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Post by bayman on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:35 pm

Scrappy wrote:Bayman , correct
I was a teenager working as a Brickies labourer on that day
Never ever crossed my mind that John Nash could be right

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It was not John Nash the South Australian batsman , who was also a Norwood Footballer
Nor was it John Nash the singer, who had a hit in the 70s called 'I Can See Clearly Now'

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If it happened today , our houses would rise in value, both of our dwellings closer to the ocean !

according to experts since, it is impossible to have a tidal wave in a gulf such as ours
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:29 am

At 5.00 am this morning , I woke up , put the radio on
The song that was playing on 1323 was I Can See Clearly Now by John Nash !
I was engulfed
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Post by Booney on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 am

21st January.

In Vietnam, one of the most publicised battles began.

"Khe Sahn"
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Post by A Mum on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:42 am

24th January 1788

French ships enter Port Jackson just two days before Captain Arthur Phillip takes formal possession of New South Wales.
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:45 am

Happy Australia day
For most a day of recognition and celebration at our magnificent country

For some, a day of sadness

It was on this day in 1966 the 3 Beaumont children disappeared from Glenelg Beach
Jane 9
Arnna 7
Grant 4

The significance of this for me is that one of those kids was born the same year I was
I cant imagine the grief there parents went though

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Post by A Mum on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:15 pm

Yes - it's baffling.
How do 3 children all go missing without a trace.

Hopefully one day there'll be answers/case solved.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:53 am

'' No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris "

This statement was made by the famous aviation pioneer Orville Wright in 1908
Orville died on this day in 1948


Wright was wrong
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:36 am

6/2/1895
The legendary George Babe Ruth was born
It is said that the Babe would eat 3 Hot Dogs before Baseball games
With that preparation ,Adelaides own Bayman should have played Cricket for Australia
Babe, would you believe was born in Pigtown !
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:45 am

6/2/1999
Flamboyant Polotician Don Dunstan passed away on this day
When I think of the Don , I think of the man in the Safari suits
The great man was born in Fiji , and passed away in the great area of Norwood
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Post by The Emperor on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:14 am

babe ruth

what a star
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:27 am

The Emperor wrote:babe ruth

what a star

If George Ruth was the best, was the volatile Ty Cobb the second best around those times ?
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Post by The Emperor on Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Scrappy wrote:
The Emperor wrote:babe ruth

what a star

If George Ruth was the best, was the volatile Ty Cobb the second best around those times ?

joe jackson
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Post by Scrappy on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:48 am

1/3/54
A Shocked ing day in Adelaide history
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by Scrappy on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:15 am

19/1/1976
John Nash you were wrong
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Post by Thiele on Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:20 am

19/1/2004 David Hookes Passed away
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:51 pm

Scrappy wrote:19/1/1976
John Nash you were wrong

i still remember walking around Glenelg & seeing 'everybody' with a surfboard, Don Dunstan arriving to stop the tidal wave



whatever happened to that 'clairvoyant' John Nash ?
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Post by blacky on Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:39 pm

bayman wrote:
Scrappy wrote:19/1/1976
John Nash you were wrong

i still remember walking around Glenelg & seeing 'everybody' with a surfboard, Don Dunstan arriving to stop the tidal wave



whatever happened to that 'clairvoyant' John Nash ?
went to queensland and got caught in a flood
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:10 pm

22/1/1870
Adelaide Central market was opened
The same year the real Port Adelaide Football Club was founded


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Post by Booney on Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:42 am

1973 - Nixon announced an accord had been met to end the Vietnam War.

( I know this as I have a relative whose birthday is today and served in Vietnam - R.I.P Russ. )
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:04 pm

28/1/1935
Iceland
The first country to legalize abortions
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Re: On this day in history...

Post by bayman on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:01 pm

Scrappy wrote:28/1/1935
Iceland
The first country to legalize abortions

murders in my book
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:30 am

Mike Tyson might consider today as a possible 3rd time unlucky

11/2/1990 Lost his heavyweight title when bashed up by Buster Douglas
11/2/1992 Convicted of rape
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:48 pm

10/3/1958
The scourge of Adelaide
The first damn parking meters started in operation in Adelaide
Those first damn meters were placed in Rundle and Hindley streets

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Post by Scrappy on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:25 pm

19/3/1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge opened
19/3/1960 Highland Games at Adelaide Oval

I didn't witness either
Perhaps RedandBlack did
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:56 am

25/3/1993
The Eldo Hotel Woomera
The 2nd premise in South Australia to install Pokie machines
The first being the Adelaide Casino

I wonder if the Woomera public expleted
"Those blasted machines."
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