This day in history...

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  1. mctiger

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    On January 20, 1265, the common citizen is represented in English Parliament for the first time. Since established by the Magna Carta in 1215, Parliament had been a ruling body composed of strictly the wealthy and titled. A year earlier, baron and rebel Simon de Montfort had seized a tenuous hold on the government. Looking to strengthen his hold, de Montfort added burgesses from the nation's larger cities as members of Parliament. The monarchy continued the practice after de Montfort's death in battle later of the year, and by the mid 14th century, the burgesses' seats in Parliament were formalized as the House of Commons, working in conjunction with the House of Lords. (de Montfort's stained glass window at Chartres Cathedral)
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    On January 20, 1887, Congress authorizes the U.S. Navy to lease Pearl Harbor, a lagoon on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, as a forward base in the Pacific. In the first half of the 19th century, American interests in Pearl Harbor had strictly been as a commercial anchorage. As American trade increased in that region of the globe, the Navy began stationing ships in the area, bringing about the need for a military anchorage. A permanent base was not established until the Hawaiian Kingdom was overthrown and the harbor's entrance channel dredged around the turn of the century. In February 1941, just 9 months before a day of infamy, the Navy went through a reorganization, establishing three autonomous fleets, with the Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor.
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    On January 20, 1964, Sports Illustrated magazine devotes five pages, and the cover, of its weekly issue to a photo spread highlighting new designs in women's swimwear. German model Babette March is featured on the cover. Originally conceived strictly as a space filler during what is traditionally a slow time on the sports calendar, SI would quickly make the "Swimsuit Issue" an annual event. It has become both the magazine's best selling weekly and its most controversial, as moralists, parents of hormone-raging teenagers, librarians, etc., protested its "exploitation" of women. The 1978 edition, which included a photo of model Cheryl Tiegs in a a see-thru fishnet one-piece (below), sparked hundreds of subscription cancellations. In 2007, SI began offering subscribers the option of skipping the Swimsuit Issue and extending their subscription by a week. Since 1997 the issue has been a stand-alone offering devoted strictly to swimsuits, with a separate sports issue published the same week. Men's swimwear is now also featured, and prominent athletes have joined the models in posing, as the release of the annual issue has become a major event in the fashion and entertainment industries.
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    I only had 2, maybe 3, wall posters of models on my wall - all pre-marriage of course. One of them was Cheryl. Funny how this swimsuit was SOOooo controversial then - and is almost boring now. BUT certainly not boring if any of our ladies on the Boobies and Heinies thread are wearing it.
     
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    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Once during those hormone driven years (around the time of Cheryl Tiegs) I caught my mom throwing the issue out and fussed at her. She said, "I don't know why you want it, its just a bunch of pictures of women with their butts hanging out." Uhhhh....

    Here is my all-time favorite SI swimsuit pick. Kathy Ireland, her rookie year:
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    you need to update your signature to;
    The best Kathy Ireland swimsuit picture in the world is the Kathy Ireland swimsuit picture you're fantasizing over right now.
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    On January 21, 1861, Jefferson Davis (D-Miss) resigns from the U.S. Senate. The son of Welsh immigrants (he and Abraham Lincoln were both born in Kentucky, 8 months and less than 100 miles apart), Davis' family moved to Mississippi and started a cotton plantation, affording him a college education. A successful army career followed, then election to Congress, a return to the military as head of a volunteer regiment in the Mexican-American War, appointment to a vacant Senate seat in 1847, a seat in Franklin Pierce's cabinet as Secretary of War, and a return to the Senate in 1857. He spoke against secession repeatedly in the latter half of 1860, but resigned immediately after learning Mississippi had seceded from the Union. Less than a month later his name was submitted as a presidential candidate for the new Confederacy.
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    On January 21, 1914, Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit. Founded with the two-fold purpose of business networking and service to the poor, its members re-defined the club as a strictly-for-service organization in 1919. Now headquartered in Indianapolis, Kiwanis has about 600,000 members (women were first allowed to join in 1987) in 80 countries. The organization sponsors about 150,000 projects per year, usually focused on benefiting children in undeveloped countries.
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    On January 21, 1990, American tennis player John McEnroe becomes the first player since 1963 to be disqualified from a Grand Slam tournament for misconduct. It is the fourth round of the Australian Open. McEnroe, one of the top players in the world with 17 Grand Slam titles, but with a temper to match his touch, was leading Sweden's Mikael Pernfors in the 4th set when he missed a forehand volley and slammed his racket on the ground, breaking it. Mac had been given a misconduct warning in the first set after glaring at a line judge, and the "racket abuse" was his second. McEnroe began swearing and complaining to the judge and demanded a ruling from the Grand Slam head official, Ken Farrar. Farrar not only upheld the second violation, he called a third for the swearing, forfeiting the match and drawing a chorus of boos from the crowd that wanted the match to continue. McEnroe later admitted he was unaware of a rule change a year earlier that reduced the number of violations before a DQ from four to three.
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    January 24, is one of the most important dates in History because . . . . .
    1935
    Canned beer makes its debut on January 24, 1935.
    In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production.

    By the late 19th century, cans were instrumental in the mass distribution of foodstuffs, but it wasn’t until 1909 that the American Can Company made its first attempt to can beer. This was unsuccessful, and the American Can Company would have to wait for the end of Prohibition in the United States before it tried again. Finally in 1933, after two years of research, American Can developed a can that was pressurized and had a special coating to prevent the fizzy beer from chemically reacting with the tin.

    The concept of canned beer proved to be a hard sell, but Krueger’s overcame its initial reservations and became the first brewer to sell canned beer in the United States. The response was overwhelming. Within three months, over 80 percent of distributors were handling Krueger’s canned beer, and Krueger’s was eating into the market share of the “big three” national brewers–Anheuser-Busch, Pabst and Schlitz. Competitors soon followed suit, and by the end of 1935, over 200 million cans had been produced and sold.
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    1972
    After 28 years of hiding in the jungles of Guam, local farmers discover Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant who fought in World War II.Guam, a 200-square-mile island in the western Pacific, became a U.S. possession in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. In 1941, the Japanese attacked and captured it, and in 1944, after three years of Japanese occupation, U.S. forces retook Guam. It was at this time that Yokoi, left behind by the retreating Japanese forces, went into hiding rather than surrender to the Americans. In the jungles of Guam, he carved survival tools and for the next three decades waited for the return of the Japanese and his next orders. After he was discovered in 1972, he was finally discharged and sent home to Japan, where he was hailed as a national hero. He subsequently married and returned to Guam for his honeymoon. His handcrafted survival tools and threadbare uniform are on display in the Guam Museum in Agana.
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    1964
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, dies in London at the age of 90.

    In 1915, in the second year of World War I, Churchill was held responsible for the disastrous Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaigns, and he was excluded from the war coalition government. He resigned and volunteered to command an infantry battalion in France. However, in 1917, he returned to politics as a cabinet member in the Liberal government of Lloyd George. From 1919 to 1921, he was secretary of state for war and in 1924 returned to the Conservative Party, where two years later he played a leading role in the defeat of the General Strike of 1926. Out of office from 1929 to 1939, Churchill issued unheeded warnings of the threat of Nazi and Japanese aggression.

    After the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Churchill was called back to his post as first lord of the admiralty and eight months later replaced the ineffectual Neville Chamberlain as prime minister of a new coalition government. In the first year of his administration, Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, but Churchill promised his country and the world that the British people would “never surrender.” He rallied the British people to a resolute resistance and expertly orchestrated Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin into an alliance that crushed the Axis.
     
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    yay beer!
     
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    @kluke You're repeating me, but that's cool.;)

    On January 24, 1961, an Air Force B-52 carrying two nuclear weapons in excess of 3 megatons crashes near Goldsboro, NC. The two bombs detached from the descending plane less than 2,000 feet from the ground. One fell into a muddy field and disintegrated, the thermonuclear stage containing plutonium and uranium burying itself in the process. Constant groundwater seepage made recovery impossible; the Air Force bought the property, and it is still there. The second device descended by parachute and got hung up in a tree, where it was recovered. Analysis showed the bomb went through all but the final step of its auto-arming sequence during its descent, and had the final arming switch not been set to "safe" would likely have detonated.
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    On January 24, 2018, Larry Nasser, former team doctor with Team USA Gymnastics, is sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual assault. Nasser was accused of using his position with USAG, and as a doctor at Michigan State University, to sexually assault more than 250 teenage girls. His accusers, many of whom were minors, included some of the most noteworthy names in US gymnastics of the past decade, including Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney. The FBI also found more than 35,000 images of child pornography in his home. A U.S. congressional hearing determined that USAG, MSU and the USOC all delayed reporting accusations against Nasser and allowed him to continue to practice while they conducted internal investigations (Michigan State would settle with accusers for $500 million, and more suits are pending). Since beginning his sentence, Nasser has been moved from one prison to another 3 times; at least one of the moves was due to him having his ass kicked almost as soon as he went through the door.
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    Churchill was perhaps the most influential leader of the 20th century certainly the most heroic. A graduate of Sandhurst (British West Point) he became a Calvert officer serving in Afghanistan and India. He participated in the last masked Calvary charge of the British Empire at Omdurman and was a heroic the Boer War. He entered parliament as aTory but switched to the Liberal party where as First Lord of the Admiralty he created the modern battleship (Dreadnaught) and converted the navy from coal fired to oil turbine driven. He was a driving force behind the development of the British naval air arm and the tank.
    Even though the son of a lord and cousin & grandson of the Dukes of Marlborough he was not wealthy. He supported himself as an author and reporter. His memoirs of WWI&WWII and other books earned him the Nobel prize. He was an accomplished artist as well.
    Truly a man for all seasons
     
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    Just trying to help out. You got me hooked on this thread. So when I check twice and its not here I go look it up. Had to get up early to actually go to the office in downtown Houston and read it on Metro bus. I posted it during a break. I made an editorial decision to leave Larry off; but I totally missed seeing the B-52 nuclear weapon story. January is a bad month for American bombers with nukes. Jan 17 we had the story of one going down in the Med off of Spain.
     
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