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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:36 PM
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How does Nov. 17 sound as a date?
Anything really good happen on that date? Anything horrible?
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wysi Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:37 PM
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1. My grandfather died...
Edited on Thu Feb-03-05 08:38 PM by wysi
Nov. 17 1979. :-(

but... on the other hand...

our first daughter was conceived on Nov. 17 2000 :-) So it's 1-1 for me.
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dorktv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:37 PM
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2. The acension of Elizabeth the First to the throne of England.
Edited on Thu Feb-03-05 08:37 PM by dorktv
November 17, 1558.
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:37 PM
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3. My grandmother was born Nov. 17, 1912
But she has since passed.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:38 PM
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4. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......
Do I hear music of a certain kind?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:53 PM
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8. Maaaaaaaybe......
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:55 PM
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10. WOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I miss so much these days. YEEAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

Like the shake n' bake kids can I say...

and I helped? (at least in terms of pulling together the event that led to the initial meeting? Or at least I think that was the first meeting...)

Fantastic... er... Implication!
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 09:39 PM
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17. Yes, you can, as a matter of fact
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Please share the glory with WillPitt and RainDog, though. :-)

BTW, when are you making it up to Chicago, anyway? We're having a get-together on the 20th.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 05:08 AM
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19. May not be able to do so until July - but would love to then...
I'll certanly share the credit... :D

I look forward to hearing about the get-together, even if I can't be there :-)
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:56 PM
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11. Thanks for putting me out of my misery....
since your lovely lady is being coy.

:D :toast:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:39 AM
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24. Don't Be So Coy
It's makin' me mad! Just answer Auntie's question, or she and i will have to take you out back on the 20th.
The Professor
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:45 AM
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25. I'm in, Professor!!!
Getting me Irish up.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:54 AM
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26. Good! Now We're Gonna Have Some Fun!
The Professor
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:15 AM
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36. Well, perhaps we could
make a special toast (or two). :D
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:41 AM
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38. Still Too Coy!
But, ok then. I hope you realize that you've ruined Auntie's and my plans for the day. But, a toast it is. Despite the coyness!

See the PM!
The Professor
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:45 AM
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39. I should leave the shillaleagh at home?
:cry:

:toast: :party:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:51 AM
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40. Apparently So!
We don't want to make Sharon mad!
The Professor
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:40 PM
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5. Waste some time ...
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:40 PM
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6. Martin Scorsese was born on 11/17
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:41 PM
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7. List of notable occurences on 17 November:
* 1292 - (Julian calendar) John Baliol becomes King of Scotland.
* 1558 - Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.
* 1603 - English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason.
* 1796 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole - French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
* 1800 - The United States Capitol building in Washington, DC holds its first session of the U.S. Congress.
* 1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula was later named after him).
* 1839 - Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio opens in Milan.
* 1856 - American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
* 1863 - American Civil War: Siege of Knoxville begins - Confederate forces led by General James Longstreet place Knoxville, Tennessee under siege (the two week long siege and one failed attack was unsuccessful).
* 1869 - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.
* 1871 - The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.



1900-1999

* 1903 - The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority"). (NOTE: Later the Mensheviks became the majority party, meaning that the Mensheviks became the bolsheviks and the Bolsheviks mensheviks).
* 1922 - Former Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI went on exile in Italy.
* 1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor - Joseph Grew, the United States ambassador to Japan, cables the State Department that Japan had plans to launch an attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (his cable was ignored).
* 1962 - In Washington, DC, US President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport.
* 1967 - Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (two months later the Tet Offensive made him regret his words).
* 1968 - NBC preempts the final 1:05 minutes of a very close NFL football match between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders with Heidi, prompting an outrage amongst sport fans.
* 1969 - Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.
* 1970 - Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
* 1970 - Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
* 1970 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
* 1973 - Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
* 1973 - Student uprising against the military regime in Athens, Greece.
* 1979 - Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.
* 1983 - The Zapatista Army of National Liberation founded.
* 1989 - Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins - In Czechoslovakia a peaceful student demonstration in Prague is severely beaten back by the communist riot police. This sparks a revolution aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeded on December 29).
* 1990 - Fugendake, in Mt. Unzen, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan became active again and erupted.
* 1993 - Annie Proulx wins the National Book Award for her novel The Shipping News.
* 1995 - Public Radio International's radio program This American Life broadcasts its first episode, "New Beginnings".
* 1997 - In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut (police killed the assailants).

2000-2099

* 2000 - Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
* 2003 - Arnold Schwarzenegger is inaugurated Governor of California.


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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:54 PM
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9. Oh and Bush granted some pardons:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 08:57 PM
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12. 11/17 is Gordon Lightfoot's birthday.
Aside from that, it doesn't suck too bad.
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specedteacher Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 09:18 PM
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13. You missed the most important one:
I was born on the 17th, my great, great uncle was, and my little cousin was.

I'd say it's a very good day. :)
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 09:19 PM
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14. Thanks for ruining it.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 09:19 PM
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15. Why ever would you be asking?
O8)
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 09:23 PM
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16. Wasn't there a Greek terrorist group called the November 17th Group?
Edited on Thu Feb-03-05 09:26 PM by asthmaticeog
On edit: If I look it up before I ask, I don't have to ask, duh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_17_%28terrorist_g...
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-05 09:41 PM
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18. Well, we are anti-American
pinko, commie liberals, and according to the Freepers, are just as bad as terrorists. :shrug:
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 06:56 AM
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20. Yes. My friends got married and didn't invite me.
x(
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:06 AM
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21. Did they get married in Cancun
just because they were selfish brats and wanted the day to be all about them and not "the wedding"?
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:15 AM
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22. After all I've done for them!
:cry:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:30 AM
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23. Cancun???
hedges didn't mention Cancun.

:shrug:
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 08:54 AM
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27. As good as any other.
If you're walking the plank, that is. ;-)

Fall Weddings make me :cry:.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:01 AM
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28. Well, it's good you got married in summer....
...because the image of you sobbing through your wedding boggles the imagination.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:04 AM
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30. My mistake. I meant to say "all weddings".....
..not "Fall Weddings". ;-)
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:58 AM
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33. Awwwww....you sentimental guy....
I guess we'll have to sit in our respective audiences on November 17 sobbing away with happiness.

:cry:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 11:07 AM
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41. Does this look like a plank to you?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 11:15 AM
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42. To who? Me?
:P
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 11:21 AM
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43. Well, does that picture scare you?
Do you envision shark-infested waters on the other end?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 12:12 PM
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45. Are there gonna be palm trees?
How prophetic!
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:02 AM
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29. the weather should be FINE by then!
:D

:hi:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:14 AM
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35. Well, I'm going to e-mail your friend today
Hopefully, there won't be any problems with the date.

Thanks! :hi:
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:05 AM
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31. two days after my birthday!
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dad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 09:40 AM
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32. Has anyone ever heard of the band called November 17?
They are a metal group that put out several albums. I've always wondered why they were called that, especially so since my daughter was born on that date in 2003!
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pmbryant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:11 AM
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34. Nothing very memorable about it
Though it sounds like that may be about to change. :-)

--Peter
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 10:17 AM
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37. My brother's birthday
:hi:
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-05 11:24 AM
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44. BEST.DAY.EVER
My daughter's birthday.
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