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Watercooler 11/16 Open Thread: Sometimes No News Is Good News

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 14:17
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#NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got… well, we’ve got a short WC that will hopefully be long on reader contributions, as it’s a slow news day here in Left Coast Hell.

This Week In History

  • Sunday, 11/13: Patriot forces occupyMontreal, 1775; segregation struck down, 1956; Vietnam Vets Memorial dedicated, 1982
  • Monday, 11/14: Ely births Naval Aviation with first shipboard plane launch, 1910; Battle of Ia Drang begins, 1965; Mariner 9 probe enters Martian orbit, 1971
  • Tuesday, 11/15: Articles of Confederation approved, 1777; Battle of Guadalcanal decisive victory, 1942; Intel introduces first single-chip commercial microprocessor, 1971
  • Wednesday, 11/16: Fort Washington falls, 1776; Federal Reserve opens, 1914; Alaska Pipeline authorized, 1973
  • Thursday, 11/17: First session of Congress in DC, 1800; Longstreet lays siege to Knoxville, 1863; “Heidi game” forces sportscasting rules changes, 1968
  • Friday, 11/18: Railroads across US and Canada establish Standard Time, 1883; “Steamboat Willie” released, 1928; Jonestown massacre, 1978
  • Saturday, 11/19: Gettysburg Address, 1863; National Review first published, 1955; Reagan-Gorby meeting in Geneva, 1985

Today’s Birthdays: Surgeon-statesman James McHenry (yes, as in “Ft. McHenry”), 1753; actor-screenwriter Burgess Meredith, 1907; “father of modern videogaming” Shigeru Miyamoto, 1952

Holidays Around the World: Today, Iceland observes Icelandic Language Day, Dutch Carribean territory St. Eustatius has Statia Day and Estonia celebrates their Day of Declaration of Sovereignty.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

Gratuitous Gun Giveaways

*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry.

Quote of the Day

I try to avoid Twitter like the plague it is, but this one forwarded by a buddy was just TOO good to pass up.

“Liberals act like [T]rump is going to kill the gays, make slavery legal again, and take away women’s rights. Like he’s Muslim or something.”–Brendan Mahoney

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that you’ve had All The Snooze That’s Unfit For Print, it’s your turn to Make Our Comment Thread Great Again. (Not that they’re ever NOT…)

#NoQuarter #TheParty’sOver

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