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Google Street View Inside Vehicles

Friday, Oct 17 2014 by kjfitz


  


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Today in History - October 17

Friday, Oct 17 2014 by kjfitz
1971 - The final checkered flag fell at Langhorne Speedway in Levitown, PA.



2008 - The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, a mosque located in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, was inaugurated.



  


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Roller Coasters

Thursday, Oct 16 2014 by kjfitz


  


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Today in History - October 16

Thursday, Oct 16 2014 by kjfitz
2008 - Khadija Mosque Berlin opened.



2011 - Dan Wheldon won died in a fatal accident at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.



  


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Urban Warfare Simulation Sites (Part 2)

Wednesday, Oct 15 2014 by kjfitz
(Part 1 is here.)

Urban warfare is combat conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities. Urban combat is very different from combat in the open at both the operational and tactical level. Complicating factors in urban warfare include the presence of civilians and the complexity of the urban terrain.

Some civilians may be difficult to distinguish from combatants such as armed militias and gangs, particularly if individuals are simply trying to protect their homes from the attackers. Tactics are complicated by a three-dimensional environment, limited fields of view and fire because of buildings, enhanced concealment and cover for defenders, below ground infrastructure, and the ease of placement of booby traps and snipers.

To train for these these urban conditions military forces have built villages in which to train. Some are as simple as stacked shipping containers. Some are larger than towns, contain middle eastern features, ball fields, mosques and markets.

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Today in History - October 15

Wednesday, Oct 15 2014 by kjfitz
1924 - Fort Matanzas National Monument was designated a United States National Monument.



1997 - Cassini–Huygens, a Flagship-class NASA-ESA-ASI robotic spacecraft sent to the Saturn system, was launched.



  


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The Thinker

Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 by kjfitz


  


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Today in History - October 14

Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 by kjfitz
1947 - The Bell X-1 became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound.



1998 - The Antioch Historical Society registered the Riverview Union High School building with the National Register of Historical Places



  


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This Week's Birthdays - Week of October 13

Monday, Oct 13 2014 by kjfitz
October 13, 1940 - Pharoah Sanders, a Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist.



October 14, 1644 - William Penn, an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.



October 15, 1844 - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, a German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist.



October 16, 1875 - Victoria Kaʻiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kawēkiu i Lunalilo Cleghorn, heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and held the title of crown princess.



October 17, 1803 - Ferenc Deák de Kehida, a Hungarian statesman and Minister of Justice. He was known as "The Wise Man of the Nation".



October 18, 1990 - Carly Brook Schroeder, an American film and television actress.



October 19, 1735 - John Adams, an American Founding Father, and the second President of the United States (1797–1801).



  


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Today in History - October 13

Monday, Oct 13 2014 by kjfitz
1913 - Tranvía de Sóller (Soller tramway) began regular service.



1928 - The Charfield railway disaster, a fatal train crash, occurred in the village of Charfield in the English county of Gloucestershire.



  


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