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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    JUNE 6

    1933: The first outdoor drive-in movie theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.

    1942: The first successful jump is made with a nylon parachute.

    1955: Rock 'n roll declares it's here to stay as "Rock around the Clock" by Bill Haley & Comets hits number one on the charts.


    I am wondering how many unsuccessful jumps were made with nylon parachutes?
     
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    he also asked that question.. lol i wonder too
     
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    Ummmm... D-Day?!
     
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    You had me confused for a minute there. i thought that you were saying that the first sucessful jump was at D-Day. The first successful jump with a nylon parachute was accomplished on June 6, 1942, in Hartford.

    Fact is that it was also D-Day and no disrespect was intended by leaving it off the list - I didn't mke the list. I got the post on an e-mail from a guy in the office who was wondering how many unsucessful attempts there were and thought that it was funny.
     
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    Even if their were no succesfull jumps before DDay, at least one of them soldiers was bound to be successful. Its all in the numbers man :grin:

    actually Im glad it was tested before then..... I cant speak german!
     

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