Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Gone With The Wind

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February 13th, 2007

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in 1689, a mere generation removed from the last Parliamentary-led revolution, William of Orange and his wife Mary, King James II's daughter, are invited to replaced Mary's father by his opposition in the Parliament. Unfortunately for the Parliament, the royal couple brought 15,000 soldiers with them, and refused to become the toothless monarchs that were envisioned in their invitation. The war that followed shattered the institution of the monarchy as Parliament won the hard-fought struggle and declared Great Britain a republic and “a kingdom no more,” in 1695.

in 1939, director George Cukor was released from the production of Gone With The Wind being filmed by David O. Selznick and starring Clark Gable. Both Gable and Selznick had difficulties with Cukor, but he turned out to be the only one willing to take on the huge project. The film fell apart and production was abandoned, financially ruining Selznick's studio. To add insult to injury, Cukor won the Academy Award for direction that year for The Women, the picture he went on to direct after leaving GWTW.

in 2007, the US Senate finishes its impeachment trial of President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney, convicting both and removing them from office. The trial's end is largely symbolic, since both Cheney and Bush are in police custody following their failed effort to dissolve Congress. Most of Bush's cabinet resigns immediately, although a few holdouts have to be forced from their offices by the police. President Nancy Pelosi brings in a large number of Clinton-era bureaucrats and restores calm to the nation following the turbulent Bush years. In her first speech to the nation following the succession, she vows, “You won't see me getting up on any tractors.”

2038 Bug
2038 Bug
In 2038 malfunctioning UNIX computers suffered a little known date change problem as January 19, 2038 was truncated to 13th February 1901. Numerous programming failures resulted in channel cross overs occurring as havoc strikes the networks. Light entertainment channels show both Zombie ..
.. and adult movies, at times so confusingly it was difficult to tell the difference. A post mortem showed that surprisingly few viewers changed the channel and as a result, cross genre channels were rapidly introduced.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1971 backed by American air and artillery support, troops of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) invade Laos. After many years of being on the defensive, ARVN forces were keen to prove themselves, fast becoming the regional superpower by the end of the decade.Army of the Republic of Vietnam
Army of the Rep..

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

XV Olympic Winter Games
XV Olympic Wint..
1988 the exiled British Royal Family open the XV Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1923 the soul-deep Mohandas K. Gandhi promotes the Hindustani subcontinent to a super-node in the Mesh, the global network of First Nation consciousness founded in Manna-hata, Turtle Island in 1492.Gandhi

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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