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Re: Save the Date

Postby Cleander » Jul 17, 2019 2:34 pm

stargazer wrote: It was a warm summer evening and it seemed like it took forever for Neil Armstrong to finally come down the ladder. ;))


Yeah, my Dad also saw it and he remembers it being a long wait too. :D
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Re: Save the Date

Postby coracle » Jul 18, 2019 1:18 pm

I saw it on tv at someone else's place, but not live.
I listened to either the landing or the moonwalk, can't recall which.
I do remember that it was during the school day and we were listening on our classroom speaker - and we all cheered when the big event happened.
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Re: Save the Date

Postby stargazer » Jul 24, 2019 5:30 pm

And 50 years ago today (July 24), the Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific to end their successful lunar mission.
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Re: Save the Date

Postby stargazer » Aug 21, 2019 3:34 pm

Hard to believe it's been two years, but on this date in 2017 a total solar eclipse crossed the US from west to east, allowing millions the opportunity to see one of nature's most spectacular sights. I had the pleasure of watching it with a bunch of NarniaWebbers.

The next good opportunity for North Americans comes April 8, 2024, when totality crosses Mexico, the US from Texas to Ohio, and then into Ontario. If you have a chance, it's worth traveling to see.

Also on this date, in 1883, several strong tornadoes hit the then-small town of Rochester, Minnesota, causing lots of damage, some fatalities, and injuries. The state had few hospitals outside of the Twin Cities then, and the Mayo brothers decided to tend the wounded in a makeshift hospital that eventually grew into the Mayo Clinic. And that's how tornadoes led to the presence of a world-class medical facility in the farm fields of southern Minnesota. You can read more here.
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Re: Save the Date

Postby Grandmama » Aug 27, 2019 3:02 pm

On this date in 1883, the Krakatoa volcano erupted and killed approximately 40,000 people!

OK, I should have found a happier event.
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Re: Save the Date

Postby coracle » Aug 28, 2019 8:59 am

It's 28 August, and on this day in 1963, Martin Luther King made his famous "I have a Dream" speech.
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Re: Save the Date

Postby Cleander » Sep 16, 2019 3:40 pm

Well me hearties, it be nearly that special time of year again, known across the world as International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Now is the time for all humans to unleash their inner pirattitude! It be also the time to get free food at Long John Silver's, because... they share their name with a fictional pirate and they like fun promotional stuff. Krispy Kreme used to do it too, but they quit because of the existence of "modern pirates"... and probably also because they couldn't afford to give out that many free donuts in a day. :D
Avast! Belay! Keep a weather eye on yer calendars, and plan yer festivities for September 19th!*


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Re: Save the Date

Postby SnowAngel » Sep 23, 2019 12:31 pm

It's officially fall! *throws leaves on everyone* :D

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Re: Save the Date

Postby Cleander » Sep 23, 2019 2:57 pm

YEEESS! *catches leaves joyfully*. :ymhug:
We've been having an increasing number of cool breezes lately, so it's getting easier to get into it! :D
Now is the time for all long sleeves to rise from their summer slumbers! :ymapplause:
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