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6th May (this makes me feel old! lol)

 

1994  

The Channel Tunnel linking England to France is officially opened.

 

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Guess who was born on this day......

 

1856   Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis.

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1937  Hindenburg Explodes in New Jersey

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1945  World War II The Prague offensive, the last major battle of the eastern front, begins.

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7th May

 

 

 

1847   The American Medical Association is formed in Philadelphia.

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1960   Leonid Brezhnev becomes president of the Soviet Union.
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1946 : Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.

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1946 : Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.

 

20!  They've got a few more than that now lol

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2012 - Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth  

 

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2012 - Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth  

 

:eek:

 

 

i had to read that 3 times then! lol

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1429 - English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

"burn her. . . she's a witch" (Monty Python)

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2012 - Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth  

 

:jawdrop:

 

and I've read that today it's also blamed on bovine flatulence ... how many cows does it take to make up one dinosaur?

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and I've read that today it's also blamed on bovine flatulence ... how many cows does it take to make up one dinosaur?

Depends on the dinosaur

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20!  They've got a few more than that now lol

LOL yeah a few more :P

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May 8

 

1945: The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, officially announces the end of the war with Germany.

The cease fire was signed in Number 10, yesterday but will be signed again with the Russian contingent today.

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1933   Hahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.

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1968

The Kray twins, Reginald and Ronnie and their brother Charlie are arrested after dawn raids by police in London

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1984:  The Thames Barrier is officially opened.

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1994   Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa's first black president.
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1940   Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister.
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Whoa!

 

2005 - A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

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Random ongoing thread - feel free to add to this - content is as per thread header :)

 

6th May (this makes me feel old! lol)

 

1994  

The Channel Tunnel linking England to France is officially opened.

Missed this one but on 6th May 1989, my first son was born! Does that count?? lol Will go look for today's "on this day" news

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Missed this one but on 6th May 1989, my first son was born! Does that count?? lol Will go look for today's "on this day" news

is ok I missed to post that yesterday 09-05 my son was born 20 years ago...lol

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1503 - Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands. 

 

1960, The Silver Beetles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Tommy Moore) auditioned for promoter Larry Parnes and singer Billy Fury for a job as Fury's backing group. Parnes was also looking for backing groups for his lesser-known acts, and The Silver Beetles were selected as backing group for singer Johnny Gentle's upcoming tour of Scotland. The group had changed its name from 'The Beatals' to 'The Silver Beetles' after Brian Casser (of Cass and the Cassanovas) remarked that the name 'Beatals' was "ridiculous". He suggested they use the name 'Long John and the Silver Beetles', but John Lennon refused to be referred to as 'Long John'.

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