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11-01-2018, 11:49 AM
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A few days late but...

January 8, 1935 Elvis Aaron Presley is born in Tupelo, Mississippi




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11-01-2018, 02:39 PM
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1-11-1765: Voltaire's Traité Sur la Tolérance (in which he calls for tolerance between religions) is banned.

Excerpt: "There are about forty millions of inhabitants in Europe who are not members of the Church of Rome; should we say to every one of them, 'Sir, since you are infallibly damned, I shall neither eat, converse, nor have any connections with you?'"

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11-01-2018, 03:02 PM
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Oh, on this day in 1935 Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly from Hawaii to California.

First person...

Not just woman.

Pretty dang cool considering others had tried before and failed.


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16-01-2018, 06:35 AM
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In 1920 the League of Nations holds its first meeting in Paris. Didn't really worked in the end but props for trying.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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16-01-2018, 08:12 AM
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(16-01-2018 06:35 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  In 1920 the League of Nations holds its first meeting in Paris. Didn't really worked in the end but props for trying.

Partisan politics in the US hampered it. The "war no more!" idea killed it.
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16-01-2018, 08:18 AM
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(16-01-2018 08:12 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(16-01-2018 06:35 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  In 1920 the League of Nations holds its first meeting in Paris. Didn't really worked in the end but props for trying.

Partisan politics in the US hampered it. The "war no more!" idea killed it.

Perhaps it was doomed to failure since inception.

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16-01-2018, 08:41 AM
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(16-01-2018 08:18 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(16-01-2018 08:12 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Partisan politics in the US hampered it. The "war no more!" idea killed it.

Perhaps it was doomed to failure since inception.
Perhaps the paint wasn't dry yet.
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16-01-2018, 08:46 AM
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(16-01-2018 08:41 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(16-01-2018 08:18 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  Perhaps it was doomed to failure since inception.
Perhaps the paint wasn't dry yet.

Is this attempt at sarcasm or you think that League without USA and RSFSR was great idea that couldn't possibly fail?

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16-01-2018, 10:01 AM
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(16-01-2018 08:46 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  
(16-01-2018 08:41 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Perhaps the paint wasn't dry yet.

Is this attempt at sarcasm or you think that League without USA and RSFSR was great idea that couldn't possibly fail?

Is you not aware that I have a Masters in History? Drinking Beverage
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16-01-2018, 10:12 AM
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(16-01-2018 10:01 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(16-01-2018 08:46 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  Is this attempt at sarcasm or you think that League without USA and RSFSR was great idea that couldn't possibly fail?

Is you not aware that I have a Masters in History? Drinking Beverage

Having one myself I don't find this attempt at playing authority particularly convincing. Drinking Beverage

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