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Old 02-04-2014, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: Countdown from one million thread

Good morning, Stormlight and Pan! :tiphat:

Time for one of my occasional 'on this day' entries... On this day:
  • in 211, the Roman Emperor Lucius Septimus Severus died aged 64, leaving the empire under the control of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta. :die: :argue:
  • in 1600, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler met for the first time. :handshake:
  • in 1920, the first flight from London to South Africa took off. It arrived just one-and-a-half months later. :plane:
  • in 1924, the first Winter Olympic games (Chamonix, France) closed. :slalom:
  • in 1971, the Rolls Royce car company declared itself bankrupt. :payup:
  • in 1977, Fleetwood Mac released their Rumors album. :band:
  • in 1998, Bill Gates got pied in Brussels, Belgium. :pied:

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