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Rab
1955 - The first Birds Eye Fish Fingers went on sale.
bilbo.s
Nae use tae us yins wi´ nae fridge or freezer. sad.gif
Rab
QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 26th Sep 2012, 07:10pm) *
Nae use tae us yins wi´ nae fridge or freezer. sad.gif

So whit? Could yer Mammy no dae whit ma Mammy did and fried them straight away? rolleyes.gif
bilbo.s
Naw, she didnae like rushin´ intae things. ohmy.gif Ah don´t think the grocer hid a freezer either !

Onyweys, she woulda waited fur Cochrane´s ain label tae cum oot.
zascot
1948- I was born, big improvement to the world. LOL.
Dave Grieve
QUOTE (zascot @ 27th Sep 2012, 07:33am) *
1948- I was born, big improvement to the world. LOL.


Happy birthday Boykie and congratulations to the world laugh.gif
zascot
Sorry Dave I stuffed it up, didn`t see the on this day bit my b/day isn`t till March
Rab
27th September 1938 : RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at the John Brown and Company yard in Clydebank, Scotland. She was the largest passenger liner ever built and named to honor Queen Elizabeth, a consort of King George VI.
Rab
27th September 1938 : RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at the John Brown and Company yard in Clydebank. She was the largest passenger liner ever built and named to honor Queen Elizabeth, a consort of King George VI.
Rab
27th September 1938 : RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at the John Brown and Company yard in Clydebank. She was the largest passenger liner ever built and named to honor Queen Elizabeth, a consort of King George VI.
Rab
27th September 1938 : RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at the John Brown and Company yard in Clydebank. She was the largest passenger liner ever built and named to honor Queen Elizabeth, a consort of King George VI.
TeeHeeHee
So Rab, they had to launch it 4 times. laugh.gif
Must have been really big. laugh.gif
Rab
There seems to be something wrong with the editing process today GG. sad.gif

Don't blame me folks! I have now been refused the editing of items. Never mind though, four for the price of one is a bargain! laugh.gif
serabash
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
Rab
1937 - 1st Santa Claus Training School opens in New York. rolleyes.gif
Rab
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 27th Sep 2012, 12:57pm) *
So Rab, they had to launch it 4 times. laugh.gif
Must have been really big. laugh.gif

No Tomi, it got stuck on the slipway 4 times!
bilbo.s
Queen Elizabeth, a consort of King George VI


Did he have mair than wan then?
TeeHeeHee
On this day in history Sept. 28th 1066 ...

William the Conquerer invaded England ... bringin' an end to Anglo-Saxon rule.
Maybe Scotland should use this date in 2014 to celebrate independance. laugh.gif
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Claiming his right to the English throne, William, duke of Normandy, invades England at Pevensey on Britain's southeast coast. His subsequent defeat of King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings marked the beginning of a new era in British history.

William was the illegitimate son of Robert I, duke of Normandy, by his concubine Arlette, a tanner's daughter from the town of Falaise. The duke, who had no other sons, designated William his heir, and with his death in 1035 William became duke of Normandy at age seven. Rebellions were epidemic during the early years of his reign, and on several occasions the young duke narrowly escaped death. Many of his advisers did not. By the time he was 20, William had become an able ruler and was backed by King Henry I of France. Henry later turned against him, but William survived the opposition and in 1063 expanded the borders of his duchy into the region of Maine.

In 1051, William is believed to have visited England and met with his cousin Edward the Confessor, the childless English king. According to Norman historians, Edward promised to make William his heir. On his deathbed, however, Edward granted the kingdom to Harold Godwine, head of the leading noble family in England and more powerful than the king himself.

In January 1066, King Edward died, and Harold Godwine was proclaimed King Harold II. William immediately disputed his claim. In addition, King Harald III Hardraade of Norway had designs on England, as did Tostig, brother of Harold. King Harold rallied his forces for an expected invasion by William, but Tostig launched a series of raids instead, forcing the king to leave the English Channel unprotected. In September, Tostig joined forces with King Harald III and invaded England from Scotland. On September 25, Harold met them at Stamford Bridge and defeated and killed them both. Three days later, William landed in England at Pevensey.

With approximately 7,000 troops and cavalry, William seized Pevensey and marched to Hastings, where he paused to organize his forces. On October 13, Harold arrived near Hastings with his army, and the next day William led his forces out to give battle. At the end of a bloody, all-day battle, King Harold II was killed--shot in the eye with an arrow, according to legend--and his forces were defeated.

William then marched on London and received the city's submission. On Christmas Day, 1066, William the Conqueror was crowned the first Norman king of England, in Westminster Abbey, and the Anglo-Saxon phase of English history came to an end. French became the language of the king's court and gradually blended with the Anglo-Saxon tongue to give birth to modern English. William I proved an effective king of England, and the "Domesday Book," a great census of the lands and people of England, was among his notable achievements. Upon the death of William I in 1087, his son, William Rufus, became William II, the second Norman king of England.
TeeHeeHee
Oh dear



On September 28, 1918,
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... in an incident that would go down in the lore of World War I history—although the details of the event are still unclear—Private Henry Tandey, a British soldier serving near the French village of Marcoing, reportedly encounters a wounded German soldier and declines to shoot him, sparing the life of 29-year-old Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler.

Tandey, a native of Warwickshire, took part in the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914 and the Battle of the Somme in 1916, where he was wounded in the leg. After being discharged from the hospital, he was transferred to the 9th Battalion in France and was wounded again during the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele in the summer of 1917. From July to October 1918, Tandey served with the 5th Duke of Wellington Regiment; it was during this time that he took part in the successful British capture of Marcoing, for which he earned a Victoria Cross for "conspicuous bravery."

As Tandey later told sources, during the final moments of that battle, as the German troops were in retreat, a wounded German soldier entered Tandey’s line of fire. "I took aim but couldn’t shoot a wounded man," Tandey remembered, "so I let him go." The German soldier nodded in thanks, and disappeared.

Though sources do not exist to prove the exact whereabouts of Adolf Hitler on that day in 1918, an intriguing link emerged to suggest that he was in fact the soldier Tandey spared. A photograph that appeared in London newspapers of Tandey carrying a wounded soldier at Ypres in 1914 was later portrayed on canvas in a painting by the Italian artist Fortunino Matania glorifying the Allied war effort. As the story goes, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain traveled to Germany in 1938 to engage Hitler in a last-ditch effort to avoid another war in Europe, he was taken by the führer to his new country retreat in Bavaria. There, Hitler showed Chamberlain his copy of the Matania painting, commenting, "That’s the man who nearly shot me."

The authenticity of the Tandey-Hitler encounter remains in dispute, though evidence does suggest that Hitler had a reproduction of the Matania painting as early as 1937—a strange acquisition for a man who had been furious and devastated by the German defeat at Allied hands in the Great War. Twice decorated as a soldier, Hitler was temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack in Belgium in October 1918 and was in a military hospital in Pacewalk, Germany, when he received news of the German surrender. The experiences of battle—first glory and ultimately disillusion and despondence—would color the rest of Hitler’s life and career, as he admitted in 1941, after leading his country into another devastating conflict: "When I returned from the War, I brought back home with me my experiences at the front; out of them I built my National Socialist community."

Doug1
Ref post #18 "William the Conquerer invaded England ... bringin' an end to Anglo-Saxon rule.
Maybe Scotland should use this date in 2014 to celebrate independance

All true, but then the French Language became the official court language until Edward 111 re-introduced the English Language again in 1332, otherwise TeeHeeHee we would probably posting on GG in French
TeeHeeHee
Edward the Hundred and eleventh? laugh.gif
Anyway, it'll be Gaelic ... or German when we become part of the EU. laugh.gif
Doug1
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 28th Sep 2012, 11:51am) *
Edward the Hundred and eleventh? laugh.gif
Anyway, it'll be Gaelic ... or German when we become part of the EU. laugh.gif


Ah jist love people with imagination
RonD
Today Paul Henderson had the winning goal in the Canada/Soviet hockey series in 1972, forty years ago. It's the Canadian "where were you when?" moment for Canadians of my generation.
Rab
1968 - Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Rab
1884 - Michael Marks & Thomas Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Leeds
M&S now have 361 stores in over 40 countries and are still expanding.


Rab
1902: Emile Zola accidentally died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his home.
Rab
1888 - "Jack the Ripper" butchers 2 more women, Lizzie Stride & Kate Eddowes
TeeHeeHee
On this day in 1944 I was 101 days old and had past my first milestone. tongue.gif laugh.gif
Rab
QUOTE (TeeHeeHee @ 30th Sep 2012, 10:59am) *
On this day in 1944 I was 101 days old and had past my first milestone.

Rumour has it that just outside Auchtermuchtie, on the day you were 'born', a strange capsule was found in a field, having apparently plunged into our atmosphere from outer space. The child it contained was wearing his underpants over his trousers and was clutching a strange crystal. Could this have been .....................? Naw, surely not! Hm? confused2.gif
TeeHeeHee
Couldn't be Rab. I wear rimless specs ... but only for readin'. laugh.gif
On second thoughts ... I am slowly becoming a man of steel - well, titanium at any rate. tongue.gif
kenb
WE WON THE RYDER CUP REVENGE FOR 99
COME BACK KINGS tongue.gif
Rab
1969 - Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
bilbo.s
Ah wis at Gleneagles at the time but dinnae mind hearin´a thing. unsure.gif
Rab
1936 - Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain and bans all Scots ex-pats forever as he wants peace and quiet. tongue.gif
bilbo.s
Ah, but he´s deid noo an ahm no (yet) ! biggrin.gif
angel
QUOTE (RonD @ 28th Sep 2012, 10:57am) *
Today Paul Henderson had the winning goal in the Canada/Soviet hockey series in 1972, forty years ago. It's the Canadian "where were you when?" moment for Canadians of my generation.



Ron , I remember that game so well , I was at home listening to it on the radio
I was'nt worth a dime , biggrin.gif

The series is in the eighth game and we're down to the wire. Team Canada matches the Soviet Union goal for goal in the first period but they fall to a 5-3 deficit by the second. Then, Phil Esposito scores for Canada! Yvan Cournoyer follows up with another goal.

But will it count? The referees meet and the goal is good. It's a tie game, 5-5 at 12:56 in the third. In the final minutes, Canadian fans nervously puff cigarettes and swill beer. With 34 seconds remaining, Canada crowds the Soviet net and Paul Henderson skates in. Hewitt roars, "Henderson has scored for Canada!" Team Canada captures the series. On this day, according to one fan, "God is Canadian." .........
I think Canada stopped that day but fair to say , the Soviet team
taught Canada a lesson or two in Hockey .
Dave Grieve
2012
Willie Hendersons Daughter Michelle died of cancer if she was anything like her daddy the world has lost a good person.

RIP Michelle and condolenses to Willy Henderson and family
Rab
1942 - "Queen Mary" slices cruiser HMS Curacao in half, killing 338 - RIP
angel
1879 Oct. 2

A dual alliance is formed between Austria and Germany, in which the two countries agree to come to the other's aid in the event of aggression.
angel



1263 Oct. 2 , At Largs, King Alexander III of Scotland repels an
amphibious invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway.
TeeHeeHee
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The Day of German Unity (German: Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is the national day of Germany, celebrated on 3 October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990, when the goal of a unity of Germany that originated in the middle of the 19th century, was fulfilled. Therefore, the name addresses neither the re-union or union, but the unity of Germany. The Day of German Unity on October 3 has been a German national holiday since the reunification in 1990, when the German reunification was brought out in full force. The 3rd of October is a legal holiday of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Day of German Unity is at the same time an anniversary for the re-founding of the five states Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringen.

An alternative choice to commemorate the reunification could have been the day the Berlin Wall came down—November 9, 1989, which coincided with the anniversary of the proclamation of the German Republic in 1918 and the defeat of Hitler's first coup in 1923. However, 9 November was also the anniversary of the first large-scale Nazi-led pogroms against Jews in 1938 (Kristallnacht), so the day was considered inappropriate as a national holiday. Therefore, 3 October 1990, the day of formal reunification, was chosen instead.
Heather
October 3rd 1958, on this day 54 years ago I got married.
I'm still married to the same man and today I got a card, a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates.

I got him a card. laugh.gif Well what else can you get a man, especially when his birthday is tomorrow. rolleyes.gif
angel


Congratulations Heather on your Anniversary
and a Happy birthday to Maurice .
I guess that makes him 37yrs, biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
angel



today 1927 .

Ottawa Ontario - Canadian PM William Lyon Mackenzie King inaugurates the first transatlantic telephone service to the UK by chatting with British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. For the time being, all calls are operator-assisted until 1956, when direct dialing comes in.

1914 ,
Gaspé Quebec - First Canadian Division sails for England with 33,000 volunteers, 7,000 horses and 144 pieces of artillery, travelling in a 32 ship convoy escorted by 10 British warships; largest armed convoy ever to cross the Atlantic by that date; arrive in England Oct. 14

JAGZ1876
QUOTE (Heather @ 3rd Oct 2012, 05:32pm) *
October 3rd 1958, on this day 54 years ago I got married.
I'm still married to the same man and today I got a card, a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates.


Congratulations Heather thumbup.gif
Rab
1906 - SOS (dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot) adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy. Today, it is illegal to use this signal in radio form to signify distress although it may be signalled by other means.
Doug1
Today in 1226.....St Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan Order died

Today in 1974.....Frank Robinson became the first African-American to become a manager of a major league baseball team
Doug1
QUOTE (Heather @ 3rd Oct 2012, 05:32pm) *
October 3rd 1958, on this day 54 years ago I got married.
I'm still married to the same man and today I got a card, a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates.

I got him a card. laugh.gif Well what else can you get a man, especially when his birthday is tomorrow. rolleyes.gif


Congrat's Heather and all the best to you both
Doug1
On this day in 1952 Britain detonated its first atomic bomb in the Monte Bello islands of the west coast of Australia
TeeHeeHee
QUOTE (Heather @ 3rd Oct 2012, 05:32pm) *
October 3rd 1958, on this day 54 years ago I got married.
I'm still married to the same man and today ...

Congratulations Heather. Some things are built to last. wink.gif
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