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King Harold was killed in battle or Hastings 954 years ago 

 

King of England Harold II

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The last show for Eugen Sandow on this day 95 years ago, aged 58.

 

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The definitive Mario Captain Lou Albano died on this day 11 years ago, aged 76.

 

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Hermann Goering, head of the Luftwaffe, poisoned himself 74 years ago aged 53

 

Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe | History of the Battle of Britain |  Exhibitions & Displays | Research | RAF Museum

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Anything goes, including Cole Porter, who went 56 years ago today.

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1 hour ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Hermann Goering, head of the Luftwaffe, poisoned himself 76 years ago aged 53

 

Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe | History of the Battle of Britain |  Exhibitions & Displays | Research | RAF Museum

I must say he defended himself well at Nuremberg despite being dead for over a year! :P

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1 minute ago, One shot Paddy said:

I must say he defended himself well at Nuremberg despite being dead for over a year! :P

*2 years

 

(Corrected original post)

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41 minutes ago, Kenny McCormick said:

*2 years

 

(Corrected original post)

Not unless '*2 years' means 'I was 2 years out'. 1946 was 74 years ago.

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30 minutes ago, time said:

Not unless '*2 years' means 'I was 2 years out'. 1946 was 74 years ago.

One shot said that I was a year out, I was actually 2 years out as he died in 1946 (which was 74 years ago).

 

Long story short my dyslexia has failed me yet again.

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1 hour ago, Kenny McCormick said:

One shot said that I was a year out

 

No, I said that he did a great job of defending himself at the Nuremberg Trials (20th November 45 to 1st October 46) despite being dead for over a year. I didn't say how much you were out just jokingly pointed out your mistake.

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36 minutes ago, One shot Paddy said:

 

No, I said that he did a great job of defending himself at the Nuremberg Trials (20th November 45 to 1st October 46) despite being dead for over a year. I didn't say how much you were out just jokingly pointed out your mistake.

I think you're taking it all too literally. Baring in mind that the timeline would've been different if he died in 44 then he might've been potentially captured at this point. Either way, to avoid overthink, I'll just state that I stand corrected. :) 

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14 minutes ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Baring in mind

 

Whenever I read this misspelling I always think of this

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1 minute ago, Grim Up North said:

 

Whenever I read this misspelling I always think of this

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Wait that's a misspelling? What's the correct way?

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3 minutes ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Wait that's a misspelling? What's the correct way?

 

Bearing in mind

 

(but you are far from alone)

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25 minutes ago, Grim Up North said:

 

Bearing in mind

 

(but you are far from alone)

 

I tried explaining the distinction between bear and bare to someone the other day when they were corrected on this.
 

To bear = To carry

To bare = To reveal


They replied “Yeah, but I’m revealing what should be kept in mind”

 

I just sighed and shook my head.

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Herbert Henry Dow, founder of Dow Chemical, died on this day 90 years ago, aged 64.

 

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Nazi leader, Generaloberst Albert Jodl, who was one of the last generals in Hitler's bunker in his final days, died 74 years ago today after a death sentence from the Nuremburg trails

 

Alfred Jodl - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Generaloberst High Resolution Stock Photography and Images - Alamy

 

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Actor Rick Jason killed himself on this day 20 years ago, aged 77.

 

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Silent actress Vola Vale died on this day 50 years ago, aged 73.

 

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J. Bruce Ismay, chairman and managing director of White Star Line, went down on this day 83 years ago, aged 74.

 

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Popular depictions of Titanic sinking tend to demonise him; when looking for a more nuanced look on his life, I'd suggest reading "How To Survive The Titanic Or The Sinking Of J. Bruce Ismay" by Frances Wilson.

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Thomas Edison stole his last idea 89 years ago, he was 84

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Actress Gwen Verdon died on this day 20 years ago, aged 75.

 

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King John, best known for signing the Magna Carta and being a bit of a douchebag, died 804 years ago today.

 

 King of England King John

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2 hours ago, Kenny McCormick said:

King John, best known for signing the Magna Carta and being a bit of a douchebag, died 804 years ago today.

 

 King of England King John

King John got bad press. The monks who wrote the histories were pissed at him because he got the whole country excommunicated. He also took the flack for his brother's expensive Wars whilst he was regent. At least he lived in the country. Richard the Lionheart spent less than a year of his ten year reign in England

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