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Ian

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Special Days
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:11:24 AM »
A topic to mention specific days and their relevance to us all
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Ian

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Re: Special Days
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 07:12:16 AM »
Today is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the earliest known instance of a Ryanair flight
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 05:07:22 PM »
One of michael's ideas, that thankfully didn't take off............... ;)

Ian

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 08:20:54 AM »
International Migrants Day, the day in 1892 when Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite was first performed and the day in 1957 when the world's first full scale nuclear power plant began to generate electricity in Pennsylvania
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Ian

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 08:43:20 AM »
Today's the 175th Anniversary of Dickens' Christmas Carol publication date.
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Ian

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
Winter solstice day.  The day we're almost at our closest to the Sun.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 12:53:44 PM »
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Winter solstice day.  The day we're almost at our closest to the Sun.

From a southern point of view  ;)




Ian

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 09:37:03 AM »
Festival Of Winter Walks day and the day in 1888 when Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear with a razor, after an argument with Gauguin
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Ian

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 08:44:59 AM »
New Year's Eve - have a good one, folks.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 10:47:14 PM »
Why do people in Wales celebrate Saint Dwynwen's day?       25th January


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Ian

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2019, 09:30:07 AM »
It's also Australia Day - a day to think about our friends suffering in what must be an unbearable heatwave and - worryingly - in the South, too.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2019, 09:26:33 AM »
Today's the day in 1975 when the National Front, flanked by 2,000 police officers, marched through north London protesting against integration with Europe. Worrying.
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2019, 12:28:04 PM »
It’s interesting how the Communist Party is completely in favour of Brexit:
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Probably why Corbyn is secretly in favour of it too?

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2019, 05:51:24 PM »
World Penguin Day, the day in 1792 when the Guillotine was first used in France, and the day in 1953 on which Crick and Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA was published in “Nature”.

On a crowded ‘Day of the year’ it’s also Anzac day and Malaria Day.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 10:01:51 AM »
The Australian flag went out to remember Billy Hughes.
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