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230 Years Ago Today

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 10:56 AM

The Battle of Bunker Hill (or Breed's Hill for you pedantic types) was fought.

cooby
Jun 17 2005 11:00 AM

I love old pictures like that.

Did you ever wonder what the people in those two houses were thinking?

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 17 2005 11:10 AM

They were probably watching the live coverage on CNN.

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 11:13 AM

cooby wrote:
Did you ever wonder what the people in those two houses were thinking?


Probably something along the lines of "Please don't burn my house down!"

TheOldMole
Jun 17 2005 11:23 AM

The picture is wonderful. What's the source?

MFS62
Jun 17 2005 11:35 AM

Ah yes, I remember it well.

Later

SI Metman
Jun 17 2005 03:20 PM

11 years ago today:

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 03:22 PM

Today's also the anniversary of the Watergate burgalry in 1972.

Willets Point
Jun 28 2005 02:27 PM

200 Years Ago Today (yeah, I'm making this the all-purpose historical anniversary thread)


The Battle of Trafalgar

Willets Point
Jul 14 2005 02:19 PM

216 years ago today, Bastille stormed:


It probably looked nothing like this.