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Walter Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, died on this day 80 years ago, aged 65.

 

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Today 2006 years ago, Augustus Caeser, the first Roman emperor, died aged 75.

 

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24 minutes ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Today 2006 years ago, Augustus Caeser, the first Roman emperor, died aged 75.

 

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar

 

Your shocking spelling of Caesar led me to puzzle as to what the years would have been called at the time of his reign as obviously BC and AD must be a later change as no one recognised Christ as Christ when he was born.

 

The answer is he became Caesar in AUC 727 and would therefore have died in AUC 767.

 

AUC stands for Ab Urbe Condita which means 'From the founding of the city', the city being Rome obviously. If the name of the years had not been changed we would now be in AUD 2773 and would never have had to worry unnecessarily about the Millennium Bug 20 years ago.

 

So thanks - if you had spelled it Caesar correctly I would never have pondered and would remain ignorant. 

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Its 125 years since the death of John Wesley Hardin, notorious old west outlaw & gunfighter, aged 42.

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He got in an argument with an El Paso lawman, John Selman Jr, and allegedly pistol-whipped him; the lawman's father, John Selman Sr. himself an old gunfighter, is said to have entered the saloon where Hardin was playing dice and shot him in the back of the head, adding three more shots, just to make sure (he was tried for murder, claiming self-defence; the trial ended with a hung jury, but Selman Sr. was himself killed before the retrial began).

 

One hundred years later, Hardin's body was the subject of a graveside confrontation - his descendants wanted to exhume his remains to transport to Nixon, Texas, to be reinterred next to his first wife, while El Pasoans wanted him to stay where he was.

 

The El Pasoans won.

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End of the fight for wrestler Jim Londos on this day 45 years ago, aged 81.

 

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Ex DL name, Jerry Lewis, told his last joke 3 years ago

 

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German physician Paul Ehrlich died on this day 105 years ago, aged 61.

 

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RIP to the fucking legend that is Stefan Karl Stefanson, who will always be number one.

 

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Russian Marxist, Leon Trotsky, was assassinated on this day 80 years ago, aged 60.

 

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42 minutes ago, The Ashes Urn said:

Russian Marxist, Leon Trotsky, was assassinated on this day 80 years ago, aged 60.

 

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Got an icepick that made his ears burn!

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Five years since the Shoreham Airshow crash

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Richard III of England died on this day 535 years ago, aged 32.

 

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American lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II died on this day 60 years ago, aged 65.

 

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Richard Attenborough died 6 years ago aged 90

 

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Yootha Joyce died forty years ago today, and my mother's constant reminder that 'she's dead now' every time George and Mildred was on telly urned me into the morbid sole you know.

 

 

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That was meant to say turned not urned, but well I am morbid.

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Final composition for Paul Creston on this day 35 years ago, aged 78.

 

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John McCain went to hell 2 years ago, aged 81

Neil Armstrong took his first steps in the afterlife 8 years ago, aged 82

Friedrich Nietzsche eternally never returned 120 years ago aged 55

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Last cartoon for Carl Barks on this day 20 years ago, aged 99.

 

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Playwriter, Neil Simon, died 2 years ago aged 91

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American psychologist William James lost the will to live on this day 110 years ago, aged 68.

 

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Stevie Ray Vaughn died 30 years ago aged 35

Lord Lewis Mountbatten died 41 years ago aged 79

Nicholas Mountbatten (Lord Mountbatten's grandson) also died 41 years ago. The two were killed in an IRA assassination while on a boating trip

Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, was strangled to death aged 83

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Lord Lewis Mountbatten died 41 years ago aged 79

 

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Stevie Ray Vaughan died 30 years ago today aged 35, when the helicopter in which he was a passenger crashed en-route to Chicago Midway from Alpine Valley resort, East Troy, Wisconsin. Four others also died - pilot Jeff Brown, agent Bobby Brooks, bodyguard Nigel Browne, and tour manager Colin Smythe.

 

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End of the construction for Le Corbusier on this day 55 years ago, aged 77.

 

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