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Posted: Apr 30, 2013 - 7:28am

"...Seizing on what Jefferson later called "a fugitive occurrence," Monroe and Livingston immediately entered into negotiations and on April 30 (1803) reached an agreement that exceeded their authority - the purchase of the Louisiana territory, including New Orleans, for $15 million. The acquisition of approximately 827,000 square miles would double the size of the United States."
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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 29, 2013 - 10:18am

 black321 wrote:
On this day (-1) in 1942 (according to published reports), the U.S. Navy turned to
rather unusual sources for military information. Actually, if you are any kind of student
of U.S. history, and particularly of military and covert operations, the Navy's source
may not have been all that unusual.
At this time, World War II had recently begun (for the U.S. anyway) and, while most
eyes were on the Pacific, the Navy was already thinking about the invasion of Europe.
And, since the only place the Allies were holding their own was North Africa, they
figured that invasion would have to be across the Mediterranean. And, that meant
Sicily would be the key.
Now, if this was 1942, and you were the U.S. Navy and, you went in the chart room,
you'd have a problem. Because if you looked in the drawer marked Sicily, you might
find its latitude and longitude but little else. There would be few files on the depth of
harbors and almost no data on shore defenses. Not a very good data base on which
to plan an invasion. So..…to get data on Sicily, you began to think what a less
politically correct government might assume in time of war. Having read the tabloids,
the Navy assumed a guy named Lucky Luciano might know something about Sicily.
And, since he was early in on a 40 to 50 year sentence, he would have time to listen.
Mr. Luciano (according to the same published reports, your honor) did not recall much
direct detail of Sicily but (according to the same reports) thought he might know a
guy or two who did. And boy, did he!
Over the next 10 months the Mafia (er... an unknown group of partisans) provided
enough data on Sicily's defenses that when the allies invaded (7/10/43), they captured
the whole island in 37 days. And they killed 167,000 of the enemy while losing under
24,000 - - remarkable in any invasion at that time.
The story, of course is, we are sure, just a coincidence of history. And, the fact that
Mr. Luciano's sentence was changed three years later (he was released from jail in
1946 and deported to - where else - Sicily - - despite about 35 years left on his term).
The whole thing is, of course, wild conjecture (except for the facts). We also hope to
disprove the Mafia/Castro/ Assassination linkage in a future episode. Imagine, the
U.S. Government cavorting with gangsters. How very, very unlikely! To mark the day
find some guy named “Don” and see if he has any contacts in Afghanistan.

  

Can you say Wehrner von Braun?  We will free anyone if they can help us.


black321

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Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 29, 2013 - 10:09am

On this day (-1) in 1942 (according to published reports), the U.S. Navy turned to
rather unusual sources for military information. Actually, if you are any kind of student
of U.S. history, and particularly of military and covert operations, the Navy's source
may not have been all that unusual.
At this time, World War II had recently begun (for the U.S. anyway) and, while most
eyes were on the Pacific, the Navy was already thinking about the invasion of Europe.
And, since the only place the Allies were holding their own was North Africa, they
figured that invasion would have to be across the Mediterranean. And, that meant
Sicily would be the key.
Now, if this was 1942, and you were the U.S. Navy and, you went in the chart room,
you'd have a problem. Because if you looked in the drawer marked Sicily, you might
find its latitude and longitude but little else. There would be few files on the depth of
harbors and almost no data on shore defenses. Not a very good data base on which
to plan an invasion. So..…to get data on Sicily, you began to think what a less
politically correct government might assume in time of war. Having read the tabloids,
the Navy assumed a guy named Lucky Luciano might know something about Sicily.
And, since he was early in on a 40 to 50 year sentence, he would have time to listen.
Mr. Luciano (according to the same published reports, your honor) did not recall much
direct detail of Sicily but (according to the same reports) thought he might know a
guy or two who did. And boy, did he!
Over the next 10 months the Mafia (er... an unknown group of partisans) provided
enough data on Sicily's defenses that when the allies invaded (7/10/43), they captured
the whole island in 37 days. And they killed 167,000 of the enemy while losing under
24,000 - - remarkable in any invasion at that time.
The story, of course is, we are sure, just a coincidence of history. And, the fact that
Mr. Luciano's sentence was changed three years later (he was released from jail in
1946 and deported to - where else - Sicily - - despite about 35 years left on his term).
The whole thing is, of course, wild conjecture (except for the facts). We also hope to
disprove the Mafia/Castro/ Assassination linkage in a future episode. Imagine, the
U.S. Government cavorting with gangsters. How very, very unlikely! To mark the day
find some guy named “Don” and see if he has any contacts in Afghanistan.
DaveInSaoMiguel

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 6:02pm

Apr 28, 1945:

Benito Mussolini executed


buzz

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Location: up the boohai


Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 5:54pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

since when?

 
huh?
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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 5:49pm

buzz wrote:
could we please stay on topic. kthxbai

Today is the 251st anniversary of Washington not chopping down a cherry tree.
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Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 4:35pm

 buzz wrote:

could we please stay on topic. kthxbai

 
since when?
buzz

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Location: up the boohai


Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 4:30pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:
does anyone have a Serviceberry tree? I need some info.

 
could we please stay on topic. kthxbai
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 4:24pm

does anyone have a Serviceberry tree? I need some info.

oops wrong thread


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Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 4:11pm

happy 10th anniversary itunes
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Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 3:34pm

Heavy sigh.
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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 28, 2013 - 2:53pm

70 Years ago today, Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for D-Day went horribly wrong. This all happened on our doorstep - we know many local people amongst the thousands who were evacuated to make way for the American exercises.
 
At least the lessons learned probably helped save lives on D-Day itself.
 

 
 

 

 
The same beach last September, with Nancy and fishermen:
 
 Untitled


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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 26, 2013 - 6:13am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
1986...



 
chernobyl?

it's one more reason to pimp thorium
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 26, 2013 - 5:27am

1986...


DaveInSaoMiguel

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 22, 2013 - 10:17am



The Red Baron is killed April 21...


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Posted: Apr 20, 2013 - 6:08am

2010: The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform explodes.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 20, 2013 - 6:03am

1916: The Chicago Cubs play their first game in Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2013 - 10:40am

 2cats wrote:


A terrible day.  My husband arrived in OKC that morning for a meeting, and they were told to get the hell out and go back home.  My baby sister worked at a bank 5 blocks south of the Murrah buidling.  We couldn't get in touch with her until late in the afternoon.  What a day.

 
I have visited the site twice. It left me with a very disquieting sense of awe.
black321

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 19, 2013 - 10:36am

On this day (-1) in 1775, there occurred one of the best known yet most misunderstood
events in American history. Thanks to Longfellow's famous poem, popularly but
mistakenly called, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," nearly every schoolchild has
heard of "that famous day and year."
But most of the image of the poem, while stirring, is not correct. Revere was not a
volunteer. He didn't ride alone. He never finished the ride and he didn't hang any
lanterns in the Old North Church.
Actually, Revere’s heritage was French. He was Appollos Rivoire before a name
change. Revere was a patriot, of course. He was one of the "Indians" at the Boston
Tea Party. He had been active in many pre-revolutionary groups. But that night he
was serving as a paid messenger, a role he had often before served. (He actually
submitted a bill for his famous ride.) Historians also believe the ride started at a time
earlier than midnight.
The lanterns signaling "one if by land and two if by sea" were actually set by church
sexton, Robert Newman. The signal meant the British regulars were setting out to
arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams (two higher profile patriots) at Lexington and
then to seize a stash of revolutionary arms and gunpowder at Concord.
Revere and a co-rider William Dawes rented horses and set out on their ride. They
made it to Lexington, warning Adams and Hancock. They were joined by Dr. Samuel
Prescott. On the way to Concord, Dawes and Revere were arrested. (Speeding?)
Prescott, however got through and so the patriots were ready the next day to fire
"the shot heard round the world."
And sources say that Revere didn't shout, "The British are coming!" Rather it is
believed he called out - "Awake! The Regulars are out!" (How riveting.)
And finally despite thousands of barroom bets that Revere’s horse was “Brown
Betty”, no one knows the name of the horse. (Not even the Boston Historical Society
- it was rented after all!)
2cats

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Location: Oklahoma
Gender: Female


Posted: Apr 19, 2013 - 5:50am

 triskele wrote:
1995- Oklahoma City bombing

 

A terrible day.  My husband arrived in OKC that morning for a meeting, and they were told to get the hell out and go back home.  My baby sister worked at a bank 5 blocks south of the Murrah buidling.  We couldn't get in touch with her until late in the afternoon.  What a day.
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