Count down year by year with real world facts!

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  1. MANIAC123

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    1909

    German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich finds a cure for syphilis
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  2. BisexualMMA

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    1908... The first time the ball was dropped in Times Square to usher in the new year.
     
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    1907

    Old school hotty Katherine Hepburn is born
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    As is legendary boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill
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    Depending on the movie. He says "I'm 76 years old" in 1975 in Rocky 1.

    And then his grave marker says 1905 in Rocky 3...

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    He was old school, so he cut age the way Carwin cuts height.
     
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    This has everything to do with the pragmatic approach of the Vatican stemming the losses of its market share and memberships. Atheism as a movement was peaking and the Vatican had to take drastic measures to improve its image.

    Exit Pope Ratzinger
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    Enter Pope Francis
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    It was Bergess Merediths Bday lol

    Appreciate the research tho, all the times I've watched the rocky films (a million) I've never noticed that.
     
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    He got off alright...

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    1906

    San Francisco earthquake

    The big one! 3,000 dead! buildings all over destroyed! Magnitude 7.8!

    If you survived the earthquake -- the whole area was devastated by fires from broken gas lines underground etc

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    1905

    The year Tsar Nicholas begins to fuck it all up.

    • January 9: Bloody Sunday. 150,000 striking workers and their families march through St. Petersburg to deliver a protest to the Tsar, but are shot and ridden down on multiple occasions by the army.
    • February: The strike movement spreads down to the Caucasus. • February 4: Grand-Duke Sergei Alexandrovich is killed by an SR assassin as protests grow.
    • March: The strike movement and unrest reaches Siberia and the Urals.
    • May: Embarrassment for the government as the Baltic Fleet is easily sunk, having spent 7 months sailing round to Japan.
    • June 14-24: Sailors mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin.
    • August 23: Treaty of Portsmouth ends the Russo-Japanese war; Russia has been beaten by an opponent they were expected to easily defeat.
    • October 12: Strike action has developed into a General Strike.
    • November 14: The Moscow branch of the Peasants Union is arrested by the government.
    Of course he still somehow manages to hold onto power for another 12 years. This was not his finest year though.........
     
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    1904

    New York city subway opens

    There was a great blizzard in 1888 that help prove the need to have underground transit.

    This was beautiful, look how nice things could be before super over population:

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    1903

    Wright Brothers First Flight

    On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, named Wilbur and Orville Wright, were successful in flying an airplane they built.

    Their powered aircraft flew for 12 seconds above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, making them the first men to pilot a heavier-than-air machine that took off on its own power, remained under control, and sustained flight.



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    1902

    Electric Theatre, the first movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles.

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    Tally’s Electric Theatre is listed as the first permanent movie theater designed specifically for the exhibition of films. It was opened in the spring of 1902 by Thomas L. Tally in Los Angeles.

    In later years, Tally had the idea to create an organization of exhibitors, one from each major city, which would buy, or make, and distribute their own films. He presented his idea to another exhibitor, John D. Williams of West Virginia, who liked the idea and combined forces with Tally. They named their new company First National Exhibitors Circuit.

    The organization’s first office was two small rooms at 18 East 41st Street, and their motto proclaimed, “The Good Guys Get, By Getting Together”.
     
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    1901

    The 1,282 foot (390 m) covered bridge crossing the Saint John River at Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada opens. It is the longest covered bridge in the world

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    Ok ... it wasn't covered until 1922. But still!

    The town actually rallied against having it covered cause they thought people would do bad deeds in there, but it was covered anyway as covered bridges last longer where the inner workings are protected from the elements.

    And is STILL the longest covered bridge in the world !!

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    It's now a national, historical protected site. There's a water system that runs through it with the ability to put out fires :)
     
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    1900

    1900 Galveston hurricane

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    Fatalities: 6000–12,000 direct

    The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is the deadliest natural disaster ever to strike the United States.

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    Also in the same year a great wind wreaked havoc in Kansas, guess what was published?

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    L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is published in Chicago, the first of Baum's Oz books chronicling the fictional Land of Oz for children.
     
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    1898

    Marie and Pierre Curie announce discovery of a substance they call radium.


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    and they lived happily ever after

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    1897

    The first Boston Marathon is held, with fifteen men competing, and won by John McDermott

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    1896

    The first Summer Olympics is hosted in Athens

    The pesky Americans win the most gold medals, with 10.

    Greece win the all important gold in the event of 'Rope Climbing' though. :confused:

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    Interesting that nobody thought to put that America elected its first black president in 2008.
     
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    1895

    Rudolph Diesel patents the Diesel Engine.
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