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Title: Special Days
Post by: Ian on December 17, 2018, 07:11:24 AM
A topic to mention specific days and their relevance to us all
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Post by: Ian 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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Post by: SteveH on December 17, 2018, 05:07:22 PM
One of michael's ideas, that thankfully didn't take off............... ;)
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Post by: Ian 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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Post by: Ian on December 19, 2018, 08:43:20 AM
Today's the 175th Anniversary of Dickens' Christmas Carol publication date.
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Post by: Ian 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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Post by: SteveH 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  ;)

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


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47000509 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47000509)
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Post by: Ian 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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Post by: Ian 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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Post by: DaveR on March 25, 2019, 12:28:04 PM
It’s interesting how the Communist Party is completely in favour of Brexit:
https://www.cpbml.org.uk/sites/default/files/leafletfor12feb_web.pdf (https://www.cpbml.org.uk/sites/default/files/leafletfor12feb_web.pdf)

Probably why Corbyn is secretly in favour of it too?
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Post by: Ian 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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Post by: Nemesis on April 26, 2019, 10:01:51 AM
The Australian flag went out to remember Billy Hughes.
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Post by: Ian on April 28, 2019, 08:29:22 AM
Today's the day in 1789 when Fletcher Christian led a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain, William Bligh.
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Post by: Blongb on April 29, 2019, 01:19:06 PM
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Today's the day in 1789 when Fletcher Christian led a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain, .William Bligh

Captain William Bligh is the most maligned man in Royal Naval History. His superb contribution to Navigation is only surpassed By Captain James Cook. After the Mutiny on the Bounty, Bligh completed a 6.000 mile open boat voyage across the Pacific to Britavia in what was then the Dutch East Indies and never lost a member of his loyal crew. on his return to the U.K. he was exonerated at his Court Martial for the loss of the Bounty,promoted and ended up in Botany Bay as the Governor of New South Wales. His life story is well worth reading, and to Hell with Hollywood for damaging the reputation of one of Britain's most illustrious mariners  $uk   
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Post by: Ian on April 29, 2019, 01:47:15 PM
Today's the day 1990 when cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall.