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This Week's Birthdays - Week of March 2

Monday, Mar 2 2015 by kjfitz
March 2, 1760 - Lucie Simplice Camille Benoist Desmoulins , a French journalist and politician who played an important role in the French Revolution.



March 3, 1911 - Jean Harlow , an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.



March 4, 1931 - Bob Johnson, a legendary ice hockey coach.



March 5, 1958 – Andy Gibb, English-Australian singer (d. 1988)



March 6, 1927 - Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., an American astronaut.



March 7, 1932 - Lola Beltrán, a Mexican film actress and one of the most acclaimed Mexican ranchera singers, nicknamed Lola la Grande ("Lola the Great").



March 8, 1900 - Howard Hathaway Aiken, a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer.



  


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Today in History - March 2

Monday, Mar 2 2015 by kjfitz
1994 - The Edward C. Waller Apartments, some of the oldest buildings to be used for subsidized housing in Chicago, received Chicago Landmark status.




2011 - The roof of Kennebec Ice Arena collapsed due to the weight of accumulated snow and ice. Three people inside the building escaped uninjured after the collapse.



  


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Leonard Nimoy - RIP

Sunday, Mar 1 2015 by kjfitz
Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–1969)



  


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Today In History - March 1

Sunday, Mar 1 2015 by kjfitz
1910 - A slab of snow broke loose from the side of Windy Mountain during a violent thunderstorm. A ten-foot high mass of snow, half a mile long and a quarter of a mile wide, fell toward Wellington, WA killing 95 people.



1938 - A Transcontinental & Western Air Douglas DC-2 disappeared over Yosemite. It was found crashed three months later.



  


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Google Trike Trailer

Saturday, Feb 28 2015 by kjfitz


  


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Today in History - February 28

Saturday, Feb 28 2015 by kjfitz
1525 – The Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces.



1933 – The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.



  


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Smelters

Friday, Feb 27 2015 by kjfitz
Smelting is a form of extractive metallurgy; its main use is to produce a base metal from its ore. This includes production of silver, iron, copper and other base metals from their ores. Smelting makes use of heat and a chemical reducing agent to decompose the ore, driving off other elements as gasses or slag and leaving just the metal base behind.



  


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Today in History - February 27

Friday, Feb 27 2015 by kjfitz
1860 – Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.



1943 – The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.



  


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Welcome to the Beach

Thursday, Feb 26 2015 by kjfitz
Here's a little reminder of those warm days to come...



  


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Today in History - February 26

Thursday, Feb 26 2015 by kjfitz
1914 – HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.



1929 – President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.



  


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