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sumac Posted 13th Oct 2020, 11:26am
  2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to a happy end as all 33 miners arrive at the
surface after surviving a record 69 days underground

1946 Edwina Currie, British politician ©, born in Liverpool

1936. John Menzies, Scottish publisher and multi-millionaire born

1943 - During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.

1944 - American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.

1792 - The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as
the White House in 1818.

Just wee snippets of On This Day.

sumac Posted 14th Sep 2020, 08:46am
  Oh, I take back what I said about Sumac! I am much more beautiful - and my singing voice (I was once a member of a choir) is now pathetic due to nodules on my vocal chords. A’ tha’ projectin’ in ma teachin’ days! 😭
wombat Posted 13th Sep 2020, 07:30pm
  rolleyes.gif knew i heard her somewhere yes.gif
TeeHeeHee Posted 13th Sep 2020, 12:18pm
  Birth name including "Augusta Emperatriz" ... Her daddy had high hopes for that one tongue.gif

But her range is deployed here ...
bilbo.s Posted 13th Sep 2020, 11:47am
QUOTE (sumac @ 13th Sep 2020, 11:58am) *
Thanks, THH! I particularly like Yma Sumac - never heard of her but the resemblance between us is quite uncanny! 😆

Famous for her vocal range - 4.5 - 5.0 octaves. Normal range of singer around 3 octaves.
sumac Posted 13th Sep 2020, 10:58am
  Thanks, THH! I particularly like Yma Sumac - never heard of her but the resemblance between us is quite uncanny! 😆
TeeHeeHee Posted 13th Sep 2020, 09:01am
  Have a look at these ones Sumac ...

... I found this one might have been of interest to you tongue.gif

Yma Sumac

Born September 13, 1922 d. 2008

Peruvian-born singer. She was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music.
sumac Posted 12th Sep 2020, 11:36am
  My goodness, Doug, you did your research. I wonder if anybody can beat those last few posts?

1909 World's first patent for synthetic rubber granted to German chemist Fritz Hofmann

1933 Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives idea of a nuclear chain reaction

1940 Four teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux, France discover 17,000 year old drawings now known as the Lascaux Cave Paintings

1958 US Supreme Court orders the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas to integrate

1959 Luna 2 launched by USSR; 1st spacecraft to impact on the Moon

1885 The Scottish football team of Arbroath beat Bon Accord (from Aberdeen) by 36 goals to nil in the first round of the Scottish Cup, making it a record breaking score for professional football. Thirteen goals were scored by centre-forward John Petrie.

1960 Ministry of Transport (MoT) tests on motor vehicles were introduced in the UK.

1970 The supersonic Concorde passenger jet landed at Heathrow Airport for the first time to a barrage of complaints from nearby residents about noise.

1972 Two British trawlers were sunk by Icelandic gunboats during the 'cod war'

2014 The death, aged 88, of Dr. Ian Paisley, the former firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader. For decades he was the face of opposition to compromise with the IRA in Northern Ireland. Friends and one-time foes described him as a 'colossus' and 'big man of Irish politics'.

Doug1 Posted 31st Jan 2019, 08:41pm
  On this day in....

Loved by some, loathed by others, Prince Charles Edward Stuart (aka Bonnie Prince Charlie) died in Rome on this day in 1788.
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Doug1 Posted 24th Jan 2019, 03:27pm
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1908 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell publishes "Scouting for Boys" as a manual for self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book becomes the inspiration for the Scout Movement.

1924 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad (changed back in 1991)

1943 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death

1943 Jewish patients, nurses and doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau

1976 33rd Golden Globes: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson, & Louise Fletcher win

1984 Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer

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