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Subject: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/15 at 4:05 am

August 3rd 2010 – Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/04/15 at 10:14 am

August 4, 2015 - A vault containing non-words - those rejected by the Oxford English Dictionary - is uncovered. (The Daily Telegraph)

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 6:08 am

August 5th 2010 – The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft (700 m) below the ground.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/15 at 6:08 am

August 5th 2010 – Ten members of International Assistance Mission Nuristan Eye Camp team are killed by persons unknown in Kuran wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/15 at 3:22 am

August 8th 2010 – A massive mudslide of 1.8 million cubic metres (2,400,000 cu yd) of mud and rocks in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China, killed 1,471 people.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/15 at 12:01 pm

August 14th 2010 – The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 3:19 am

August 19th 2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 2:30 pm

August 23rd 2010 - Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki defeats Russia's Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 at the WTA tour Rogers Cup in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, earning US$350,000 for the victory.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 3:40 am

September 3rd 2010 - Mike Edwards a founding member of ELO was killed in a freak accident when a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van. The 62 year-old cellist died after the 600 kg (1,323 lb) bale rolled down a steep field in Devon, southern England, smashed through a hedge and careered on to the road. Edwards played cello with ELO, the seven-piece band led by Jeff Lynne, from their first live gig in 1972 until he left in January 1975. He quit the band in 1975 to become a Buddhist, changing his name to Deva Pramada and making his living by teaching the cello.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/15 at 9:02 am

September 4th 2010 – Canterbury earthquake: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 5:21 pm

September 6th 2010 - New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reaches 100 RBIs for a record 14th season, passing Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Fox, all tied at 13 seasons.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 1:33 am

September 7th 2010 – A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands. The collisions occurred around 10am, after the Japanese Coast Guard ordered the trawler to leave the area. After the collisions, Japanese sailors boarded the Chinese vessel and arrested the captain, Zhan Qixiong.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 3:23 pm

September 7th 2010 -  Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, was voted in at No. 2 and Meat Loaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was at No. 3 in the survey.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/07/15 at 3:33 pm


September 7th 2010 -  Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, was voted in at No. 2 and Meat Loaf’s ‘I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’ was at No. 3 in the survey.


Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" didn't make the list? ???

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/15 at 3:37 pm


Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" didn't make the list? ???
The list does not seem to be available online.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/15 at 6:42 am

September 23rd 2010 – Teresa Lewis became the first woman to be executed by the US state of Virginia since 1912, and the first woman in the state to be executed via lethal injection.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 12/30/15 at 10:05 am

December 30, 2010: Ellis Clarke, the 1st president of Trinidad and Tobago has died.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/30/15 at 12:49 pm


September 23rd 2010 – Teresa Lewis became the first woman to be executed by the US state of Virginia since 1912, and the first woman in the state to be executed via lethal injection.

Seems rather sad. :\'(

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: muppethammer26 on 01/01/16 at 9:35 am

January 1, 2011: Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the 17th Eurozone country.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/08/16 at 11:28 pm

Jan. 8, 2011: The attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona. She was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head; a total of thirteen people were injured and six others were killed in the shooting, among them federal judge John Roll and a 9-year-old child, Christina-Taylor Green. Giffords was later brought to a rehabilitation facility in Houston, Texas, where she recovered some of her ability to walk, speak, read and write.

She has since recovered.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Giffords#Recovery

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/16 at 10:31 am

January 14th 2011 – Former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees his country to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for freedom, rights and democracy, considered as the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 4:28 am

January 25th 2011 – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/16 at 7:39 am

January 27th 2011 – Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.

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