This day in history...

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  1. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Once upon a time in hollywood was pretty good.
     
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    On this day in 1965, the Watts Riots erupted in Los Angeles. Over the next 6 days, 34 people were killed and more than $40 million in property damage was inflicted. The riots were sparked when LA police allegedly roughed up a black woman (out on parole for robbery) during a reckless driving arrest. [​IMG]

    On this day in 1929, Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run.
     
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    On this day in 1981, IBM introduced the Personal Computer. The Model 5150 had a 4.77MHz CPU and came with 16k of RAM, for a recommended price tag of about $1550.
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    On this day - actually this night - in 1961, East German soldiers hastily erected a barbed-wire barrier along the political boundary separating East and West Berlin. The Berlin Wall would later be upgraded to a concrete barrier, separating the city until it was torn down over a 3-year period beginning in 1989.
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    On this day in 1521, Tenochtitlan, capital city of the Aztec Empire, falls following 2 months of siege by Hernando Cortez and his conquistadors.
     
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  5. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali (-) Ion

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    Buried somewhere, I have a picture of me standing on the wall roughly a month before daddy Bush kindly asked Gorbie to tear down the wall. What a great time in history. In all my years in Germany, I crossed checkpoint Charlie 12 times. Walking from one world through another. Good times
     
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    Bush? Reagan, right?
     
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    el005639 Founding Member

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    Yes Reagan made the statement but it came down during daddy Bush
     
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  8. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali (-) Ion

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    Think Bush said it as well, right?

    ETA: I can't find anywhere where Bush said it, so I stand corrected, I think
     
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    Today is International Left Handed Day.
     
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    On this day in 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first enlisted female US Marine. A total of 305 women would join the Marine Corps Reserve before the end of WWI.
     

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