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    Thumbs up On This Day In History

    'Hello My Dearie' became
    one of the first songs ever
    to hit the New Zealand
    airwaves when physics
    professor Robert Jack
    broadcast New Zealand's
    first radio programme on
    the 17 November 1921.
    He also found Radio Dunedin,
    and had a hand in TV.

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    I did not know that, but that's awesome to find out.
    Physics; Thou art a cruel, heartless Bitch-of-a-Mistress

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    Australian's first Holden

    Australian's first Holden motor vehicle was launched on this day by GM Holden 1948 FX designed in Detroit. The actual company came from James Holden who was a saddler, then when saddles went out of vogue in the early 1990's he started upholstery and building bodies for cars and that's where Holden came from.

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    On This Date In History

    On this date in 1980 John Lennon
    was shot by David Chapman.
    And also on this date in 1942
    a fire sweeps through a
    locked ward of the Seacliff Mental
    Hospital north of Dunedin,
    Killing 37 female patients.

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    How many people on these forums know what happened on December 7th 1941?
    Funny, not so much as a squeak from our journos on Tuesday.
    A Day of Infamy.
    My Grandfather, served in WW1, in France and Germany, also WW2, though back here in NZ at Featherston POW Camp.
    He knew many other service men and woman who fought in the pacific, he totally understood their fanatical hatred of the Japanese and always told me never to show up in Featherston with a jappa car or bike!!!
    True story.
    Every day above ground is a good day!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    How many people on these forums know what happened on December 7th 1941?
    Funny, not so much as a squeak from our journos on Tuesday.
    I saw mention on a US news site but NZ news organisations would be blissfully unaware.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    A token story in the Stuff travel section. Good story, too.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/30047...mercial-flight


    I guess it's not PC to "mention the war"..
    Manopausal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    I guess it's not PC to "mention the war"..
    Ancient history, It's not in the living memory of the vast majority or people
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    How many people on these forums know what happened on December 7th 1941?
    America finally showed up (late) to WW2, after being given a surprise invitation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    How many people on these forums know what happened on December 7th 1941?
    Funny, not so much as a squeak from our journos on Tuesday.
    A Day of Infamy.:
    It's a shame that this event is now seen as ancient history, if remembered at all. Guess we're doomed to repeat it
    If the words I say offend you, imagine the ones I keep to myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    America finally showed up (late) to WW2, after being given a surprise invitation.
    Actually ... the Japanese turned up a day earlier than their Declaration of war.
    When life throws you a curve ... Lean into it ...

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    on this day in 2021 it was december the 13th too

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Actually ... the Japanese turned up a day earlier than their Declaration of war.
    Well they are famed for their punctuality
    I thought elections were decided by angry posts on social media. - F5 Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    America finally showed up (late) to WW2, after being given a surprise invitation.
    Fun fact ... USA actually fired the first shots when they sunk a Japanese mini-sub in the hours before the attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie View Post
    Fun fact ... USA actually fired the first shots when they sunk a Japanese mini-sub in the hours before the attack.
    So it was Americas fault, they probably would have been left alone if not for that
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


    Quote Originally Posted by scracha View Post
    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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