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    On this day...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Gallowglass, Jan 6, 2010.

    This is a thread where we post historic events that happened on the day we are posting here, essentially where we remember the anniversaries of those events. This is inspired by the loss of the last WWI veteran, so our duty to remember the conflict is even more important, but you can post anything here, from family history, national history, or even legends.

    I'll start:

    On this day, in 1156, Somerled, King of the Hebrides, defeated a Norse fleet of more than seven thousand soldiers, destroying Norse power in the far northwest of Europe, especially the British Isles.
     
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    January 6, 1838
    Morse demonstrates telegraph

    On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey.
     
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    We lost a star: Rudolf Nureyev
     
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    January 7, 1789
    First U.S. presidential election

    On this day in 1789, America's first presidential election is held.
     
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    1904 – The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".
     
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    On this day in 1947, David Bowie was born.
     
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    January 8, 1877
    Crazy Horse fights last battle

    On this day in 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors--outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves--fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.
     
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    So old, yet so, so sexy.
     
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    On this day in 1748, Philip Astley staged the first modern circus.
     

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