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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    # 1778 - 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass

    # 1783 - Hostilities cease in Revolutionary War

    # 1887 - US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor

    # 1930 - 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)

    # 1937 - 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)

    # 1949 - J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

    # 1955 - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn

    # 1969 - Richard M Nixon inaugurated as president

    # 1977 - George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA

    # 1981 - 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed

    # 1981 - Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president

    # 1989 - Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

    Born on this date
    # 1896 - George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)

    # 1920 - DeForest Kelley, Atlanta GA, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)

    # 1942 - Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)

    # 1947 - Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)

    # 1952 - Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)

    # 1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
     
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    # 1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)


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    Beth? Wasn't that Peter Cris?
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I don't know, I just cut and paste the stuff and I'm not too keen on rock history.
     
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    Strait off of the History Channel. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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