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Senmut
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Fall of Constantinople... Reply with quote

On this date, in 1453, Constantinople, the last bastion of the old Roman Empire, and civilization, in the East, fell to the Turks. The last Emperor, Constantine XI Paleologos, died fighting the enemy, with his soldiers.
RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing that Senmut. Today exactly 100 years ago a 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. A 1.69840 pound meteorite would do that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'll accept the pounds this time, but only because it was in Wisconsin.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda cheesy, huh?
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