Forum posts made by annamayzing

Topic On This Day In History...
Posted 21 Feb 2019 14:01

1797 – A force of 1,400 French soldiers invaded Britain at Fishguard in support of the Society of United Irishmen. They were defeated by 500 British reservists.

1804 – The first self-propelling steam locomotive makes its outing at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Wales.

1916 – World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins.

1945 – World War II: the Brazilian Expeditionary Force defeat the German forces in the Battle of Monte Castello on the Italian front.

1947 – In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.

1952 – The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free".

1973 – Over the Sinai Desert, Israeli fighter aircraft shoot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 jet killing 108 people.

1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

Topic Pictures of Lovers
Posted 21 Feb 2019 13:39

https://www.sheknows.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/side_by_side_z11d4u.png

Topic opposite word game
Posted 21 Feb 2019 13:37

Elated - Sorrowful

Topic Black and White Photos
Posted 21 Feb 2019 13:35

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Topic Places Around the World
Posted 21 Feb 2019 13:18

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Topic Places Around the World
Posted 19 Feb 2019 12:22

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Topic Actors and their movies
Posted 19 Feb 2019 12:15

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Cheech Marin

Topic Synonyms
Posted 19 Feb 2019 11:55

Bounteous - Substantial

Topic What Are You Celebrating Now?
Posted 17 Feb 2019 12:48

Today I am celebrating my Son's 34th Birthday. occasion7 occasion9 occasion6 occasion4

Topic Synonyms
Posted 17 Feb 2019 12:42

Fantastic - Marvelous

Topic Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted 16 Feb 2019 09:51

Strong coffee please. I just heard of the sad passing of the German actor, Bruno Ganz. Such a superb actor.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/downfall-actor-bruno-ganz-dies-at-77-1187453

Topic This or That
Posted 16 Feb 2019 07:48

Peppermint

The best tea or the worst coffee?

Topic the end is the beginning
Posted 16 Feb 2019 07:46

Happy - Yesteryear

Topic Riddle me this
Posted 16 Feb 2019 07:42

Still no takers?
Okay then:

I can be a long Queue or a short Queue.

On paper I am five (letters) but take away 4 (ueue) I remain the same. Q!

Who's next?

Topic What are you watching on TV
Posted 14 Feb 2019 13:43

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Freddie Highmore is a brilliant actor.

Topic Synonyms
Posted 14 Feb 2019 13:35

Teeming - Torrential

Topic What are you watching on TV
Posted 14 Feb 2019 12:37

For those of you who know me, this may not be too much of a surprise...

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Topic On This Day In History...
Posted 13 Feb 2019 12:34

1462 – The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.

1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

1692 – Massacre of Glencoe: Almost 80 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.

1914 – Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

1945 – World War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, Germany to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.

1990 – German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

Topic Synonyms
Posted 13 Feb 2019 12:26

Common - Plentiful

Topic Riddle me this
Posted 13 Feb 2019 12:23

Death.

I can be short, I can be long.
But on paper I am five.
Take away four, though and I remain the same.
What am I?

No takers?
Another couple of days and I'll post the answer.

Topic End of the Line
Posted 12 Feb 2019 13:11

Fine dining,
Constant whining!
I'm just fine,
At the end of this line!

Topic Drop Letter - Add Letter
Posted 12 Feb 2019 13:09

Gulls - Gully

Topic Synonyms
Posted 12 Feb 2019 13:08

Shattered - Fragmented

Topic This or That
Posted 12 Feb 2019 13:03

Oh... How do you choose? dontknow I'll say... Stadler.


Dracula or Duckula?

Topic On This Day In History...
Posted 12 Feb 2019 13:01

1502 – Isabella I issues an edict outlawing Islam in the Crown of Castile, forcing virtually all her Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity.

1817 – An Argentine/Chilean patriotic army, after crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.

1909 – New Zealand's worst maritime disaster of the 20th century happens when the SS Penguin, an inter-island ferry, sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

1946 – World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

1988 – Cold War: The 1988 Black Sea bumping incident: The U.S. missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48) is intentionally rammed by the Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy in the Soviet territorial waters, while Yorktown claims innocent passage.

1994 – Four thieves break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.

2016 – Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.

Topic On This Day In History...
Posted 12 Feb 2019 11:17


1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.





Had she the gift of foretelling the future, she might well have abdicated on the spot and stayed in Kenya.

And the realm would have been all the worse for it. That would have put Princess Margaret on the throne... dontknow

Topic Picture that Number
Posted 06 Feb 2019 13:51

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Topic opposite word game
Posted 06 Feb 2019 13:45

Grinning - Grimacing

Topic This or That
Posted 06 Feb 2019 13:35

Any music is better than no music.

Bach or Beethoven?

Topic On This Day In History...
Posted 06 Feb 2019 13:15

On February 6th, I will be celebrating 48 years of marriage with the same woman. My wife will be going through her annual WTF was I thinking mode and calling old boyfriends to see if there's still a chance.

So this was the day you became known as Dreamcatcher? Congratulations to you both. hello1

1840 – Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

1862 – American Civil War: Forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.

1918 – British women over the age of 30 who meet minimum property qualifications, get the right to vote when Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed by Parliament.

1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.


1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.

1989 – The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.