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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2008, 16:46:36 PM »
Note: original post now ammended for the hard of thinking greater clarity ;D

Now can we just clear up, is it the 1980's based on the Julian calendar or the Gregorian ....

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2008, 18:21:26 PM »
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:

So interesting Facts of this day in 1980 ? or would that Be 1980 - 1989     :buck2:

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2008, 21:17:56 PM »
Note: original post now ammended for the hard of thinking greater clarity ;D

Now can we just clear up, is it the 1980's based on the Julian calendar or the Gregorian ....

Hang about. You're being a bit Christian-centric. What if Pete meant 1980s in the Jewish year numbering system. That would be nearly 4,000 years ago.

Or whose to say it's not in Islamic years. In which case it's in the future.  :D
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2008, 04:50:09 AM »
3rd October

1981: End of a 7 month hunger strike by Irish Nationalists in Maze Prison in Belfast. 10 people died.
1981: The Kinks played their first show at Madison Square Garden.
1988: The documentary "Imagine," about John Lennon, premiered in Hollywood.
1989: An unsuccessful coup was attempted against Panamanian Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.

Famous Birthdays:
1947: Lindsey Buckingham

The above-mentioned years are measured according to the Gregorian Calendar commonly used in Western Europe and the Americas, in my plane of existance. That'd be Christian, not Judaic or Islamic or Pagan  ::)   :P
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2008, 07:51:43 AM »

The above-mentioned years are measured according to the Gregorian Calendar commonly used in Western Europe and the Americas, in my plane of existance. That'd be Christian, not Judaic or Islamic or Pagan  ::)   :P

Thanks for clearing that up O0 ;D

So if I had a neat fact about this day in 1959 .... Postcodes were introduced in Britain, that wouldn't count?

But if I said
Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me was #1 on this day in 1980
AATA - Prince Charming was #1 on this day in 1981
Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie was #1 on this day in 1982
Culture Club -Karma Chameleon was #1 on this day in 1983
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You was #1 on this day in 1984
Midge Ure - If I Was was #1 on this day in 1985
Communards - Don't Leave ME This Way was #1 on this day in 1986
M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume was #1 on this day in 1987
U2 - Desire was #1 on this day in 1988
Black Box - Ride On Time was #1 on this day in 1989

... that'd be OK ?

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2008, 07:56:59 AM »
1985 The NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis made its maiden voyage.

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2008, 08:16:00 AM »
1980 - Bruce Springsteen forgot some of the words to "Born to Run" in Ann Arbor, MI.

1981 - The Kinks played their first show at Madison Square Garden.

1988 - The documentary "Imagine," about John Lennon, premiered in Hollywood, CA.

1989 - "Sound + Vison", the box set by David Bowie, was released.
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2008, 08:19:34 AM »
3rd October

1981: The Kinks played their first show at Madison Square Garden.
1988: The documentary "Imagine," about John Lennon, premiered in Hollywood.



1981 - The Kinks played their first show at Madison Square Garden.

1988 - The documentary "Imagine," about John Lennon, premiered in Hollywood, CA.


Too much Gin and Milk for you mate .... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2008, 08:21:42 AM »
no mate flu.me ead hurts :'(
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2008, 08:27:16 AM »
Yup:
I was selective with the facts from www.on-this-day.com only choosing the more interesting ones...
and www.onthisdayinhistory.co.uk says that Take That featuring Lule were at #1 in 1983. I don't think so!

And I should only post the #1's in the UK if they made it to #1 on that day Shy (I think people might go and watch some paint drying otherwise  ;D)
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2008, 08:32:47 AM »
A Little know Fact

This Day in History

1988 I Signed The Contract and Got Me a Mortgage

 Hey! it was a Big Step  :P

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2008, 08:44:40 AM »

And I should only post the #1's in the UK if they made it to #1 on that day Shy (I think people might go and watch some paint drying otherwise  ;D)

It's a slow day ;)

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2008, 11:02:23 AM »
On this day in 1989 - I passed my driving test  :)

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2008, 11:06:23 AM »
On this day in 1989 - I passed my driving test  :)

I remember that day well, Shreds. Wasn't the main headline "Traffic mayhem and madness in Southend"  ???


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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2008, 11:10:16 AM »
oooh, on this day in 1989 my oldest niece was born!   :)