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What can we celebrate today?

Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:30 am

31st July

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On This Day in history

1703 English novelist Daniel Defoe was made to stand in the pillory as punishment for offending the government and church with his satire 'The Shortest Way With Dissenters'. Bystanders pelted him with flowers instead of the customary harmful and noxious objects and drank to his health.

1910 Dr Crippen was arrested aboard the SS Montrose as it was docking at Quebec. He was charged with the murder of his wife and was the first criminal to be caught by the use of radio.

1917 The third Battle of Ypres (World War I) commenced as the British attacked the German lines.

1941 World War II: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring ordered SS General 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.' The demand led to the Holocaust and the genocide of approximately six million European Jews.

1942 The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (later called Oxfam) was founded.

1944 Jonathan Dimbleby, broadcaster and TV presenter was born.

1950 Britain's first self-service store, (Sainsbury's) opened in Croydon.

1956 Yorkshire born cricketer Jim Laker (who played for Surrey) became the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returned figures of 10 wickets for 53 runs against Australia's in the second innings at Old Trafford, Manchester. His match figures for the two innings gave him an incredible 19 wickets for a mere 90 Australian runs.

1959 Cliff Richard had his first British No.1 with 'Living Doll'.

1965 Cigarette advertising on British television was banned.

1968 The first episode (entitled The Man and the Hour) of Dad's Army, a British comedy about the Home Guard in the Second World War. The TV series regularly gained audiences of 18 million viewers during the 1970s and is still repeated today.

1969 The half penny ceased being legal tender. It had been a regular feature of British coinage since the 13th century.

1970 Black Tot Day occurred On This Day. It was the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy that dated back to 1665. It was poured as usual at 6 bells in the forenoon watch (11am) after the pipe of 'up spirits'. Some sailors wore black armbands, tots were 'buried at sea' and in one navy training camp there was a mock funeral procession complete with black coffin and accompanying drummers and piper.

1973 Militant Protestants, led by Rev Ian Paisley, disrupted the first sitting of the new Northern Ireland Assembly in Belfast.

1990 In the England v India Test Match at Lords, a total of 1603 runs were scored, in exactly 1603 minutes.

1992 The death of Leonard Cheshire, the British pilot and philanthropist who created the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity.

1998 The British Government announced a total ban on landmines, a month before the first anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.

2009 The death (aged 76) of Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson CBE, English footballer and football manager. He was manager of Newcastle from September 1999 to 30th August 2004. His statue is outside St James Park, Newcastle.

2013 Magdelena Luczak and her partner, Mariusz Krezolek were found guilty of murdering her four-year-old son Daniel Pelka. Daniel died from a head injury in March 2012 after being left alone in his unheated room for 33 hours. Detectives said that Daniel had been beaten, poisoned with salt and starved and he had had to resort to stealing food from fellow pupils and from school dustbins. During the nine-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, the boy's emaciated body was likened by a doctor to that of a concentration camp victim.

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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:25 pm

[1956] Yorkshire born cricketer Jim Laker (who played for Surrey) became the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returned figures of 10 wickets for 53 runs against Australia's in the second innings at Old Trafford, Manchester. His match figures for the two innings gave him an incredible 19 wickets for a mere 90 Australian runs.

And he did it all on his own. Amazing, truly amazing.
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Post by Dream on » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:27 pm

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:25 pm
[1956] Yorkshire born cricketer Jim Laker (who played for Surrey) became the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returned figures of 10 wickets for 53 runs against Australia's in the second innings at Old Trafford, Manchester. His match figures for the two innings gave him an incredible 19 wickets for a mere 90 Australian runs.

And he did it all on his own. Amazing, truly amazing.
Cricket is played by a team of people, in a team no one works alone. He could not have achieved anything without the rest of the team behind him.
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Post by gle1975 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:11 pm

Seems strange that the other spinner Lock bowled as many overs as Laker but only got 1 wicket in the match!
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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 pm

Dream on wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:27 pm
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:25 pm
[1956] Yorkshire born cricketer Jim Laker (who played for Surrey) became the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returned figures of 10 wickets for 53 runs against Australia's in the second innings at Old Trafford, Manchester. His match figures for the two innings gave him an incredible 19 wickets for a mere 90 Australian runs.

And he did it all on his own. Amazing, truly amazing.
Cricket is played by a team of people, in a team no one works alone. He could not have achieved anything without the rest of the team behind him.
So is football but you never read about the "great save by a goalkeeper", you only ever heard about the "great goal by a striker".
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Post by Dream on » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 pm

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Dream on wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:27 pm
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:25 pm
[1956] Yorkshire born cricketer Jim Laker (who played for Surrey) became the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returned figures of 10 wickets for 53 runs against Australia's in the second innings at Old Trafford, Manchester. His match figures for the two innings gave him an incredible 19 wickets for a mere 90 Australian runs.

And he did it all on his own. Amazing, truly amazing.
Cricket is played by a team of people, in a team no one works alone. He could not have achieved anything without the rest of the team behind him.
So is football but you never read about the "great save by a goalkeeper", you only ever heard about the "great goal by a striker".
What are you trying to justify? it does not make your mistake right.

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Re: What can we celebrate today?

Post by kevinchess1 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:13 pm

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 pm

So is football but you never read about the "great save by a goalkeeper", you only ever heard about the "great goal by a striker".
The PL have a 'Golden Gloves' award for the best keeper of the season
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Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:21 pm


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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:28 am

Dream on wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:07 pm
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Dream on wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:27 pm
Cricket is played by a team of people, in a team no one works alone. He could not have achieved anything without the rest of the team behind him.
So is football but you never read about the "great save by a goalkeeper", you only ever heard about the "great goal by a striker".
What are you trying to justify? it does not make your mistake right.
I'm not trying to "justify" anything. There are several ways to see the EXACT same thing.
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Post by Richard Frost » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 am

1st August

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On This Day in history - 1st August

August 1st is 'Yorkshire Day' - to promote the historic English county. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as a protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974. The date alludes to the Battle of Minden (1759) and it is also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, had campaigned.

1740 Rule Britannia was sung for the first time, for the then Prince of Wales's daughter's third birthday.

1774 English chemist Joseph Priestley identified oxygen, which he called 'a new species of air'.

1798 The English, under Nelson, destroyed the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile, in Aboukir Bay, stopping Napoleon Bonaparte's plans to invade the Middle East.

1800 The Act of Union 1800 was passed which merged the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1831 New London Bridge was opened by King William IV. It lasted for 140 years and was sold and rebuilt in Arizona.

1834 The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 came into force throughout the British Empire and an estimated 770,000 slaves were freed. The foundation stone of the Wilberforce monument in Hull was laid On This Day, in recognition of Hull born abolitionist William Wilberforce.

1883 Parcel post started in Britain.

1914 World War I began with Germany's invasion of Luxembourg. The same day, Germany and Russia declared war against each other.

1966 The British Empire officially came to an end as the Colonial Office closed its doors and lowered its flag, giving way to the Commonwealth.

1975 In Britain, cigarette advertising was banned on television.

1976 Elizabeth Taylor got her 6th divorce when she re-divorced Richard Burton.

1984 Commercial peat-cutters discovered the preserved body of a man they called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss in Cheshire. It is thought that he was deposited some time between 2 BC and 119 AD.

1992 Linford Christie won the 100m gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.

2001 Officers from Scotland Yard's Child Protection Team investigated a boy's claims that he was held captive in his own home for eight years.

2007 The worldwide centenary of Scouting took place at Brownsea Island, the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour in the county of Dorset. The first camp in 1907 is regarded as the real origin of the worldwide Scout movement.

2008 Barry George was found not guilty of the murder of BBC television presenter Jill Dando outside her London home. He was first convicted in 2001 but an Old Bailey retrial was ordered after doubt was cast on the reliability of gunshot residue evidence.

2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and the women's rowing duo (Helen Glover and Heather Stanning) scooped Britain's first gold medals of the Olympic Games.

2015T he death (aged 72) of the English singer and television presenter Priscilla White, known by her stage name Cilla Black. She gained a part-time job as a cloakroom attendant at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club and her impromptu performances impressed the Beatles, leading to an audition by the music entrepreneur Brian Epstein. Her statue is outside the Cavern Club on 10 Mathew St. Liverpool.

2016 The Yorkshire Dales National Park was extended by nearly a quarter (161 square miles were added), covering new areas in Cumbria and into Lancashire.

2016 The Heysham 2, Unit 8 nuclear power station in Lancashire broke the world record for the longest continuous operation of a nuclear generator without a shutdown. The record breaking run exceeded the previous record of 894 days set by Pickering Nuclear Generating Station's Unit 7 (Lake Ontario, Canada) in 1994.

2017 The reopening, after a £19 million restoration, of the Piece Hall in Halifax, one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings. The Piece Hall opened initially on 1st January 1779 as a cloth hall and was the most ambitious and prestigious of its type. It had 315 separate rooms arranged around a central courtyard which were used by hand loom weavers to sell the woollen cloth 'pieces' they had produced.
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