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Old 10-11-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Did you know... the characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"?
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Nope. Would never have guessed.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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What happened to Jimmy Stewart??
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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What happened to Jimmy Stewart??
I think he was the Cookie Monster..
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Did you know . . . that 12 October 2009 is the four hundredth anniversary of the original publication of "Three Blind Mice"?
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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didnt know either facts! Both are interesting!
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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No kidding!!! Both facts really pique my interest!!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Some more 12 October arcana . . .

1504---Queen Isabela of Spain signed her testament. (You remember her: she blew Columbus to the money to buy three schooners for a little transatlantic holiday twelve years earlier . . . )

1692---Massachussetts Bay knocked it off at last with the witch trials.

1775---The U.S. Navy was formed.

1850---The first women's medical school, Women's Medical College of Penns, formed.

1860---The British and the French captured Beijing.

1871---President Ulysses S. Grant condemned the Ku Klux Klan.

1892---For the first time, American school kids recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

1907---Believe it, or not: The Chicago Cubs won a World Series. (They swept the Detroit Tigers, four wins and a tie with no losses.)

1915---Ford rolled out the one millionth Model T.

1920---Man o' War ran his last race and won it . . . while the Cleveland Indians were beating the Brooklyn Dodgers to win the World Series---at the tail end of a season in which popular Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was killed by a pitch that coned him flush on the head as he leaned over the plate . . . and the Indians ended up winning the pennant in part because the ugly truth about the previous year's World Series came to light and the Eight Men Out got suspended, knocking the Chicago White Sox out of a possible pennant: the White Sox were tied for first place with the Indians when the suspensions were handed down and announced.

1923---The second World Series home run in Yankee Stadium (the original) history was hit by the man who'd also hit the first one two days earlier . . . a New York Giant---named Casey Stengel.

1929---Does this say Chicago Cubs or what? The Cubs blew an 8-0 lead in a World Series game when the Philadelphia Athletics scored ten in one inning.

1940---Hitler launched the invasion of England.

1948---The same Casey Stengel was hired to manage the Yankees.

1950---Ethel Merman premieres in Call Me Madam---which would run 644 performances after it opens at the Imperial Theater, New York.

1960---Khrushchev pounded his shoe at the U.N.

1966---The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell) formed in England.

1973---Richard Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President.

1980---Four people were stabbed at a concert . . . by, of all people, Blood, Sweat & Tears, a band not necessarily renowned for wild and crazy music.

1986---Donnie Moore threw Dave Henderson two nasty, knee-high, outside-corner forkballs in the top of the ninth, with the California Angels a strike from the World Series. The first got foul ticked; the second, improbably, sailed over the left field fence, sending the Boston Red Sox toward an extra-innings win, an ultimate American League Championship Series triumph . . . and miseries of their own in the World Series.

2000---The U.S.S. Cole was bombed in the port of Aden.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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Some more 12 October arcana . . .

1504---Queen Isabela of Spain signed her testament. (You remember her: she blew Columbus to the money to buy three schooners for a little transatlantic holiday twelve years earlier . . . )

1692---Massachussetts Bay knocked it off at last with the witch trials.

1775---The U.S. Navy was formed.

1850---The first women's medical school, Women's Medical College of Penns, formed.

1860---The British and the French captured Beijing.

1871---President Ulysses S. Grant condemned the Ku Klux Klan.

1892---For the first time, American school kids recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

1907---Believe it, or not: The Chicago Cubs won a World Series. (They swept the Detroit Tigers, four wins and a tie with no losses.)

1915---Ford rolled out the one millionth Model T.

1920---Man o' War ran his last race and won it . . . while the Cleveland Indians were beating the Brooklyn Dodgers to win the World Series---at the tail end of a season in which popular Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was killed by a pitch that coned him flush on the head as he leaned over the plate . . . and the Indians ended up winning the pennant in part because the ugly truth about the previous year's World Series came to light and the Eight Men Out got suspended, knocking the Chicago White Sox out of a possible pennant: the White Sox were tied for first place with the Indians when the suspensions were handed down and announced.

1923---The second World Series home run in Yankee Stadium (the original) history was hit by the man who'd also hit the first one two days earlier . . . a New York Giant---named Casey Stengel.

1929---Does this say Chicago Cubs or what? The Cubs blew an 8-0 lead in a World Series game when the Philadelphia Athletics scored ten in one inning.

1940---Hitler launched the invasion of England.

1948---The same Casey Stengel was hired to manage the Yankees.

1950---Ethel Merman premieres in Call Me Madam---which would run 644 performances after it opens at the Imperial Theater, New York.

1960---Khrushchev pounded his shoe at the U.N.

1966---The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell) formed in England.

1973---Richard Nixon nominated Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as Vice President.

1980---Four people were stabbed at a concert . . . by, of all people, Blood, Sweat & Tears, a band not necessarily renowned for wild and crazy music.

1986---Donnie Moore threw Dave Henderson two nasty, knee-high, outside-corner forkballs in the top of the ninth, with the California Angels a strike from the World Series. The first got foul ticked; the second, improbably, sailed over the left field fence, sending the Boston Red Sox toward an extra-innings win, an ultimate American League Championship Series triumph . . . and miseries of their own in the World Series.

2000---The U.S.S. Cole was bombed in the port of Aden.

TMI.....TMI.....TMI

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Old 10-12-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: California
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Did you know... the characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"?
Whoo Hooo....for once, I actually knew this!
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