On this day in history.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by KevinJS, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. zstairlessone

    zstairlessone
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,052
    Thanks Received:
    440
    Donald Duck turned 80 years old today.

    June 9, 1934 he was created
     
  2. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    21,919
    Thanks Received:
    14,766
  3. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    21,919
    Thanks Received:
    14,766
  4. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    21,919
    Thanks Received:
    14,766

    Attached Files:

  5. scifan57

    scifan57
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    31,302
    Thanks Received:
    13,014
  6. abababababab

    abababababab
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    4,139
    Thanks Received:
    694
    29th June 1976 : The original Apple computer, or the Apple I, Apple's first product was released. These computers were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. It was then that Steve Jobs had the idea of selling it and he sold his only means of transport, a VW Microbus and Wozniak sold his HP 65 calculator for $500 to finance its creation. It was demonstrated in July 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club, Palo Alto, CA.

    image.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  7. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,665
    Thanks Received:
    1,470
    Nobody. Have you ever heard Eurovision? It's dreadful. ;)

    June, 29th, 1985, David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' for the forthcoming 'Live Aid' fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  8. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    21,919
    Thanks Received:
    14,766
    There certainly was a winner, even if it were only the broadcasting companies. In any other case this show wouldn't have existed for more than 50 years.
     
  9. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,665
    Thanks Received:
    1,470
    That's tongue-in-cheek, Johanna.

    Meant to convey that although there was a winner, the victory is Phyrric.

    Can't be forgotten though, that Abba came to prominence after their win with Waterloo.
     
  10. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    21,919
    Thanks Received:
    14,766
    Well, I meant my post the same way. I should have added one of these funny smileys to make it more obvious.

    I haven't watched the Song Contest since I was a teenager, just was curious this year, because I heard to my surprise that we had made it to the finals. This should show my opinion about the contest quite clearly.

    Except for Abba, I don't know anyone else who won and became famous.

    That doesn't mean that I wasn't excited, when we won this year. After all, I'm an Austrian, and this was our second victory since the contest exists. :cool:
     
    #1460 J. A., Jun 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2014

Share This Page


Search tags for this page
20 star flag
,
alfred nobel
,

azs

,

best cameras

,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/david frost
,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/maria callas
,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/maximilian schell
,
ipad de matheas
,

news

,
was kon tiki ever required reading in school