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Introducing the team…
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- Happy Birthday to:
- 21 – Dean Jensen (Beaker1)
- 22 – Matthew Tjarks (Jharks)
- 22 – Bilbo and Frodo
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On This Day In History for September 19, 2012
- It was on this date in 1846 that two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.
- also today in 1934, Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr..
- On September 19, 1946 the first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
- 60 years ago today, the United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
- First American underground nuclear bomb test (part of Operation Plumbbob) was today in 1957.
- It was this date in 1959 that Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland due to security concerns.
- Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them 51 years ago.
- Continuing with the unusual events… Today in 1976 – Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.
- Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons and on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System – that was today, 30 years ago.
- Today in 1991 – Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- Christopher Stone, the first disc jockey in the United Kingdom born today in 1882
- Also born on this date in 1888, American mathematician, J. W. Alexander
- Austrian automobile Ferry Porsche was born today in 1909
- The original Batman, Adam West, celebrates his 84th birthday today
- American journalist Soledad O’Brien, turns 46
- and tech blogger, Gina Trapani, is 37 years young today.
Correction to last week, it wasn’t Erin Gray who turned 72, it was Linda Gray. Sorry about that!
And last but not least, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for September 19, 2012
- Software that could silence those pings automatically
- Caine’s Arcade Part 2
- October 6 – Global Cardboard Challenge
Hacks & Strange Stories
What the Chuck!
…and This week is Tolkien Week, and September 22nd being Hobbit Day.
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