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Post something from history you remember from each day of the month...Each new day has something from history to reflect upon. It can be something you remember from your own past if you choose......Just have fun with it.

Discussions on subjects welcome. There may be only one subject or there could be many in one day...depends on how many people respond, but subjects will be changing as the days change, so try not to let any discussions lead into the next days discussions. Hope we can keep it going..should be interesting seeing what people come up with.Today is Jan 26th so I am posting this to start us off:

On This Day: Prague Police Suppress March Honoring Czech Martyr Jan Palach

January 26, 2011 06:00 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
On Jan. 26, 1969, Prague police broke up a peaceful march honoring Jan Palach, who 10 days earlier had set himself on fire to protest the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.

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Comment by caseyjo on February 14, 2011 at 8:54pm
Feb 13th......Today is Valentines day........And this is history....


Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States, was founded.


The gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.


Johann Strauss's Blue Danube waltz premiered in Vienna.


Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.


France exploded its first atomic bomb.


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for literature, was deported from the Soviet Union.


The French judge was accused of throwing the pairs skating decision to the Russians at the Olympics.

Read more: This Day in History: February 13 — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/dayinhistory/February-13#ixzz1E04gBvU8
Comment by caseyjo on February 11, 2011 at 4:29pm
Oh...I just realized....The dates are progressive..I thought they were all for the  11th....OOPs.
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Comment by caseyjo on February 11, 2011 at 9:49am

Feb 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela released from prison

Feb 12, 2002 Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes

Feb 13, 1633 Galileo in Rome for Inquisition

Feb 14, 0278 St. Valentine beheaded

Feb 15, 1898 The Maine explodes

Feb 16, 1923 Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut

Feb 17, 1904 Madame Butterfly premieres

Comment by caseyjo on February 9, 2011 at 8:48am
1971 U.S.A. Sylmar earthquake 

9th February, 1971 : The San Fernando earthquake ( 6.6 ) at 6:00 AM ruptures a segment of the San Fernando fault zone, causing the loss of life of 65 , the worst loss of life was at the at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Fernando, where 49 people died. The damage caused by the quake was estimated at 1/2 billion dollars due to damage to buildings, bridges and major freeways including Interstate 5 

Comment by caseyjo on February 8, 2011 at 6:24pm
A book a day...Wow....That is a lot of reading for a kid...Thats a lot of reading for a adult....You go girl.
Comment by caseyjo on February 8, 2011 at 9:52am
I was a science fiction kid...Loved Jules Vern & all the other big science fiction authors of that time...I wonder if that love helped me develop my liberalism?..I bet so.
Comment by Quinn on February 8, 2011 at 9:20am

Jules Verne :-)

One of my favorite books, still, is 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Comment by caseyjo on February 8, 2011 at 8:18am
James Dean

Born: James Byron Dean 8th February 1931 Marion, Indiana, U.S.

Died: 30th September 1955 Cholame, California, U.S.

Known For : James Dean is best remembered for his movie roles in Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant. These were the only 3 movies he starred in before his death in 1955 ( Car Accident ). Although he only starred in these movies his legend and cult status following has endured more than 50 years.

Jules Verne

Born: Jules Gabriel Verne 8th February 1828 Nantes, France

Died: 24th March 1905 Amiens, France

Known For : It is unusual for The People History to use well known People from the last century for "Born This Day" but the author Jules Verne deserves to be included. Jules Verne was a science-fiction writer before it became a genre of writing and his most well known books including A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days have been translated to most of the worlds languages ( second only to Agatha Christie ). To understand how clever and farsighted he was we must remember the time when the books were written 1860's and 1870's , Karl Benz did not build the first fully working car until 1885, Man did not land on the moon for more than 100 years after "From the Earth to the Moon" was published. Although submarines were invented many years before the submarine Nautilus featured in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is far in advance of what was capable in the 1860's. Most of us who have grown up in the last 50 years will have seen at least 2 movies that are based on the work of this author. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is one of the books Google Books has scanned and is available on line to read.



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