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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.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 9:28 am

February 11th 2011 – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:25 am

February 13th 2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 9:24 am

February 14th 2011 – As a part of Arab Spring, the Bahraini uprising, a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain begins with a 'Day of Rage'.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 3:08 am

February 17th 2011 – Libyan protests begin. In Bahrain, security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:39 am

February 19th 2011 – The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artefacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:06 am

February 22nd 2011 – New Zealand's second deadliest earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:44 am

February 22nd 2011 – Bahraini uprising: Tens of thousands of people march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:18 am

February 24th 2011 – Final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:03 pm

February 25th 2011 - Susan 'Suze' Rotolo, died from lung cancer. She was the one time girlfriend of Bob Dylan, and the inspiration of some of his early songs. Susan appeared in one of the decade's signature images, walking with Dylan arm-in-arm for the cover photo of his breakthrough album Freewheelin Bob Dylan.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:18 am

March 9th 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 03/09/16 at 1:07 pm


March 9th 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Also, the day was Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity)!

The date is a Wednesday again this year, but Ash Wednesday was already a month ago.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 2:46 am

March 11th 2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 03/11/16 at 11:57 am


March 11th 2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

I remember that. There was even a tsunami warning in effect for the west coast of the United States.
Additionally, the date was also a Friday, just like today.

In fact, any date from March 1st of this year through February 28th of next year will fall on the same day of the week as it did 5 years earlier.  This is due to the fact that two Leap Days intervene in between.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 4:03 pm

March 11th 2011 - The former singer with Iron Maiden was jailed for nine months for fraudulently claiming benefits. Paul Andrews, fronted the band between 1978 and 1981, under the stage name Paul Di'Anno. Andrews, 52, was jailed at the city's crown court after earlier admitting falsely claiming more than £45,000. Fraud investigators had viewed online videos and read about gigs on the performer's website.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 6:43 am

March 12th 2011 – A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:10 am

March 15th 2011 – Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 8:46 am

March 18th 2011 – Jet Harris, bass guitarist for The Shadows, died from throat cancer at the age of 71. Jet played on the hit 'Apache' and during their days as Cliff Richard's backing band, performed on the chart-topper 'Living Doll'. In 1962 he left the group and had solo hits with 'Besame Mucho' and 'The Man With The Golden Arm'.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 2:40 pm

March 18th 2011– Organisers of an attempt to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall in 1963 had claims from 24 people who said they were there. Billy Shanks was helping to lead the search for the audience members of the gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland in 1963. He said some who turned up thought the music was rubbish and left to join an audience of 1,200 watching a local band in nearby Strathpeffer.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 5:44 am

April 2nd 2011 – India won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 10:30 am

April 6th 2011 – In San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 bodies were exhumed from several mass graves made by Los Zetas.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 2:32 am

April 11th 2011 – An explosion in the Minsk Metro, Belarus kills 15 people and injures 204 others.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 1:34 am

April 19th 2011 – Fidel Castro resigns from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba after 45 years of holding the title.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:25 am

April 27th 2011 – The April 25–28 tornado outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Two hundred five tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 4:06 pm

May 10th 2011 - It was announced that Microsoft had closed a deal to purchase the internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 5:01 pm

May 10th 2011 - The ornate iron gates of a children's home which inspired John Lennon's psychedelic Beatles anthem Strawberry Fields Forever were removed after The Salvation Army, which owned the former home, decided to put the red Victorian gates into storage. Beatles fans who passed the Liverpool site on tours would now be met with 10ft (3m) high replicas. The original gates were being taken to a secret location for storage, and would eventually be auctioned off.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 3:49 pm

May 11th 2011 - One of the rarest rock t-shirts in the world sold for $10,000 (£6096.00), the largest sum ever paid for a vintage t-shirt. The record-setting sale of a 1979 Led Zeppelin t-shirt on eBay was sold by Kyle Ermatinger of Stormcrow Vintage. The recent completion of the transaction placed the purchase as the world's rarest and most expensive vintage t-shirt

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 2:24 am

May 13th 2011 – Two bombs explode in the Charsadda District of Pakistan killing 98 people and wounding 140 others.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 5:10 pm

May 13th 2011 - Like A Rolling Stone was voted as Bob Dylan's best-ever song by Rolling Stone Magazine, who had asked the opinions of a panel of writers, academics and musicians to compile a poll to mark Dylan's 70th birthday on 24th May. Like A Rolling Stone, was described by U2's Bono as 'a black eye of a pop song', while Mick Jagger praised the simplicity of Desolation Row. Keith Richards argued that the original 1963 solo version of Girl From The North Country, ranked 30th, was superior to Dylan's 1969 duet of the same song with Johnny Cash.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 3:48 pm

May 15th 2011 – The first protest of the Anti-austerity movement in Spain (also known as the Indignádos or 15-May Movement) begins in 58 Spanish cities.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 12:59 am

May 16th 2011 – STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 3:44 pm

May 18th 2011 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the 1967 Beatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' sold for $237,132 (£145,644) at an auction in the US. The sale of the sheet, which featured the song's third verse and the opening words to 'She's Leaving Home', took place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Both songs feature on the 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was speculated the song was about the drug LSD, however, The Beatles denied this, with Lennon saying the inspiration had come from a picture his son Julian had drawn of a classmate named Lucy Vodden - who died of the immune system disease Lupus in 2009.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/18/16 at 3:46 pm

...and I believe it was also on that date when my laptop computer finally got fixed, and I ended my 2 1/2 week absence from this site. (That's the longest period of time I've ever been away from here!)

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:37 am

May 28th 2011 – Malta votes on the introduction of divorce.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/28/16 at 4:30 pm

May 28, 2011: Dodgers lost to Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium, 6-1. (I remember, I was at that game!)

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 4:34 pm


I believe this was 15 years ago, not 5! ;)
Oops!

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 5:21 am

June 1st 2011 – Charles F. McMillan takes charge as 10th director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, succeeding Michael R. Anastasio.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 7:19 am

June 1st 2011 – A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:40 am

June 9th 2011 - The world's first artificial organ transplant was performed. It was an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 12:52 pm

June 19th 2011 - Amy Winehouse was booed by crowds in Serbia's capital Belgrade after appearing to be too drunk to perform. The concert - the first on the singers 12-day European tour, saw Winehouse mumble her way through parts of songs, leave the stage altogether and at one point she threw her microphone to the floor. She was frequently booed by the crowd, who had paid up to £45 to see her in a country in which wages are some of the lowest in Europe.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 3:26 pm

June 22nd 2011 - It was reported in the Irish press that Bono's wandering peahen was causing havoc for some south Dublin residents. The peahen the less spectacular-coloured female partner to a male peacock had arrived in the Ard Mhuire housing estate in Killiney near to where the singer lived. One newspaper ran the headline: "Bono's cock drives me nuts". Local woman Susan McKeon said she first noticed the bird at night. "It had a tiny head and a huge body. It was actually quite ugly but I don't think it's fully grown."

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 4:46 am

June 23rd 2011 - The pilot episdoe of "Suits" aired on USA.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 7:47 am

June 28th 2011 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 1991 relating to Democratic Republic of Congo is adopted.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 3:51 am

June 29th 2011 - The state of Nevada passed the first law that permitted the operation of autonomous cars on public roads. The law went into effect on March 1, 2012 and did not permit the use of the cars to the general public. Google received the first self-driving vehicle license in the U.S. on May 4, 2012 in Nevada.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 3:48 am

June 30th 2011 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 1994 is adopted.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/23/16 at 5:52 pm

July 23rd 2011: Amy Winehouse, British singer-songwriter, passed away at her London home from alcohol poisoning, age 27.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 3:37 pm


July 23rd 2011: Amy Winehouse, British singer-songwriter, passed away at her London home from alcohol poisoning, age 27.
:\'(

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/16 at 3:37 pm

Died this day in 2011, Gene McDaniels, who scored the 1961 US No.3 hit 'A Hundred Pounds Of Clay' died at the age of 76 after a short illness. Gene also wrote Roberta Flack's 1974 No.1 hit 'Feel Like Makin' Love' which won a Grammy Award.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 3:57 am

August 22nd 2011 - Songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 78 from cardio-pulmonary failure. With Mike Stoller he wrote many hits including: 'Hound Dog', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'King Creole', 'There Goes My Baby', 'Searchin', 'Yakety Yak', 'Stand By Me', 'Poison Ivy,' and 'Kansas City'.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 5:11 am

August 22nd 2011 - Nicholas Ashford, one half of Ashford and Simpson died of complications from throat cancer, in New York. With his wife Valerie Simpson they had the 1979 US No.36 single 'Found A Cure', and 1985 UK No. 3 single 'Solid'. The pair wrote hits such as: 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'You're All I Need To Get By', 'Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing', and 'Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)'.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 08/23/16 at 10:45 pm

August 23rd, 2011:

A magnitude 5.8 (class: moderate) earthquake occurs in Virginia. Damage occurs to monuments and structures in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage is estimated at $200 million–$300 million USD.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/16 at 12:41 am

August 26th 2011 – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 5:25 am

August 27th 2011 – Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 11:05 pm

September 1st 2011, Billy Joe Armstrong was thrown off a Southwest flight because the singer was wearing his pants too low. A flight attendant had approached Armstrong and told him, "Pull your pants up or you get off the plane." Later, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying that the airline and the Green Day pop star had settled their differences over the incident.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 8:29 pm

September 5th 2011, Britain's Mo Farah won gold in the 5,000 metres at the World Championships in Daegu.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/16 at 9:27 pm

September 6th 2011, A California judge ruled that Madonna does not hold a trademark over the phrase "Material Girl" for her line of clothing just because she wrote a song by that name in 1985. An L.A. retailer called LA Triumph has been using the name "Material Girl" clothing and has registered it as a trademark.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/16 at 6:31 am

September 12th 2011 – The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City opens to the public.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 3:57 pm

September 14th 2011, It was reported that a Swedish Bob Dylan fan had been arrested for singing Bob Dylan songs outside his ex-girlfriend's house. The love-sick man had also cobbled together a group of five other men to serve as vocal accompaniment for the late-night live performance, each of who donned hoodies with their hoods up. But soon after the man began to serenade his ex, who had previously taken out a restraining order against him, she called the police, leaving 50-year-old guitarist blowin in the wind. 'I had the idea that I'd play a Bob Dylan song for her,' the man told police. (No word on which song, unfortunately.)

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 4:53 am

September 17th 2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:39 pm

September 17th 2011, Adele went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Someone Like You'. The track was also No.1 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 8:46 pm

September 17th 2011, The estate of Jimi Hendrix gave the go-ahead for another round of archival releases nearly 41 years to the day after the singer's death. The four new products included an expanded version of his landmark Winterland concerts in 1968, a revamp of a 1972 live compilation, an upgraded DVD of his final U.K. festival gig, and a DVD reissue of some old talk-show appearances.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/16 at 8:18 pm

September 18th 2011 – The 2011 Sikkim earthquake was felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and southern Tibet.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 5:58 am

September 19th 2011 – Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all time saves leader with 602.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 4:04 pm

September 20th 2011 – The United States military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 8:14 pm

September 21st 2011, A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform in front of a segregated audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 and at least 150 police officers to provide security at the show.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:44 pm

September 22nd 2011 - The pilot episode of "Person of Interest" aired.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 4:49 am

September 22nd 2011, Research conducted by car maker SEAT found that Queen’s 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was the song most likely to be found on British iPods, with more than 40% of owners having the hit on their players. The Beatles had four songs in the list, a feat also matched by Coldplay. Other favourites included U2, The Killers and Rihanna.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 11:49 pm

September 25th 2011, The New York Post reported that Sly Stone was living in a van, parked in the notoriously rough Los Angeles neighborhood of Crenshaw. The 68-year-old was quoted as saying "I like my small camper. I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving."

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 09/28/16 at 12:36 pm

September 28th 2011 -- last time this date fell on a Wednesday -- this was the final day of the MLB regular season that year. Both of the Wild Card races had yet to be decided, although the Braves were leading the NL race for much of the season, with the Cardinals in hot pursuit; and the Red Sox were leading the AL race for much of the season, with the Rays in pursuit on that side.

But the Red Sox lost their game and the Rays won theirs; while the Braves lost their game and the Cardinals easily won theirs... due in part to the Sox' and Braves' inability to hold their respective leads in their respective games.

This might have inspired MLB to create a second wildcard, to be implemented starting the following year.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 4:55 am

September 30th 2011, American guitarist and songwriter Marv Tarplin died aged 70. He was best known as the guitarist for the Miracles from the 1950s through the early 1970s who co-wrote several of their biggest hits, including the 1965 Grammy Hall Of Fame inducted 'The Tracks of My Tears'. Tarplin also worked with Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes and The Supremes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 10:15 pm

October 10th 2011 - Nelson Cruz (Texas Rangers) hit the first-ever postseason walk-off grand slam to give the Rangers a 7-3 win. The win gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the ALCS over the Detroit Tigers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 10:58 pm

October 11th 2011 - The single "Young, Wild & Free" was released as a digital download by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 12:08 am

October 23rd 2011 – The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan Civil War over.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 12:25 am

October 23rd 2011 – A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 3:24 am

October 23rd 2011 - The pilot episode of "Once Upon a Time" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 7:08 pm

October 26th 2011, Aerosmith were forced to delay a concert in South America after Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom. The singer suffered cuts to his face and lost two of his teeth ahead of a concert in Asuncion, Paraguay. He was said to have received stitches and had emergency dental work, forcing the gig to be postponed by 24 hours.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 7:25 pm

October 26th 2011, A coroner's inquest on the death of Amy Winehouse reached a verdict of misadventure. The report explained that Winehouse's blood alcohol content was 416 mg per decilitre at the time of her death, more than five times the legal drink-drive limit. According to the coroner ‘The unintended consequences of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden death’.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/27/16 at 11:10 am

October 27th 2011 -- the last time this date fell on a Thursday -- The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the World Series. The win forces Game 7, also to occur in St. Louis, Missouri. Twice, the Rangers were one strike away from their first World Series title, but the Cardinals got a hit to keep the series alive. (Both times -- in the 9th inning and the 10th inning -- they erased a two-run deficit.)

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Written By: nally on 10/30/16 at 7:51 pm


October 27th 2011 -- the last time this date fell on a Thursday -- The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the World Series. The win forces Game 7, also to occur in St. Louis, Missouri. Twice, the Rangers were one strike away from their first World Series title, but the Cardinals got a hit to keep the series alive. (Both times -- in the 9th inning and the 10th inning -- they erased a two-run deficit.)

and they won Game Seven the next night. (A couple days late in mentioning this, I know.)

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Written By: nally on 10/31/16 at 4:27 pm

31 October 2011: The global population of humans reaches seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as Seven Billion Day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 7:22 am

November 8th 2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 3:38 am

November 11th 2011 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is released worldwide for the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows.

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Written By: nally on 11/11/16 at 12:31 pm


November 11th 2011 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is released worldwide for the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows.

...and no matter where you were, the date was written in shorthand as 11/11/11! :D

(It was also the last time this date fell on a Friday.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 8:16 pm


...and no matter where you were, the date was written in shorthand as 11/11/11! :D

(It was also the last time this date fell on a Friday.)
O0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 8:17 pm

November 11th 2011, The four original band members of Black Sabbath announced that they were reuniting and recording a new album followed by a world tour in 2012.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 8:08 am

November 12th 2011 – Silvio Berlusconi tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European sovereign debt crisis.

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Written By: nally on 11/16/16 at 9:27 pm

Nov. 16, 2011: President Barack Obama, visiting Canberra, said he would send military aircraft and up to 2,500 Marines to northern Australia for a training hub to help allies and protect American interests across Asia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 3:29 pm

November 23rd 2011 – Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 10:20 pm

December 5th 2011, After spending 45 weeks at the top end of the UK charts, singer Adele's second album ‘21’ became the biggest selling LP in Britain this century, surpassing the late Amy Winehouse's 2006 LP ‘Back to Black’.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 10:27 pm

December 6th 2011, American singer and songwriter Dobie Gray died from complications of cancer surgery in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 71. His hit records included 'The 'In' Crowd' in 1965 and 'Drift Away', which was one of the biggest hits of 1973, and went on to sell over one million copies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 8:12 am

December 8th 2011 - India batsman Virender Sehwag hit a then highest score in a one-day international, reaching 219 against West Indies in Indore.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 6:36 pm

December 31st 2011 – NASA succeeds in putting the first of two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory satellites in orbit around the Moon.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 1:23 am

January 1st 2012 – A Moldovan civilian is fatally wounded by a Russian peacekeeper in the Transnistrian security zone, leading to demonstrations against Russia.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 9:17 pm

January 12th 2012 – Violent protests occur in Bucharest, Romania, as two-day-old demonstrations continue against President Traian Băsescu's economic austerity measures. Clashes are reported in numerous Romanian cities between protesters and law enforcement officers.

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Written By: nally on 02/01/17 at 12:20 pm

February 1st 2012: Don Cornelius, American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music show Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993, passed away at the age of 75 after taking his own life. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 02/13/17 at 10:04 am

February 13th 2012 - The first Vega rocket was launched by the European Space Agency.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 6:55 am

March 20th 2012 – At least 52 people are killed and more than 250 injured in a wave of terror attacks across ten cities in Iraq.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 04/02/17 at 12:19 am

April 1, 2012 at Midnight ET Cartoon Network/Adult Swim brought back Toonami as an April Fool's joke. Popular demand brought it back for good.

Ironically, they postponed tonight's Samurai Jack for April Fool's so that they could play a new episode of Rick & Morty.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/02/17 at 12:46 pm


April 1, 2012 at Midnight ET Cartoon Network/Adult Swim brought back Toonami as an April Fool's joke. Popular demand brought it back for good.

Ironically, they postponed tonight's Samurai Jack for April Fool's so that they could play a new episode of Rick & Morty.


And that really pissed me off, because the next episode was gonna be really dramatic. I honestly wished that episode played, instead of that godforsaken Rick and Morty premiere. People have been thirteen years for new episodes of Samurai Jack. Even though I never got into the original series, the fifth season was still awesome.  >:(

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/02/17 at 12:54 pm


And that really pissed me off, because the next episode was gonna be really dramatic. I honestly wished that episode played, instead of that godforsaken Rick and Morty premiere. People have been thirteen years for new episodes of Samurai Jack. Even though I never got into the original series, the fifth season was still awesome.  >:(

Samurai Jack for LIFE. is stupid for doing that.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/02/17 at 12:56 pm


Samurai Jack for LIFE. is stupid for doing that.


Maybe it would have the new episode premiering next Saturday.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/02/17 at 1:00 pm


Maybe it would have the new episode premiering next Saturday.

Hopefully.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/06/17 at 7:45 pm

April 6th 2012 - Azawad declares itself independent from the Republic of Mali.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 12:55 am

April 16th 2012 – The trial for Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, begins in Oslo, Norway.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 5:36 am

April 16th 2012 – The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/18/17 at 6:19 pm

April 18th 2012: American television personality and producer Dick Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 82. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 04/20/17 at 6:53 pm

April 20th 2012, 127 people are killed when a plane crashes in a residential area near the Benazir Bhutto International Airport near Islamabad, Pakistan. :\'(

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 12:54 am

May 2nd 2012 – A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.

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Written By: nally on 05/03/17 at 1:38 am

During the first week of May 2012, I was on my very first cruise (which began during the final weekend of April)! :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 7:07 pm

May 4th 2012, American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist Adam Yauch died of cancer aged 47. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys, who sold over 40 million records worldwide. In 2009, Yauch was diagnosed and unsuccessfully treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/17 at 11:10 pm

May 4th 2012 - In Las Vegas, NV, Google received the first self-driving vehicle testing license.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/06/17 at 11:30 am


May 4th 2012 - In Las Vegas, NV, Google received the first self-driving vehicle testing license.

Also on that day, I got to see land outside the U.S. for the first time! (Namely Ensenada, Mexico, although I did not actually get off the ship.)

The next day was the end of my very first cruise.

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Written By: nally on 05/20/17 at 3:37 pm

May 20th 2012 - Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb dies at the age of 62.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 05/29/17 at 5:00 pm

29 May 2012: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/17 at 1:17 am

June 21st 2012 – A boat carrying more than 200 refugees capsized in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 others missing.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/17 at 1:40 am

June 22nd 2012 – A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane is shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane's pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/17 at 4:41 am

June 22nd 2012 – Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/17 at 12:07 am

June 23rd 2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/17 at 12:05 am

June 24th 2012 – Lonesome George, the last known individual of Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii, a subspecies of the Galápagos tortoise, dies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 3:16 am

July 4th 2012 – The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 4:23 am

July 4th 2012, Bonhams of London announced that Freddie Mercury's black and white harlequin stage costume had sold for £22,500 at their Entertainment Memorabilia sale. The harlequin costume was one of Freddie’s most recognisable stage designs, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s. Also a pair of Freddie’s ballet pumps exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £1,500 - 2,000, selling for £4,000 to an overseas internet bidder. Freddie had worn the white leather ballet shoes during Queen's legendary Hyde Park performance in 1976.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/04/17 at 12:53 pm


July 4th 2012, Bonhams of London announced that Freddie Mercury's black and white harlequin stage costume had sold for £22,500 at their Entertainment Memorabilia sale. The harlequin costume was one of Freddie’s most recognisable stage designs, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s. Also a pair of Freddie’s ballet pumps exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £1,500 - 2,000, selling for £4,000 to an overseas internet bidder. Freddie had worn the white leather ballet shoes during Queen's legendary Hyde Park performance in 1976.

July 4th 2012 – The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.


On that day in my life, I went to a 4th of July holiday party with some friends at one such person's house... and had a really good time. http://www.inthe00s.com/Smileys/4thJuly/smiley.gif

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Written By: nally on 07/05/17 at 1:06 pm

July 5th 2012 - The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/24/17 at 11:51 pm

July 24th 2012 - Sherman Hemsley, American actor, passed away at the age of 74. He was best known for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/17 at 12:31 pm

August 5th 2012 – The Oak Creek shooting took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six people; the perpetrator was shot dead by police.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 10:15 am

August 9th 2012 - Shannon Eastin became the first female to officiate an NFL game when she worked as a line judge in a preseason game between the San Diego Chargers and the Green Bay Packers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/17 at 1:30 am

August 10th 2012 – The Marikana massacre begins near Rustenburg, South Africa, resulting in the deaths of 47 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/17 at 2:52 am

August 11th 2012 – At least 306 people are killed and 3,000 others injured in a pair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/17 at 4:27 am

August 16th 2012 – South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.

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Written By: Ariana Grande mocha swirl on 08/17/17 at 8:05 am

August 17th, 2012: Syrian Civil War: Fighting continues in major cities as Lakhdar Brahimi is named as the new United Nations envoy for Syria.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 3:59 pm

August 17th 2012, Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they had staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in a protest directed at the Orthodox Church leader's support for President Putin during his election campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 12:11 am

August 22nd 2012 – Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya's Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 1:45 am

August 23rd 2012 – A hot-air balloon crashes near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, killing six people and injuring 28 others.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 08/25/17 at 11:32 pm

August 25th 2012: A blockbuster trade occurred in Major League Baseball.

Adrian Gonzalez was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto) and $11 million in cash for James Loney, Iván DeJesús, Jr., Allen Webster and two players to be named later (Jerry Sands and Rubby De La Rosa). That same day, Gonzalez hit a three-run home run at Dodger Stadium against the Miami Marlins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/17 at 11:23 pm

September 3rd 2012, Internal emails sent by the promoters of Michael Jackson's planned 2009 comeback concerts saw them voice concerns over his stability and health. In one email, sent the day the singer appeared in London to announce his This Is It shows, he was described as "an emotionally paralysed mess". The singer had locked him-self in his room and was said to be drunk and despondent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 5:27 am

September 4th 2012, One Direction won a legal dispute over the right to keep using their band name. A US punk group of the same name challenged the UK boyband earlier this year, saying that they had called themselves One Direction first. One Direction US sued the British band for $1million (£630,000) in damages and asked for a share of The X Factor stars' royalties. One Direction US would now be known as Uncharted Shores.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 1:58 am

September 5th 2012 – An accidental explosion at a Turkish Army ammunition store in Afyon, western Turkey kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 4:04 am

September 6th 2012 – Sixty-one people die after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 3:13 am

September 11th 2012 - A series of attacks are directed against United States diplomatic missions worldwide, as well as diplomatic missions of Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 6:54 am

September 11th 2012 – A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/17 at 2:55 am

September 18th 2012, In a survey of more than 160,000 readers, British music magazine NME named John Lennon as Rock's ultimate icon. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was placed second, followed by David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner and late Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 12:52 am

September 25th 2012 - China launched its first aircraft carrier into service.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 11:42 am

September 25th 2012 - The 10th season of "NCIS" began on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 3:32 pm

October 8th 2012, Record label bosses at EMI recalled a vinyl, anniversary edition of The Beatles' hit single 'Love Me Do' after discovering they had accidentally pressed a version that included session musician Andy White playing drums instead of Ringo Starr. Copies of the disc featuring the wrong version were reportedly selling on eBay.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 10/08/17 at 9:34 pm


October 8th 2012, Record label bosses at EMI recalled a vinyl, anniversary edition of The Beatles' hit single 'Love Me Do' after discovering they had accidentally pressed a version that included session musician Andy White playing drums instead of Ringo Starr. Copies of the disc featuring the wrong version were reportedly selling on eBay.

The very same day, I began volunteering at the library! :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 3:10 am

October 16th 2012 – The extrasolar planet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 2:39 am

October 19th 2012 – A bomb explosion kills eight people and injures 110 people in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Written By: Fearsword on 10/19/17 at 4:14 pm

A bit late, but on October 10, 2012 Julia Gillard gives her misogyny speech

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 6:18 am

October 24th 2012 - Hurricane Sandy kills at least 209 people in the Caribbean, Bahamas, United States and Canada. Considerable storm surge damage causes major disruption to the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:08 am

November 1st 2012, Metal Hammer magazine published a list of the "Top ten rock and heavy metal moustaches…Ever". The list which included moustaches worn by the likes of Frank Zappa, all the members of Black Sabbath, (except Ozzy Osbourne). James Hetfield, and Lemmy placed Freddie Mercury at the top of the list.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:49 am

November 1st 2012 – A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/01/17 at 11:55 am


November 1st 2012, Metal Hammer magazine published a list of the "Top ten rock and heavy metal moustaches…Ever". The list which included moustaches worn by the likes of Frank Zappa, all the members of Black Sabbath, (except Ozzy Osbourne). James Hetfield, and Lemmy placed Freddie Mercury at the top of the list.

November 1st 2012 – A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135.


This was just a few days after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States. :(

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Written By: nally on 11/06/17 at 11:10 am

November 6th 2012: Barack Obama was reelected to a second term as President of the United States, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 2:11 pm

November 8th 2012: 2012, Reports surfaced that Jermaine Jackson had filed legal papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court asking to have the spelling of his surname altered to Jacksun for "artistic reasons." The request would be granted in February, 2013.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 2:39 am

November 9th 2012 - One Direction's second album "Take Me Home" was first released.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 11:19 am

November 9th 2012 – At least 27 people are killed and dozens are wounded in conflicts between inmates and guards at Welikada prison in Colombo.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 2:59 pm

November 11th 2012 – A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 6:20 pm

November 13th 2012 – A total solar eclipse occurred in parts of Australia and the South Pacific

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 10:09 am

November 14th 2012 - The game Candy Crush Saga was released as a mobile app for iPhones.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 12:27 pm

November 14th 2012 – Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 12/21/17 at 7:54 pm

December 21, 2012 - the world "ended," at least according to the lyin' Mayans.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon

Which reminds me...

http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/billyraycyrus54.shtml

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/22/17 at 1:12 am


December 21, 2012 - the world "ended," at least according to the lyin' Mayans.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon

Which reminds me...

Right... the only thing that truly ended was that Mayan thingy.



http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/billyraycyrus54.shtml

funny stuff ;)

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/10/18 at 12:04 am

January 9th 2013:

In baseball, no candidates were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with some candidates such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens performing poorly due to allegations of steroid use. This was the first time since 1996 in which no candidates received the required vote percentage.
Full information can be found at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_Hall_of_Fame_balloting,_2013

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Written By: nally on 01/21/18 at 11:40 pm

January 21st 2013: Barack Obama's second public inauguration took place. (This was because the usual Inauguration Day, January 20th, fell on a Sunday; he had a private ceremony that day.)

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/27/18 at 11:25 am

January 27th 2013: 242 people die in a nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul. :\'(

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/27/18 at 11:55 pm

A little early... on February 28th 2013: Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign from the papacy.

He would eventually be replaced by Pope Francis, who still holds the position today.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Dundee on 02/28/18 at 4:45 am

Still hurts a bit to see 2013 as "5 years ago"  ;D

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/28/18 at 12:12 pm


Still hurts a bit to see 2013 as "5 years ago"  ;D

I know, I remember it as if it's just a short time ago! :o

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/08/18 at 12:31 am

From April 6 to 13th of 2013, I was on my second cruise trip (and hence did not come to this site at all during that week).

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/08/18 at 10:07 pm

April 8th 2013: Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello both passed away. :\'( :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/18 at 1:13 am

April 30th 2013 – Willem-Alexander is inaugurated as King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Beatrix.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/18 at 7:49 am

May 6th 2013 – Three women missing for more than a decade are found alive in the U.S. city of Cleveland, Ohio.

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Written By: nally on 05/10/18 at 6:10 pm

May 10th 2013: One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

At 1,792 feet tall, it is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

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Written By: nally on 06/27/18 at 11:42 am

June 27th 2013 - NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 5:45 pm

July 18th 2013 – The Government of Detroit, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 4:09 am

October 22nd 2013 – The Australian Capital Territory becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/18 at 1:20 pm

Two days late: on November 5th 2013, the unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission is launched by India from its launchpad in Sriharikota.

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Written By: nally on 11/18/18 at 2:52 pm

November 18th 2013 - NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 11:11 am

November 21st 2013 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/18 at 2:11 pm

November 21st 2013 – The first of to become massive protests start in Ukraine after President Viktor Yanukovych suspended signing the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 7:56 am

November 22nd 2013 - The discovery of Siats meekerorum was announced. The dinosaur skeleton, more than 30 feet long, was found in eastern Utah.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 9:33 am

December 14th 2013 - The Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 3 became the first spacecraft to "soft"-land on the Moon since 1976. It was only the third robotic rover to land on the moon.

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Written By: nally on 12/27/18 at 6:41 pm

December 27th 2013: Okinawa prefecture's Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima has approved a measure to allow for the relocation of a controversial U.S. military base on Okinawa, breaking 17 years of stagnation on the base's transfer plan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/19 at 6:01 am

March 8th 2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying a total of 239 people, disappears en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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Written By: nally on 03/12/19 at 7:17 pm

March 12th 2014: A gas explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem kills eight and injures 70 others. :o :\'(

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Written By: nally on 03/22/19 at 11:18 am

March 22nd 2014: The Major League Baseball season started at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia. The Los Angeles Dodgers ("visiting" team) defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks ("home" team) by a score of 3–1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/19 at 7:30 am

April 17th 2014 – NASA's Kepler space observatory confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 1:41 am

June 12th 2014 - The 2014 FIFA World Cup commenced in Brazil.

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Written By: nally on 06/15/19 at 12:31 pm

June 15th 2014, American radio host Casey Kasem passed away at the age of 82. :\'(

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Written By: nally on 06/18/19 at 6:50 pm

June 18th 2014: L.A. Dodgers pitcher threw a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, with L.A. winning 6-0. It was the first no-no for the Dodgers since Josh Beckett threw one the previous month in Philadelphia, and the first no-hitter by a Dodgers pitcher at Dodger Stadium since Ramon Martinez no-hit the Miami Marlins on July 14th 1995. (Hideo Nomo no-hit the Rockies in September 1996 in Colorado.)

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Written By: nally on 06/29/19 at 8:59 pm

June 29th 2014: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

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Written By: nally on 07/03/19 at 11:40 am

July 3rd 2014 - Valeriy Heletey takes office as the third Defense Minister of Ukraine after the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, replacing Mykhailo Koval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:11 pm

July 3rd 2014 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 17,000 for the first time.

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Written By: nally on 07/03/19 at 12:30 pm


July 3rd 2014 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 17,000 for the first time.


O0

And now it has since gained almost another ten thousand points (its current all-time peak is shortly below 27,000).

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Written By: nally on 07/20/19 at 6:36 pm

July 20th 2014: Monty Python performed their last ever comedy show at the The O2 Arena in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/19 at 8:12 am

August 8th 2014 - The United States military begins an air campaign in northern Iraq to stem the influx of ISIS militants.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 5:44 pm

August 21st 2014, Sir Paul McCartney topped a list of the richest bassists in the world with estimated wealth of $1.2 billion according to the website www.therichest.com. Coming in at No.2 were Sting and Gene Simmons, both with a net worth of $300 million, followed by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, U2's Adam Clayton and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Written By: Si_1997 on 08/22/19 at 1:02 am

I was a senior in high school, second week of senior year .

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 1:23 am


I was a senior in high school, second week of senior year .
On the same day in 2014...

John Lennon's killer, 59-year-old Mark David Chapman, was denied parole by New York State officials for the eighth time. In handing down their decision, the parole board said, "Your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law."

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Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/28/19 at 6:47 pm

August 28, 2014 - The most scandalous thing a President could do was wear a tan suit.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/barack-obama-tan-suit-scandal-anniversary-181035404.html

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Written By: nally on 09/03/19 at 9:32 pm

September 3rd 2014: President Barack Obama, during a visit to Estonia, harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace. President Obama also said the United States would not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 5:22 am

September 17th 2014 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all time high of 17,156.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/19 at 5:34 am

September 18th 2014 – Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/19 at 4:52 am

September 26th 2014 – A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 6:42 am

September 28th 2014 – The 2014 Hong Kong protests begin in response to restrictive political reforms imposed by the NPC in Beijing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 5:43 am

October 24th 2014 – The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang'e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/19 at 5:50 pm

October 27th 2014 – Britain withdraws from Afghanistan after the end of Operation Herrick which started on June 20, 2002 after 12 years four months and seven days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 3:34 am

October 29th 2014 - The smartwatch Microsoft Band was released.

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Written By: nally on 10/29/19 at 10:15 am


October 29th 2014 - The smartwatch Microsoft Band was released.


Also on that day, the San Francisco Giants completed their third World Series championship in as many even-numbered years, defeating the Kansas City Royals in the winner-take-all game.

The game could have swung either way; in the bottom of the 9th, the Royals had the tying run on with two out...but Salvador Perez, the guy at the plate, hit a popup that was caught by Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval to end it. (Had Perez been able to hit the ball for a home run, the Royals would have won the Series instead.)

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Written By: nally on 11/03/19 at 11:30 pm

November 3rd 2014: One World Trade Center officially opens. It is the replacement for the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in New York City, after the towers were each destroyed by airplanes during the September 11 Attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 4:53 am

November 12th 2014 - NATO commander Gen Philip Breedlove reported that Russian military equipment and Russian combat troops had been seen entering Ukraine in columns over several days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 7:26 am

November 12th 2014 - The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft used its lander Philae to perform the first soft landing on a comet. The comet was 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 3:40 am

December 3rd 2014 – The Japanese space agency, JAXA, launched the space explorer Hayabusa 2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on a six-year round trip mission to an asteroid to collect rock samples.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 4:51 am

January 22nd 2015 – After Houthi forces seize the presidential palace, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi resigns after months of unrest.

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Written By: nally on 02/01/20 at 9:55 pm

February 1st 2015, Super Bowl XLIX was played at University of Phoenix Stadium (now known as State Farm Stadium) in Glendale, Arizona. The AFC champion New England Patriots defeated the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28 to 24.

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Written By: Sman12 on 02/03/20 at 6:56 pm


February 1st 2015, Super Bowl XLIX was played at University of Phoenix Stadium (now known as State Farm Stadium) in Glendale, Arizona. The AFC champion New England Patriots defeated the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28 to 24.

Wilson should've never made a pass at the ONE-yard line near the end of the game. Such a costly mistake.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 1:09 am

February 24th 2015 – A Metrolink train derails in Oxnard, California following a collision with a truck, leaving more than 30 injured.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 2:36 pm

February 25th 2015, On what would have been George Harrison's 72nd birthday, a new tree was planted in his memory in Griffith Park Los Angeles to replace one that was earlier killed by a beetle infestation. This new yew tree had been chosen to replace the original, as it was far less susceptible to insects.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 7:56 am

February 27th 2015 – Assassination of Boris Nemtsov occurs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 4:59 pm

February 27th 2015, Madonna said she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at the 2015 Brit Awards. The 56-year-old was pulled backwards off stage by a cape, which was supposed to fall from her shoulders causing the singer to fall down a flight of steps.

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Written By: nally on 03/01/20 at 9:50 pm

March 1st 2015:
The ruling Reform Party wins the elections, but loses the majority that it has had with its current coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party. For the first time in many years, two new parties cross the election threshold, the right-of-centre Free Party and the eurosceptic Conservative People's Party of Estonia.

That day was the last time this date fell on a Sunday.  In fact, any date from March 1st of this year through February 28th of next year will fall on the same day of the week as it did 5 years earlier.  This is due to the fact that two Leap Days intervene in between.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 1:08 am

March 5th 2015 – The ancient city sites of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq are demolished by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 6:45 pm

March 16th 2015, Sam Smith stopped Madonna from topping the UK album chart, denying her the 12th No.1 of her career. Madonna's latest album, Rebel Heart, had been in pole position throughout the week, but Smith's In The Lonely Hour sneaked ahead at the last minute, beating Madonna by 12,000 sales. In The Lonely Hour had now spent six separate spells at No.1 - a record for a male solo artist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 6:33 am

March 19th 2015 - Apple replaced AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 5:24 pm

March 19th 2015, Ed Sheeran sold the two millionth copy of his second album, X, (pronounced multiply), in the UK, nine months after it was released. He became only the fifth artist to achieve the feat this decade, following in the footsteps of Adele, Emeli Sande, Take That and Michael Buble.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/20 at 8:38 am

March 20th 2015 – A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occur on the same day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/20 at 9:48 am

March 25th 2015 – A Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries starts a military intervention in Yemen in order to uphold the Yemeni government in its fight against the Houthis' southern offensive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/20 at 11:42 am

March 27th 2015 – Al-Shabab militants attack and temporarily occupy a Mogadishu hotel leaving at least 20 people dead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/20 at 6:54 pm

March 27th 2015, Country singer Willie Nelson announced that he and his family were hard at work on a new brand of marijuana called Willie's Reserve. Stores of that same name were being planned and were to include his signature brand and other strains that would be grown to meet quality standards.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 3:58 am

April 2nd 2015 – Four men steal items worth up to £200 million from an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area in what has been called the "largest burglary in English legal history."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/20 at 9:26 am

April 2nd 2015 – Gunmen attack Garissa University College in Kenya, killing at least 148 people and wounding 79 others.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/20 at 8:25 am

April 7th 2015, The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction. The 16-page draft had been expected to fetch as much as $1.5m (£1m) at the Christie's sale. McLean said writing the song was "a mystical trip into his past".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/20 at 7:05 am

April 15th 2015, It was reported that Digital music revenues matched physical sales for the first time in 2014, thanks to strong growth in the streaming market. The digital market rose 6.9% to $6.9 billion (£4.6 billion), representing 46% of all global music sales. CDs, vinyl and other physical formats also accounted for 46% of the market. Pharrell Williams's 'Happy' was the most-downloaded single globally in 2014, with Taylor Swift the most popular artist.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 9:24 am

April 24th 2015 - The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high of 5092.09.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/20 at 7:07 am

April 28th 2015 – The National Football League announces it is giving up its tax-exempt status.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/20 at 1:04 pm

April 29th 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares that rubella has been eradicated from the Americas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/20 at 4:19 am

April 30th 2015 - NASA's Messenger spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mercury. The space probe sent back more than 270,000 pictures to earth.

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Written By: Dundee on 05/01/20 at 8:50 pm

5 years ago we were living normal lives unlike in this holocaust of a year

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 2:04 am


5 years ago we were living normal lives unlike in this holocaust of a year
...5 years ago, I was still overwhelmed after spending a holiday in Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 5:01 am

May 7th 2015 – The 2015 UK General Election results in the first Conservative majority government in 18 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/20 at 3:42 am

May 11th 2015 – Version O of Les Femmes d'Alger by Pablo Picasso sells for US$179.3 million at Christie's auction in New York, while the sculpture L'Homme au doigt by Alberto Giacometti sells for US$141.3 million, setting a new world record for a painting and for a sculpture, respectively.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/20 at 1:20 am

May 12th 2015 - It was announced that Verizon would be acquiring AOL.

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Written By: nally on 05/12/20 at 12:27 pm


May 12th 2015 - It was announced that Verizon would be acquiring AOL.

On that day I was in Alaska! (Namely, in Ketchikan. It was the first port on the Alaskan cruise that I took.)

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Written By: Sman12 on 05/13/20 at 3:36 pm


May 12th 2015 - It was announced that Verizon would be acquiring AOL.


I can't believe AOL's still around today. I'd thought they would go under by now.  ;D

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Written By: nally on 05/13/20 at 4:47 pm


I can't believe AOL's still around today. I'd thought they would go under by now.  ;D

It doesn't get used quite as much as it did, say, 20 years or so ago.

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Written By: nally on 05/13/20 at 4:48 pm


On that day I was in Alaska! (Namely, in Ketchikan. It was the first port on the Alaskan cruise that I took.)

and on May 13th 2015, I got to see the Tracy Arm Fjord, followed by a port of call in Juneau.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/20 at 1:59 am

May 19th 2015 – The Refugio oil spill deposited 142,800 U.S. gallons (3,400 barrels) of crude oil onto an area in California considered one of the most biologically diverse coastlines of the west coast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/20 at 1:57 am

May 22nd 2015 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

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Written By: nally on 05/26/20 at 3:58 pm

About ten days late, but...


and on May 13th 2015, I got to see the Tracy Arm Fjord, followed by a port of call in Juneau.

Three days later, on the 16th, I got to see Canada for the first time, namely Victoria, B.C.
The next day we flew home from Seattle!

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Written By: nally on 05/26/20 at 4:01 pm

Anyways...

May 26th 2015: In pro basketball, the Cleveland Cavaliers led by LeBron James win the Eastern Conference and punch their ticket to the 2015 NBA finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 4:46 pm

May 26th 2015, US authorities were investigating the death of blues legend B.B. King after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned. Karen Williams and Patty King said the musician had been given "foreign substances to induce his premature death" by his business manager Laverne Toney. King died in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on 14 May of this year, aged 89.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/20 at 1:58 am

May 28th 2015 - The Observatory at One World Trade Center officially opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 7:08 am

May 29th 2015 - The Obama adminstration removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist. The two countries had severed diplomatic relations in January of 1961.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/20 at 7:51 am

May 29th 2015 – One World Observatory at One World Trade Center opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 7:31 am

June 2nd 2015 - US Senate passes USA Freedom Act, replacing portions of the lapsed USA Patriot Act.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 9:02 am

June 2nd 2015 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his intention to resign amidst an FBI-led corruption investigation, and calls for an extraordinary congress to elect a new president as soon as possible.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/20 at 8:25 am

June 4th 2015, According to the BPI's Music Market 2015 report British acts accounted for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide. With 13.7% of worldwide sales, it's the highest British share since the BPI began recording figures in 2000. Albums by One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sam Smith and Pink Floyd all made the top ten list of the world's biggest-sellers of 2014.

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Written By: Sman12 on 06/04/20 at 10:37 am


It doesn't get used quite as much as it did, say, 20 years or so ago.


I agree. AOL was everywhere in the 90s and early 2000s.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/20 at 7:50 am

June 5th 2015 – An earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.0 struck Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia killing 18 people, including hikers and mountain guides on Mount Kinabalu, after mass landslides that occurred during the earthquake. This is the strongest earthquake to strike Malaysia since 1975.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 4:28 pm

June 9th 2015, A Toronto-based company called Nutritional High announced that they had secured the licensing rights to manufacture and distribute marijuana and hemp-based products using the song titles and bearing the likeness of iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 2:38 am

June 10th 2015 - The movie Jurassic World opened in 60 countries. It became the first movie to make $500 million its opening weekend.

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Written By: nally on 07/04/20 at 11:50 am


I agree. AOL was everywhere in the 90s and early 2000s.


That's right. I even had it for a while during that span.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 07/04/20 at 11:51 am

On topic... July 4th 2015, Chile claims its first title in international soccer by defeating Argentina in the 2015 Copa América Final.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/20 at 7:03 am

July 29th 2015 – Microsoft releases Windows 10.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/20 at 5:37 am

August 15th 2015 - North Korea began using UTC+08:30 (official name Pyongyang Time) as a rejection of Japanese imperialism.

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Written By: Tory on 10/04/20 at 11:48 pm

October 5th, 2015 - Floods in South Carolina a "1,000-year storm" result in 12 deaths and 9 dams to fail.


July 29th 2015 – Microsoft releases Windows 10.

I remember this being a big deal since everyone hated Windows 8. I installed it on my old laptop (which I no longer have) the day of.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/20 at 1:14 am

November 23rd 2015 – Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/04/20 at 4:58 pm


November 23rd 2015 – Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Also on that day, I had my most recent job interview! (And I did very well on it.) It was for the job that I still have now.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/04/20 at 4:59 pm

December 4th 2015 - The Obama Administration and the International Rescue Committee ask a federal judge to reject attempts by Texas to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state. Later, the Texas Attorney General withdraws the state's request for a temporary restraining order 2 days earlier.

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Written By: nally on 12/12/20 at 11:02 am

December 12th 2015 - The Paris Agreement relating to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is adopted.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/26/20 at 11:52 am

On this date, during the December 2015 North American storm complex, a Tornado Outbreak occurs in the DFW Metroplex, with the most notable tornadoes being an EF2, EF3, and an EF4. About a dozen people died due to various reasons, 10 of which due to the EF4, which did substantial damage to the suburb of Rowlett. :o

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Written By: nally on 12/28/20 at 10:13 pm

December 28th 2015:

British rocker Lemmy, leader of the heavy metal band Motorhead, passed away from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure, just four days after turning 70. :\'(
Whole Foods agrees to pay $500,000 to resolve a New York City Department of Consumer Affairs investigation that the supermarket chain charged too much for some prepackaged foods at its New York City stores.

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Written By: nally on 12/29/20 at 1:39 pm

December 29th 2015: Ex-New York State governor George Pataki ends his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/31/20 at 6:12 pm

December 31st 2015: Singer Natalie Cole passed away at the age of 65. :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/21 at 12:35 am

January 5th 2016 – The highest ever recorded individual cricket score, 1,009 not out, is made by Pranav Dhanawade, batting for the K. C. Gandhi High School cricket team.

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Written By: nally on 01/14/21 at 2:31 pm

January 14th 2016 - Hurricane Alex becomes the first hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean in January since 1938, with warnings issued for the Azores.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/15/21 at 11:34 pm

January 15th 2016 - The Kenyan Army suffers its worst defeat ever in a battle with Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents in El-Adde, Somalia. An estimated 150 Kenyan soldiers are killed in the battle.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/20/21 at 5:11 pm

Btw, yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my employment in my current job position.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/21 at 5:17 pm


Btw, yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my employment in my current job position.
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Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/21 at 3:15 am

January 28th 2016 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 01/31/21 at 9:55 pm

January 31st 2016 - In the Australian Open (tennis), defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats second seed Andy Murray of the United Kingdom in the men's singles in straight sets. It is Djokovic's third straight Grand Slam title.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/06/21 at 2:04 pm

February 6th 2016 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes southern Taiwan, killing 117 people. :o

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/07/21 at 2:48 pm

February 7th 2016: Super Bowl #50 was played at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California; AFC champion Denver Broncos defeated NFC champion Carolina Panthers 24-10.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/21 at 2:39 am

February 10th 2016 – South Korea decides to stop the operation of the Kaesong joint industrial complex with North Korea in response to the launch of Kwangmyŏngsŏng-4.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/12/21 at 9:24 pm

February 12th 2016, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/13/21 at 2:49 pm

February 13th 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away, missing his 80th birthday by a month. His seat remained empty for at least a year.

Subject: Re: The 5 Year Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 02/19/21 at 5:34 pm

February 19th 2016, female author Harper Lee died just two months shy of her 90th birthday.

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