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Schmidt Meister

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  1. Armed Forces Day honors those members of the 6 branches of the U.S. Armed Forces CURRENTLY serving. Veterans Day honors all who have served, past and present. Salute to the men and women of the finest fighting force the world has ever known.
  2. Armed Forces Day honors those members of the 6 branches of the U.S. Armed Forces CURRENTLY serving. Veterans Day honors all who have served, past and present. Salute to the men and women of the finest fighting force the world has ever known.
  3. May 21st In Music 1977 - Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album takes over the No. 1 spot in the US from the Eagles' Hotel California. 2018 - The Hootie & the Blowfish album Cracked Rear View is certified for selling 21 million copies in America, overtaking Guns N' Roses' Appetite For Destruction as the top-selling debut album of all-time in that country. Birthdays: 1941 - Ronald Isley. From American group The Isley Brothers who first came to prominence in 1959 with their fourth single, 'Shout', and then the 1962 hit 'Twist and Shout. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. 1943 - Hilton Valentine. English musician, who was the original guitarist in The Animals who had the 1964 US No. 1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun'. Born in North Shields, Northumberland, England. 1947 - Bill Champlin. American singer, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter who joined Chicago in 1981. He sang (with Peter Cetera) on the bands 1984 hit single 'Hard Habit to Break'. Born in Oakland, California. 1948 - Leo Sayer. British born singer-songwriter who had the 1977 US No. 1 single 'When I Need You', the Chrysalis record label their first UK No. 1. Sayer also co-wrote 'Giving It All Away', which gave Roger Daltrey of The Who his first solo hit in 1973. Born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England. 1955 - Stan Lynch. American musician, songwriter and record producer who was the original drummer for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No. 28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No. 3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). He partnered with longtime friend Don Henley to help put together Eagles' reunion album Hell Freezes Over and as a producer and writer, Lynch has worked with a diverse array of acts, such as The Band, Eagles, Don Henley, Jackopierce, Joe 90, Scotty Moore, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Jeff Healey Band, Tim McGraw and Ringo Starr. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  4. On May 21, 1901, Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a law regulating motor vehicles, limiting their speed to 12 mph in cities and 15 mph on country roads. Speed limits had been set earlier in the United States for non-motorized vehicles: In 1652, the colony of New Amsterdam (now New York) issued a decree stating that “[N]o wagons, carts or sleighs shall be run, rode or driven at a gallop” at the risk of incurring a fine starting at “two pounds Flemish,” or about $150 in today’s currency. In 1899, the New York City cabdriver Jacob German was arrested for driving his electric taxi at 12 mph. The path to Connecticut’s 1901 speed limit legislation began when Representative Robert Woodruff submitted a bill to the State General Assembly proposing a motor vehicles speed limit of 8 mph within city limits and 12 mph outside. The law passed in May 1901 specified higher speed limits but required drivers to slow down upon approaching or passing horse-drawn vehicles, and come to a complete stop if necessary to avoid scaring the animals. On the heels of this landmark legislation, New York City introduced the world’s first comprehensive traffic code in 1903. Adoption of speed regulations and other traffic codes was a slow and uneven process across the nation, however. As late as 1930, a dozen states had no speed limit, while 28 states did not even require a driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle. Rising fuel prices contributed to the lowering of speed limits in several states in the early 1970s, and in January 1974 President Richard Nixon signed a national speed limit of 55 mph into law. Concerns about fuel availability and cost later subsided, and in 1987 Congress allowed states to increase speed limits on rural interstates to 65 mph. The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 repealed the maximum speed limit. This returned control of setting speed limits to the states, many of which soon raised the limits to 70 mph and higher on a portion of their roads, including rural and urban interstates and limited access roads.
  5. On May 21, 1940, a “special unit” carries out its mission and murders more than 1,500 hospital patients in East Prussia. Mentally ill patients from throughout East Prussia had been transferred to the district of Soldau, also in East Prussia. A special military unit, basically a hit squad, carried out its agenda and killed the patients over an 18 day period, one small part of the larger Nazi program to exterminate everyone deemed “unfit” by its ideology. After the murders, the unit reported back to headquarters in Berlin that the patients had been “successfully evacuated.”
  6. On May 21, 1942, 4,300 Jews are deported from the Polish town of Chelm to the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor, where all are gassed to death. On the same day, the German firm IG Farben sets up a factory just outside Auschwitz, in order to take advantage of Jewish slave laborers from the Auschwitz concentration camps. Sobibor had five gas chambers, where about 250,000 Jews were killed between 1942 and 1943. A camp revolt occurred in October 1943; 300 Jewish slave laborers rose up and killed several members of the SS as well as Ukrainian guards. The rebels were killed as they battled their captors or tried to escape. The remaining prisoners were executed the very next day. IG Farben, as well as exploiting Jewish slave labor for its oil and rubber production, also performed drug experiments on inmates. Tens of thousands of prisoners would ultimately die because of brutal work conditions and the savagery of the guards. Several of the firm’s officials would be convicted of “plunder,” “spoliation of property,” “imposing slave labor,” and “inhumane treatment” of civilians and POWs after the war. The company itself came under Allied control. The original goal was to dismantle its industries, which also included the manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, so as to prevent it from ever posing a threat “to Germany’s neighbors or to world peace.” But as time passed, the resolve weakened, and the Western powers broke the company up into three separate divisions: Hoechst, Bayer, and BASF.
  7. On May 21, 1881, in Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. Barton, born in Massachusetts in 1821, worked with the sick and wounded during the American Civil War and became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her tireless dedication. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln commissioned her to search for lost prisoners of war, and with the extensive records she had compiled during the war she succeeded in identifying thousands of the Union dead at the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. She was in Europe in 1870 when the Franco-Prussian War broke out, and she went behind the German lines to work for the International Red Cross. In 1873, she returned to the United States, and four years later she organized an American branch of the International Red Cross. The American Red Cross received its first U.S. federal charter in 1900. Barton headed the organization into her 80s and died in 1912.
  8. The aquarium pump is filling the cans as they come over until they reach the fill hose and the weight causes the wheel to turn until they dump out again at the bottom. It does appear backwards but the design and the operation are correct.
  9. Volkswagen of America ad. 1978.
  10. This was just announced: It's sad because this will just delay it until they move it somewhere where an obongo or biden judge can rule on it. Just temporary, but at least it's a pause.
  11. Country boy rotisserie operated by aquarium pump.
  12. Railroad Inspection Car #101 - 1937 Buick - (Ma & Pa) Maryland And Pennsylvania Railroad - Converted In 1942
  13. Railroad Inspection Car - 1939 Cadillac - Nevada Northern Railroad
  14. Hey !! It's Friday !! Y'all ready to get crazy ...
  15. The sad thing is, the guy that drew this cartoon obviously had no clue that the cartridge doesn't get shot downrange when you pull the trigger, lol.
  16. Post from back in the day before I was permanently banned from Fakebook under my real name.
  17. 1937 Fred Warren’s Boyd Smoothster Street Rod - Awarded America’s Most Beautiful Roadster - 1995 - Expected to sell for $500,000/600,000 The famous Street Rod known as the 'Boyd Smoothster' Designed by Larry Erickson Awarded America's Most Beautiful Roadster at the 1995 Grand National Roadster Show Chevrolet LT1 fuel injected engine 700R transmission Hand fabricated 1937 'Smoothster' body made in aluminum with steel fenders and running boards by Craig Naff Leather interior by Jim Griffin Stereo system by Orion Handmade aluminum lift off top with Harts cloth cover fabricated by Marcel's Fabrication Custom chassis featuring Corvette front and rear suspension with Air Ride 17 and 20 inch wheels by Boyd designed by John Butter
  18. I don't know, dude. Beyond the info I found, all I know is it was sold at a Barrett-Jackson auction and you have to be registered to see prices or to bid and I'm not registered. Sorry.
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