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Posted: Jan 15, 2017 - 6:23am

1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
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Posted: Jan 14, 2017 - 6:06am

1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2017 - 7:40am

1968 – Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison
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Posted: Jan 13, 2017 - 7:39am

1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2017 - 7:05am

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1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.

 
a 1928 National League proposal that the American League shot down, 
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Posted: Jan 11, 2017 - 7:02am

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1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.

 
    A date which will live in infamy.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2017 - 6:09am

1973 – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 4:02pm

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Only the Italians could lose a river.

 
Relevance is a feather, circling the drain.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 3:37pm

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Heard this on NPR this afternoon:

On this day in history, 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with a legion of his soldiers, which was against Roman law.  Specifically, Governors of Roman provinces (promagistrates) were not allowed to bring any part of their army within Italy itself and, if they tried, they automatically forfeited their right to rule, even in their own province.  The only ones who were allowed to command soldiers in Italy were consuls or preators.  This act of leading his troops into Italy would have meant Caesar’s execution and the execution of any soldier who followed him, had he failed in his conquest. Caesar was initially heading to Rome to stand trial for various charges, by order of the Senate.  According to the historian Suetonius, Caesar wasn’t at first sure whether he’d bring his soldiers with him or come quietly, but he ultimately made the decision to march on Rome.

Shortly after the news hit Rome that Caesar was coming with an army, many of the Senators, along with the consuls G. Claudius Marcellus and L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus, and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, a.k.a. Pompey (Caesar’s chief rival for power who was supporting the Senate), fled Rome.  Somewhat humorously, they were under the impression that Caesar was bringing nearly his whole army to Rome.  Instead, he was just bringing one legion, which was largely outnumbered by the forces Pompey and his allies had at their disposal.  Never-the-less, they fled and after a four year struggle, Caesar was victorious and Pompey fled to Egypt where he was assassinated. Caesar then became Dictator Perpetuus of Rome.  This appointment and changes within the government that happened in the aftermath ultimately led to the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Interestingly, despite the Rubicon once signifying the boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and Italy proper, the exact location of the river was lost to history until quite recently.   The river’s location was initially lost primarily because it was a very small river, of no major size or importance, other than as a convenient border landmark. Thus, when Augustus merged the northern province of Cisalpine Gaul into Italy proper, it ceased to be a border and which river it was exactly gradually faded from history.

Thanks to occasional flooding of the region until around the 14th or 15th centuries, the course of the river also frequently changed with very little of it thought to still follow the original course, excepting the upper regions.  In the 14th and 15th centuries, various mechanisms were put in place to prevent flooding and to regulate somewhat the paths of many rivers in that region to accommodate agricultural endeavors.   This flooding and eventual regulation of the rivers’ paths further made it difficult to decipher which river was actually the Rubicon.

Various rivers were proposed as candidates, but the correct theory wasn’t proposed until 1933, namely what now is called the Fiumicino with the crossing likely being somewhere around the present day industrial town of Savignano sul Rubicone (which incidentally was called Savignano di Romagna, before 1991).  This theory wasn’t proven until about 58 years later in 1991 when scholars, using various historical texts, managed to triangulate the exact distance from Rome to the Rubicon at 199 miles (320 km).  Following Roman roads of the day and other evidence, they then were able to deduce where exactly the original Rubicon had been and which river today was once the Rubicon (the Fiumicino river today is about 1 mile away from where the Rubicon used to flow around that crossing site).

 

 

 
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 3:33pm

Heard this on NPR this afternoon:

On this day in history, 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with a legion of his soldiers, which was against Roman law.  Specifically, Governors of Roman provinces (promagistrates) were not allowed to bring any part of their army within Italy itself and, if they tried, they automatically forfeited their right to rule, even in their own province.  The only ones who were allowed to command soldiers in Italy were consuls or preators.  This act of leading his troops into Italy would have meant Caesar’s execution and the execution of any soldier who followed him, had he failed in his conquest. Caesar was initially heading to Rome to stand trial for various charges, by order of the Senate.  According to the historian Suetonius, Caesar wasn’t at first sure whether he’d bring his soldiers with him or come quietly, but he ultimately made the decision to march on Rome.

Shortly after the news hit Rome that Caesar was coming with an army, many of the Senators, along with the consuls G. Claudius Marcellus and L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus, and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, a.k.a. Pompey (Caesar’s chief rival for power who was supporting the Senate), fled Rome.  Somewhat humorously, they were under the impression that Caesar was bringing nearly his whole army to Rome.  Instead, he was just bringing one legion, which was largely outnumbered by the forces Pompey and his allies had at their disposal.  Never-the-less, they fled and after a four year struggle, Caesar was victorious and Pompey fled to Egypt where he was assassinated. Caesar then became Dictator Perpetuus of Rome.  This appointment and changes within the government that happened in the aftermath ultimately led to the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Interestingly, despite the Rubicon once signifying the boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and Italy proper, the exact location of the river was lost to history until quite recently.   The river’s location was initially lost primarily because it was a very small river, of no major size or importance, other than as a convenient border landmark. Thus, when Augustus merged the northern province of Cisalpine Gaul into Italy proper, it ceased to be a border and which river it was exactly gradually faded from history.

Thanks to occasional flooding of the region until around the 14th or 15th centuries, the course of the river also frequently changed with very little of it thought to still follow the original course, excepting the upper regions.  In the 14th and 15th centuries, various mechanisms were put in place to prevent flooding and to regulate somewhat the paths of many rivers in that region to accommodate agricultural endeavors.   This flooding and eventual regulation of the rivers’ paths further made it difficult to decipher which river was actually the Rubicon.

Various rivers were proposed as candidates, but the correct theory wasn’t proposed until 1933, namely what now is called the Fiumicino with the crossing likely being somewhere around the present day industrial town of Savignano sul Rubicone (which incidentally was called Savignano di Romagna, before 1991).  This theory wasn’t proven until about 58 years later in 1991 when scholars, using various historical texts, managed to triangulate the exact distance from Rome to the Rubicon at 199 miles (320 km).  Following Roman roads of the day and other evidence, they then were able to deduce where exactly the original Rubicon had been and which river today was once the Rubicon (the Fiumicino river today is about 1 mile away from where the Rubicon used to flow around that crossing site).

 

 
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 8:39am

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1927 – Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.

 
They were showing that here last weekend. Coincidence? Probably.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 6:06am

1990 – Time Warner is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 6:05am

1927 – Fritz Lang's futuristic film Metropolis is released in Germany.
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Posted: Jan 10, 2017 - 6:04am

1870 – John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
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Posted: Jan 9, 2017 - 12:43pm

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2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.

 
So THAT explains the rise of Trump's candidacy.
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Posted: Jan 9, 2017 - 6:14am

2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
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Posted: Jan 8, 2017 - 6:56am

1835 – The United States national debt is zero for the only time.
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Posted: Jan 8, 2017 - 5:19am

January 8, 1935- Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, Mississippi

January 8, 1947- David Bowie born in Brixton, south London, England


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Posted: Jan 6, 2017 - 4:43am

1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
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Posted: Jan 5, 2017 - 5:06am

1972 – United States President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
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