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post 7th Jul 2018, 01:05pm
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Scottish sailor John Paul Jones was born on 6 July 1747 in Kirkbean, south-west Scotland. Jones is regarded as one of the founding figures of the US navy and became a hero to the Americans for his actions during the War of Independence, helping the nation to victory against the British.

Jones first went to sea at the age of thirteen and as a teenager, made frequent voyages to America, where his brother lived. He was given command of his own ship and crew at the age of 21 after successfully bringing a ship back to port when its captain died suddenly. However, his reputation was tarnished after the death of a sailor he had punished and his involvement in a sword duel in which his opponent was killed.
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1985 French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.
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1698 A fleet of five ships set sail from the Port of Leith for the Isthmus of Darien in Panama, beginning a sea voyage which would last more than three months
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1304 Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war

1654 Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control

1773 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)

1837 Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city's 1st intercity railway station

1890 "Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing

1914 Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster

1944 Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg

1956 Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam

1969 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step out from Apollo spacecraft 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast

1982 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London



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47 BC Julius Caesar defeats Pharnaces at Zela in Syria and declares, "veni, vidi, vici," (I came, I saw, I conquered).

1776 The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.

1802 Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed "Consul for Life" by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.

1819 The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.

1820 Born on this day John Tyndall, British physicist and the first scientist to show why the sky is blue.

1847 William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.

1876 Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing game of poker.

1918 A British force lands in Archangel, Russia, to support White Russian opposition to the Bolsheviks.

1934 German President Paul von Hindenburg dies and Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor.

1943 Lt. John F. Kennedy, towing an injured sailor, swims to a small island in the Solomon Islands. The night before, his boat, PT-109, had been split in half by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.

1990 Iraqi forces invade neighbouring Kuwait.









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1743 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes 'Rules of the Ring' - earliest boxing code

1812 General Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to British forces

1819 Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England: cavalry charges demonstrators, 15 people killed and 400–700 injured

1940 45 German aircraft shot down over England

1946 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

1958 Born on this day Madonna [Louise Veronica Ciccone], entertainer and singer.

1977 Elvis Presley dies of a heart attack in the upstairs bedroom suite area of his Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

2003 Cristiano Ronaldo (18) makes his debut for Manchester United and the Premier League in a 4–0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers

2008 Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt sets new world record of 9.69 seconds to win the coveted 100m gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics



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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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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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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'.



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Have a look at these ones Sumac ...

http://www.thisdaytrivia.com/

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


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Yma Sumac

Born September 13, 1922 d. 2008

Peruvian-born singer. She was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music.


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Thanks, THH! I particularly like Yma Sumac - never heard of her but the resemblance between us is quite uncanny! 😆


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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! 😆


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yma_Sumac


Famous for her vocal range - 4.5 - 5.0 octaves. Normal range of singer around 3 octaves.


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Birth name including "Augusta Emperatriz" ... Her daddy had high hopes for that one tongue.gif

But her range is deployed here ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf-vJNy5Kec...l=MiltonSanchez


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rolleyes.gif knew i heard her somewhere yes.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4GHkrP7KPc
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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! 😭


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