June 30 in History

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  1. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gone-with-the-wind-published


    “Gone With the Wind” published-1936.

    Wounded soldiers from the Battle of the Little Big Horn evacuated by steamboat-1876.

    Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from USSR-1974.

    Daredevil crosses Niagara Falls on tightrope-1859.

    Spanish retreat from Aztec capital-1520.

    Soviet cosmonauts perish in reentry disaster-1971.

    Hitler purges members of his own Nazi party in The Night of the Long Knives-1934.



    NATIONAL METEOR DAY!!

    SOCIAL MEDIA DAY!!






     
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  2. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    And an eccentric, misanthropic trash panda was born in 1966.

    What a ride...
     

  3. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Happy birthday, you ringtailed rascal! :)
     
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  4. MRT NH 72

    MRT NH 72 G&G Evangelist

  5. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Jaison: Sir; :) Happy Birthday:)
     
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  6. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Huey Rider: Sir; We see the fear

    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-night-of-the-long-knives

    1934, Adolf Hitler appeared to have complete control over Germany but, like most dictators, he constantly feared that he might be ousted by others who wanted his power. To protect himself from a possible coup, Hitler used the tactic of "divide and rule" and encouraged other leaders, including Hermann Goering, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, and Ernst Röhm, to compete with each other for senior positions.

    One of the consequences of this policy was that these men developed a dislike for each other. Röhm was particularly hated because as leader of the Sturm Abteilung (SA) he had tremendous power and had the potential to remove any one of his competitors. Goering and Himmler asked Reinhard Heydrich to assemble a dossier on Röhm. Heydrich, who also feared him, manufactured evidence that suggested that Röhm had been paid 12 million marks by the French to overthrow Hitler.

    Hitler liked Ernst Röhm and initially refused to believe the dossier provided by Heydrich. Röhm had been one of his first supporters and, without his ability to obtain army funds in the early days of the movement, it is unlikely that the Nazis would have ever become established. The SA under Roehm's leadership had also played a vital role in destroying the opposition during the elections of 1932 and 1933.

    However, Hitler had his own reasons for wanting Röhm removed. Powerful supporters of Hitler had been complaining about Röhm for some time while his generals were afraid that the SA, a force of over 3 million men, could absorb the much smaller German Army into its ranks thus making Röhm would become their overall leader.

    Industrialists such as Albert Voegler, Gustav Krupp, Alfried Krupp, Fritz Thyssen, and Emile Kirdorf, who had provided the funds for the Nazi victory, were unhappy with Roehm's socialistic views on the economy and his claims that the real revolution had still to take place. Many people in the party also disapproved of the fact that Röhm and many other leaders of the SA were homosexuals.
     
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  7. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Happy birthday J bob
    Didn’t realize I’ve got ya beat by a whole 7 months lol


    Sent from my iPhone using Gun and Game
     
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  8. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

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    Happy birthday Jaison!
     
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  9. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you masked marauder!!!:):):)
     
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  10. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Thanks for the well wishes, brethren and sisteren! Very surprised to have made it this far, quite honestly. LOL
     
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  11. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Happy Birthday Jaison...its your day enjoy it!!!
     
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  12. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Wish someone had told work it was my day. LOL

    Been dealing with rapscallions today.
     
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  13. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Oh man Jaison, happy birthday for sure...
     
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  14. mitchr

    mitchr G&G Evangelist

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    Happy birthday youngster!
     
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  15. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Jaison, I hope your family treats you to dinner in a fine dumpster. No cheap stuff! :D
     
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  16. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    A very happy and blessed birthday to you !
     
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  17. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Happy birthday and please leave my bird feeders alone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Indeed, sir. Steak, baked potato, salad and fresh fruit salad.

    Life is good.

    Will try, Brother. Such things, however, are the way of my people.
     
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  19. Jaison

    Jaison G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Many thanks to everyone. Sincerely, much appreciated, my friends.
     
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