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On 15th April 1989, 96 football fans went to a game and never came home. Their murder became one of the biggest cover-ups this country has ever seen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_dis

Today on 5-01-1931, Herbert Hoover dedicated the Empire State Building. Soon after,a giant Primate engages in shenanigans atop a neighboring building........ sort-of.....

June 14th 2012 - “The Bourne Identity,” featuring famous Mini chase scene, is released... In one of the most memorable scenes in the film “The Bourne Identity,” released on this day in 2002, the am

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1970 - U.S.A. Apollo 13 
1970 : An explosion caused by an exploding oxygen tank on Apollo 13 forced the astronauts to abandon their mission to the moon and head home, they were nearly at the moon when the problem occurred and they were forced to turn back.  
 
 
 
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On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship's time and began sinking. (The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.) :( 

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40 minutes ago, Storm Clarence said:

And on this day in history April 13 2020

 

What calendar are you using? 

Best I can tell, for everyone else, it is currently either Tue, April 14th or Wed, April 15th.  Today you think it is April 13th and yesterday you thought it was April 12th.

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4 hours ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

What calendar are you using? 

Best I can tell, for everyone else, it is currently either Tue, April 14th or Wed, April 15th.  Today you think it is April 13th and yesterday you thought it was April 12th.

Today isn't over yet.  If anything happens today I will be more than happy to post tomorrow.  But I get the feeling absolutely nothing will happen today.

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On 15th April 1989, 96 football fans went to a game and never came home. Their murder became one of the biggest cover-ups this country has ever seen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster   

YNWA  -  #JFT96

This year obviously the memorial at Anfield (it was to be the last one held there) cannot go ahead.   

Here is a previous memorial

 

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1 hour ago, Cindy Evanier said:

On 15th April 1989, 96 football fans went to a game and never came home. Their murder became one of the biggest cover-ups this country has ever seen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster   

YNWA  -  #JFT96

This year obviously the memorial at Anfield (it was to be the last one held there) cannot go ahead.   

Here is a previous memorial

 

I'm not a football fan or a Scouser, and I was too small at the time to know about it, but I get tearful whenever I think of that tragedy. Just the idea of people going out to enjoy a game and support their team in a community spirit, and that happened. And of course the beyond disgraceful, downright illegal "reporting" that followed it. 

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ANZAC Day

Due to C-19 virus, most Australian's and New Zealanders stood on their drives to commemorate this year’s Anzac Day.

Unable to gather in groups due to restrictions, Aussies and Kiwi's lit candles in their driveways at 6am as part of the Returned Services League’s “Light Up The Dawn” initiative.

It was a hundred years ago when servicemen returned from the First World War, and on their first Anzac Day, it was in the middle of the Spanish flu.

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4-25-2021    One year after Rudy Giuliani mocks the idea of contact tracing as a tool to get COVID-19 under control, stating that tracing should then also be used to fight cancer and heart disease, the FDA issues new contact tracing guidelines for abject stupidity. Over the ensuing months, nearly 100% of all cases are traced back to two individuals. HIPAA regulations prevent their identification, but 60% of the public already knows.

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4/26/2022 With inflation at 200% per year, President Biden signs into law the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2022, raising the income tax rate on all Americans to 80%.  Taxpayers with a net worth of $50 million or more will pay 130%.  All states except California, New York, and Massachusetts secede.

May you live in interesting times!

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24 minutes ago, Lindal Kidd said:

4/26/2022 With inflation at 200% per year, President Biden signs into law the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2022, raising the income tax rate on all Americans to 80%.  Taxpayers with a net worth of $50 million or more will pay 130%.  All states except California, New York, and Massachusetts secede.

5/26/2022  After all the other states secede. California, New York and Massachusetts start giggling. President Biden signs into law the Haha Gotcha Act of 2022. Which assumes 3/50ths of the outstanding government debt according to the two senators per State rule.  Tells the creditors to go get the rest of their money from the secessionist states. Introduces universal basic income, universal pensions, universal healthcare, universal education, and no fault accident compensation. Dumps income tax completely, and creates a stamp duty (wealth transfer) tax, a value added (wealth consumption) tax, and a land rates (wealth retention) tax - all no exceptions taxes

secessionists clamor to rejoin the Union, President Biden points to the Haha bit, says nah! and giggles even more

except for Oregon and Washington states. Let them back in because will have to drive thru Canada to get from one side of the USA to the other. Or them secessionists states probably put heaps of tolls on the USA cars and planes, to try and  get that 47/50ths of the debt money from somewhere

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Chernobyl disaster

26 April 1986; 34 years ago

Time01:23:40 MSD (UTC+04:00)

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR.[1][2] It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.

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17 hours ago, Mollymews said:

5/26/2022  After all the other states secede. California, New York and Massachusetts start giggling. President Biden signs into law the Haha Gotcha Act of 2022. Which assumes 3/50ths of the outstanding government debt according to the two senators per State rule.  Tells the creditors to go get the rest of their money from the secessionist states. Introduces universal basic income, universal pensions, universal healthcare, universal education, and no fault accident compensation. Dumps income tax completely, and creates a stamp duty (wealth transfer) tax, a value added (wealth consumption) tax, and a land rates (wealth retention) tax - all no exceptions taxes

secessionists clamor to rejoin the Union, President Biden points to the Haha bit, says nah! and giggles even more

except for Oregon and Washington states. Let them back in because will have to drive thru Canada to get from one side of the USA to the other. Or them secessionists states probably put heaps of tolls on the USA cars and planes, to try and  get that 47/50ths of the debt money from somewhere

That'll teach me to write future history.  I'll stick to the past in the...future.  Um.

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2008 - China Earthquake Magnitude 7.8


An Earthquake measuring 7.8 strikes near Chengdu, Sichuan's provincial capital in south western China. Early reports indicate primary school buildings collapsed in the Chongqing area leaving hundreds of children buried in the rubble. As the full scale of the destruction caused by the largest earthquake in China for many years become known, the death toll is expected to reach 60,000 and up to five million Chinese are now homeless. Video shot by students during the earthquake.

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1948
May 14


A three-year-old's brutal murder begins an unusual investigation

Three-year-old June Devaney, recovering from pneumonia at Queen’s Park Hospital in Blackburn, England, is kidnapped from her bed. Nurses discovered her missing at 1:20 a.m. the next day, and police were immediately summoned to investigate. Two hours later, her body was found with multiple skull fractures. The medical examiner determined that Devaney had been raped and then swung headfirst into a wall.

Two significant clues were found in the children’s ward that would prove helpful in catching the killer: footprints on the freshly cleaned floor and a water bottle that had been moved. Although there were several fingerprints on the bottle, police were able to account for all but one set. These prints also failed to match any of those in the police’s database of known criminals.

Investigators fingerprinted over 2,000 people who had access to the hospital. Still, they couldn’t find a match. Detective Inspector John Capstick then went even further: He decided that every man in the town of Blackburn, a city with more than 25,000 homes, would be fingerprinted.

A procedure such as this would be impossible in the United States where Fourth Amendment protections prevent searches without probable cause. But the plan went into effect in Blackburn on May 23, with police assurances that the collected prints would be destroyed afterward. Two months later, the police had collected over 40,000 sets of prints yet still had not turned up a match. Checking against every registry they could find, authorities determined that there were still a few men in town who hadn’t provided their prints.

On August 11, police caught up with one of these men, Peter Griffiths. His footprints matched the ones found at the scene. When his fingerprints also came back a match, he confessed to the awful crime, blaming it on alcohol.

Griffiths was found guilty of murder and was executed on November 19, 1948.

 

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1948 & 1993
May 15


Israel Independence


1948 : Israel declares independence on May 14, 1948 and one day later the new state of Israel is attacked by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq which lasted almost a year, a cease fire was declared and temporary borders, known as the Green Line, were instituted. The creation of Israel as an independent state had been rejected by The Arab League from the very beginning.
 

France Nursery Children Rescued


1993 : Masked French police commandos free six girls and their nursery teacher (Ms. Dreyfus) and shot dead Eric Schmitt who called himself the Human Bomb , ending a two-day hostage crisis at a nursery school in Paris.

 

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