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#1 dragontanker

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:52 AM

We all think of Halloween as a day where kids walk around asking for candy. While that may be the tradition each year, we tend to forget some historical events that also happened on the same day many years ago. Here is a list of some events.

* 834: 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints.
* 1793: Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror. The Gironde (French: La Gironde), whose members called Girondists (French: Girondins), were a political group in France in 1791–95 within the Legislative Assembly and the National Convention during the French Revolution.
* 1864: Nevada admitted as 36th state.
* 1876: Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die.
* 1908: 4th Olympic Games end in London.
* 1914: Great Britain and France declare war on Turkey.
* 1918: Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in U.S. in 1 week.
* 1922: Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy.
* 1926: Harry Houdini dies.
* 1939: 27 U-Boats are sunk within this month.
* 1940: Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto
* 1940: The Battle of Britain officially ended. (Salute to all those who died valiantly in the fight and still live today)
* 1941: Mount Rushmore is completed.
* 1952: 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands.
* 1959: Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to U.S.
* 1963: J. Edgar Hoover's last meeting with president John F. Kennedy.
* 1968: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
* 1968: President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam.
* 1984: A Puerto Rican tanker carrying 2 million gallons of oil catches fire.
* 1989: U.S. performs more nuclear tests in Nevada.
* 1989: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.
* 2012: The New York Stock Exchange is reopened after a two-day closure due to Hurricane Sandy; this was the market's first weather-related two-day closure since the late 19th century.
* 2013: The Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons reports it has completed the inspection of 21 out of 23 chemical weapons sites across Syria, resulting in the destruction of over 1,000 metric tons of toxic agents and munitions.

Seems like most of those events are associated with explosions, war, and nuclear tests...however, one event sticks out like no other.


It is really on this day, October 31st, 2015, that marks the 75th anniversary since the official end of The Battle of Britain. Yes, it was on this day 75 years ago that the British reigned victorious over the endless waves of German air raids that began on July 10, 1940. So I want you all to keep this in mind: Halloween isn't just a holiday we celebrate for joy, we share it with a day where so many lives were lost defending the British mainland and preventing Nazi Germany from overtaking the entire European continent.

A salute to all that served in the battle, and God bless them.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:07 AM

Good work, Dragontanker.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:23 AM

Good work tanker
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 04:40 PM

Halloween
Today mark's the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:46 PM

Dragontanker, why you start to erase almost everything I say?

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:33 PM

I did not erase anything. Besides, whoever did had a legitimate reason to, due to what had been said could have led to a flame war.
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:40 PM

I did not erase anything. Besides, whoever did had a legitimate reason to, due to what had been said could have led to a flame war.

ok, ok, I am sorry to blame you, I should had known better.

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