Thread: 4-17-12: Today in History
#1 4-17-12: Today in History04-17-2012, 05:40 AM
Apollo 13 returns to Earth, 1970
Colbert launches raid on Fort Carlos, Arkansas, 1783
Ford Mustang debuts at World's Fair, 1964
Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, begins, 1864
The Bay of Pigs invasion begins, 1961
A single horsehair uncovers a murderer, 1936
Volcanic eruption kills 80,000, 1815
Benjamin Franklin dies, 1790
Yugoslavia surrenders, 1941
Architect of Czechoslovakia's Prague Spring resigns, 1969
Isak Dinesen is born, 1885
Eddie Cochran dies, and Gene Vincent is injured, in a UK car accident, 1960
Life of Billy the Kid arrives at Library of Congress, 1882
JFK waits for word on the Bay of Pigs invasion, 1961
Mike Schmidt hits four consecutive homers, 1976
First antiwar protest of the year is conducted, 1972
Cambodia falls to the Khmer Rouge, 1975
World War I
Second Battle of Gaza, 1917
World War II
The Yugoslav army surrenders, 1941
General Henri Giraud makes his great escape, 1942
Americans seize 1,100 tons of uranium, 1945
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-historyThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
04-17-2012, 09:09 AM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
Happy birthday: J.P Morgan, Thornton Wilder, William Holden, Jennifer Garner.
Au revoir to: Dick Shawn, Louise Nevelson, Ralph Abernathy, Linda McCartney, Kitty Carlisle."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
04-17-2012, 09:30 AM
Plymouth NC has a festival every year to remember the battle. One half of the town was held by the Confederacy and the Yankee dogs held the other half at the same time. I went last year and I am taking my son this year. wwwlivinghistoryweekend.com
#4 A new date in history04-17-2012, 11:38 AM
The last flight of Discovery:
Landing at Dulles airport at approximately 11:05 local time never to see space again. It arrived astraddle of another 'antique' the 747 that has been the pack mule of the agency for several years. I wonder what awaits that vehicle?
It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
04-17-2012, 11:39 PM
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