FlyDeltaJets87
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The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:45 am

Okay, we've seen quite a few different thread games on A.net. "The 200+ Word Game" threads, the "This or That" threads, etc. So the other day a new thread game idea popped into my head. Important dates in history. The way it will work is you will guess the event that occured on the date (or dates for an event that occured over a couple days) of the thread above you. Then you pick an important date(s) and the next poster will try to figure out what happened on that date (though for some dates, there may be more than one answer).

NOTE: Please don't be a smartass and post your own birthdate or the day you graduated college or something of the likes. Choose events that are known by a significant portion of the internation community.

First dates: July 1-3, 1863.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
First dates: July 1-3, 1863.

ANCFlyer first asked, "What does this red button do?" while inside a tank at the Battle of Gettysburg.

New date: December 16, 1773
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:17 am

The battle of Gettysburg in the U.S. Civil War.

Here's mine: October 4, 1957.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:18 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
December 16, 1773

Boston Tea Party


April 18th, 1942.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:19 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
New date: December 16, 1773

Supply of earl grey into Boston was severely cut short when those damn colonialists sank a bunch of ships at the Boston Tea Party.

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New date: 6 June 1982
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:19 am

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 2):
October 4, 1957.

Sputnik is launched by USSR.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
lyer first asked, "What does this red button do?" while inside a tank at the Battle of Gettysburg

 laughing  Nice.


April 18th, 1942.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:22 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 3):
April 18th, 1942.

Pierre Laval, a nazi dude, becomes prime minster of nazi-occupied France.

March 2, 1969.
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:25 am

Quoting Siren (Reply 6):
Pierre Laval, a nazi dude, becomes prime minster of nazi-occupied France.

Hmmm....I was leaning towards the Doolittle Raid, but okay.  Smile

Quoting Siren (Reply 6):
March 2, 1969.

Had to look it up, but I was 99% sure it was either something to do with the 747 or the Concorde.
Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.


April 14th/15th, 1912. (Should be an easy one).

[Edited 2007-08-13 03:29:11]
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:30 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 7):
April 14th/15th, 1912. (Should be an easy one).

Titanic sinking

Everyone should get this one:

August 8, 1974
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:32 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 8):
August 8, 1974

Tricky Dick Nixon resigned. A red letter day in American history.

New Date: Sept 11, 1941
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:38 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
New Date: Sept 11, 1941

Ground broken on the Pentagon (of course attacked 60 years later)


July 4, 1826 (note: the 50th anniversary of the USA is not what I am looking for...)
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:40 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Sept 11, 1941

Presidential Radio speech on maintaining freedom of the sea's.

New Date: July 20th, 1944 (also my birthday is on july 20th so  tongue  )
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:43 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Quoting Duff44 (Reply 8):
August 8, 1974

Tricky Dick Nixon resigned.

*Buzzer* Pres. Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:44 am

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 11):
New Date: July 20th, 1944 (also my birthday is on july 20th so tongue )

Attempted Assassination of Hitler


December 17th, 1972
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:44 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 10):
July 4, 1826 (note: the 50th anniversary of the USA is not what I am looking for...)

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died... only US Presidents to sign the Declaration of Independence....

April 12, 1981
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:46 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 12):
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Quoting Duff44 (Reply 8):
August 8, 1974

Tricky Dick Nixon resigned.

*Buzzer* Pres. Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.

To clear up the confusion: He announced his resignation on August 8th, effective at noon on August 9th.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:46 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 10):

July 4, 1826 (note: the 50th anniversary of the USA is not what I am looking for...)

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die within hours of each other.

Adams' last words? "Thomas Jefferson survives." Had he only known.

November 12, 1955.  

edited because I had the wrong damn date!

[Edited 2007-08-13 03:48:14]
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting MaidensGator (Reply 14):
April 12, 1981

STS-1, 1st launch of US Space Shuttle program

now back to
December 17th, 1972
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:48 am

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 17):
December 17th, 1972

My sister's 13th birthday!!  Big grin
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:51 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
November 12, 1955.

Marty McFly arrived... Big grin
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:55 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
November 12, 1955

The date Marty goes back to the future in "Back to the Future" Big grin

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 17):
December 17th, 1972

India and Pakistan agree to a new line in Kashmir (COMPLETELY cheating)


December 11th, 1936
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:04 am

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 19):
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
November 12, 1955.

Marty McFly arrived...



Quoting Duff44 (Reply 20):
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 16):
November 12, 1955

The date Marty goes back to the future in "Back to the Future"

No no no!

Doc Brown fell off his toilet hanging clocks, knocked himself out, and when he came to, he had a vision of the Flux Capacitor which...is what makes time travel...possible.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:20 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 21):

Doc Brown fell off his toilet hanging clocks, knocked himself out, and when he came to, he had a vision of the Flux Capacitor which...is what makes time travel...possible.

Wrong...

That was November 5th, 1955 (Watch the scene where Doc is punching the different dates into the Delorean in the mall parking lot...)

November 12th was the day they sent Marty back


From my previous post:
December 11th, 1936
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:23 am

How about March 12th, 1938?

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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:22 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 23):
How about March 12th, 1938?

Is that the day Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact with Hitler?

New date: July 3, 1988
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:28 pm

Quoting N174UA (Reply 24):
New date: July 3, 1988

The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed


November 29, 1777
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:45 pm

Quoting N174UA (Reply 24):
New date: July 3, 1988

US shoots down Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf.

New date: July 16, 1945
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:48 pm

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 26):
July 16, 1945



December 17, 1903
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:51 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 27):
December 17, 1903

The Wright Flyer flight at Kitty Hawk, NC.




November 29, 1777
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:18 pm

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 28):
November 29, 1777

I had to cheat for this one: San Jose, CA founded?




July 15, 1215.
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:20 pm

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 29):
I had to cheat for this one: San Jose, CA founded?

First colony in Spanish California.... San Jose, yep.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:22 pm

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 29):
July 15, 1215.

I can't think of anything that happened July 15....... but I know the Magna Carta was signed June 15, 1215
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:27 pm

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 31):

What is your new date then?

Robert
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:28 pm

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 31):
I can't think of anything that happened July 15....... but I know the Magna Carta was signed June 15, 1215

My bad, I was going on this:

Quote:
A formal document to record the agreement was created by the royal chancery on July 15: this was the original Magna Carta.

December 2, 1942.
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:38 pm

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 33):
December 2, 1942.

The first controlled nuclear fission.

2nd-5th September, 1666

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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:55 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 27):
July 16, 1945

WOW. He mentioned "Mountain War Time"....that's something. Surprised Bush hasn't changed our time zones to reflect that.
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:59 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 34):
2nd-5th September, 1666

The Great London Fire.

Oct 8-10, 1871
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:02 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 36):
Oct 8-10, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire....
Also a massive Fire in Peshtigo, WI (north of Green Bay, WI)

August 13, 1960

[Edited 2007-08-13 09:05:59]
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:04 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 34):
2nd-5th September, 1666

Robert

Great Fire of London.



April 30, 1598.
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:13 pm

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 38):
April 30, 1598.

The first theatre performance in America

Something a little more topical:

30th January, 1948

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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:47 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 39):
Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 38):
April 30, 1598.

The first theatre performance in America

I was referring to the Edict of Nantes.

RE: 30th of January, 1948. Well, could be Orville Wright kicking the bucket, Mohandas Gandhi's assassination or the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland starting (yes I cheated).

Keeping with 1948, what happened on May 14th of that year?
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:04 pm

Because of the sixtieth anniversary of the independence of India and the forming of Pakistan tomorrow, I was referring to the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi.

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 40):
yes I cheated

Yeah, lots of ..erm.. 'monkeying about' going on  Wink

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 40):
Keeping with 1948, what happened on May 14th of that year?

That's relatively easy: Israel declared independence.

New date: 4th November, 1995

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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:23 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 23):
March 12th, 1938

Germany occupies Austria.

September 30th, 1968.
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:30 pm

Quoting FrancoBlanco (Reply 42):
September 30th, 1968.

Rollout of the Boeing 747.

New date: June 5, 1968  Sad
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:33 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 43):
New date: June 5, 1968

The Jews begin to hand the Arabs a galactic beatdown. Oh yea, Bob gets a cap in LA.
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:57 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 43):
New date: June 5, 1968

RFK is assassinated in LA


10 May 1977
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:42 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 45):

Doe v. Commissioner of Mental Health



August 13, 1899
 
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RE: The History Date Game

Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:04 pm

Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 46):
Doe v. Commissioner of Mental Health

Not what I was thinking....but ok.

10 May '77


OBITUARY
Joan Crawford Dies at Home
By PETER B. FLINT
Joan Crawford, who rose from waitress and chorus girl to become one of the great movie stars, died yesterday of a heart attack in her apartment at 158 East 68th Street. She gave her age as 69, but some reference works list her as two to four years older.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0323.html
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RE: The History Date Game

Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 22):
From my previous post:
December 11th, 1936

Since nobody got it (or bothered to look):

That was the day that the abdication of King Edward VIII became official.
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RE: The History Date Game

Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:30 am

Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 46):

August 13, 1899

Alfred Hitchcock born.

August 15, 1947

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