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On this day in 1777:

Tide turned in favor of INDEPENDENCE for the United States when British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates during the Revolutionary War.

This October 17th event is commemorated in the Capital rotunda. #OTD #Qday #WWG1WGA
@StormIsUponUs @Bluepopcorn8 @Trumped18 @adjunctprofessr @QBlueSkyQ @T_WWG1WGA @Foxymama1776 @Tazzz67Green @Books_Anon @DonaldJTrumpJr "This turning point in the American Revolution prevented the British from dividing New England from the rest of the colonies, and it was the deciding factor in bringing active French support to the American cause." ~ Architect, US Capital

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@StormIsUponUs @Bluepopcorn8 @Trumped18 @adjunctprofessr @QBlueSkyQ @T_WWG1WGA @Foxymama1776 @Tazzz67Green @Books_Anon @DonaldJTrumpJr "The American victory at Saratoga proved a pivotal event in the war. The victory led the French to openly side with the Americans a few months later, providing crucial funds, supplies, weapons, troops, and naval support." ~ @fold3

#Freedom #Qday #WWG1WGA
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#OnThisDay, 1987, Madras:
Australia beat India by 1 run in a thrilling last over finish in the 3rd match of the 4th ODI World Cup!

It was the 1st match in the tournament for both the teams but of course, they had recent history at Madras ...
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In Sep 1986, the two teams had played an epic Tied Test at the same venue.
For this tournament and this match, Aus prepared themselves quite well by spending 9 days in training at Madras.
A lot was expected from India, defenders of the WC 👑 from 1983, playing this one at home.
India's skipper, Kapil Dev won the toss and decided to field first. The Aus openers, Geoff Marsh & David Boon batted really well for a 110 run opening stand, picking the gaps at will on both sides of the wicket to get ones and twos.
Book was first to go for 49 off 68.
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#OnThisDay, one year ago, the @IPCC_CH published its Special Report on the #ParisAgreement 1.5ºC temperature target, which has transformed scientific, political and societal discourse on #ClimateChange
Today we're reflecting, courtesy of some graphics from our very own @johnlangab, what the #SR15 report told us about the reduced impacts and reduced risks of keeping global warming to 1.5ºC rather than 2ºC
First up, a reduction in very hot years. Which of course means fewer people exposed to health risks of extreme heat
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#OnThisDay, Johannesburg, 2007:
This happened.⬇️😍
But you already knew that, didn't you?
So let's relive the journey in a thread. ❤️
First, the road to the finals.
The bowl out vs. Pak. Another league match was abandoned without a ball being played.
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#OnThisDay, 1986, Madras:
The start of a historic game of cricket - the 2nd Tied Test in history, Ind v Aus.
A Test which was maddeningly exciting because of quality of cricket as well as for the elements of weather involved - the merciless Chennai heat, humidity.
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Allan Border had brought a young Aus side to Indian shores as part of an ongoing renaissance of Aus cricket. The Indians involved in this 3 Test series were very experienced, led by Kapil Dev himself. Gavaskar was playing in his 100th consecutive Test.
In this, the 1st Test at Chennai, Border won the toss and decided to bat first. The heroes on Day 1 for Aus were David Boon (122 with 21 x 4s) and Dean Jones (54*).
Deano scored slowly in his 50 but made sure he understood the bowling and the conditions.
Stumps on Day1: Aus 211/2
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#OnThisDay in 1972, Palestinian 'Black September' terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes during the #Olympics in Munich, Germany, assisted by a German neo-Nazi group. But there is more to the story. #MunichMassacre THREAD
PLO Chairman and future Palestinian Authority President Yasir Arafat endorsed the #MunichMassacre operation and current PA President Mahmoud Abbas financed it.
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In June 2019, Palestinian Authority President Abbas dedicated a new university building in honor of the mastermind of the #MunichMassacre, Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad.

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#Efemérides #TalDíaComoHoy #BOTD #OnThisDay #Music #FreddieMercury #Queen

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1946.

Hoy, 5 de septiembre, nacía Farrokh Bulsara, más conocido como FREDDIE MERCURY (f. 1991), vocalista, músico y compositor, de escala internacional, líder de la legendaria "Queen".
La banda de rock gozó de un éxito abrumador durante los 70 y los 80, tomando el relevo de grupos míticos como The Beatles y los Rolling Stones.

La energía y espectacularidad de las puestas de escena en los conciertos en directo y una renovación del género, con la asimilación al
Rock de variadas tendencias, desde las jazzísticas hasta las sinfónicas, explican el merecido y arrollador triunfo del grupo, sin descontar la extraordinaria intuición y creatividad musical de su líder, Freddie Mercury, quien desarrolló paralelamente una trayectoria en solitario.
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#OnThisDay in 1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

Photo: Charles Kayser of the Edison lab seated behind the Kinetograph.
Butterfly Dance is one of the several silent films produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company starring Annabelle Moore (1894).

Filmstrip of Butterfly Dance
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#OnThisDay in 1911 - "Mona Lisa" is stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
This image shows Vincenzo Peruggia’s apartment after police went through it to find the stolen Mona Lisa painting, 1911.
In Peruggia’s own account, he said that he simply came in on Monday morning along with other workers, waited until the gallery that housed the Mona Lisa was empty, took the painting off the wall, wrapped it in his smock, and walked out.
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Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman, was born #OnThisDay in 1883.

Founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette".
A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, realizing her design aesthetic in jewellery, handbags, and fragrance.

She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
Rumors arose about Chanel's activities during the German occupation of France during World War II, and she was criticized for being too close to the German occupiers.
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Elvis Presley, regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died #OnThisDay in 1977. He was just 42.

Here he is opening the last chapter of The Colour of Time.
Ginger Alden, his girlfriend, discovered him in an unresponsive state on a bathroom floor.

Presley is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music.
Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.
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Emiliano Zapata Salazar, leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo was born #OnThisDay in 1879.
A revolutionary from an early age, in 1897 he was arrested because he took part in a protest by the peasants of his village against the hacienda (plantation) that had appropriated their lands.
In 1909 his leadership skills were already well known, and he was summoned to his village of birth, Anenecuilco, where he was elected as the village’s council board president.
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#OnThisDay in 1969 - Photographer Iain Macmillan takes one of the most recognizable images of the 20th century, in the middle of Abbey Road in London.

The photo shows all the members of The Beatles crossing the road on a zebra crossing.
Behind the scenes
A less-known figure caught in the photograph standing on the sidewalk watching the group was an American tourist named Paul Cole.
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Mata Hari was born #OnThisDay in 1876.

She was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during WWI.

"My dance is a sacred poem in which each movement is a word and whose every word is underlined by music."
"The temple in which I dance can be vague or faithfully reproduced, for I am the temple."
"A harlot? Yes, but a traitoress, never!"

— Phrase attributed to Mata Hari during the trial.
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#OnThisDay in 1965 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
In this photograph taken in the Oval Office on January 18, 1964, by Yoichi Okamoto, Lyndon B. Johnson meets with a group of civil rights leaders - among them, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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#OnThisDay in 1943 – Jewish prisoners stage a revolt at Treblinka, one of the deadliest of Nazi death camps where approximately 900,000 persons were murdered in less than 18 months.
On August 2, 1943, prisoners quietly seized weapons from the camp armory, but were discovered before they could take over the camp.

Hundreds of prisoners stormed the main gate in an attempt to escape.

Many were killed by machine-gun fire.
More than 300 did escape -- though two-thirds of those who escaped were eventually tracked down and killed by German SS and police as well as military units.
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(Colorized by me) The Warsaw Uprising started #OnThisDay in 1944.

It was a major World War II operation by the Polish underground resistance, led by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa), to liberate Warsaw from German occupation.
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Although the exact number of casualties is unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions.
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#OnThisDay in 1941 – Under instructions from Hitler, Hermann Göring orders Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired Final Solution of the Jewish question."
With the onset of Operation Barbarossa, mobile killing units of the SS, the Einsatzgruppen, and Order Police battalions were dispatched to the occupied Soviet Union for the express purpose of killing all Jews.
During the early stages of the invasion, Himmler himself visited Białystok in the beginning of July 1941, and requested that, "as a matter of principle, any Jew" behind the German-Soviet frontier was to be "regarded as a partisan".
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Otto von Bismarck died #OnThisDay in 1898.

Colorized by me.
Bismarck was born in 1815 at Schönhausen, a noble family estate west of Berlin in the Prussian province of Saxony.
The year before his death, Bismarck predicted:

"One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans."
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In the early morning of July 23rd, police raided an unlicensed bar known as The Blind Pig. This raid would be the spark that caused one of the bloodiest riots in American history, the #Detroit Race Riot of 1967. #OnThisDay
Detroit experienced over three days of unrest that resulted in 43 deaths, 1000 people injured, 7200 people arrested, and hundreds of families displaced from their homes. While the raid ignited the riot, the underlying causes went much deeper.
The summer of 1967 was known as the “Long Hot Summer.” All across America, race riots were erupting in urban cities. In Detroit, the riot was the culmination of Black residents anger over police brutality, disenfranchisement and lack of housing and economic opportunities.
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#OnThisDay in 1942 - About 254,000 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (or at least 300,000 by different accounts) were sent to Treblinka during the Grossaktion Warschau. The vast majority was murdered there between Tisha B'Av (July 23) and Yom Kippur (September 21) of 1942.
During the Grossaktion, Jews were terrorized in daily round-ups, marched through the ghetto, and assembled at the Umschlagplatz station square for the so-called "resettlement to the East" (Umsiedlung).
From there, they were sent aboard overcrowded Holocaust trains to the extermination camp in Treblinka.
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Thread : #OnThisDay in 2008, Muralitharan picks 800th Test wicket off last ball of his career

P Ojha on Strike.
Muralitharan bowling.
Jayawardene pulling off a diving catch.

He made history with his final ball in Test cricket by becoming the first bowler to reach 800 wickets.
When Muttiah Muralitharan announced his intention to retire from Tests before the first match against India, in Galle, he had 792 wickets.

By the end of day three he took the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar and moved to 793. #Srilanka
But at the end of the 4th day Sri Lankan bowlers took 12 wickets, and 5 of them going to Murali.

On the final day, with India following on, VVS Laxman guided the tail, seeking a draw while Sri Lanka pushed for a win and those two wickets for Murali.
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This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the #Apollo11 moon landing and, of course, there are N.J. connections. Here we go ... 1/7
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin grew up in Montclair, N.J. Reporter @karen_yi tells the story of a hometown hero: nj-ne.ws/1mDlp61 2/7
It was the 8th inning of a tie game at Yankee Stadium when legendary announcer Bob Sheppard told the crowd Apollo 11 had landed. Columnist @StevePoliti revisits that moment: nj-ne.ws/GM4Yy72

Where were you? #Apollo50th 3/7
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We’re back! Bond and Solitaire on the Phantom to FL. Pullman Porter ally, voodoo threat slipped under door means Mr Big has a mook on board. B&S slip off train in wee hours in Jacksonville, disgusting roadside breakfast, rent car, meet a surprised Leiter in St Pete.
First major setbacks. No spoilers, but “He disagreed with something that ate him”, even if Eon didn’t use it until License to Kill film. Bond gets some revenge, learns more about pirate gold operation, alone, flies to Jamaica.
Jamaica scene-painting (Fleming wrote the Bond books on a manual typewriter at his house in Jamaica, called Goldeneye). Enter Quarrel, the Cayman Island ally, a superb Caribbean seaman. Bond goes into training for next op at Beau Desert.
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