The National Committee for Free Europe (NCFE), established #OTD in 1949, was an anti-communist organisation founded by future @CIA head #AlanDulles. NCFE influenced the creation of #RadioFreeEurope, and sponsored its broadcasts to #communist countries, such as 🇵🇱 Poland. #ColdWar
#OTD #LGBTQ 1951 Gilbert Baker born Canute,Kansas. As a child was drawn to art, becomes political activist, was asked to create flag by Harvey Milk for gay pride event in 1978. In response Gilbert designs rainbow flag, an enduring symbol of LGBTQ movement
#MineralMonday #StonesAtHome💎 #OTD in 2016, #Gotthard #Tunnel is completed - world’s longest train tunnel had to pass quite some #geology, like this Leventina-Gneis folded into darker Lucomagno-Gneiss
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Today in #USOpenCup history... #OTD 2003: The @NPSLSoccer (then a 6-team Western-based regional league called the Men’s Premier Soccer League) qualifies for the USOC for the 1st time. Chico Rooks, defeated Tyneside United in the @USASARegion4 final to punch their ticket.
#OTD at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia, the NY Giants became the first team in the 20th century to score a run in every inning in 22-8 win vs Phillies. The Giants finished the game with 23 hits but were also aided by seven Phillies errors
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Fürst Wenzel Anton Kaunitz-Reitberg
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John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate cavalry commander who led a raid into Ohio that resulted in the northernmost point reached by Confederate troops during the #CivilWar, was born #OTD in 1825. He was killed by @USArmy cavalry in September 1864 near Greenville, TN.
#OTD #Medical 1974 The Heimlich manoeuvre, a lifesaving technique for rescuing choking victims by thoracic surgeon Henry Heimlich, published in journal Emergency Medicine. Begun developing it after reading about deaths in US from people choking on food.
#otd 1818 the first Greenock post office and street directory was published. Digital copies for some years are available from @natlibscot @nlskelvinhall Why not carry on your research from home?
Crown Prince Dipendra of #Nepal opens fire at the Royal Palace, killing nine family members, including the King and Queen, and then himself. Though many theories have been advanced, the motive for the massacre remains a #mystery.
#truecrime #OnThisDay #OTD
#OTD 1 Year Ago we made it #6TIMES and it still feels surreal. Built up anxiety from an entire season along w/ my own personal emotions created this genuine reaction. All the feels and goosebumps still when I rewatch this. WE ARE LIVERPOOL, THIS MEANS MORE. #YNWA @LFC @LFCUSA
#OTD June 1, 1813, British forces captured @USNavy's #USSChesapeake, off the coast of Boston, MA, commanded by #CaptJamesLawrence. He was mortally wounded, but as he was carried below deck, he orders the iconic phrase: "Tell the men...DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP!"🇺🇸⚓️@DOD_Outreach
#OTD in 1980, @CNN made its debut as the the first round-the-clock TV news network.
The lead story that day? The assassination attempt on civil rights leader Vernon Jordan by white supremacist Joseph Franklin, who was attempting to incite a race war in USA.
#OTD in 2011 the Space Shuttle Endeavour completed its 25th and final flight, STS-134. From the first flight (STS-49) in 1992, Endeavour orbited Earth 4,671 times and traveled a total of 122,883,151 miles. Read more about the final mission here: