Friday, April 30, 2010

Mayday (distress signal)

Mayday is an emergency code word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French venez m'aider, meaning "come (and) help me".[1] It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency by many groups, such as police forces, pilots, firefighters, and transportation organizations. The call is always given three times in a row ("mayday-mayday-mayday") to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions and to distinguish an actual mayday call from a message about a mayday call.

Adolf Hitler dead - 30 April 1945

As Allied forces were closing in on Berlin, Adolf Hitler
and Eva Braun committed suicide in the Führerbunker
after being married for one day.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The mutiny on the Bounty - 28 April 1789

The mutiny on the Bounty is a mutiny that occurred aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789, and has been commemorated by several books, films, and popular songs, many of which take considerable liberties with the facts. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against the commanding officer, William Bligh. The sailors were attracted to the idyllic life on the Pacific island, and repelled by the alleged cruelty of their captain.

Eighteen mutineers set Captain Bligh and most of those loyal to him afloat in a small boat. The mutineers then settled, some in Tahiti in 1789, others on Pitcairn Island, with Tahitians they had befriended. The Bounty was subsequently burned to avoid detection and to prevent desertion. Descendants of some of the mutineers and Tahitians still live on Pitcairn.

After Bligh and his crew of 18 made an epic and eventful journey in the small boat to Timor in the Dutch East Indies, he returned to the United Kingdom and reported the mutiny.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Friday, April 23, 2010

New Coke Flopped - Apr 23, 1985

The Coca-Cola Company introduced "New Coke" to replace its flagship soft drink Coca-Cola, eventually generating so much negative response that the company put the original formula back on the market less than three months later.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Indiana State Police Get New Vehicles

Drivers in southeast Indiana will notice a new type of police cruiser on the road.
Two troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles District have gotten new 2010 Dodge Charger patrol vehicles.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Red Baron shot down 21 April 1918

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918) was a German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace during World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. He served in the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte). Richthofen was a member of an aristocratic family with many famous relatives.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Bay of Pigs Invasion - April 17–19, 1961

The Bay of Pigs Invasion (known as La Batalla de Girón, or Playa Girón in Cuba), was an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA -trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support from US government armed forces, to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

The plan was launched in April 1961, less than three months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in the United States. The Cuban armed forces, trained and equipped by Eastern Bloc nations, defeated the exile combatants in three days.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

1st woman to gain a pilot license

Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and movie screenwriter. She was the first woman to gain a pilot license in the United States when, in 1911 she earned the first U.S. pilot's certificate issued to a woman by the Aero Club of America. Less than a year later, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Although Quimby lived only to age 37, she had a major impact on women's roles in aviation.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln - April 14, 1865

One of the last major events in the American Civil War, took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln was shot while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater with his wife and two guests.

Lincoln's assassin, actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth, had also plotted with fellow conspirators, Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt, to kill William H. Seward (then Secretary of State) and Vice President Andrew Johnson respectively. Although Booth succeeded in killing Lincoln, the larger plot failed. Seward was attacked, but recovered from his wounds, and Johnson's would-be assassin fled Washington, D.C. upon losing his nerve.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Palm Sunday tornado outbreak - April 11, 1965

The second Palm Sunday tornado outbreak occurred on April 11, 1965 and involved 47 tornadoes (15 significant, 17 violent, 21 killers) hitting the Midwest. It was the second biggest outbreak on record. In the Midwest, 271 people were killed and 1,500 injured (1,200 in Indiana). It was the deadliest tornado outbreak in Indiana history with 137 people killed.[1] The outbreak also made that week the second most active week in history with 51 significant and 21 violent tornadoes.
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Friday, April 09, 2010

American Civil War. April 9, 1865

The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the American Civil War. Lee, having abandoned the Confederate capitol of Richmond, Virginia after the Siege of Petersburg, retreated west, hoping to join his army with the Confederate forces in North Carolina. His final stand was at Appomattox Court House, where he launched an attack to break through the Union force to his front, which he assumed consisted entirely of cavalry. When he realized that the cavalry was backed up by two corps of Union infantry, he had no choice but to surrender.
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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Versailles State Park to Move

Versailles State Park will move just South of Rexville according to park superintendent. The remaining land will be sold and is expected to be purchased by a group of Amish that is now located in Eastern Pennsylvania. The governor of Indiana stated this will decrease unemployment in the Southeast of his state by construction of a new Bat Cave, Fire Tower, and 4H camp.
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Flash ! Many people took this post for fact, they even wanted to start a petition to gather signatures to prevent the move. They never clicked "Click here for the complete story". Moral of the story, get the fact before you act !