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January 21st, 2011, 13:40
.. two days behind schedule.

1419: Henry IV pwns Normandie
1511: The French pwns Mirandola
1520: Sten Sture the-never-to-get-old regent of sweden is pwnd
1795: Republic of Seven United Netherlands is pwnd. Probably a good thing there's only one of 'em now.
1806: Cape of Good hope is pwnd by the UK. All hope is lost.
1839: British East India company pwns Aden.
1840: The US owns Wilkes Land-

Notable first time appearances

1829: Faust
1853: Il Trovatore
1893: The master builder (Solness, not Bob)
1915: Neon discharge tube
1935: Briefs
1977: Snow@Miami
1983: Lisa
1986: (c)Brain
2006: New Horizons


Notable last time appearances:
1978: Beetle@de


Today's Headline (now 2 days old):
This is to inform you that it's not only the aussies who have dangerous snakes. A snake was found in Bergen, and duly reported to the police and the news media. No one knew exactly what snake it was, but it looked threatening and by kicking it it was established that it was probably alive. Read about it in Norwegian and look at the picture here: Snake found in Bergen. Later it was determined that it belonged to the species Viperea plastica, the plastic viper. Which can be dangerous if swallowed.

Can't wait for the Discovery show.

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January 26th, 2011, 07:58
… the day when a satellite photo of Australia is the headline picture@Wikipedia.

1788: First in a long chain of criminals arrive at Australia,l Sydney. For some reason this is still celebrated as Australia Day. Which is, surprise, surprise today.
1808: Rum Rebellion in Australia. A slightly less sober version of the Boston Tea Party?
1838: First prohibition law in the US. TenneC.
1841: UK pwns China@Hong Kong.
1855: Point No Point treaty. Where do they get these strange names.
1962: Moon probe Ranger 3 is launched, slightly missing target (by 35000 km, moon radius is 1737 km)
2004: Yet another sperm whale explosion in Taiwan

Notable 1st time appearances;
1500: Brazil
1905: Cullinan Diamond
1924: Leninggrad
1936: Our Pal Sal
1950: Republic of India
1954: Kim Hughes
1954: Eddie Van Halen erupted

Notable last time appearance wannabes
1924: St. Petersburg

EDIT: According to Norwegian news media there are now 3 billion internet users worldwide. Only 9960 of them know about pibbur.
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January 28th, 2011, 11:14
… Data privacy day

1077: Henry arrives at Canoassa
1521: Diet of Worms starts. Which sadly has nothing to do with eating invertebrates.
1547: Catherine Parr, lucky for her, becomes a widow
1896: Walter Arnold receives his (and the world's) first speeding ticket (1 shilling) for exceeding the speed limit (3.2 kmph) by 6 kmph.
1938: Rudolf Carracciola is speeding at 433 kmph. No ticket.
1977: Bad weather in upstate New York
1986: Space shuttle Challenger accident

NBotable first time appearances
1754: "Serendipity"
1813: Pride
1813: Prejudice.
1820: Antarctica
1841: Stanley who maybe (later) said "Doctor Frankenstein, I presume" Or somethig like that.
1887: Largest snowflakes known to man. (38cm)
1933: "Pakistan"
1936: Hawkeye
1958: Lego bricks. Yay!
1981: A Frodo wannabe

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January 29th, 2011, 20:36
… a day when I'll bring up only one item, but boy! is this great news? Is it?

2006: India's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match. WOW! Can't believe it. Words fail me.

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January 29th, 2011, 23:25
Probably because of that extra Y !! Why? You do realise Pibbur, that with all this cricket news you're giving, the Americans among us are going to investigate the game; then they'll want to watch it and eventually even PLAY it!! Do you realise what will happen then? Do YOU???? They'll slowly take it over and Americanise it, that's what!! It will lose its purity, it's simplicity. Think too what will happen when the American PC police get involved!! No longer will you be allowed to bowl a maiden over, or have a silly fine leg!! This could change the world as we know it!!!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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January 29th, 2011, 23:32
I suspected the extra 'Y' had something to do with it, partially because I got 5000 results when I omitted it. However, I chose to keep my original writing. I think we'll leave it there.

I see the wisdom in your writing. So from now on I'll concentrate on sports the americans can't destroy, such as the silly little game they call football. Here comes John Cleese

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January 31st, 2011, 07:56
… first day Pibbur doesn't mention cricket

1814: Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina. The movie was never released.
1919: Battle of George Square takes place in George Square
1959: Explorer ver. 1 goes into space
1961: Ham goes into space
1966: Luna 9 goes into space
1971: Yet another Apollo goes into space
1990: Great tits of America goes into Moscow
2001: A Scottish court, in the Netherlands, convicts a Libyan

Notable conceptions:
1950: Hydrogen Bomb

Notable first time appearances
1862: Sirius B
1930: Scotch tape
1937: Philip Glass
1923: Norman Mailer
1949: Norris Church Mailer
1956: Johnny Rotten
1958: Van Allen belt
1979: Daniel Tammet who finds 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375 10… (22463 more digits) beautiful
1977: American "football" player Jim Kleinsasser
1984: Amwerican "football" player Vernon Davis
1985: American "football" player Mario Williams
1990: Italian football player J. Fortunato

Notable first appearance wannabe:
1891: Portuguese republican revolution

Notable last time appearances
1929: Trotsky@CCCP
1968: Nauru@Australia

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February 3rd, 2011, 22:31
… this day. And another day when Pibbur won't mention

1112: Ramon Berenguer III marries Douce I (female)
1488: Bartolomeu Dias goes south.
1637: End of tulip mania in the Netherlands.
1706: The Swedes pwned the Saxons, the Russians and the Polish. Obviously by some kind of CHEATING!
1959: The day that music died - Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens dies in a plane crash

Notable conceptions:
1958: EU. Yeeeech!

Notable first time appearances:
1809: Illinois
1913: Income tax in the US. yay! (Amendment ver. 16)
1917: US is annoyed by Germany. (Quote Tom Lehrer: "They gave us some trouble in 1918, but they've hardly bothered us since then")
1918: Twin Peaks tunnel. Constructed by the grandfather of David Lynch. Or some other relative. At least an American.
1961: Looking Glass
1966: Luna 9@Moon.
1970: Willow
1980: Kim E-Z of Baby V.O.X fame.

Notable temporary last time appearances
1916: Parliament building@Ottawa (I assume it was rebuilt)

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February 3rd, 2011, 22:50
Pibs, I'm confused by the 1961 entry Looking Glass!! Didn't Alice go through there MUCH earlier?

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February 3rd, 2011, 23:07
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Pibs, I'm confused by the 1961 entry Looking Glass!! Didn't Alice go through there MUCH earlier?
It's got to do with the US Air force. Confusion is to be expected.

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February 3rd, 2011, 23:13
Ah, Americans and confusion, now I understand; it's why we don't want them to discover that sport which must not be named!!

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February 3rd, 2011, 23:39
Aussie Football ???
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February 4th, 2011, 00:59
No Cricket, silly. Oops!!

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February 4th, 2011, 03:15
You lost !
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February 4th, 2011, 03:24
Know in your despairing soul that I have seen.

Sorry. No pearls of wisdom in this oyster.
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February 5th, 2011, 17:09
Kashmir day in Pakistan

62: Earthquake in Pompeii
1631: Roger Williams moves to Washington
1818: Jean-Baptisete Bernadotte aka Karl Johan becomes king of Sweeden and Norway (we fart in his general direction)
1869: A gold nugget is called "Welcome Stranger"
1885: Congo becomes the personal posession of Leopold version 2.0
1918: Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane

Notable first time appearances:
1919: United Artists
1924: Greenwich time
1940: H.R. Giger
1942: A Dog.
1948: Sven-Göran Eriksson. Celebrated in the UK
1950: Jafar
1962: A single white female
1968: Eyţór Guđjónsson
1972: Mary
1980: Prince Peter of Yugoslavia
1981: Dr Reed Adamson
1982: Mark Kennedy who plays the NEW OFFICIAL SPORT OF "Today is": CURLING
2002: A mischievous little brother

Notable last time appearances:
1958: The Tybee hydrogen bomb.

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February 6th, 2011, 17:45


Other news:

1685: James ver 2.0 of England becomes king. At the same time he's launched as ver 7.0 in Scotland. Some fishy marketing!!!
1778: France and the US are friends. Remember that, americans? Huh? Huh?
1806: France and the UK are not friends.
1958: München air disaster where 8 Manchester U football players died.

Notable conceptions:
1815: Sim Railroad in Amarica

Notable first time appearances
1726: The fatner of the Russell viper (not an Australian)
1736: Der Messerschmidt
1819: The Singapore
1843: The Minstrel Show
1933: The Amendment, ver 20.0
1952: Who's queen ver. 20
1958: The Ishka
1959: The chip.
1959: The Titan
1962: The one considered waste of ammo and therefor not terminated
1969: The Solid Snake (not an Australian)
1971: The Arwin Hawkhauser
1983: The S. Sreesanth, sportsman (not an Australian)


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February 6th, 2011, 19:10
Good for you pibbur

Unless you measure 2m70 then you should be going up
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February 6th, 2011, 19:45
I'm slightly shorter: 191 cm. So I could still loose a kg or two.

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February 9th, 2011, 11:34
…? #@_…&&.WINGDINGS….


Notable first time appearances
1895: Volleyball
1900: Davis cup
1920: Svalbard.no
1950: McCarthyism
1959: R-7
1963: The guy who related two different Calabi-Yau manifolds (concretely, relating the conifold to one of its orbifolds). And who described the flop transition.
1964: British Invasion
1966: Harald Eia
1969: 747
1970: Glenn McGrath, australian
1971: NEWMAN! Sharon NEWMAN!
1976: Australian defence force

Notable returns
1942: Year-round daylight saving time
1971: Apollo 14
1975: Soyuz 17

Notable last time appearances
1621: A pope elected by acclamation (Gregory ver. 15)

Unfortunately not last time appearances:
1945: German submarine U-864 near Fedje@Norway.
Later rediscovered and discovered to store 67 tons of quicksilver, decreasing by 4 kg each year. Causing increasing political strife in Norway: To be or not to be kept at the bottom of the sea (covered by concrete). Or lifted. Or nuked. Or used as a mascara factory.

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