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08-08-2021, 05:50 PM
Post: #3856
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I'll sort of copy Rob and say Bob Dylan.

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08-08-2021, 06:46 PM
Post: #3857
RE: Extra Credit Questions
Quote:Rob, you win a trip to Jacksonville in a yellow submarine!

Good, I was afraid it might be a portion of Strawberry Fields Forever, since I'm not a big fan of strawberries.

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08-09-2021, 09:46 AM
Post: #3858
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(08-08-2021 05:45 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  Correctly concluded, Rob!
The concert took place on September 11, 1964 during their first US tour. When the Beatles got to know that the promoters planned to have a segregated audience, John Lennon said:
“We never play to segregated audiences, and we aren’t going to start now. I’d sooner lose our appearance money.” The stadium was sold out, so the promoters obliged. In all contacts then they had a passage to "not be required to perform in front of a segregated audience".
The entire story here including videos is well worth reading and checking out:
https://www.openculture.com/2020/06/when...-1964.html
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08-20-2021, 03:59 PM
Post: #3859
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An uncommon event happened here in which Abraham Lincoln was very much involved in. What was the event?

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08-20-2021, 04:44 PM
Post: #3860
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His jump from the first floor window?
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08-20-2021, 05:05 PM
Post: #3861
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Throwing a pigs bladder on the fire?

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08-21-2021, 03:49 AM
Post: #3862
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Nope, Michael, that's not it.

Kudos to Eva! That is correct. As an Illinois state legislator Lincoln once jumped from a window of the Second Presbyterian Church, the temporary location of the Illinois House of Representatives, in December 1840. The motive of the uncommon action, for which Lincoln suffered considerable humiliation, was to break a quorum when Democrats called for a vote to cripple the Whig-favored state bank. Two other legislators, Joseph Gillepsie and Asahel Gridley, jumped with Lincoln.

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Springfield's Old Second Presbyterian Church where Lincoln jumped out a window on December 5, 1840.
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09-07-2021, 02:33 PM
Post: #3863
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What is the name of the man viewing the Gutzon Borglum statue of Abraham Lincoln in Newark, New Jersey?

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09-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Post: #3864
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Looks like good 'ol Osborne Oldroyd.
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09-07-2021, 06:00 PM
Post: #3865
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Naval jacket?

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09-08-2021, 03:46 AM
Post: #3866
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Osborne Oldroyd it is! Kudos, Joe!

Oldroyd loved to take long walks. In 1913, at age 71, he walked from the Petersen House to New York City. On the way he stopped to view the Lincoln statue in Newark.

SOURCE: Current edition of For The People (newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association).

(Michael, the article I used as a source simply describes Oldroyd's attire as "suit and tie."
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09-08-2021, 09:55 AM
Post: #3867
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(09-08-2021 03:46 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Osborne Oldroyd it is! Kudos, Joe!

Oldroyd loved to take long walks. In 1913, at age 71, he walked from the Petersen House to New York City. On the way he stopped to view the Lincoln statue in Newark.

SOURCE: Current edition of For The People (newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association).

(Michael, the article I used as a source simply describes Oldroyd's attire as "suit and tie."

Osborn H. Oldroyd, the First Lincoln Collector

In 1883 Oldroyd was able to rent the Lincoln home at 8th and Jackson streets for $25 a month. He moved his family into the home’s second floor and turned the first floor into a museum to exhibit his collection.

Robert Todd Lincoln, who still owned the house, consented to the museum as long as it was open to the public for free. Oldroyd’s ceaseless “sideshow” promotion of his museum—along with the fact that he stopped paying the rent—made Robert Lincoln increasingly unhappy, however, and in 1887 he deeded the house to the state of Illinois.

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09-09-2021, 06:47 AM
Post: #3868
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Here is an interesting article about Oldroyd and his museums from Dave Taylor's web site LincolnConspiritors.com
https://lincolnconspirators.com/2013/09/...n-museums/

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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10-08-2021, 03:51 PM
Post: #3869
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During his years in Indiana, Abraham Lincoln once helped a girl spell a word. This was in a class taught by Andrew Crawford.

What was the word?
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10-08-2021, 03:53 PM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2021 03:54 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #3870
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(10-08-2021 03:51 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  During his years in Indiana, Abraham Lincoln once helped a girl spell a word. This was in a class taught by Andrew Crawford.

What was the word?

Roger, I'd like to buy an "I".

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