973. There's a movie coming out starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-triumphs-in-battle-of-sexes
I wonder how much the movie will feature about the Riggs win against Margaret Court Smith? Riggs crushed her and she was a better all around player than King. I went to an all boys high school. Was the only one thought King Would win. Figured she played more like a man.

Of course this has a baseball connection as Billie Jean's brother pitched for the Giants.

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #37: September 20, 2017, 12:02:09 PM »
I wonder how much the movie will feature about the Riggs win against Margaret Court Smith? Riggs crushed her and she was a better all around player than King. I went to an all boys high school. Was the only one thought King Would win. Figured she played more like a man.

Of course this has a baseball connection as Billie Jean's brother pitched for the Giants.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moffira01.shtml

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« Reply #38: September 20, 2017, 12:50:19 PM »
One of the signs that you are a geezer is when they make movies about historical events that you remember watching on TV.

I wonder how much the movie will feature about the Riggs win against Margaret Court Smith? Riggs crushed her and she was a better all around player than King. I went to an all boys high school. Was the only one thought King Would win. Figured she played more like a man.

Of course this has a baseball connection as Billie Jean's brother pitched for the Giants.

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #39: September 20, 2017, 02:29:16 PM »
One of the signs that you are a geezer is when they make movies about historical events that you remember watching on TV.
:oldy:

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« Reply #40: September 20, 2017, 04:02:11 PM »
One of the signs that you are a geezer is when they make movies about historical events that you were involved in.


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Re: This day in history
« Reply #41: September 20, 2017, 08:39:34 PM »
Are you watching the PBS series on Vietnam ?

I have a different geezer measure - if you start singing to music played in the stores (such as Giant, Macy's, Lowes, etc), you must be old.

One of the signs that you are a geezer is when they make movies about historical events that you remember watching on TV.


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« Reply #42: September 20, 2017, 09:59:20 PM »
Are you watching the PBS series on Vietnam ?

I have a different geezer measure - if you start singing to music played in the stores (such as Giant, Macy's, Lowes, etc), you must be old.

I’m watching it. It’s fascinating even though I wasn’t alive for any of it.

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« Reply #43: September 20, 2017, 10:58:54 PM »
I’m watching it. It’s fascinating even though I wasn’t alive for any of it.

I have the dvd coming to me...

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #45: September 21, 2017, 11:14:27 AM »
The total irony of Vietnam is that standing in the CBD of Ho Chi Minh City today, one could easily think that they were in Singapore.  Gucci, Versace, tapas bars with imported iberico ham, expensive cars parked on the street.  Dominoes indeed. 

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #46: September 23, 2017, 03:58:08 PM »
Nixon's "Checker's Speech"

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #47: September 23, 2017, 07:34:08 PM »
So we DID win after all.

The total irony of Vietnam is that standing in the CBD of Ho Chi Minh City today, one could easily think that they were in Singapore.  Gucci, Versace, tapas bars with imported iberico ham, expensive cars parked on the street.  Dominoes indeed.

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Re: This day in history
« Reply #48: October 09, 2017, 08:38:40 PM »
On this day Oct. 9, 1967, Che Guevara, 39, was executed by soldiers trained and equipped by the U.S. Green Beret. #ByeFelicia


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Re: This day in history
« Reply #49: October 25, 2017, 03:35:44 PM »
US invades Grenada in 1982 just days after the Marine baracks explosion in Beirut. Coincidence? I think not.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-invades-grenada