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Post by Scrappy on Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:55 am

We hear so much about this event that happened 949 years ago
14/10/1066
The Battle Of Hastings
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Post by Lee on Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:03 pm

Visited Hastings once.

There's a little concrete slab raised from the ground on the spot where Harold supposedly fell.

US tourist next to me took one look and said:

"I'm not surprised, he probably tripped over this slab".

Rare humour from a US tourist.
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Post by The Emperor on Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:51 pm

45yrs ago the Westgate Bridge collapsed in Melbourne
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:17 pm

Happy birthday to the canny xman
Nick Xenephon , 57 years old today
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:03 am

6/4/1896
Athens
Easter Monday
First modern Olympic games
14 nations took part

The total medal count
1st : 46 Greeks
2nd :20 Yanks
3rd: 13 Fritzies

The games were conducted Greek style
No women were allowed to compete

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