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11-11-11 in History
« on: November 12, 2011, 12:57:34 AM »

Today in History – November 11

1620 – In what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod, the Mayflower Compact is signed on the Mayflower, establishing the basic laws for the Plymouth Colony. (Old Style date; November 21 per New Style date.)

    Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith

1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery”. Today it is becoming part of the curriculum of public schools. Today it’s not prohibited, almost mandatory

1864 – American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south. We haven’t forgotten.

1918 – World War I ends: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside of Compiègne in France. The war officially stops at 11:00 (The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). The French keep the railcar as a memento. Hitler delightfully has France sign their surrender in it at the beginning of WW II.

1940 – World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto. Italy loses three battleships sunk and two damaged. You’d have thought we’d see this and take a long look at our own fleet at Pearl Harbor, huh?

1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany completed their occupation of France after France’s puppet Vichy government surrendered to the Allies in North Africa. Not just ANY country can surrender twice in,once to each side, in a single war.

1965 – In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence. Rhodesia is known at this time as “Africa’s Breadbasket”. Now it’s known as “Africa’s Basket Case”. But those evil white interlopers aren’t in charge any more.

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Re: 11-11-11 in History
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 02:36:55 PM »

Today in History – November 11

1620 – In what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod, the Mayflower Compact is signed on the Mayflower, establishing the basic laws for the Plymouth Colony. (Old Style date; November 21 per New Style date.)

    Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith

1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery”. Today it is becoming part of the curriculum of public schools. Today it’s not prohibited, almost mandatory

And students at Bugger U (aka PennSt) will riot over a coach being canned, their concern over the fate of little boys in locker room showers appears nonexistent.

1864 – American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south. We haven’t forgotten.

So touchy!  Get over it already!

1918 – World War I ends: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside of Compiègne in France. The war officially stops at 11:00 (The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). The French keep the railcar as a memento. Hitler delightfully has France sign their surrender in it at the beginning of WW II.

Where is said railroad car today?  It might need to be utilized to sign the break up of the EU!

1940 – World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto. Italy loses three battleships sunk and two damaged. You’d have thought we’d see this and take a long look at our own fleet at Pearl Harbor, huh?

Some did, nobody listened, and the hacks in DC didn't bother to consider Imperial Japanese actions in Asia as an appropriate indicator of regional intent?  FDR's Admin blew it, period.

1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany completed their occupation of France after France’s puppet Vichy government surrendered to the Allies in North Africa. Not just ANY country can surrender twice in,once to each side, in a single war.

They are special.  The white flag is their true national flag!

1965 – In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence. Rhodesia is known at this time as “Africa’s Breadbasket”. Now it’s known as “Africa’s Basket Case”. But those evil white interlopers aren’t in charge any more.

The proverbial hell-in-a-hand-basket.

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