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On this day in history...
« on: October 01, 2008, 04:39:24 AM »
Here's a new topic for you to ponder: 'On this day in history'.
I'll try to post some facts about the 1980's each day but feel free to take over or add interesting snippets. Right; here goes:

1st October,
1982: Britain won 9 medals including 4 gold, on the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
1983: Shalamar split on singer Howard Hewett's 28th birthday.
1988: Whitney Houston entered the top 20 with the US Olympic anthem 'One Moment in Time', a future No.1.
1988: Mikhail Gorbachev became President of the Soviet Union.

"Damn, I miss the 80s."

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 06:40:49 AM »
Nice one Pete. 

1985: Riots in Toxteth and Peckham.


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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 10:30:15 AM »
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1983 Sweden issues a stamp honouring Abba
Bang bang, the mighty fall ...

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 02:59:30 AM »
1983.Neil Kinnock becomes the new leader of the Labour party
Happy Days.

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 05:15:45 AM »
Well done Cleo, Visc and Dava: I never knew that!

2nd October:
1985: - Rock Hudson died from the AIDS virus at the age of 59.
1988: The 24th Olympiad came to an end in Seoul, South Korea, and British Airways banned all smoking on short domestic flights.

Famous birthdays:
1950: Mike Rutherford (Mike & the Mechanics, Genesis)
1951: Sting
1955: Phil Oakey (Human League).
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 09:36:18 AM »
1941
The Second World War: German launches Operation Typhoon, the push for to take control of Moscow.
1780
American Revolution: British Major John Andre is hanged as a spy by U.S. military forces in Tappan, New York.
1187
During the Third Crusade, The Siege of Jerusalem ends as Saladin captures the city.

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 09:54:11 AM »
1941
The Second World War: German launches Operation Typhoon, the push for to take control of Moscow.
1780
American Revolution: British Major John Andre is hanged as a spy by U.S. military forces in Tappan, New York.
1187
During the Third Crusade, The Siege of Jerusalem ends as Saladin captures the city.


And those facts have exactly what to do with 80's Culture LV?  ???

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 09:57:39 AM »
1984 Wings disband
1988 Fish leaves Marillion
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 10:00:42 AM »
1941
The Second World War: German launches Operation Typhoon, the push for to take control of Moscow.
1780
American Revolution: British Major John Andre is hanged as a spy by U.S. military forces in Tappan, New York.
1187
During the Third Crusade, The Siege of Jerusalem ends as Saladin captures the city.


And those facts have exactly what to do with 80's Culture LV?  ???
Hey Cleo  He Managed 1780 and 1187

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 10:49:05 AM »
Errr... yeah. I suppose I should have made myself clear that this is supposed to be about the 80's  ;D
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 13:33:21 PM »
Errr... yeah. I suppose I should have made myself clear that this is supposed to be about the 80's  ;D
It was clear pete 8)
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2008, 13:46:35 PM »
Errr... yeah. I suppose I should have made myself clear that this is supposed to be about the 80's  ;D

Hmmm just to be sure, you do mean the 1980's ... right ?

;D ;D ;D

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2008, 13:49:08 PM »
Errr... yeah. I suppose I should have made myself clear that this is supposed to be about the 80's  ;D

Hmmm just to be sure, you do mean the 1980's ... right ?

;D ;D ;D

Is that your impersonation of LV, Shy?   :2funny:
"Damn, I miss the 80s."

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2008, 15:41:32 PM »
No, it's his impersonation of himself on my Alphabet Quiz.  :knuppel2:

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2008, 16:41:54 PM »
Note: original post now ammended for the hard of thinking greater clarity ;D
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