Started by Rix Gins, January 01, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
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Quote from: ShayP on January 07, 2016, 05:21:11 PMThe 1916 Pittsburgh Panthers college football team were undefeated on the season with an 8â€"0 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 255â€"25. The team was coached by the legendary Glen Scobey "Pop" Warner. The team was recognized as National Champions.
Quote from: ShayP on January 07, 2016, 05:14:26 PMVirginia went dry in November 1916, three years before national prohibition began. Although Virginia established statewide prohibition through a popular referendum, it nonetheless faced several challenges in enforcing the new law. Its long coastline made it difficult to prevent smuggling, i.e. rum-running. It bordered on a wet state, Maryland, which made barely an effort to enforce national dry laws from 1920-1933. Virginia contained several cities which were reluctantly dry, most notably Alexandria, Richmond and Norfolk. In addition, Virginia had a long-established moonshining tradition in the mountainous western part of the state. As a result, Virginia struggled to live up to the dry ideal it set for itself in 1916.
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 07, 2016, 05:30:15 PMI wonder what a "chorus choir" is.
Quote from: stenjay on January 07, 2016, 05:25:41 PMOskar Grippenberg, commanding general of the Russian Second Manchurian Army during the Russo-Japanese War, died.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Grippenberg
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 07, 2016, 05:28:34 PMWow! I think I know why: half those guys look like middle-aged bruisers recruited from the tough ethnic neighborhoods.
Quote from: Rix Gins on January 07, 2016, 05:36:39 PMYour post reminds me that I have a book with 3-D photos of the Russo-Japanese War. I'll have to take another look at it.
Quote from: stenjay on January 07, 2016, 05:48:19 PMYou know, you get up in the morning, never thinking that it would be the day that you remind someone to take another look at a book with 3-D photos of the Russo-Japanese War, and then sometimes it happens.
Quote from: Jackstar on January 07, 2016, 01:38:47 PMIt's like being banned from BellGab except I still get to drive by his house and preen.
Quote from: Robert Ghostwolf's Ghost on January 07, 2016, 05:52:27 PMA most evocative image! For some reason, this came immediately to mind:
Quote from: K_Dubb on January 07, 2016, 05:55:10 PMThey're fascinating to watch. In Mexico I saw great flocks of them circling and wheeling like gulls, with a distinctly ominous silhouette. Really gave the sunsets there an air of menace.
Quote from: wright-Brothers.org he Model L was the first â€" and only â€" true "second generation" aircraft produced by the Wright Company. A single-seat tractor biplane with standard control surfaces, it was similar in appearance to many of the biplanes being produced for World War I. It was designed for high speed military reconnaissance â€" a light "scout." It could fly at speeds up to 80 mph (129 kph) and might have achieved higher speeds if it weren't for the drag created by its oversized tail, inherited from the Model K. Its modest performance, boxy appearance, and lack of streamlining made the Wright Model L inferior to many other biplanes that were being produced at the time. It failed to secure any military orders and few were produced.Wright Model L specifications: 29 ft (8.8 m) wingspan 6.5 ft (198 cm) chord 5.7 ft (174 cm) separation 360 sq ft (33.4 sq. m) wing area 1:20 camber 20 sq ft (1.9 sq m) horizontal rear elevator 8.5 sq ft (0.8 sq m) twin movable vertical rear rudders 24.2 ft (7.4 m) overall length 850 lbs (386 kg) total weight (without pilot) 6 cylinder engine, 75 hp running at 1400 to 1560 rpm Single direct-drive propeller, 8 ft (244 cm) long 25 to 80 mph (40 to 129 kph) speed rangeThis was the last airplane produced by the Wright Company. By this time Orville Wright was no longer with the company but we was retained as a consultant, so the Model L is considered the end of the line of aircraft designed with the input of at least one of the Wright brothers.With the commercial failure of the Model L, the Wright Company concentrated on the development of high-powered engines for airplanes and automobiles. The company was working on a motor for the Simplex automobile in August 1916 when it merged with the Glenn L. Martin Company to form the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation.
Quote from: ShayP on January 07, 2016, 06:47:13 PMMy high school was opened in 1916!Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PABesides myself... ...some famous alumni include: Andy Warhol (artist), George Benson (musician), Bruno Sammartino (wrestler), Bill Nunn (actor), Clifford Shull (Nobel laureate), Maurice Lucas (NBA great), and many more.
Quote from: ShayP on January 07, 2016, 06:33:34 PMNew York, Oct 16At last the sexes have come to an understanding! It is a manâ€™s wrists that attract women and womenâ€™s ankles that attract men! No lesser authority than the supreme court here brought that out Mrs Rebecca Fogg, witness in an alienation suit, said the defendant in the case asked her how he could make himself more attractive to women. She said she told him it was the shape of a manâ€™s wrist that counts*hard to read?---give it a click (it's still hard to read... LOL!)
Quote from: pyewacket on January 07, 2016, 07:01:19 PM
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 07, 2016, 07:26:55 PMNo love for Dick the Bruiser?