Counting Thread

1914:

ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, Leading to WW1.

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  • World War 1 is in full swing

    • German Zeppelins bomb the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in England for the first time, killing more than 20.
    • Mass poison gas attacks used for the first time in war, specifically during the battle of Humin-Bolimów and the Second Battle of Ypres
  • Canadian soldier John McCrae writes the poem “In Flanders Fields” (I had assumed it was written towards the end of the war [1916-1918], not a year after it began).

  • The Tehcir Law is promulgated by the Turkish Ottoman Empire authorizing deportation of the Ottoman Armenian population to Deir ez-Zor in the Syrian desert, leading to the deaths of anywhere between 800,000 and over 1,500,000 civilians and confiscation of their property.

  • The controversial film The Birth of a Nation, directed by D. W. Griffith, premieres in Los Angeles. It will be the highest-grossing film for around 25 years.

  • While working as a cook at New York’s Sloane Hospital for Women under an assumed name, “Typhoid Mary” (an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever) infects 25 people, and is placed in quarantine for life on March 27.

  • As part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the Endurance is broken apart from the pressure of the ice around it (being icebound). Its remains would be found in 2022, 107 years later.
    (Frank Hurley, 1915)


    The entire crew of the Endurance (but not all the dogs, sadly) would end up surviving and making it to Elephant Island by using salvaged boats.
    (Also Frank Hurley, April 1916)
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    They would remain at Elephant Island until- wait a second this is in 1916, woops.

  • The Auora, the second ship in the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, gets stuck in ice and drifts uselessly “for nine months until on 12 February 1916, having traveled a distance of around 1,600 miles (2,600 km)” before being able to get free and reach New Zealand. Three deaths end up occurring from frostbite, including the photographer :᜵

  • Albert Einstein presents part of his theory of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
    (NASA)

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1916,
The Irish begin a rebellion. On Easter morning the Irish volunteers lead by the I.R.B and I.C.A seize Dublin in hopes of Irish independence. They saw the British taking part in WW1 and saw a opportunity for their attack.

On Sunday 29th of April they surrender. All leaders where executed.

Majority of the fighting happened at the GPO, where most of the leaders used as headquaters.

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Some photos of the leaders.


Countess Markievicz - lead cumann na mban a militant women’s fighting force. For her surrender, she kissed her revolver and handed it over to the officer she was surrendering too.

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James Connoly - leader of the Irish Citizens army or ICA. It is noted that he was executed sitting down due to him suffering intense wounds and was basically already at his deathbed.

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Padraig pearse - one of the leaders for the IRB, or irish republican brotherhood(basically the proto-ira) he was the one who read the Irish constitution beginning the rebellion. He was a poet and a teacher- basically a rival to W.B Yeats in terms of Irish literature.

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1917
The Halifax Explosion.
One of the largest human-made explosions prior to the detonation of the first atomic bombs in 1945.

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Poland regains independence, after 123 years of partitions. Józef Piłsudski is appointed Commander-in-Chief.

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1919 !!! on the way to 2000!

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Following WW1 ending on on the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month in 1918, the league of nations is made in 1920 to help ensure a lasting peace.

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1921

And everyone lived happily ever after

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  1. We need to count faster.
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1923
@MrDadMan get in here and count loser.

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  1. @firecharge123, come help us
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1925 *counts

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  1. Seems like @firecharge123 and @mrdadman left the forums again?
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1927
Time to call in fresh blood. OI @WestRover come join the count!

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1928
fine meanie :((((

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1929
Pretty sure the Great Depression had passed.

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1929
Aaaawwww thanks for joining the count! Now @Cyber_Spire join the count.

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1930
Count it right.

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1931
God damn it we counted at the same time.

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1932, Franklin Roosevelt became the first Democrat in 80 years to win the presidency by a majority vote,

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