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Subject: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/13 at 2:08 am

December 5th 1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 12/05/13 at 10:41 am


December 5th 1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment. (This overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States.)

The only time that a constitutional Amendment was repealed in its entirety.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/13 at 3:22 am

December 6th 1933 – U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/14 at 3:17 am

March 26th 1934 – The driving test is introduced in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 5:56 am

May 21st 1934 – Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/14 at 4:45 am

May 23rd 1934 – The American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/14 at 4:46 am

May 23rd 1934 – The Auto-Lite strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/14 at 2:51 am

May 27th 1924 - The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, meeting at Springfield, Maryland, repealed its ban on dancing and theater attendance.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: polaris2310 on 05/28/14 at 12:54 am

May 1934:

23. May 1934 - Gibbsland, LA - Bonnie & Clyde shot

9. May 1934 - Montana/Wyoming/Saskatchewan/Alberta - large scale "black blizzard" begins, reaches NYC and Savannah, Ga within 48 hours, travelling at 115 mph at times, dumps dirt on ships 350 miles out in the Atlantic ocean and eventually remnants reach Central Europe and beyond

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/14 at 1:54 am

May 28th 1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/14 at 2:06 am

May 30th 1934 - The two-day Barmen Synod ended in Germany. The resulting Barmen Declaration affirmed that the German Confessing Church recognized Jesus Christ to be the only authoritative voice of God, in clear contrast to all other (i.e., Nazi) powers representing divine revelation.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/14 at 3:35 am

June 6th 1934 – New Deal: the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/14 at 4:00 am

June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 06/09/14 at 7:52 pm


June 9th 1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Happy Birthday Donald Duck! :D

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 06/11/14 at 4:40 pm


Happy Birthday Donald Duck! :D



He looks good for 80.  :)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/14 at 3:31 am

June 19th 1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/14 at 4:24 am

July 2nd 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/14 at 2:10 am

July 4th 1934 – Leo Szilard patented the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/14 at 2:46 am

December 11th 1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 12/11/14 at 3:05 pm


December 11th 1934 – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time.


What drink was it?  ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:05 pm


What drink was it?  ???
Would we like to know?

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 8:05 pm

January 2nd 1935 – Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:27 am


Would we like to know?


maybe it was a Bourbon or a Gin and Tonic? ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 7:27 am


maybe it was a Bourbon or a Gin and Tonic? ???
In a Speakeasy?

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 3:02 pm


In a Speakeasy?


why not a speakeasy?  ???

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/15 at 6:55 pm


why not a speakeasy?  ???
In November 1934, Wilson was visited by old drinking companion Ebby Thacher. Wilson was astounded to find that Thacher had been sober for several weeks under the guidance of the evangelical Christian Oxford Group. Wilson took some interest in the group, but shortly after Thacher's visit, he was again admitted to Towns Hospital to recover from a bout of drinking. This was his fourth and last stay at Towns hospital under Doctor Silkworth's care and he showed signs of delirium tremens. It was while undergoing treatment with The Belladonna Cure that Wilson experienced his "Hot Flash" spiritual conversion and quit drinking. Earlier that evening, Thacher had visited and tried to persuade him to turn himself over to the care of a Christian deity who would liberate him from alcohol] According to Wilson, while lying in bed depressed and despairing, he cried out, "I'll do anything! Anything at all! If there be a God, let Him show Himself!" He then had the sensation of a bright light, a feeling of ecstasy, and a new serenity. He never drank again for the remainder of his life. Wilson described his experience to Dr. Silkworth, who told him, "Something has happened to you I don't understand. But you had better hang on to it".

Wilson joined the Oxford Group and tried to help other alcoholics, but succeeded only in keeping sober himself. During a failed business trip to Akron, Ohio, Wilson was tempted to drink again and decided that to remain sober he needed to help another alcoholic. He called phone numbers in a church directory and eventually secured an introduction to Dr. Bob Smith, an alcoholic Oxford Group member. Wilson explained Doctor Silkworth's theory that alcoholics suffer from a physical allergy and a mental obsession. Wilson shared that the only way he was able to stay sober was through having had a spiritual experience. Smith was familiar with the tenets of the Oxford Group and upon hearing Wilson's experience, "began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness that he had never before been able to muster. After a brief relapse, he sobered, never to drink again up to the moment of his death in 1950". Wilson and Smith began working with other alcoholics. After that summer in Akron, Wilson returned to New York where he began having success helping alcoholics in what they called "a nameless squad of drunks" in an Oxford Group there.

In 1938, after about 100 alcoholics in Akron and New York had become sober, the fellowship decided to promote its program of recovery through the publication of a book, for which Wilson was chosen as primary author. The book was given the title Alcoholics Anonymous and included the list of suggested activities for spiritual growth known as the Twelve Steps. The movement itself took on the name of the book. Later Wilson also wrote the Twelve Traditions, a set of spiritual guidelines to ensure the survival of individual AA groups. The AA general service conference of 1955 was a landmark event for Wilson in which he turned over the leadership of the maturing organization to an elected board.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:47 pm

January 19th 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/15 at 7:48 pm


January 19th 1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
Now that's pants!

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/15 at 7:10 pm

February 7th 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Howard on 02/07/15 at 6:46 am


February 7th 1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.


Happy 80th Birthday.  :)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/15 at 8:25 pm

February 13th 1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/15 at 1:08 am

1935 – Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/15 at 8:04 pm

1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/15 at 8:11 am

1935 – Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat's eyes.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 4:31 am

1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:36 am

1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:36 am

1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:42 am


1925 – Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.


1925 – Scopes Trial: Serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.


1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.

No one noticed...

...in the wrong topic!

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:43 am

May 12th 1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/15 at 4:38 am

May 14th 1935 – The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/15 at 4:05 am

June 3rd 1935 – One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:49 am

June 10th 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:49 am

June 10th 1935 – Chaco War ends: A truce is called between Bolivia and Paraguay who had been fighting since 1932.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/18/15 at 5:36 am

June 18th 1935 – Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/15 at 3:17 am

July 16th 1935 – The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/15 at 8:06 am

July 24th 1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 4:14 am

July 28th 1935 – The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber aircraft, which dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II, made its first flight.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:21 am

September 3rd 1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 7:42 am

September 3rd 1935 - Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in ten games.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/15 at 10:16 am

September 11th 1935 - US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/16 at 3:48 pm

January 14th 1936 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson (Boston Bruins) became the first NHL goalie to receive credit for an assist.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 4:58 am

January 15th 1936 – The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/16 at 7:45 am

January 20th 1936 – Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/16 at 2:38 am

January 29th 1936 - The first members of major league baseball's Hall of Fame were named in Cooperstown, NY. They were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 4:05 am

February 8th 1936 - The first National Football League (NFL) draft was held. Jay Berwanger was the first to be selected. He went to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/16 at 3:06 am

February 10th 1936 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian defenders.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 5:21 am

February 15th 1936 – Elections bring the Popular Front to power in Spain.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 2:05 am

February 16th 1936 – In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 1:36 am

February 29th 1936 – February 26 Incident in Tokyo ends.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 2:31 am

February 29th 1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: nally on 02/29/16 at 6:48 pm


February 29th 1936 – Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

Amazing!!

Born on that day was Alex Rocco, an Italian-American film actor, but he passed away last year from pancreatic cancer. :\'( (So he would have turned 80 today; it would have been his 20th birthday.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 9:14 am

March 1st 1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:20 am

March 1st 1936 – A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:14 am

March 7th 1936 – Prelude to World War II: In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 6:47 am

March 8th 1936 – Daytona Beach and Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:29 am

March 14th 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.)

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 2:02 am

March 16th 1936 – Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers and lead to a major flood in Pittsburgh.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:45 pm

March 20th 1936 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Christopher Columbus" in Chicago, IL.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:32 am

March 24th 1936 - The Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0. The first goal was not scored until 16 minutes and 30 seconds into the sixth overtime period of the season's first Stanley Cup semi-final game.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:10 am

March 25th 1936 - The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted for 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 5:21 am

March 29th 1936 – In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 2:42 pm

April 6th 1936 – Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak: Another tornado from the same storm system as the Tupelo tornado hits Gainesville, Georgia, killing 203.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 7:53 am

April 11th 1936 - The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) was founded.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:37 am

April 15th 1936 – Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 6:10 am

April 15th 1936 – First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:48 am

April 18th 1936 – The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 8:38 am

April 18th 1936 - Benny Goodman and his trio recorded "China Boy."

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:54 am

April 27th 1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:30 am

May 5th 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 5:03 am


May 5th 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
1936 – Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 9:40 am

May 9th 1936 - The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:23 am

May 28th 1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 12:29 pm

May 28th 1936 – Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 7:29 am

June 10th 1936 – The Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm is founded.

Subject: Re: 80 years ago thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/16 at 4:44 pm

June 11th 1936 – The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

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