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Watercooler 4/19 Open Thread: Quick Flip Through The History Books

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:09
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#NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got a quick look back through time before I turn it over to you all in Comments.

This Week In History

  • Sunday, 4/16: Rush-Bagot Treaty establishes US/Canada border, 1818; Bat Masterson’s last gunfight, 1881; Apollo 16 launched, 1972
  • Monday, 4/17: Battle of Plymouth, NC, 1864; Ford Mustang debuts, 1964; Apollo 13 splashdown, 1970
  • Tuesday, 4/18: Revere’s Midnight Ride, 1775; Great SFO Quake, 1906; Doolittle Raid, 1942
  • Wednesday, 4/19: Victory at Concord, 1775; first Boston Marathon, 1897; Andretti’s first Indy-car race, 1964
  • Thursday, 4/20: Siege of Boston begins, 1775; Wisconsin Terr. established, 1836; Danica Patrick first woman Indy-car race winner, 2008
  • Friday, 4/21: Battle of San Jacinto, 1836; USN intercepts German arms shipment to Mexico, 1914; first US-hosted World’s fair since WWII opens in Seattle, 1962
  • Saturday, 4/22: Coinage Act mandates “In God We Trust” on all currency, 1864; Oklahoma Land Rush, 1889; first combat helicopter use, 1944

Today’s Birthdays: “Untouchable” Eliot Ness, 1903; auto racing magnate Jack Roush, 1942; racer Al Unser Jr., 1962

Holidays Around the World: It’s Dutch-American Friendship Day. Poland observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UK celebrates Primrose Day, and Brazil observes both Army Day and Indian Day.

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. Aero Precision and Primary Arms giveaways give me one entry each per person who uses my referral link.

Quote of the Day

Today’s QOTD is dedicated to the handful of trolls who’ve invaded our happy little Safe Space  over the past week to harass our members including Yours Truly, a classic from my dear departed grandfather.

“You’re more fortunate than I am, you can kiss my [REDACTED] and I can’t.”–Master Sergeant W___ S____, USAF (Ret.)

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. The floor is all yours, so by all means Sound Off in the Comments section.

#NoQuarter #TheParty’sOver

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