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On 18/07/2020 at 16:18, The Ashes Urn said:

Final command for William Westmoreland on this day 15 years ago, aged 91.

 

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Just reminded me of a long-standing Urban Legend concerning this American general during the Vietnam War. It is said that he was taken (abducted) by Grey Aliens et al since they figured out he was an influential person. All he did during their interview with him was to give: His Name, Rank and Serial Number - over and over again. They thought he was an idiot and returned him to Earth. He had never denied the incident. 

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The curtain went down for actor Eric Christmas on this day 20 years ago, aged 84.

 

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Glenn Curtiss stopped flying on this day 90 years ago, aged 52.

 

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The last party for Peter Sellers on this day 40 years ago, aged 54.

 

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William Livingston ended his leadership on this day 230 years ago, aged 66.

 

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2 hours ago, The Ashes Urn said:

William Livingston ended his leadership on this day 230 years ago, aged 66.

 

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Hate to break it to you, but that picture is actually of Vice President Elbridge Gerry.

 

 

This is a picture of William Livingston:

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American orator and politician William Jennings Bryan died on this day 95 years ago, aged 65.

 

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ended his reign on this day 40 years ago, aged 60.

 

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Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of king Henry VIII of England, was executed on this day 480 years ago, aged 55.

 

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19 minutes ago, The Ashes Urn said:

Thomas Cromwell, chief minister of king Henry VIII of England, was executed on this day 480 years ago, aged 55.

 

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Loved him in The Tudors

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Johann Sebastian Bach died 270 years ago today

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Many years later, Gregor Fisher would smoke his cigars.

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130 years since Van Gogh was reunoted with his ear.

 

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Umberto I, King of Italy from 1878 to 1900, was assassinated on this day 120 years ago, aged 56.

 

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The final body for Sweden's last executioner, Albert Dalman, was naturally his own, and occurred 100 years ago today, at the age of 72.

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He carried out the last 6 executions in Sweden, including the last woman. 

 

There were no executions for the last ten years of his life, and peacetime executions were abolished the year after his death. (Wartime executions not until 1973).

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50 years since the "death" of the Royal Navy's daily rum ration. I will be having my own "Black Tot Day" later.

 

This was a few years ago:D

 

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Andrew Johnson, 17th president of the United States, died on this day 145 years ago, aged 66.

 

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Rowdy Roddy Piper was all done chewing gum and kicking ass five years ago (61)

 

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Actor Strother Martin got cool hands on this day 40 years ago, aged 61.

 

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The last stanza for Wallace Stevens on this day 65 years ago, aged 75.

 

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27 minutes ago, Handrejka said:

 

I make no apologies for quoting myself. It is still very much the forgotten disaster.  

 

I'd never heard of that. Some disasters get forgotten quickly - it'll be the 49th anniversary of the Clarkston Toll disaster in October and despite having passed through the street it happened on, I only found out about it a few years ago.

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The kiss of death for actress Coleen Gray on this day 5 years ago, aged 92.

 

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23 hours ago, msc said:

 

I'd never heard of that. Some disasters get forgotten quickly - it'll be the 49th anniversary of the Clarkston Toll disaster in October and despite having passed through the street it happened on, I only found out about it a few years ago.

 

I hadn't heard of that one either. It makes for grim reading.

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24 minutes ago, Handrejka said:

 

I hadn't heard of that one either. It makes for grim reading.

 

Aye, gas explosion wiped out an entire shopping precinct. Luckily because it was a wet Thursday afternoon, the place wasn't as busy as on a weekend so the death toll was 22 and not hundreds. But a bus had just stopped outside and the passengers getting off didn't stand a chance.

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