On this day

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by brogdale, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Have we ever had an OTD thread? (Apologies in advance to pogofish if we have!)
    Shall we have a go?

    How about this for starters?

     
  2. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    It's also Saddam Hussein's birthday & Ed balls day.

    (Also my birthday which is why I remember)
     
  3. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    MHROTD!
    How could I have forgotten Ed Baws day?
     
  4. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    Hitler got married

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Raheem

    Raheem Well-Known Member

    So Ed Balls Day is also Eva Hitler Eve.
     
  6. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    I may be a day late (?) but I think this image was taken on the 29th...although Mussolini (2nd from left) was killed the day before.

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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    1839: chartist riot at llanidloes, wales. An inn sacked and inmates driven out
    1840: rioting at italian opera due to non-engagement of tamburini
     
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  8. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    42 years ago today The Việt Cộng took Saigon.
    For those of us of a certain vintage, those news footage helicopter images are seared in the memory...

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  9. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    I remember it well, Sandy Gall and Mike Nicholson and the ITN crew fighting to get on board one of those last flights out.
     
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  10. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    Missed guernica by a couple of days - 80 years ago last Wednesday iirc
     
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    1883: birth of jaroslav hasek
     
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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    NVA, not viet cong
     
  13. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    In 1877 on this day St Albans Abbey became St Albans Cathedral.
     
  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    Yes, when St Albans constituted a bishoprick
     
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  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    1880: all jews ordered to leave st petersburg at 6 hours notice
     
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  16. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    The 1741 British general election began today, leading within a year to the downfall of Robert Walpole after 20 years as PM in a vote of no confidence, which was primarily motivated by his poor leadership during the ongoing War of Jenkins' Ear
     
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  17. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    On May 1st 2004 the 'A10' accession states (Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia) joined the EU in the single largest extension of the union.

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  18. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    On May 1st 1820, five radicals were executed after the unfortunate failure of the Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Lord Liverpool and his cabinet.

     
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    1848: frightful butchery of polish insurgents in posen by prussian troops
     
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    1871: versailles troops carried insurgent position at clamart
     
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  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    1905: riots, with great loss of life, in warsaw
     
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  22. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Thousands of anti-capitalist protesters were illegally kettled by police in central London on this day on... holy crap, that was 16 years ago.
     
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    I seem to remember the cases against the police failed, that it was deemed legal
     
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  24. Lepton

    Lepton Enişte

    1941 The film Citizen Kane--directed and starring Orson Welles--opens in New York.
     
  25. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Exactly 50 years later; Constitution Square, Marszałkowska Residential Area in Warsaw.

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  26. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    The Calendar Riots! Anyone remember that fantastic little zine/diary/book thing?

    The calendar riots
     
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  27. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

  28. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    NVA was the American term. Viet Cong was pejorative.

    Combined PAVN and PLAF units captured Saigon.
     
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model One star in sight

    Yes. But could you share your source for plaf in capture of Saigon?
     
  30. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    Not off the top of my head right now, no, but locally trained irregulars and 'main force' troops led by Tran Van Tra prepared the ground for the approaching northerners in 1975.
     

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