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    This Date In History ...

    March 11


    537
    The Goths lay siege to Rome.

    1861
    A Confederate Convention is held in Montgomery, Ala., where the new constitution is adopted.

    1888
    A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. Some 400 people die, mainly from exposure.


    But also from a sense of invincibility.



    No one can drive on ice, BTW ... Just sayin' ...

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    March 13th 1781 Uranus is discovered

    German-born British astronomer William Herschel is credited with the planet's discovery. It is the third largest planet by radius in the solar system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Man2 View Post
    March 13th 1781 Uranus is discovered

    German-born British astronomer William Herschel is credited with the planet's discovery. It is the third largest planet by radius in the solar system.
    ...which gave rise to a whole host of jokes.
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    [IMG][/IMG] ...,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Man2 View Post
    March 13th 1781 Uranus is discovered

    German-born British astronomer William Herschel is credited with the planet's discovery. It is the third largest planet by radius in the solar system.

    If Uranus is ever developed, local dingleberries will host a ribbon-cutting and gold-shovel ground-breaking for the Herschel Highway.

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    And don't even get me started about the U.S.S. Enterprise constantly circling Uranus in search of Klingons.
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    Most of the jokes surrounding Uranus are crappy.
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    Most of them could use more fiber so they wouldn't be so strained ...

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    March 15

    0044
    Julius Caesar is assassinated by high-ranking Roman Senators.

    0933
    Henry the Fowler routs the raiding Magyars at Merseburg, Germany.

    1862
    General John Hunt Morgan begins four days of raids near the city of Gallatin, Tenn.

    1864
    The Red River Campaign begins as the Union forces reach Alexandria, La.

    1895
    Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, appears before a judge for altering cattle brands.

    1903
    The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.

    1904
    Three hundred Russians are killed as the Japanese shell Port Arthur in Korea.

    1916
    General John Pershing and his 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico.

    1935
    Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda bans four Berlin newspapers.

    1939
    Germany occupies Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia.

    1944
    Cassino, Italy is destroyed by Allied bombing.

    1949
    Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.

    1951
    French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.

    1955
    The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.

    1991
    Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.

    As Julius Caesar famously said, "Can't we all just get along?"

    I have forgotten the exact Latin for what he said, so that's just a rough translation ...


    I remember getting this right on a quiz, though.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    If Uranus is ever developed, local dingleberries will host a ribbon-cutting and gold-shovel ground-breaking for the Herschel Highway.

    In hindsight, I feel like that if I'd spelled it "dignelberries", more people would have gotten more layers of the joke and I could have scored at least a +7 ...


    Just sayin' ...



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