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    Default This Day in History

    On this day in 1947, Howard Hughes piloted the "Spruce Goose" for about a mile.

    It is now sitting in the Evergreen Aviation Museum




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    Hi bowlspipe. Welcome to GEH.

    Thanks for your information. Here is the museum in our directory, unfortunately in low resolution image.

    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile173...ruce-Goose.htm

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    Pretty cool idea, that "This day in history" stuff. I am going to pick that up and throw in whenever it's possible.

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    Default 07.07.1937 - The Marco Polo Bridge Incident

    The Marco Polo Bridge Incident was a battle between the Republic of China's National Revolutionary Army and the Empire of Japan's Imperial Japanese Army, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
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    Default 7.7.2005 bombs in London trains and bus

    On this day London was attacked by terrorists (suicide bombers) in 3 subway trains and one double decker bus.
    Within 50 seconds 3 train bombs exploded. The bus bomb 1 hour later.

    56 people were killed, 700 injured. The bombers were british citicens.

    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile76/...s---7/7/05.htm

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    Default 08.07.1947 - The Roswell UFO Incident

    On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a press release stating that personnel from the field's 509th Bomb Group had recovered a crashed "flying disc" from a ranch near Roswell, sparking intense media interest.

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    Default Today, December 30th, Saddam Hussein was Executed

    December 30 is the 364th day in the Gregorian Calendar.

    On December 30, 2006 (last year), Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging.
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    Default January 14th 1990

    The Fox network’s animated show The Simpsons premiered

    January 14th 1973

    Super Bowl VII (at Los Angeles): Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7. This was the season that Bob Griese and the Dolphins finished with a perfect 17-0 record. MVP: Dolphins’ S Jake Scott. Tickets: $15.00
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    Post 22.01.1506: First Swiss Guards at the Vatican

    Swiss Guards are Swiss mercenary soldiers who have served as bodyguards, ceremonial guards, and palace guards at foreign European courts from the late 15th century until the present day (in the form of the Papal Swiss Guard). They have generally had a high reputation for discipline and loyalty to their employers. Some of these units have also served as fighting troops in the field. There were also regular Swiss mercenary regiments serving as line troops in various armies, notably those of France, Spain and Naples until the 19th century who were not household or guard units.

    Various "Swiss Guards" have existed. The earliest such detachment was the Swiss "Hundred Guard" (Cent-Garde) at the French court (1497 – 1830). This small force was complemented in 1567 by a Swiss Guard regiment. The Papal Swiss Guard in the Vatican was founded in 1506 and is the only Swiss Guard that still exists. In the 18th century several other Swiss Guards existed for periods in various European courts.

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    Post 22.01.1901: Queen Victoria died after reigned 63 years and 7 month.

    Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. Her reign lasted 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch. The period centred on her reign is known as the Victorian era.

    Though Victoria ascended the throne at a time when the United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy in which the king or queen held few political powers, she still served as a very important symbolic figure of her time. The Victorian era represented the height of the Industrial Revolution, a period of significant social, economic, and technological progress in the United Kingdom. Victoria's reign was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire; during this period it reached its zenith, becoming the foremost global power of the time.

    Victoria was the granddaughter of George III, and was a descendant of most major European royal houses. She arranged marriages for her children and grandchildren across the continent, tying Europe together. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover. Her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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    Default 22.01.1952: The first Jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet, enters service.

    The de Havilland Comet developed and manufactured by de Havilland, first flew in 1949 and was the world's first commercial jet airliner to reach production. Considered a landmark British aeronautical design, after a successful introduction into commercial service, early Comet models suffered from catastrophic metal fatigue, causing a string of well-publicised accidents, The Comet was withdrawn temporarily and redesigned.

    The new Comet 4 series subsequently enjoyed a long and productive career of over 30 years, although sales never fully recovered. The Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, the military derivative of the Comet airliner, is still in service. In 2007, the original decades-old airframes were being rebuilt with new wings and engines to produce the Nimrod MRA 4, expected to serve with Britain's Royal Air Force until the 2020s, more than 70 years after the Comet's first flight.

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    Smile 100 years ago tomorrow...

    ...on June 30, 1908 the earth was impacted by something from space, most likely a fragment of a comet. It struck in the Siberian wilderness. Had it hit a populated area it would no doubt have been the most horrific natural disaster of all time.

    You can still see the impact crater, and if you turn on Panoramio you can see some interesting photos of the area. I'd love to visit it someday, but it's so remote that few people have ever seen it.

    I just thought I'd mention it, considering the 100th anniversary is coming up tomorrow.
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    Post 14.12.1782: The Montgolfier brothers first balloon lifts on its first test flight.

    The brothers, Joseph Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were the inventors of the montgolfière, globe airostatique or European hot air balloon. The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent to carry a young physician and an audacious army officer into the sky. They were later enobled with their father and brothers and sisters as de Montgolfier.

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    Post 14.12.1903: The Wright Brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer

    The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I and occasionally Kitty Hawk) was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright brothers. It was the first successful powered, piloted, controlled heavier-than-air aircraft.

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    Post 14.12.1911: Roald Amundsen's team becomes the first to reach the South Pole.

    Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (July 16, 1872 – c. June 18, 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He was also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles. He is known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. With Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Amundsen was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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