This day in history...

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  1. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophobic Staff Member

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    One of my favorite movie speeches.
     
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    Drunk...and with a few mistakes. And then he liked to tell people he ad-libbed it. At the beginning of the speech he says they delivered the bomb to Tinian Island but it was only parts. And of course at the end of the speech, he gives the date but says June, not July. Great actor, not a great drunk, lol.
    Was a reference to hillary....who used the same tactic when discussing Benghazi, loooong after it was over. Of course it matters.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    In 1945 Captain Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Can't top that!
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I saw a story a couple of years ago where this guy from Nagasaki was in Hiroshima for business. He survived the bomb and somehow made his way back home just in time to survive the second bomb.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Talk about a shitty day
     
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    I posted that in Little Known Facts! So it must be true.
     
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    On this day in 1959, NASA launched the Explorer 6 satellite. A few days later, it sent back the first ever photograph of Earth from space, this grainy, shaky look at the US West Coast:
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    On this day in 1974, French acrobat Philippe Petit, with help from a few friends, strung a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and then performed the highest high-wire act in history, balancing 1350 feet above the pavement for about 50 minutes before being arrested for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. [​IMG]

    A few days later, the city, in a phenomenal display of cool, agreed to drop charges if Petit would do another, approved public performance in a safer environment. He did so a week later in Central Park.

    Petit went on to perform with Ringling Brothers and in 1975, set a world record for the longest high wire walk by going across the interior of the Superdome. I was there.
     
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    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3488710/
    I enjoy the movie on this one!
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    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    No safety harness like those pussies on tv recently.
     

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