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Posted: Nov 23, 2014 - 10:42am

1924 – Edwin Hubble's scientific discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2014 - 10:40am

1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2014 - 8:16am

534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2014 - 5:54am

1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot dead two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
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Posted: Nov 22, 2014 - 5:53am

1928 – The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.
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Posted: Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56am

1694— Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet ) is born.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 - 11:05am

1971— DDT is outlawed for use in the USA.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 - 6:21am

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 - 6:19am

1805 – Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio premieres in Vienna.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 - 9:55am

1493 – Christopher Columbus became the first European to land on Puerto Rico, naming it San Juan Bautista after John the Baptist.
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Posted: Nov 19, 2014 - 5:21am

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 11:37am

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1928— Mickey Mouse is "born".

 
Was that "The Year of the Rat"?
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 10:21am

1939— Margaret Atwood is born.

Excerpt from The Writer's Almanac:

Years later, she wrote a novel about a dystopian future where the birthrate is declining and women called "handmaids" are kept as concubines by the elite members of a theocracy. To write the book, she harkened back to her graduate seminar, and used the setting, social structure, and prose style of Puritan Massachusetts. The Handmaid's Tale (1985) became a big best-seller. She said: "The thing to remember is that there is nothing new about the society depicted in The Handmaid's Tale except the time and place My book reflects the form and style of the early Puritan society and addresses the dynamics that bring about such a situation."

Her other novels include Cat's Eye (1988), Alias Grace (1996), The Blind Assassin (2000), and the trilogy Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013).

The MaddAddam trilogy and The Handmaid's Tale are often called dystopias, but Atwood calls them ustopias. She said: "Ustopia is a world I made up by combining utopia and dystopia — the imagined perfect society and its opposite — because, in my view, each contains a latent version of the other. In addition to being, almost always, a mapped location, Ustopia is also a state of mind."

She said, "I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.


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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 10:20am

1928— Mickey Mouse is "born".
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 6:05am

1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 6:02am

1307 – William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 6:02am

401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.

Followed by the Minigoths and Maxigoths. 
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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 - 4:15pm

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Almost $14,000 
 
for some reason I went and looked up Floyd Little's salary to compare. 10k signing bonus.

 
But did he get to keep the jersey? 
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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 - 3:59pm

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Interesting.  When I was working in a toy store during high school in 1969 for $1.40 an hour, it translates to $9.03 hour today.

and making $2.25 hr landscaping in 1972 works out to $12.70 hr today.

A hs friend in Calif in 1966 was getting $2.50 hr plus tips busing tables at the 5 Crowns (its still there) in Corona del Mar, Ca.  That works out to $18.25 hr and gas was still 30¢ / gal which works out to $2.19 in today's dollars.  That ratio is 8 to 1

Now yer lucky to get $10 hr doing anything menial and gas under $3.00 gal.  This ratio is roughly 3.3 to 1

We have definitely been going backwards.

 

 
I never made those a career.
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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 - 3:21pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
Interesting.  When I was working in a toy store during high school in 1969 for $1.40 an hour, it translates to $9.03 hour today.

and making $2.25 hr landscaping in 1972 works out to $12.70 hr today.

A hs friend in Calif in 1966 was getting $2.50 hr plus tips busing tables at the 5 Crowns (its still there) in Corona del Mar, Ca.  That works out to $18.25 hr and gas was still 30¢ / gal which works out to $2.19 in today's dollars.  That ratio is 8 to 1

Now yer lucky to get $10 hr doing anything menial and gas under $3.00 gal.  This ratio is roughly 3.3 to 1

We have definitely been going backwards.

 
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