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April 8th, 2011, 21:06
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0217: Roman emperor Caracalla, "the common enemy of mankind" among friends, were killed for/while taking a leak. For a roman emperor he stayed fairly long in business (8 years, from 0209), while a number of people around him didn't. Notable examples of the latter are his younger brother Geta (d. 211), his Ex, his Ex in-laws, a bride-wannabe and the accompanying wedding guests, a cheering crowd outside Alexandria…. And a huuuge number of not-so notables in the provinces he visited. His motto was "always mind the soldiers and ignore everyone else"

BTW, said brother actually didn't exist according to emperor C, which is obvious from the family portrait given below, the non existing brother is the one not showing in the front row to the left (viewer's perspective).

1740: Uk pwns a spanish marine vessel, in the "War of Jenkin's ear". Leeeeeeeeroy!
1808: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of … sorry, I lost track completely
1974: Babe Ruth is pwned by Hank Aaron

Notable conceptions:
1959: COBOL

Notable 1st time appearances:
1966: Buttercup

Notable 2nd appearances:
1820: Venus de Milo

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1904: Longacre Square

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April 8th, 2011, 23:28
Caracalla is also a character from Divinity 2 : Flames Of Vengeance
A ghost, to be specific

Geta was murdered, by the way, and Caracalla is thought by historians to have given the order for it himself.

I'm currently reading a book (still) on "the Romans in Bavaria", and there his personal story is listed, too.

If you are interested in more info, then I can write a short summary here.

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April 9th, 2011, 01:39
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post

Geta was murdered, by the way, and Caracalla is thought by historians to have given the order for it himself…
Yepp, There were some strife between the brothers. After killing him, emperor C in a 1984-ish way wanted to erase him from history, hence the missing face on the family portrait.

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April 9th, 2011, 01:41
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post

Geta was murdered, by the way, and Caracalla is thought by historians to have given the order for it himself…
Yepp, There were some strife between the brothers, co-emperors who both really wants to be just emperors don't go well together. After killing Geta, emperor C in a 1984-ish way wanted to erase him from history, hence the missing face on the family portrait and other places.

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April 13th, 2011, 13:29
Apr 13 1994 The United Nations Human Rights Committee declares sodomy to be a basic human right. The committee determined that laws against assfucking (particularly in Tasmania) breach articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


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April 23rd, 2011, 16:06
… Independence Day, and the day we celebrate the memory of New Coke

-215: A temple dedicated to Uma Thurman is built in Rome
1016: A prince, here referred to as a black vegetable, the son of Æthelred the Unready (not that unready, actually) becomes king. There's a play about him, fanboys claim it's by Shakespeare. Like his father, he had issues with the Danes. He wasn't quite ready for them in 1016 and got PWND!!! Only to resurrect in the 16th century, presumably.
1660: Poland and Sweden agrees on something.
1661: Long live Charles 2.0, but not more than 55 years.
1665: Schola Latina Bostoniensis. Still alive and kicking.
1910: Theodore Roosevelt enters an arena?
1967: Soyuz 1 Ascension.
1968. At Columbia University.

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April 24th, 2011, 21:08
The Unready One was named so after "the one with the bad counsel" or so, I read on wikipedia I think.

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April 24th, 2011, 21:09
… Kapyong Day. See, Corwin, I haven't forgotten Australia.

-1479: Thutmose III Ascension
1932: Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, This is not as sleazy as it sounds. According to Wikipedia it lead to "substantial legal reforms in the United Kingdom" regarding public access to "open country" areas.
1953: Winston Churchill Ascension
1963: Princess Alexandra + Angus Ogilvy = true
1970: Dong Fang Hong 1 Ascension: The space adventure
1971: Soyuz 10.0 + Salyut 1.0 = true
1990: Hubble 1 Ascension: Misalignment
1990: Guinard Island@Sctotland is declared as an Anthrax free zone. The band commented on this, saying "I refuse to go down to your level just to feed my ego. Do I hate you? Yes, I got it off my chest. I hate you for making me regress. Stop, stop, stop, stop Looking at me"
2004: Economic sanctions imposed on Libya is lifted, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction. Been there, done that.
2005: Benedict XVI Ascension
2007: Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime. Huh?

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1704: The "News-Letter" in Boston
1887: Denis Finch Hatton (not affiliated with Bertram Wooster).
1889: Neither is Stafford Cripps
1940: G for Grafton
1973: Lee Westwood, golf player
2005: Snuppy

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April 24th, 2011, 21:48
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
The Unready One was named so after "the one with the bad counsel" or so, I read on wikipedia I think.
You're quite right. Wikipedia is our friend.

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April 25th, 2011, 16:01
… Red Hat Society day. Seems like Linux finally got a major breakthrough.

-404: Athens is - surprise, surprise - pwnd by 300 spartans.
1707: Bourbon pwns Habsburg. Cheers!
1792: Allons enfants de la Patrie!!!
1829: A space shuttle lands in the Swan River Colony wannabe.
1849: Canadians are unhappy.
1960: How to travel around the world without seeing it.
1983: Pioneer 10.0 goes forth, beyond the orbit of planet has-been Pluto. To the yeeecchy tune of far, far away.
2005: For some reason Bulgaria and Romania want to join the EU.

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1859: Suez canal.
1874: The Radio
1945: UN
1945: ABBA
1965: Jane's Addiction

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1776: Princess Mary, duchess of Gloucester and Endinburgh
1897: Princess Mary, countess of Harewood
1901: License plates in NY.
1917: Ella Fitzgerald
1939: Bruce Wayne who is not an Australian
1953: Deoxyribonucleic acid
1958: A fish
1961: IC
1964: Moe, Apu and Clancy
1969: Bridget Jones
1970: Jason
1970: Jason
1980: Another Bruce who is not an Australian

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2003: Human gnome project.

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April 26th, 2011, 06:11
Is the Moe of 1964 related to the Three Stooges?

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April 26th, 2011, 11:08
Originally Posted by Corwin View Post
Is the Moe of 1964 related to the Three Stooges?
Only if their faces were yellow. Were they?

Says pibbur whose knowledge about said stooges is arbitrarily close to zero, and who assumes they are yet another example of weird Australian or American things and therefore refuses to look them up.
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April 27th, 2011, 05:33
Curly, Larry and Moe- AKA the Three Stooges of TV and movie fame back in the 50's and 60's.

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April 27th, 2011, 08:14
OK.

We've got Moe@Simpson. And Leisure Suit Larry. But this Curly eludes me.

Says pibbur who admits that he sometimes writes pure nonsene. Or rather, sometimes he writes things that make sense.

But usually not.

EDIT: There is of course Curly head girl online game

EDIT: That should be Curly HAIR girl.

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April 29th, 2011, 09:19
… the day Dream Theater probably will reveal the name of their new drummer

2011: First show of The movie Thor 3d in Bergen
2011: Uma Thurman turns 40
2011: Duke Ellington would have turned 111, making him the oldest Jazz Musician in the world.
2011: Sugarloaf Crafts festival in Maryland
2011: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
2011: The zipper turns 98
2011: Magic Dragon Street meets Nationals and Extreme Cars
2011: Wildfowl carving world cup.
2011: Preview of "The Old Republic in Norwegian newspapers

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April 29th, 2011, 20:44
… (continued) the day we know they went for Mangini.

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May 4th, 2011, 12:48
.. Star Wars Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day
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May 4th, 2011, 12:54
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.. Star Wars Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day
Yoda!! (Here used as an alternative spelling of "Yay". Explanation used to overcome minimal character count restrictions).

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May 4th, 2011, 15:05
Here's something funny about Yoda….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icAji…&feature=share
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.. Star Wars Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day
They had a web countdown that ended today, to announce… the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray!

Yay…
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