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2 nd March Volvo S60 makes its international debut, Geneva Motor Show (Tuesday 2 March 2010) 4/29/ Mic Porter
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 2 Events 1484 – The College of Arms was awarded its Royal Charter of King Richard III. The College now comprises three Kings of Arms, six Heralds of Arms and four Pursuivants of Arms in ordinary (Bluemantle, Portcullis, Rouge Croix & Rouge Dragon) and plus seven officers extraordinary (not College members), who take part in ceremonials. All are overseen by the Earl Marshal, a hereditary office held by the Duke of Norfolk – Long-distance communication by semaphore tower is demonstrated in Paris. A message of 36 (coded) symbol could be transferred, in good weather, along the line of stations at over 6km per minute.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 3 Events 1797 – The Bank of England issues our first one- and two-pound banknotes – The U.S. Congress passes an Act Prohibiting Importation of new Slaves – Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. The day is still remembered as an Independence Day holiday in the state of Texas 1855 – Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia and after six years signs reforms abolishing serfdom. He is assassinated in 1881.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 4 Events 1882 – Queen Victoria escapes assassination by shooting attempt by Roderick McLean who, apparently, objected to the curt reply he receives after sending the Queen examples of his poetry. He is committed to Broadmoor and, later the attempt is retold as a poem by William Topaz McGonagall (of Tay Bridge Disaster fame)! 1901 – The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops. Cuba must issue long term leases to the American Navy for the coaling of ships; Guantánamo Bay is one such continuing lease.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 5 Events 1933 – Big ape movieKing Kong opens at the Radio City Music Hall, New York.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 6 Events 1946 – Ho Chi Minh is elected North Vietnamese President – Cpt. James Gallagher lands the B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around- the-world flight; in 94 hours and one minute – The Academy Awards (founded 1929) are first broadcast on television (NBC) – The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam; Operation Rolling Thunder. Outcome…. strategic failure!
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 7 Events 1969 – The first test flight Concorde (pilot Andre Turcat) lasts 27 minutes and the plane never goes above 300mph or 10,000 ft. above Toulouse. he Anglo-French plane took off from Toulouse and was in the air for just 27 minutes before the pilot made the decision to land – Rhodesia declares itself a republic, finally breaking away from the crown – The Pioneer 10 space probe (258kg) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore Jupiter and ultimately leave the Solar system. the outer planets.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 8 Events 1983 – Compact Disc discs and players are released, outside Japan, for the first time. Soon every home will have laser! 1989 – Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all (Ozone destroying) chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress – Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery (not by direct observation) of the top (or truth) quark. It decays, as predicted, into bottom, strange and down quarks in the expected proportions.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 9 Ins… 1793 – Sam Houston, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863) 1902 – Moe Berg, American baseball player and WWII spy (for the US). (d. 1972) 1904 – Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. The Cat in the Hat Seuss) American cartoonist, advertising artist and author (d. 1991) 1908 – Sergeant Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, WWII (“The Great Patriotic War”) Soviet sniper who now has a cargo ship named after him. (d. 1968)
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 10 Ins… 1908 – Walter Bruch, German engineer who while working for Telefunken invents the PAL colour broadcast TV system. (d. 1990) 1918 – Peter O'Sullevan, Irish horse racing commentator – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician. (Bon Jovi) 1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor – Andrew Strauss, cricketer and English captain.
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 11 Outs… 1791 – John Wesley, Church of England cleric, theologian, open air preacher and founder (with brother Charles) of the Methodism movement. (b. 1703) 1797 – Horace Walpole, (son of Robert), politician and writer (b. 1717) David H Lawrence, poet and writer (?) best known for “Lady Chatterley's Lover” (b.1885) 1939 – Howard Carter archaeologist/Egyptologist who (with others) discovers and opens Tutankhamen's tomb and, in 1937, meets Agatha Christie in Luxor influencing her. (b. 1874)
4/29/2015 Mic Porter 12 Outs… Harry E Soref, inventor and patentee (1924) of the laminated padlock. An inability to find others to help fund a lock manufactory business he goes it alone with Master Lock®. His design is robust but also heavy which the public associates with strength and thus it sells well. An early customer is the FBI which buys 147,600 to lock down confiscated booze and raided speak easy premises (b.1867) 1999 – Dusty Springfield, English “white queen of soul” singer. (b. 1939) 2010 – Winston Spencer-Churchill, Conservative MP and grandson of the original! (b. 1940) * Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, With this document, settlers in Mexican Texas officially broke from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas. Texas Independence Day is an official holiday in the state of Texas. Feast of 'Alá (Loftiness), First day of the 19th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) and first day of the Baha'i Nineteen Day Fast * Omizu-okuri ("Water Carrying") Festival (Obama, Japan) * Peasants Day (Burma) * St Chad's Day (St Chad's College) * Texas Independence Day (Texas) * Victory at Adwa Day (Ethiopia)
Finally three to Google… W Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944) tions/heathrobinson/sixth_column.aspx tions/heathrobinson/sixth_column.aspx [Frederick] Rowland Emett (1906 – 1990) FAR TOTTERING & OYSTERCREEK RAILWAY Tim Hunkin (b 1950) “Whack a banker” & 4/29/2015 Mic Porter 13