This day in history Nov/Dec 2020-Jan 2021-feb
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Started by metmike - Nov. 4, 2020, 8:24 p.m.
Just over a year ago, we barely got our annual chess tournament in, with almost 200 K-12 kids playing...............then just a few days later everything shut down, including all the schools here in Evansville closing for the rest of the school year!
Wonderful Chess Tournament
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Started by metmike - March 2, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
The Great Blizzard of 1888, Great Blizzard of '88, or the Great White Hurricane (March 11–14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in American history. The storm paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snow fell from 10 to 58 inches (25 to 147 cm) in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their homes for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground.
metmike: This would get the blame for a storm like that today............but actually, climate change makes storms like that LESS likely during this current climate optimum:
Global warming causes everything
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Started by metmike - Feb. 16, 2021, 1:06 a.m.
On March 17, 1762, New York held its first St. Patrick’s Day parade.
They've been telling us the same things about a fake climate crisis if we didn't act immediately for 3 decades now! To scare us, so that they can impose the politics with impunity. They finally won! Get ready for massive carbon and other taxes as well as government taking more control and a redistribution of wealth and ZERO affect on the weather/climate. It WAS about politics, IS about politics and ALWAYS WILL BE about politics.....NOT science.
You can get the truth/authentic science here:
Climate Reality discussions
Started by metmike - April 15, 2019, 4:10 p.m.
1964 – The Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake recorded in North American history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes Southcentral Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.
Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869 – November 11, 1938), also known as Typhoid Mary, was an Irish-born cook believed to have infected 53 people with typhoid fever, three of whom died, and the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the disease. Because she persisted in working as a cook, by which she exposed others to the disease, she was twice forcibly quarantined by authorities, and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation
metmike: In 2020, we had plenty of COVID Mary's as well as thousands of COVID Tom , Dick and Harry's!
Objective scientists/agronomists know that global cooling does far greater harm than the current, slight mostly beneficial warming. The recent, entirely beneficial increase in CO2 has rescued life from dangerously low CO2 levels.
From the Mt. Tambora eruptions that started in April 1815.
"The year 1816 is known as the Year Without a Summer (also the Poverty Year and Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death) because of severe climate abnormalities that caused average global temperatures to decrease by 0.4–0.7 °C (0.7–1 °F). Summer temperatures in Europe were the coldest on record between the years of 1766–2000. This resulted in major food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere.
Evidence suggests that the anomaly was predominantly a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in April in the Dutch East Indies (known today as Indonesia). This eruption was the largest in at least 1,300 years (after the hypothesized eruption causing the extreme weather events of 535–536), and perhaps exacerbated by the 1814 eruption of Mayon in the Philippines."
The Year Without a Summer was an agricultural disaster. Historian John D. Post has called this "the last great subsistence crisis in the Western world"
VEI and ejecta volume correlation
The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) is a relative volume correlation
Each increase of 1 on the scale, represents an increase in actual volume of 10. So the Mt. Tambora eruption in 1815 was a VEI-6. This was 10 times greater than Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, a VEI-5.
Mt. Tambora was 10 X 10 = 100 times greater than the VEI-4 eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. This current volcano is close to Mount St Helens.
Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years. Halley is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and the only naked-eye comet that can appear twice in a human lifetime. Halley last appeared in the inner parts of the Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061.
Halley's periodic returns to the inner Solar System have been observed and recorded by astronomers around the world since at least 240 BC. But it was not until 1705 that the English astronomer Edmond Halley understood that these appearances were reappearances of the same comet. As a result of this discovery, the comet is now named after Halley
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.
2021-Half of the statements made by politicians today are "intentionally false" and we accepted that fact, long ago(-:
2014 – The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
1479 BC – Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th dynasty)....,metmike: amazing that we have recorded history that goes back this far!
Habeas corpus (/ˈheɪbiəsˈkɔːrpəs/ (listen); Medieval Latin meaning "[we, a Court, command] that you have the body [of the detainee brought before us]") is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful
Vente de la Louisiane
|Expansion of the United States|
The modern United States, with Louisiana Purchase overlaid
|• Established||July 4 1803|
|• Disestablished ||October 1 1804|
|Today part of|
The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane 'Sale of Louisiana') was the acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States from France in 1803. In return for fifteen million dollars, or approximately eighteen dollars per square mile, the United States nominally acquired a total of 828,000 sq mi (2,140,000 km2; 530,000,000 acres). However, France only controlled a small fraction of this area, with most of it settled by Native Americans; for the majority of the area, what the United States bought was the "preemptive" right to obtain Native American lands by treaty or by conquest, to the exclusion of other colonial powers. The total cost of all subsequent treaties and financial settlements over the land has been estimated to be around 2.6 billion dollars.