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This day in hstory March 5

1968 - The U.S. launches Solar Explorer B, (aka Explorer 37) from the Wallops Island to study the Sun.
1970 - The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.
1976 - The British pound falls below $2 USD for the first time.
1978 - The Landsat 3 is launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.
1979 - Detection equipment picks up a gamma ray burst originating from the Large Magellanic Cloud, leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters.
1979 - Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles.
1979 - Earth satellites record gamma rays from remnants of supernova N-49.
1982 - Venera 14, a Soviet satellite arrives at the planet Venus.
1988 - Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands is restored and revised.
1991 - Iraq releases all Gulf War prisoners.
1998 - NASA announces that the Clementine probe orbiting the Moon has found enough water to support a human colony.
1999 - Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
2001 - In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
2001 - Santana High School shooting: A student shoots at other students at Santana High School in Santee, California, killing two and wounding thirteen.
2003 - In Haifa, 17 Israeli civilians are killed by a Hamas suicide bomb in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
2008 - Saildog asked the question "Where do I put this".

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Thanks Simon... but did you have to post two threads on this??? I have to call DHS about a suspected Aussie terrorist living on a boat in California now...

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The end of life as we know it! (g)

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And here on this day I had thought that absolutely nothing had happened!?
I guess there was a bit of activity on this day then.
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Wait a minute .......... THIS day is March 6th !!!!!!!

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Gotta remember, he still on down under time.

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Simon,

It will be written in history books some day. of course many people told him where to put it.

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Hey stuffit "Get a life"
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Gotta remember, he still on down under time.
Wouldn't that make it tomorrow? The 7th?

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217
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