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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Jan. 19 in military history:

1770 - Battle of Golden Hill; New Yorkers defend their "Liberty Tree"
1806 - British take Cape of Good Hope from French-occupied Holland
1861 - Mississippi troops take Ft Massachusetts, on Ship Island
1862 - Battle of Mill Springs/Fishing Creek/Logan's Crossroads, KY
1915 - Germans begin Zeppelin raids on Great Britain, bombing Great Yarmouth & King's Lynn
1920 - The Senate rejects American membership in the League of Nations

1941 - British invade Italian-held Eritrea from the Sudan. Also known as the Abyssinian Campaign, the war in East Africa was fought during World War II by Allied forces, mainly from the British Empire, against Axis forces, primarily from Italy between June 1940 and November 1941. For the allies, forces included not only the UK but also the colonies of British East Africa, British Somaliland, British West Africa, the Indian Empire, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Mandatory Palestine, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia and Sudan. Photo: South African soldiers with a captured Italian flag, 1941.

1942 - Malaya: British abandon the Muar River line, fall back on Johore Line.
1943 - Papua: Fierce Japanese resistance on the Sanananda front
1944 - Northern Burma: Chinese New 38th Div and Japanese fight for Taro Plain.
1945 - China: Japanese troops seize control of the Canton-Hankow rail line.

   Yesterday at 22:20 EST .




   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Star quiz:

He is often thought of as being Canadian, but was actually born in Idar-Oberstein in the former West Germany to a US Army soldier and his German wife. Shortly after he was born, his family moved to Penns Grove, New Jersey where his mother worked at a bank and his father was a welder and factory worker. He was his high school student council president and later had a job as a bartender. He played his first significant role as a PI in a TV series in the 80s. From there he became one of the most prolific stars of all time in virtually every movie genre. However, he is most recognized as one of our top action movie heroes. He also plays the harmonica, and he and his band's rendition of "Respect Yourself" reached number 5 on the charts in 1987.

Who is he?
   January 17 at 00:31 EST .



   StormCnter  I'm guessing Bruce Willis.
Wednesday at 05:29 EST .


   GO3  You guessed right.
Wednesday at 07:39 EST .




   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Jan. 17 in military history:

1781 - Battle of the Cowpens: Dan Morgan annihilates Banastare Tarleton's Anglo-Tory force. The battle was a decisive engagement of the American Revolution's southern theater, and was fought in northwestern Cherokee County, South Carolina, north of the town of Cowpens. The battle was a turning point in the American reconquest of South Carolina from the British, and Tarleton's brigade was wiped out as an effective fighting force. Painting: Gen. Morgan's patriots victorious over the British at Cowpens.

1862 - US gunboat 'Lexington' bombards Ft Henry, TN (surrenders Jan 22 )
1915 - Battle of Sarikamish: After more than three weeks of heavy fighting, the Russians defeat an Ottoman army in what is now northeastern Turkey
1943 - Guadalcanal: Combined Army-Marine Div attacks west along the coast
1943 - Papua: Allied forces begin a major offensive against Sanananda.
1945 - Luzon: Sixth Army steps up its drive on Manila
1945 - Soviets drive the Germans out of Warsaw
1955 - USS 'Nautilus' (SSN-571 ) gets underway on nuclear power
1961 - Pres. Eisenhower's farewell address warns of a "military industrial complex"
1966 - A B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs crashes off Spanish coast (aka The Palomares Incident )
1991 - Operation Desert Storm: Coalition air offensive is unleashed over Iraq

   January 17 at 00:03 EST .



   MeiDei  Two above caught my attention: '55 nuclear navy. I remember reading about Adm. Rickover & how he selected candidates for inclusion. He would take the person out for a luncheon interview & would decide for or against at the conclusion. The candidate that salted his food b/4 tasting was automatically disqualified!
2nd - '66 don't remember that incident - what about the bombs? Found this from he history channel http://www.history.com/news/the-palomare
s-h-bomb-incident

I don't know its accuracy, they've been found wanting before.
January 17 at 01:34 EST .


   GO3  Mei, I had a very detailed answer to your points, but I'm tired of having my comments disappear when I hit "comment." Maybe I'll do it again later after I calm down.
January 17 at 08:05 EST .


   GO3  Sorry, I tried again and it disappeared when I submitted it. Goofy.
Tuesday at 21:40 EST .


   MeiDei  That happens to me so many times ... if I remember, I copy what I wrote, sometimes I have to paste it as a draft in email to save & try later, frustrating.
Yesterday at 23:10 EST .




   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  According to the movie The Right Stuff, who was the best pilot you ever saw?

a. Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard )
b. Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid )
c. John Glenn (Ed Harris )
d. Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn )
January 14 at 22:03 EST .



   Calvinesq  Chuck Yeager. Loved the commercials he did later in life.
January 14 at 22:12 EST .


   GO3  Out of the choices, that would be my guess, too. Unfortunately, this is not the correct answer according to the movie. Try again!
January 14 at 23:57 EST .


   StormCnter  Gordy Cooper.
January 15 at 05:54 EST .


   StormCnter  "The Right Stuff" was also a terrific book. It's on my Do Not Lend shelf.
January 15 at 06:04 EST .


   GO3  Storm gets it, it was Gordo Cooper. His bragging came true when on that day in 1963 he flew higher, faster, and was in orbit longer than anyone to date, and was therefore the best pilot anyone had ever seen. (I'm paraphrasing. )
January 15 at 07:08 EST .




   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Jan. 15 in military history:

1517 - The Turks sack Cairo
1865 - Union soldiers, sailors, & marines (among them George Dewey ), storm Ft Fisher, NC
1942 - Bataan: Japanese troops penetrate US/Philippine defenses
1942 - Chinese halt a Japanese offensive near Changsha in Hunan Province.
1942 - Malaya: Japanese "end run" landings dislocate the British left
1944 - European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany

1944 - New Guinea: Australians reach north coast of Huon Peninsula, near Sio. This was the final stage of the Northeastern New Guinea campaign which started in late 1943. It resulted in Japanese resistance finally breaking. A swift advance by the Australians along the northern coast of the peninsula followed and in January 1944 they captured Sio. At the same time, the Americans landed at Saidor. After this, mopping up operations were undertaken by Allied forces around Sio until March 1944. Photo: Australian Matilda Tank advances on Japanese strong points during the Huon Peninsula Campaign.

1945 - Japanese offensive in China advances on the U.S. airbase in Sichuan.
1945 - Red Army liberates the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp
1951 - German court gives Ilse Koch, "The 'B' of Buchenwald", life (suicide in prison, 1967 )
1973 - Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action over North Vietnam

   January 14 at 21:15 EST .




   GO3 posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Anyone having trouble updating avatars figured anything out yet? Just tried it again about five minutes ago and it still doesn't work for me.
   January 13 at 02:16 EST .




   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Jan. 12 in military history:

1813 - US Frigate 'Chesapeake' captures the British 'Volunteer'
1836 - Seminole Wars: Battle of Wetumka, Fla.
1848 - Mexican forces attack US Sloop-of-War 'Lexington' off San Blas
1861 - Lt Adam Slemmer, USA, refuses to surrender Ft Pickens to Florida state troops

1942 - Heavy fighting on Bataan. On 9 January, Japanese forces under Lieutenant General Susumu Morioka assaulted the eastern flank of the American-Filipino defensive line, and were repulsed by the 91st Division of Brigadier General Luther Stevens and Colonel George S. Clark's 57th Infantry (PS ). On 12 January, amid fierce fighting, 2nd Lieutenant Alexander R. Nininger, a platoon leader in the 57th Infantry, sacrificed his life when, armed with only a rifle and hand grenades, he forced his way into enemy foxholes during hand-to-hand combat, permitting his unit to retake their positions. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. L-R: Painting showing the intense jungle fighting on Bataan; photo: 2d Lt. Alexander Nininger.

1942 - British troops retake Sollum, Egypt
1945 - Battle of the South China Sea: USN TF 38 sinks 41 Japanese ships
1953 - First landings on an American angled deck carrier, 'Antietam' (CV-36 ).

   January 11 at 22:35 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Jan. 10 in military history:

49BC - "Alea iacta est!" -- Caesar crosses the Rubicon, initiating the Great Roman Civil War (49-45 BC )
1072 - Triumphal entry of Roger de Hauteville & his brother Robert the Weasel into Palermo, newly liberated from the Arabs
1806 - Dutch surrender Cape Town, South Africa, to the British

1847 - US Navy-Marine Corps landing party occupies Los Angeles. During the War with Mexico Los Angeles was captured by a Navy-Marine force under Commodore Robert Stockton. It was subsequently retaken by the Californians and then recaptured after an initial unsuccessful try. Stockton then defeated the Mexicans at the battles of Rio San Gabriel and La Mesa, forcing the remaining Mexicans to surrender all of California under the Treaty of Cahuenga. Painting: Signing the Treaty of Cahuenga.

1861 - US forts & property seized by Mississippi
1862 - Battle of Big Sandy River/Middle Creek, KY, and Romney, WV
1941 - Nazis order registration of Jews in Austria
1942 - Heinz Hitler (19 ), nephew of Der Fuhrer, is captured on the Eastern Front while serving as an NCO in the 23rd Artillery; dies in a Soviet P/W camp
1943 - Guadalcanal: "Tokyo Express" is ambushed by PT-boats, losing two ships; also, U.S. forces begin a general offensive to eliminate Japanese
1945 - Luzon: US forces enlarge their beachhead.
1945 - Northern Burma: Chinese and American forces continue to advance

   January 10 at 02:03 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  How many men parachuted into Normandy as part of the unit known as "The Dirty Dozen?"

a. 20
b. 12
c. 14
d. 10
   January 9 at 19:56 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  14
January 10 at 09:52 EST .

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   GO3  Correct. In addition to the Dozen, there was the CO, Major Reisman and the NCO, MP Sgt. Bowden.
January 10 at 10:15 EST .

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   GO3  Correction, Sgt. Bowren.
January 10 at 10:17 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  This is a crossover from the militaria wall. Today in military history marks the Battle of New Orleans, which was recreated in two movies which shared the same title. Below are screen shots from the 1958 version showing L-R a female Barataria pirate, Jean Lafitte, and General Andy Jackson. Name the actors and the movie. Bonus: This was the final film of a world renowned director, who, because of illness, had to turn over director duties to his famous actor son-in-law. Name the director and his son-in-law.
   January 8 at 03:09 EST .



   MeiDei  Well that's Charlton Heston as Jackson, Yul Bryner w/hair??
Can't remember her name for now - very familiar - British??
No title/director.
January 8 at 07:53 EST .

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   GO3  Two down. Yul Brynner as Lafitte and Heston as Jackson. The actress is British and is still a very attractive woman for her age. Hint for the director: One if his epics also had Brynner and Heston in it as antagonists.
January 8 at 10:52 EST .

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   MeiDei  Would she be Claire Bloom and would the other movie be The 10 Commandments? Still no title/director for original; if I had to make a wild guess - Cecil B. DeMille.
January 8 at 11:34 EST .

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   GO3  Excellent! She is Claire Bloom and the director was initially deMille. Hint for title: it's another name for a pirate.
January 8 at 11:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  lol = privateer, buccaneer, scourge-of-the-seas, sea bandit, dastardly devils, mates in crime. Pick one, I need another cuppa once the belly laughing stops!
January 8 at 12:02 EST .

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   GO3  Your shotgun blast hit one. It was called The Buccaneer. BTW, the son in law who took over from DeMille was none other than Anthony Quinn.
January 8 at 12:40 EST .

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   MeiDei  Sure is a learning experience here, Quinn - never would have guessed him.
January 8 at 13:36 EST .

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