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Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by Joe Fan, Feb 23, 2016.
50 years ago tonite..........The Big E vs Lew Alcindor (as he was known then) game of the century.
Nice video. Semper fi. Always faithful.
Plus, in the Pacific Islands, always windy!
I was a small kid when it went up. Went back and forth through it many times. I was there for the big party on Reunification Day 10/03/1990. Great party!!!
"A day that shall live in infamy ...."
Very bad day indeed.
We need call Washington and cancel our membership....
Marty Robbins - Ballad Of The Alamo - YouTube
In the southern part of Texas
In the town of San Antone
There's a fortress all in ruins that the weeds have overgrown
You may look in vain for crosses and you'll never see a-one
But sometimes between the setting and the rising of the sun
You can hear a ghostly bugle
As the men go marching by
You can hear them as they answer
To that roll call in the sky.
Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett, and a hundred eighty more
Captain Dickinson, Jim Bowie
Present and accounted for.
Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis
"Get some volunteers and go
Fortify the Alamo."
Well the men came from Texas
And from old Tennessee
And they joined up with Travis
Just to fight for the right to be free.
Indian scouts with squirrel guns
Men with muzzle-loaders
Stood together, heel and toe
To defend the Alamo.
"You may ne'er see your loved ones, "
Travis told them that day
"Those who want to can leave now
Those who fight to the death let 'em stay."
In the sand he drew a line
With his army sabre
Out of a hundred eighty five
Not a soldier crossed the line
With his banners a-dancin'
In the dawn's golden light
Santa Anna came prancing
On a horse that was black as the night.
Sent an officer to tell
Travis to surrender
Travis answered with a shell
And a rousing rebel yell
Santa Anna turned scarlet
"Play deguello!" he roared
"I will show them no quarter
Every one will be put to the sword!"
One hundred and eighty five
Holding back five thousand
Five days, six days, eight days, ten
Travis held and held again
Then he sent for replacements
For his wounded and lame
But the troops that were coming
Never came, never came, never came...
Twice he charged and blew recall
On the fatal third time
Santa Anna breached the wall
And he killed 'em, one and all
Now the bugles are silent
And there's rust on each sword
And the small band of soldiers...
Lie asleep in the arms of the Lord...
In the southern part of Texas
Near the town of San Antone
Like a statue on his pinto rides a cowboy all alone
And he sees the cattle grazing where a century before
Santa Anna's guns were blazing and the cannons used to roar
And his eyes turn sorta misty
And his heart begins to glow
And he takes his hat off slowly...
To the men of Alamo.
To the thirteen days of glory
At the siege of Alamo...
Songwriters: Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster
Ballad of the Alamo lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
The Toughest Bar in Texas:
47 years ago today, 15 rounds of savage pugalism.
I’m your vehicle, baby.
Today in 1836, over 300 Texians are executed by the Mexican Army at the Goliad Massacre.
.....in 1865 the phrase “Besides that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?” was born.
189 years ago today (April 20, 1889)
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau Am Inn, Austria. We know the rest of the story...
April 30, 1945
Hitler committed suicide in his bunker under the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. Or did he? Some speculation still remains that he escaped to South America as other Nazis did, but no definitive proof has ever been discovered.
On this date in 1998, Jeff Van Gundy tried to stop a fight between the Knicks and Heat in the playoffs
Today in 1978, the Houston Oilers select Earl Campbell with the first pick in the NFL draft, which they had acquired by trade with Tampa.
May 7, 1945
At 02:41 on the morning of 7 May, at SHAEF headquarters in Reims, France, the Chief-of-Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command, General Alfred Jodl, signed an unconditional surrender document for all German forces to the Allies, committing representatives of the German High Command to attend a definitive signing ceremony in Berlin. General Franz Böhme announced the unconditional surrender of German troops in Norway on 7 May. It included the phrase "All forces under German control to cease active operations at 2301 hours Central European Time on May 8, 1945."
The next day, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German OKW representatives travelled to Berlin, and shortly before midnight signed an amended and definitive document of unconditional surrender, explicitly surrendering to all the Allied forces in the presence of Marshal Georgi Zhukov and representatives of SHAEF. The signing ceremony took place in a former German Army Engineering School in the Berlin district of Karlshorst; it now houses the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.
May 8 was VE Day in across liberated Europe and in the US.
Jodl Surrenders to All the Allied Forces 7 May, 1945
Keitel Surrenders to the Russians 8 May, 1945