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Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Clippy, Mar 5, 2016.
I was gonna go for slavery in Cuba.....
oh what are you a dinosaur fan? we will get to that later
February 16 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The index stood at a level of 62.76, and represented the dollar average of 14 stocks: 12 railroads and two leading American industries
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His collar looks way too tight,
Work on the construction of the pedastal kf the Statue of liberty began.
On May 24th the Brooklyn Bridge is opened to traffic after 13 years of construction...
6 days later, May 30th: a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede which crushes 12 people.
Humans can be paranoid sometimes, right? The bridge is still standing today and is fine. It's where the Green Goblin killed Spider Man's girlfriend!!
Eruption of Krakatoa - VEI 6 level volcanic eruption that messed up weather all over the world for a few years!
I saw the Brooklyn Bridge when I was in England last year, it wasn't as impressive as I thought it would be and there were too many people.
Have we missed the big, fuck off earthquake and tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people and wiped entire villages off the map, for a TV drama?
The Standard Oil Trust is secretly created in the United States, to control multiple corporations set up by John D. Rockefeller and his associates.
Polygamy is made a felony by the Edmunds Act, passed by the United States Congress.
Old West outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back of the head and killed, by Robert Ford in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the United States, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that begins the electrical age.
Nikola Tesla claims this is when he conceives the rotating magnetic field principle, which he later uses to invent his induction motor.
Billy the Kid escapes from his 2 jailers at the Lincoln County Jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, killing James Bell and Robert Ollinger, before stealing a horse and riding out of town.
- 4th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Roger Federer (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3)
- Building of Panama Canal begins
- 1st town to claim to be completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, Indiana)
August 26 – Competing circus owners P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey sign a contract in Bridgeport, Connecticut to create the Barnum & Bailey Circus. In 1907, the circus will merge forces with another competitor, the Ringling Brothers Circus.
September 25 – A fire in Deadwood, South Dakota leaves 2,000 people homeless and 300 buildings destroyed; total loss of property is estimated at $3 million.
im just trying to get to the dinosaurs but this is taking forever lol
I'll help ya:
The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
January 8 – American Indian Wars – Battle of Wolf Mountain: Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry in Montana.
May 6 – Realizing that his people are weakened by cold and hunger, Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska.
September 5 – Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier, after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
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Great Railroad Strike of 1877: Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore lead to a sympathy strike and rioting in Pittsburgh, and a full-scale worker's rebellion in St. Louis, briefly establishing a Communist government before U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes calls in the armed forces.
Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone
February 21 – Jeanne Calment is born in Arles, France. She would go on to become the world's oldest verified person to have ever lived, reaching an age of 122 years and 164 days, before passing away on August 4, 1997 of natural causes.
Calment ascribed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance for her age to a diet rich in olive oil (which she also rubbed onto her skin), as well as a diet of port wine, and ate nearly one kilogram (2.2 lb) of chocolate every week. She also credited her calmness, saying, "That's why they call me Calment." Calment reportedly remained mentally intact until her very end.
More interesting information about her:
Her international fame escalated in 1988, when the centenary of Vincent van Gogh's visit to Arles provided an occasion to meet reporters. She said at the time that she had met Van Gogh 100 years before, in 1888, as a thirteen-year-old girl in her father's fabric shop, where he wanted to buy some canvas, later describing him as "dirty, badly dressed and disagreeable", and "very ugly, ungracious, impolite, sick". Calment recalled selling coloured pencils to Van Gogh, and seeing the Eiffel Tower being built. At the age of 114, she appeared briefly in the 1990 film Vincent and Me as herself, becoming the oldest actress ever to appear in a motion picture.
Well, if we use the creationist calendar were pretty fucking close.
That didn't sound like 1874 talk to me