On January 4th, 1847, Samuel Colt rescues his faltering gun company by winning a contract to provide the U.S. government with 1,000 of his .44 caliber revolvers. The heart of Colt's invention was a mechanism that combined a single rifled barrel with a revolving chamber that held five or six shots.
In 1066, Edward the Confessor, king of England since 1042, died after a reign of nearly 24 years.
In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.
In 1914, auto industrialist Henry Ford announced he was going to pay workers $5 for an eight-hour day, as opposed to $2.34 for a nine-hour day. (Employees still worked six days a week; the five-day work week was introduced in 1926.)
In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter's moons (he spotted a fourth moon almost a week later.)
In 1785, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries travel from England to France in a gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air. They nearly crashed as their balloon was weighed down by extraneous supplies such as silk-covered oars.
In 1927, commercial trans-atlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.
In 1963 the U.S. Post Office raised the price of a first-class stamp from 4 to 5 cents.
In 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American President went on trial before the Senate. President Bill Clinton faced charges of perjury and obstruction of justice; he was acquitted.
1493 Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids American Revolution 1776 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense Automotive 1965 Bond movie features Aston Martin Civil War 1861 “Star of the West” is fired upon Cold War 1952 Truman warns of Cold War dangers Crime 1984 The Hillside Stranglers Disaster 1972 Fire breaks out on Queen Elizabeth General Interest 1768 First modern circus is staged 1806 Nelson buried at St. Paul’s Cathedral 1972 Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire 2007 Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone Hollywood 1976 Stallone starts filming Rocky Literary 1924 Virginia Woolf buys a house in Bloomsbury Music 1979 Pop luminaries gather at the U.N. for the Music for UNICEF concert Old West 1887 Record cold and snow decimates cattle herds Presidential 1913 Richard M. Nixon is born Sports 1972 Laker winning streak comes to an end Vietnam War 1965 Support is pledged to civilian government 1967 U.S. officials try to counter claims of Saigon corruption World War I 1917 Battle of Khadairi Bend begins World War II 1945 United States invades Luzon in Philippines
* 1158 Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king * 1569 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral * 1759 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia * 1813 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii * 1866 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220 * 1913 Bread & Roses Strike begins * 1935 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca * 1944 Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established * 1954 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
squirt: it's back up, and ya'll prepare yourselves, it's DIFFERENT! lol
Dec 15, 2017 3:15:06 GMT
roadkill: i cant seem to get on the roo..says oops there is a problem page can not be found..i was there on my other laptop
Dec 20, 2017 20:55:16 GMT
sexylady007: Last night I was able to post for about 10 minutes then this pop back up
Your account is currently awaiting confirmation. Confirmation was sent to Lailaisfree@sbcglobal.net. Resend confirmation email
Now I can't post again I tried to reset it but it's
Jan 3, 2018 14:35:40 GMT
sexylady007: Bamber would you please move where is the music from the video section to the music section thank you sorry I put it in the wrong section. Still can't do anything at the Roo
Jan 3, 2018 16:23:09 GMT
manzy: I let Bamber and squirt know about your message sis
Jan 3, 2018 17:03:44 GMT
bamber: OK Laila I've moved that thread.
Jan 3, 2018 17:17:52 GMT
bamber: You should be OK again on the Roo Laila; I'll PM you too.
Jan 3, 2018 17:20:32 GMT
sexylady007: Thank you Bamber & manzy
Jan 3, 2018 17:21:09 GMT
likeaneagle: LMP- Add a couple of hundred dollars more for west Canadian cities, such as Vancouver and Calgary. Figure on seven and a half hours' flying time from New York to Brussels, though note that the prevailing headwinds usually make the return journey half-an-ho
Jan 26, 2018 21:11:56 GMT
roadkill: where are all the images in finished material?..up or down website says postimg.org is up and running
Apr 17, 2018 19:18:16 GMT
bamber: It looks as though Postimage have changed their domain name from "postimg" to "postimages" at some time and lost the links. I can't work out why the smileys are working though, they were uploaded to the old domain name.
Apr 20, 2018 14:30:59 GMT
LMP: The smileys aren´t working.
Apr 20, 2018 14:55:55 GMT
LMP: At least not for me.
Apr 20, 2018 14:59:00 GMT
bamber: I cleared cookies and now they're gone. The uploader still works, but links to old pictures have gone (same as happened on Jokeroo). Bugger.
Apr 20, 2018 15:57:26 GMT
bamber: I'll upload the smileys again next week.
Apr 20, 2018 15:57:59 GMT
bamber: The good news is I think the images still exist on Postimages. The bad news is the urls linking to them have changed.
Apr 20, 2018 16:09:34 GMT
LMP: Take your time......I think hardly anyone will notice. lol
Apr 20, 2018 16:15:08 GMT
bamber: Well, that's all the smileys recovered.
Apr 21, 2018 10:04:41 GMT