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  1. Bowhunter57

    History Lesson, for today!

    Did you know what happened 163 years ago this fall...back in 1850? California became a state and the people had no electricity. The state had no money. Almost everyone spoke Spanish. There were gunfights in the streets. So basically nothing has changed except then the women had real boobs and...
  2. ohio mossy oak

    Best gun moment in cinema history

    What do you think is the best gun moment in cinema history?
  3. Mike

    For those that don't know about history

    For those that don't know about history ... Here is a condensed version: Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers.They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter. The two...
  4. buckbuster217

    short history lesson

    A History Lesson for All... A Condensed Version of History For those that don't know about history...... here is a condensed version. Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to...
  5. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 25, 1835

    The Great Moon Hoax On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper. Known collectively as "The Great Moon Hoax," the articles were supposedly reprinted from the Edinburgh Journal of...
  6. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 24., 79( the year 79)

    Vesuvius erupts After centuries of dormancy, Mount Vesuvius erupts in southern Italy, devastating the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands. The cities, buried under a thick layer of volcanic material and mud, were never rebuilt and largely forgotten in...
  7. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 23, 2006

    Austrian teen escapes after eight years in captivity Natascha Kampusch, an Austrian teenager who was kidnapped at age 10, escapes from her captor, Wolfgang Priklopil, after more than eight years. Shortly after her escape, Priklopil committed suicide. On March 2, 1998, Kampusch was abducted...
  8. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 22, 1776

    Redcoats land at Long Island On this day in 1776, the British arrive at Long Island, between Gravesend and New Utrecht, with "near twenty four thousand men ready to land in a moment," according to one observer. General William Howe's large army came to Long Island hoping to capture New...
  9. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 21, 1883

    Trial of Frank James begins in Missouri The trial of Frank James begins in Gallatin, Missouri. It was held in the city opera house in order to accommodate the crowds of spectators. After having robbed dozens of banks and trains over nearly two decades, Frank James finally turned himself in...
  10. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 20, 1911(

    First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyager II launch On this day in 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sends a...
  11. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 19, 1953

    CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran The Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. Iran remained a solid Cold War ally of the United States...
  12. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 18, 1991

    Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces. Since becoming secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 and...
  13. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 17, 1877

    Billy the Kid kills his first man Though only a teenager at the time, Billy the Kid wounds an Arizona blacksmith who dies the next day. He was the famous outlaw's first victim. Just how many men Billy the Kid killed is uncertain. Billy himself reportedly once claimed he had killed 21...
  14. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 16, 1896(Thars Gold In Them Thar Hills Edition)

    Gold discovered in the Yukon While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West. Hoping to cash in on reported...
  15. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 15, 1969

    The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel. Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang originally envisioned the...
  16. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 14, 1776

    Stamp Act remembered The city of Boston observes the 11th anniversary of the popular resistance that prevented the execution of the Stamp Act there on this day in 1776. The celebration included the erection of a pole at the site of the original "Liberty Tree." The Stamp Act, passed on...
  17. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 13, 1995

    Yankee legend dies Former New York Yankees star Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer at the age of 63. While "The Mick" patrolled center field and batted clean-up between 1951 and 1968, the Yankees won 12 American League pennants and seven World Series championships. Mantle was born in...
  18. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 12, 1961

    East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall In an effort to stem the tide of refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East Germany begins building the Berlin Wall to divide East and West Berlin. Construction of the wall caused a short-term crisis in...
  19. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 11, 1984

    Reagan jokes about bombing Russia On this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan makes a joking but controversial off-the-cuff remark about bombing Russia while testing a microphone before a scheduled radio address. While warming up for the speech, Reagan said "My fellow Americans, I am pleased...
  20. ohio mossy oak

    This Day In History August 10, 1776

    London learns of American independence On this day in 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence. Until the Declaration of Independence formally transformed the 13 British colonies into states, both Americans and the British saw the conflict...