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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Dec 2015 11:23 a.m. PST

Today in TMP history, the Today in History board was created, after enthusiastic support in the proposal poll. grin

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Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Dec 2015 12:11 p.m. PST


Mute Bystander Inactive Member03 Dec 2015 12:30 p.m. PST

And this why, sadly, many miniature manufacturers want to stay with mainstream armies…

nazrat Inactive Member03 Dec 2015 2:12 p.m. PST

That makes absolutely no sense in regards to this topic. Or was it The Bug?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 3:23 p.m. PST

So what did happen today?

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 3:43 p.m. PST

Today was the day in history that Bill established the "Today in History" board. May it ever be celebrated!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 10:55 p.m. PST

Historical Events on 3rd November

644 – Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.
1394 – Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
1468 – Liθge is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.
1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1527 – Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
1529 – London – 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament
1534 – English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England
1620 – Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
1629 – Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague
1640 – English Long Parliament forms
1655 – England & France sign miltary & economic treaties
1656 – Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]
1676 – Kara Mustafa succeeds Ahmed Kiprulu as Turkish grand vizier
1716 – Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom
1752 – George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation
Composer George Friedrich Handel
1760 – Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
1762 – Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
1762 – Spain acquires Louisiana
1783 – Washington orders Continental Army disbanded
1783 – John Austin, a highwayman, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows.
1791 – Battle at Wabash: indians assault general St Clair/killed 637 soldiers
1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
1794 – French troops conquer Maastricht
1796 – John Adams elected president of the United States of America
1812 – Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma
1813 – US troops under General Coffee destroy Indian village at Talladega Ala
1820 – Cuenca Ecuador declares independence
1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1839 – 1st opium war – 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
1839 – Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed
1848 – Johan Thorbeckes revises the Constitution of the Netherlands
1856 – A British bombards Canton.
1862 – Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
1863 – Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
1867 – Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Garibaldi
1868 – First black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)
1868 – Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)
1869 – Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant 1874 – James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti
1883 – Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
1883 – US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans
1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
1885 – Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
1886 – Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
1888 – Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes
1889 – Chaplain Ariλns founds first roman catholic workers group
1896 – J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
1896 – Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator
1896 – William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
1899 – James J Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries 1900 – First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
1903 – Colombia grants independence to Panama
1903 – Giovanni Giolitti becomes Permier of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms
1905 – Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.
1908 – William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan
1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.
1913 – The USA introduces an income tax.
1916 – Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar
1917 – 1st class US mail now costs 3 cents per ounce
1918 – Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves
1918 – Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
1918 – Thousands of revolutionary German sailors with the fleet at Kiel mutiny, seize the city, and set up councils of workers and sailors
1920 – "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
1922 – Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life
1926 – 15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins
MLB Legend Ty Cobb 1926 – Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager
1927 – 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
1927 – Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
1927 – Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
1928 – Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
1930 – First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens
1930 – Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America
1930 – Getϊlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.
1931 – First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
1934 – Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP
1934 – Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
1935 – George II returns to Greece & regains monarchy
Baseball Player Lou Gehrig 1935 – Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)
1936 – President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)
1937 – Maurice Archambaud bicycles world record for distance in one hour (45.796 km)
1937 – NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont
1939 – Clare Booth's "Margin for Error" premieres in NYC
1941 – Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
1942 – 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
1942 – Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
1942 – Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
1942 – William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
1943 – Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
1943 – P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North Holland
1944 – German troops in Vlissingen surrenders
1944 – Pro-German government of Hungary flees
1944 – US 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1945 – Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
1946 – Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
1948 – 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago
1952 – Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
1952 – Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
1953 – 1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly
1953 – First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
1954 – Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe
1955 – First virus crystallized (announced)
1955 – Alabama woman bruised by a meteor
1955 – Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua
1955 – Australia takes control of Cocos Islands
1955 – Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1956 – "Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)
1957 – USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
1958 – USSR performs nuclear test
1960 – Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 perfs
1960 – Ivory Coast adopts constitution
1960 – Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award
1961 – General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers
1963 – Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
1963 – 14th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Joe Weatherly wins
1964 – LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres
1964 – Phila voters approve $25 USD million to build a new sports stadium
1965 – Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously
1967 – Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson 1967 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.
1968 – Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon
1968 – Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
1968 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
1968 – NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21
1968 – 19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
1969 – Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
1970 – "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 perfs
1970 – Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award
1970 – Pres Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
1970 – Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
1971 – "Play Misty For Me" premieres
1973 – Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury
1974 – "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1974 – Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic
1975 – Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
1975 – U.S. advice columnist Ann Landers asks in a mail-in survey if they could do it all over, would parents still become parents?
1976 – Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf
1977 – Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
1978 – First broadcast of "Different Strokes" on NBC TV
1978 – Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
1978 – Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
1978 – USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
1979 – Five people mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC
1979 – Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 1979 – Moroccan offensive against Polisario Front
1980 – Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC
1980 – Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
1981 – Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
1982 – Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
1982 – Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
1983 – Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency
1983 – Nashville Network begins on cable TV
1984 – 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
1984 – Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
1985 – Argentine presdent Alfonsνns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
1985 – Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1985 – 36th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 20 points
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi 1986 – Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
1986 – Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
1986 – John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously
1986 – Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
1986 – Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
1987 – Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year
1987 – On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
1988 – Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane
1988 – President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill
1988 – Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
1988 – Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
1989 – 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
1989 – Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1989 – Minn Timberwolves' 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94
1990 – Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway
1991 – 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
1991 – 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
1991 – Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
1991 – 42nd Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by 24 points
1992 – Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R)
1992 – Carol Moseley Brown elected first African American woman in US Senate
1993 – Ken Daneyko sets NJ Devil 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd cons game
1994 – Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo
1994 – Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches
1994 – Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder
1994 – Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)
42nd US President Bill Clinton 1995 – 1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100
1995 – 1st NBA game at Rose Garden, Port Trailblazers lose to Grizzlies 92-80
1995 – 1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat NJ Nets 94-79
1996 – "It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1996 – 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
1996 – 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
1996 – Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
1997 – Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
1997 – California law ends affirmative action


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2015 4:21 p.m. PST

Just one would have been enough. And the right day would have been nice too.

kyoteblue Inactive Member04 Dec 2015 4:31 p.m. PST


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2015 4:58 p.m. PST

All those events on the same date! Obviously, this is evidence of a conspiracy!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2015 10:44 p.m. PST



Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2015 11:14 p.m. PST

Today in History (Dec 7th) Japan bombs Pearl Harbor.

Also today in history all this stuff happened.


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