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Old 2022-03-17, 00:44   #353
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50 years ago, on March 15, 1972, Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" opened to rave reviews.
Personally, it is like a black hole for my attention. Whenever I'm channel surfing around and I run across it,
I cannot escape its gravity field and I must watch it.
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Old 2022-03-17, 01:33   #354
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50 years ago, on March 15, 1972, Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" opened to rave reviews.
Personally, it is like a black hole for my attention. Whenever I'm channel surfing around and I run across it,
I cannot escape its gravity field and I must watch it.
The opportunity to watch it is an offer you can't refuse...

Also on March 15: Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.
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Old 2022-03-23, 15:44   #355
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On March 23:

1839 1st recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] (Boston's Morning Post)

1879 War of the Pacific fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully takes over Arica and Tarapacá, leaving Bolivia a landlocked country.

1903 The Wright brothers 1st file a patent for a flying machine, which is granted 3 years later

1919 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. Original members Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky

1933 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers

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Old 2022-03-23, 18:47   #356
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Links with no explanation are discouraged. And post with little to no content are discouraged. This thread is more to point out interesting things than generic links. We value content and thoughtfulness and help.
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Old 2022-04-02, 17:06   #357
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On April 2, 1968 Clarke and Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" premiered in NYC.
It has delighted, baffled, and awed viewers ever since.
I was lucky to have seen it in glorious Cinerama once.


Daisey, Daisey, ...
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Old 2022-04-05, 13:34   #358
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60 years ago, the first "real" video game debuted.

In April, 1962 the video game "Spacewar" was developed. There is some disagreement wrt what is a video game,
but Spacewar was the first that had all the bases covered.
https://www.howtogeek.com/794165/vid...-a-revolution/
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Old 2022-04-23, 16:00   #359
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A little late but ...

50 years ago on February 21, 1972, President Richard Nixon landed in the people's Republic of China aboard Air Force One. This dramatically changed the geopolitical map forever.
The trip lasted one week and featured a brief meeting with Mao. Most of the meetings involved Chinese premier Zhou Enlai.
Soon thereafter, many trade delegations from American Corporations started to visit China to try to negotiate business deals.

On a personal note, someone I know, who worked for John Deere, went on one of those visits. John Deere saw an opportunity to sell its trademark farm equipment to China which had a vast agricultural economy in order to feed its enormous population.
When he returned, he was totally disillusioned. He said they don't want to buy any of our manufactured goods at all. They just wanted 2 things: licenses to copy and manufacture the goods themselves and the raw materials to do that.


Thanks, Nixon.
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Old 2022-04-25, 22:15   #360
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On April 25, 1939, the St. Lawrence Seaway from the Atlantic to the Great Lakes opened.
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41 years ago, Xerox introduced the Star/8010 system.

It was based on the Xerox Alto, which was not sold but used internally and by a few universities.

It introduced many of the technologies that are taken for granted today such as mice, networked work stations,
and a Graphic User Interface.
This is the system that Steve Jobs copied to produce Apple's GUI bases systems.

It was a complete dud commercially, primarily because Xerox did not know how to market it and it was fairly pricey.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Star#The_Xerox_Alto
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Old 2022-05-05, 14:59   #362
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See this post for May 5 events.

I will add that the fact that Napoleon III decided to abandon Emperor Maximilian of Mexico soon after the Civil War in the United States ended, was not entirely coincidental.

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Old 2022-05-20, 04:59   #363
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It came to me today, on one of the first web pages I opened (work related, looking for something). I kept it as it was, including the Einstein quote, albeit that is off topic.

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Fact of the day: It was on 20 May 1874 that Levi Strauss patented his blue jeans with copper rivets.Then on this day in 1920, the Montreal Quebec radio station XWA broadcast the first regularly scheduled programmes in North America. In 2001 Bill Hewlett of Hewlett Packard died.

Quote: Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
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