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BennyCake

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Re: On this day.
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 11:34:12 AM »
The iceberg seems to be erased from history in some people's version of events.

It wasn't erased from history. It melted.

Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2017, 09:38:31 AM »
For those of you of a particular age, this was No.1 in US on this day in 1979:

https://youtu.be/WGU_4-5RaxU

And they're still going 37 years later in 2016:

https://youtu.be/eU3Ia_bvqEc


On tour in 2017.  In London Roundhouse in May and unfortunately with Phil Collins in the Aviva on 25 June or Hyde Park on 30 June 2017.  You always live before Collins comes on stage.

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2017, 11:55:56 AM »
For those of you of a particular age, this was No.1 in US on this day in 1979:

https://youtu.be/WGU_4-5RaxU

And they're still going 37 years later in 2016:

https://youtu.be/eU3Ia_bvqEc


On tour in 2017.  In London Roundhouse in May and unfortunately with Phil Collins in the Aviva on 25 June or Hyde Park on 30 June 2017.  You always live before Collins comes on stage.
Great song.
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StGallsGAA

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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2017, 09:10:31 AM »
On this day, 105 years ago, RMS Titanic sank with a loss of 1500 souls, including some of the wealthiest people in the world.
All because Harland and Wolff used grade 3 rivets instead of grade 4.

Not completely true

It's widely accepted among engineers that if they'd used all steel rivets as per the design instead if cheaper and weaker iron rivets the hull would not have separated to the same extent.  The point is therefore true.

Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #19 on: Today at 12:01:43 AM »
On this day 30th April 1975 the US lost the Vietnam War with the fall of Saigon.

The Fall of Saigon, or the Liberation of Saigon, depending on context, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Việt Cộng) on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam under the Socialist Republic.

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« Reply #20 on: Today at 01:24:00 AM »
On this day 30th April 1975 the US lost the Vietnam War with the fall of Saigon.

The Fall of Saigon, or the Liberation of Saigon, depending on context, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Việt Cộng) on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam under the Socialist Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67IycFCHM7g
and as discussed in the documentaries thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIsRK6mQxjY
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