Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by shane0911, Jul 20, 2019.
Once upon a time in hollywood was pretty good.
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.
On this day in 1929, Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run.
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.
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.
On this day in 1521, Tenochtitlan, capital city of the Aztec Empire, falls following 2 months of siege by Hernando Cortez and his conquistadors.
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
Bush? Reagan, right?
Yes Reagan made the statement but it came down during daddy Bush
Think Bush said it as well, right?
ETA: I can't find anywhere where Bush said it, so I stand corrected, I think
Today is International Left Handed Day.
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.