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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 28 in military history:

861 - The Vikings sack and burn Paris

1754 - French and Indian War: The Battle of Jumonville Glen was the opening battle of the war where Lt. Col. George Washington's small band of militiamen and Indians defeated the French and Indians near Ft Duquesne. The battle was fought near what is present-day Hopwood and Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. A company of colonial militia from Virginia under the command of George Washington, and a small number of Mingo warriors led by Tanacharison, ambushed a force of 35 Canadiens under the command of Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville. Washington and Tanacharison surrounded the Canadian camp killing some in the ambush, but most of the others were captured. Painting: Washington's forces surround the Canadian camp at Jumonville Glen.

1813 - Second Battle of Sackett's Harbor: Americans defeat a British attack from across Lake Ontario
1940 - King Leopold III surrenders Belgium to the Germans
1940 - Norway: Anglo-French forces capture Narvik
1945 - Okinawa: about 100 kamikaze raid Allied fleet, inflicting considerable damage but sinking only one destroyer
1954 - USAF Maj. Arthur Murray takes the Bell 'X-1A' to 90,440 feet
1991 - Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa

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   GO3 posted on Pet Peeves  Here's my peeve of the week: In the last three years I've come to the conclusion that powers of attorney aren't worth the paper they're written on. From cars to houses there always seems to be some problem in names, formatting, etc. causing me to handover more effort to the time (and money ) bandits in our society. I'm wondering if service members going overseas are being fed a bunch of malarkey just to make them feel good about their loved ones at home being able to make major transactions in their absence. What if a serve member is in an austere theater and can't get to a scanner, fax, legal assistance etc. so his/her spouse can make things happen at home? Not counting my original PoA, I'm on my third attempt to get this straightened out. Any legal eagles out there care to comment?
   About an hour ago .

   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Haven't seen any quizzes lately, so forgive me if I do another 007 question.

In Skyfall (2012 ), it is not stated directly, but implied by a feature shown in 007's ancestral home (pictured )in Scotland and the layout of the grounds, that the Bond family belonged to which of these denominations?

a. Presbyterian
b. Episcopalian
c. Roman Catholic
d. Methodist

   Thursday at 00:52 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  OK! . . . This is a guess . . . Presbyterian?
Thursday at 13:45 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Sunni
Thursday at 17:15 EST .

   GO3  Not Presbyterian which was the official Scotland denomination. The Bond family home had a secret tunnel underneath the moor to the chapel known as a priest's hole. These were used to shelter Catholics and priests who continued to practice their religion during the period when the Church was outlawed and they refused to obey the authority of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian ). So the answer is "c" but it would be difficult to answer if you haven't seen the movie.
Thursday at 22:15 EST .

   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 23 in military history:

1862 - Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal, Virginia. The Valley Campaign was Jackson's famous spring 1862 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Employing audacity and rapid, unpredictable movements on interior lines, Jackson's 17,000 men marched 646 miles in 48 days and won several minor battles as they successfully engaged three Union armies (52,000 men ), preventing them from reinforcing the Union offensive against Richmond. Concealing his movement in the Luray Valley, Jackson joined forces with Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell and captured the Federal garrison at Front Royal on May 23, causing Union General Banks to retreat to the north. Painting: Stonewall Jackson during the Valley Campaign.

1864 - Battle of North Anna River/Totopotamy River/Haw's Shop/Hanovertown, Va: Three day fight begins
1939 - USS 'Squalus" (SS-192 ) sinks off Portsmouth, NH; 26 die, but 33 are rescued next day
1945 - German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to the Royal Navy
1945 - The Allies dissolve the "Dönitz Government," and abolish German sovereignty
1960 - Israel announces the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

   May 23 at 00:07 EST .

   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  This actor was born in St. Louis, MO, and earned a degree in art history from Yale University. He also wrote a syndicated art column in the 1960s, and founded an art gallery on the campus of East Los Angeles College. He was a menacing 6'4" and is considered a legend in the Gothic horror film genre. There were two remakes of one of movies with the leading men being Charlton Heston in 1971 and Will Smith in 2007. Converted to Catholicism shortly after marrying his third wife, a Catholic, while she became an American citizen for him.

Quote: "I sometimes feel that I'm impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race. I know this sounds sick, but I love it."

Who is he?
   May 22 at 03:18 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Vincent Price
May 22 at 03:36 EST .

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   GO3  Rapid fire correct answer!
May 22 at 05:09 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 21 in military history:

878 - Syracuse, the capital of Byzantine Sicily, surrenders after an eight month siege to Muslim invaders, who enslave all of the inhabitants that they do not massacre, and raze every church.
1856 - Lawrence, Kansas captured & sacked by pro-slavery forces
1917 - Leo Pinckney is the first American drafted during WW I
1942 - Philippines: Japanese troops occupy Samar and Leyte
1943 - China: Japanese open a new offensive across the Yangtze River
1956 - US explodes the first airdropped hydrogen bomb, Bikini Atoll
1964 - US begins intelligence flights above Laos
1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589 ) sinks off Azores, 99 die
1982 - British Forces land on the Falkland Islands. During the night, the British Amphibious Task Group under the command of Commodore Michael Clapp (Commodore, Amphibious Warfare – COMAW ) mounted Operation Sutton, the amphibious landing on beaches around San Carlos Water. The 4,000 men of 3 Commando Brigade were put ashore as were units from the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, and armoured reconnaissance vehicles. By dawn the next day, they had established a secure beachhead from which to conduct offensive operations leading to ultimate victory on 14 June 1982. Photo: British troops land at San Carlos.

   May 20 at 23:39 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Another quiz concerning Monty Python. The foot which comes crashing down during the opening sequence of the show was borrowed by animator Terry Gilliam from a painting of what fictional character?
   May 18 at 23:34 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: The character is mythological and is known to carry a bow and arrow.
May 19 at 23:23 EST .

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   Safetydude  Cupid ???
May 20 at 09:14 EST .

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   GO3  Safety, you got it! Gilliam took it from "An Allegory with Venus and Cupid" which hangs in the London National Gallery.
May 20 at 09:22 EST .

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

1102 - Second Battle of Ramalah: Crusaders defeat the Fatimids
1756 - Seven Years' War: Britain declares war on France
1863 - Battle of Big Black River Bridge: Grant begins sealing off Vicksburg
1905 - Norway declares independence from Sweden
1940 - Germans capture Brussels
1943 - Operation Chastise: RAF 617 Squadron (The Dam Busters ) destroys the Ruhr Valley dams in the early morning hours

1944 - Burma: Merrill's Marauders initiate a long campaign to take Myitkina and its airfield. The Marauders led the way for a Chinese-American combined force to seize Myitkyina. However, after quickly seizing the airfield, lack of coordination between the Marauders and the stronger regulars behind them gave the Japanese an opportunity to reinforce the town, making the attack on Myitkyina a long campaign. The 14th Evacuation Hospital was moved forward with the primary duty of caring for the sick and wounded Marauders. The hospital staff recorded that: ..."many of them were seriously ill and they were so tired, dirty, and hungry that they looked more dead than alive. They suffered from exhaustion, malnutrition, typhus, malaria, amebic dysentery, jungle sores, and many other diseases resulting from months of hardship in the tropical jungle." Photo: Gen. Stilwell talks to some troops from Merrill’s Marauders at Myitkyina.

1945 - Last major surface naval battle of WW II: Japanese cruiser Haguro sunk by British destroyers in the Malacca Straits.
1974 - Protestant Ulster "Unionist" terrorists detonate four bombs in the Irish Republic, 33 die, including children.
1987 - USS 'Stark' (FFG-31 ) hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

   May 17 at 01:24 EST .

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

1033 - Moslem rioters initiate attacks on the Jews of Fez, Morocco: around 6000 die over the next few weeks
1525 - Frankenhausen: German "Peasants' War" ends as nobles slaughter 5,000
1718 - Brit James Puckle receives a patent for a repeating firearm - the first "machine gun"
1862 - Battle of Princeton Court House , West Virginia: Rebs win
1867 - Battle of Queretero: The Mexican Republicans defeat the Imperialists, and capture the "Emperor" Maximilian von Hapsburg
1904 - Japanese battleships 'Hatsuse' & 'Yashima' mined & sunk off Port Arthur
1941 - British attack Halfaya Pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya
1944 - Eisenhower and Montgomery brief George VI and Churchill on the D-Day plan
1948 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi-Arabia attack Israel.

1957 - First British H-bomb (fusion ) device exploded, Christmas Island, the Pacific. The British fusion bomb program was started in 1954 and developed with limited resources in a remarkably short space of time. Scientists took two years to develop the weapon compared with their American counterparts who took seven years before exploding their first device. Photo: Detonation of Britain's first H-bomb over Christmas Island.

1972 - Ryukyu Islands return to Japan after 27 years of US control

   May 15 at 01:36 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Safety, this one's for you:
   May 13 at 23:56 EST .

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   Safetydude  Good Morning.

Right back at you:
May 14 at 10:19 EST .

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   GO3  Ah yes. A classic!
May 14 at 10:44 EST .

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