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 Post subject: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:16 am 
Here is today's quote. It is a trivia game! (please contribute, I can't do this on my own!)

"The report of my death was an exaggeration."
And a bonus
"Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied."

Who are they?


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:06 am 
The men were Mark Twain and John L. Lewis, aka "The Brow". Today's quote is

"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind"


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:38 am 
Yesterday's quote is from Abraham Lincoln.

Today's quote is

"Damn the torpedoes!"
"Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!"


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:24 am 
Yesterday's quote was said by Adm. (then Commander) David Farragut.

Today's quote is

"We're holding our own."


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:49 am 
The quote is the last words transmitted by Ernest M. McSorley, captain of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Today's quote is

"Take her down!"


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:46 am 
Yesterday's quote is from Howard W. Gilmore, commander of the USS Growler. This is the story behind his words, from Wikipedia.

The submarine continued to take a heavy toll of shipping on her fourth war patrol, and on the night of 6–7 February 1943, she approached a convoy stealthily for a surface attack. Suddenly a convoy escort, Hayasaki, closed and prepared to ram. As the small ship charged out of the darkness, Gilmore sounded the collision alarm and shouted, “Left full rudder!” — to no avail. Perhaps inadvertently, Growler hit the Japanese adversary amidships at 17 knots (31 km/h), heeling the submarine 50 degrees, bending 18 feet of her bow sideways to port, and disabling the forward torpedo tubes.
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Simultaneously, the Japanese crew unleashed a burst of machine gun fire at Growler’s bridge, killing the junior officer of the deck and a lookout, while wounding Gilmore himself and two other men. “Clear the bridge!” Gilmore ordered as he struggled to hang on to a frame. As the rest of the bridge party dropped down the hatch into the conning tower, the executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Arnold Schade — shaken by the impact and dazed by his own fall into the control room — waited expectantly for his captain to appear. Instead from above came the shouted command, "Take her down!" Realizing that he could not get below in time if the ship were to escape, Gilmore chose to make the supreme sacrifice for his shipmates. Schade hesitated briefly — then followed his captain’s last order and submerged the crippled ship.
Surfacing some time later in hope of reattacking the Hayasaki, Schade found the seas empty. The Japanese ship had, in fact, survived the encounter, but there was no sign of Gilmore, who apparently had drifted away in the night. Schade and Growler’s crew managed to control the ship’s flooding and limped back to Brisbane on February 17.
For sacrificing himself to save his ship, Commander Howard Gilmore was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, "the first man of the submarine force to be so decorated."

Today's quote is

"What do you think I am? Do you believe that I'm the sort that would have left that ship as long as there were any women and children on board? That's the thing that hurts, and it hurts all the more because it is so false and baseless. I have searched my mind with deepest care, I have thought long over each single incident that I could recall of that wreck. I'm sure that nothing wrong was done; that I did nothing that I should not have done. My conscience is clear and I have not been a lenient judge of my own acts."


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:44 am 
Yesterday's quote is from J. Bruce Ismay.

Today's quote is

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Figure quote of the day.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:05 am 
Yesterday's quote is from Mark Twain.

Today's quote is "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."


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