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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Very well done, LopenUupunut. Betty Robinson it is. She was born 108 years ago today and went on to win the 100 at the 1928 Olympics in...
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    Yesterday, 04:14 PM
    Even I wasn't alive in 1928.
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Happy birthday today (66) to Randy Williams and very good, Olli. Yes, Randy Williams had just turned 19 years old when he won the long jump (8.24 or...
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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions born a total of 174 years ago today. Both birthday athletes competed in two Olympic Games,...
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    08-22-2019, 12:38 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Yes, Bern it is.
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    08-21-2019, 09:21 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Very good, bambam1729. It was Lee Calhoun who ran 13.2 over the 110 hurdles on August 21, 1960 in Switzerland. Anyone know where in Switzerland...
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    08-21-2019, 05:48 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    You are on the right track, catson52. In fact, you got the country and the last name of the athlete. Yes, you leap over the bar in the high jump...
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    08-21-2019, 05:41 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Another good guess, dukehjsteve, but you are right in saying that Poland is not landlocked. Poland is not a "small" country. Josef Schmidt set...
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    08-21-2019, 05:25 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Big Event in Historical
    Good guess, Pego, but I think we did that one last month (July). Balas cleared 1.90 the year after the Rome Olympics. This particular "Big Event"...
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    08-21-2019, 03:00 PM
    Very good, LopenUupunut. It is Corny Johnson and Chris Brasher, born today some 106 and 91 years ago. Johnson, of course, won the high jump in...
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    08-21-2019, 02:26 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Big Event in Historical
    This month's (August) "Big Event" happened 59 years ago today in the capital city of a fairly small landlocked country. This country is not located...
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    08-21-2019, 02:18 PM
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of two Olympic gold medals. Our birthday people were born a total of 197...
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    08-18-2019, 06:57 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Off We Go..... in Historical
    Good point, dj. Relay splits from the U.S. team in Melbourne (December 1, 1956): Lou Jones (fifth in the 400 final) ran 47.1 out of the blocks. ...
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    08-18-2019, 04:29 PM
    Happy birthday to "a man for all seasons", Rafer Johnson. Of course you know he took the Olympic silver medal in Australia (1956) and the gold in...
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    08-18-2019, 02:18 PM
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Sunday 84 years ago today. Our birthday athlete also won an Olympic silver...
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    08-17-2019, 06:20 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Off We Go..... in Historical
    Great story, midwestfan. I would have loved to have been at that brunch in Florida.
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    08-17-2019, 04:45 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Off We Go..... in Historical
    Very good, dukehjsteve. Tom Courtney served in the U.S. Air Force. We didn't have a U.S. Air Force until 1947. Before 1947 it was the Army Air...
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    08-17-2019, 04:05 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Off We Go..... in Historical
    Happy birthday today to Tom Courtney. Very good, Pego. Courtney won the 1956 Olympic 800 and five days later he anchored (45.7) the winning four...
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    08-17-2019, 03:40 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Off We Go..... in Historical
    You should go ahead and answer, tandfman. You're right, the title is not an anagram, however the five dots after the three words represent the five...
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    08-17-2019, 02:13 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Off We Go..... in Historical
    Happy 86th birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold on a Saturday. This champion won Olympic gold four days after...
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    08-16-2019, 07:40 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Pain is Tly in Historical
    Happy 69th birthday today to Hasley Crawford. Crawford competed in Munich (DNF 100 with pulled hamstring), Montreal (gold in the 100 and 8th in the...
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    08-16-2019, 02:03 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Pain is Tly in Historical
    Happy 69th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who competed in the same event at four Olympic Games. Our birthday athlete competed in...
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    08-12-2019, 10:34 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread The Lone Ranger in Historical
    Good point, Trickstat.
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    08-12-2019, 08:27 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread The Lone Ranger in Historical
    Happy birthday today (90) to Charlie Moore and congratulations, tandfman. Charlie Moore won the 1952 (Helsinki) Olympic 400 hurdles with an Olympic...
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    08-12-2019, 04:47 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread The Lone Ranger in Historical
    Happy 90th birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Monday and won that Olympic gold medal on a Monday some 67 years ago...
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    08-12-2019, 04:27 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Brazil in Historical
    Very well done, rhymans. It was Ivan Fuqua who was born 110 years ago, three days ago. Fuqua ran the first leg (47.1) on the winning U.S.A. four by...
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    08-12-2019, 02:17 PM
    He would have been seven years younger.
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    08-12-2019, 02:15 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Brazil in Historical
    For this quiz, there is no research allowed. None. You either figure it out in your head, make a guess, or let someone else try. You are...
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    08-11-2019, 07:40 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Charles and Lulu in Historical
    Very good, KDFINE. You got Charlie Paddock who was born 119 years ago today in Texas. He won two Olympic gold medals (1920) in the 100 and first...
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    08-11-2019, 02:05 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Charles and Lulu in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born 119 years ago today, died at the age of 42, and won four Olympic medals in three...
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