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February 20th, 2014, 20:37
… thursday and pibbur is
on the road again
. Well. Actually he's on the rails again, and compared to his latest travels he's not going very far. Just across Norway from west, destination Oslo, a city of minor importance in the eastern part of the country. But it's there that Dream Theater has chosen to perform on friday, and since pibbur has chosen to attend this particular performance, he has also chosen to go to Oslo.
For some reason, nothing happened to Roman emperors on this particular day. Nobody rose to power, nobody died of natural (assasination) or unnatural (disease, old age…) causes. If we are to trust Wikipedia. Who actually claims that nothing at all worth mentioning took place until …
1339 when the Milanese army and the St. George's (San Giorgio) Mercenaries united in battle against each other at Parabiago@Italy. Details of the event is somewhat chaotic, so it's not entirely clear to me who pwnd who.
1472: Denmark and Norway gave away Orkney and Shetland toghether with Spouse-wannabe Margaret to King of Scotland. Apparently her father (King of Denmark/Norway) agreed to pay a hefty amount of money (dowry) to get rid of her. But being a bit short of cash, he offered said isles in stead. This year our constitution is 200 years old, and I suggest we celebrate by inviting back these and all the other territories we've lost throughout history: Bohuslen, Jemtland, Herjedalen, Greenland, Iceland, parts of the UK, parts of continental Europe and parts of the Americas.
1685: France claims Texas, in the long term quite unsuccessfully which I'm sure a lot texans appreciate - no room for freedom fries if they succeeded.
1816: A barber goes into action in Sevilla.
1877: Swans go into acction in Moscow.
1913: The australian king, O'Malley, starts work on Canberra.-
1933: The end of the american drought.
1952: What's an umpire?
1962: John Glenn sets an american around the earth speed record: 1.38.20
1998: Tara Lipinski(15) becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano.
becomes the smalles exoplanet in the known universe.
Notable first time appearances:
1954: Patty Hearst, american actress.
Notable last time appearances:
of Enver Hoxha of Albanian fame in Tirana.
There are 196 googles for pibbur and Dream Theater, only one (which I don't recognize) for pibbur and Rihanna
pibbur who at the moment of writing is troubled by erratic behaviour of the touchpad of his laptop
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