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    Talking On this day in History

    Okay, i'm bored. So - I decided what should I do today.
    Then I thought what did they do today.
    So, I decided to try and find out anything significant that happened on this day in history.

    The picture tells it all -

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    A great day in real estate!
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    Also on this day in 1978 George Washington gave his first inaugura speech to Congress in Federal Hall in New York City (The nation's new capital).

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    Originally posted by Rob83
    Also on this day in 1978 George Washington gave his first inaugura speech to Congress in Federal Hall in New York City (The nation's new capital).
    George Washington...Alive in 1978? Hmm...Odd


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    Originally posted by TheBush
    George Washington...Alive in 1978? Hmm...Odd
    I think he meant 1789.

    Not to be rude Rob and out of pure curiosity, do you have dyslexia to a minor extent? I know several people who are dyslexic to varying extents, and the ones with more minor forms of it do similar things, occasionally scrambling numbers in a year or phone number or the like.

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    whoops!

    No Dyslexia here. 1789. Just use to typing 19.. lol.

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    didnt hitler commit suicide and saddam was born?

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    Originally posted by Starsurfer
    didnt hitler commit suicide and saddam was born?
    I know the former is true; however, I don't know anything about Saddam or his life, nor do I especially want to know.

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    Saddam is 69 years old today I believe.

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    Nope it was on the 28th

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    Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Michael Jackson's "Beat It" topped the billboard charts, and the last episode of The Cosby show was aired.

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    Concerning the Louisiana Purchase who remembers this ditty from Schoolhouse rock:

    The president was Thomas Jefferson
    He made a deal with Napoleon.
    How'd you like to sell a mile or two, (Or three, or a hundred, or a thousand?)

    And so, in 1803 the Louisiana Territory was sold to us
    Without a fuss
    And gave us lots of elbow room.

    Oh, elbow room, elbow room,
    Got to, got to get us some elbow room.
    It's the west or bust,
    In God we trust.
    There's a new land out there...
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    Interesting day that is

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    Originally posted by Skize
    Interesting day that is
    A hint of sarcasm perhaps?
    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

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    Seems it was a busy day more than once for Louisiana:

    1803 The United States doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase, which was sold by France for $15 million.

    1812 Louisiana is admitted into the Union as a state.

    1864 Work begins on the Dams along the Red River, which will allow Union General Nathaniel Banks' troops to sail over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.

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    Originally posted by Rman2003
    Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Michael Jackson's "Beat It" topped the billboard charts, and the last episode of The Cosby show was aired.
    Wikipedia (this entry specifically) is your friend.

    Originally posted by effusionx1
    A hint of sarcasm perhaps?
    I didn't detect any hint of sarcasm. In what did you sense this?

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    Here's another one

    On this day in 1897, at the Royal Institution Friday Evening Discourse, Joseph John Thomson first announced the existence of electrons. Thomson told his audience that earlier in the year he had discovered a particle of matter a thousand times smaller then the atom. He called it a "corpuscle" although the name "electron" was later adopted.

    http://www.aip.org/history/electron/
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