(1743) A British monarch leads troops into battle for the last timeEngland’s 60-year-old King George II leads 25 squadrons of British and Hanoverian cavalry into the Battle of Dettingen against a French army confident it will defeat their foe in the larger War of the Austrian Succession. George will be the last British monarch to lead a battle.The Battle of Dettingen took place on 27 June 1743 at Dettingen on the River Main, Germany, during the War of the Austrian Succession. The British forces, in alliance with those of Hanover and Hesse, defeated a French army under the duc de Noailles. George II commanded his troops in the battle, and this marked the last time a British monarch personally led his troops on the field. The battle straddled the river about 18 miles east of Frankfurt, with guns on the Hessian bank but most of the combat on the flat Bavarian bank. The village of Dettingen is today the town of Karlstein am Main, in the extreme northwest of Bavaria.
Date: Jun 27, 1743
wiki/Battle_of_Dettingen(1971) Legendary New York concert venue shuts its doorsConcert promoter Bill Graham hosts the final show at the Fillmore East, with performances by Albert King, The J. Geils Band, The Beach Boys, and The Allman Brothers Band, among others. The venue had featured iconic acts since 1968 but proved to be too small for the growing concert industry .Fillmore East was rock promoter Bill Graham’s rock venue on Second Avenue near East 6th Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood, now called the East Village neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan of New York City. It was open from March 8, 1968 to June 27, 1971 and featured some of the biggest acts in rock music at the time. The Fillmore East was a companion to Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium, and its successor, the Fillmore West, in San Francisco, Graham’s home base.
Opened: Mar 08, 1968 Closed: Jun 27, 1971 Capacity: 2,654
wiki/Fillmore_East(1972) Computer gaming’s groundbreaking gang forms Atari Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, designers of the first arcade video game, ‘Computer Space,’ incorporate their new firm, Atari. It will help transform the industry as Atari’s design engineer Al Alcorn gets things rolling, or at least gliding, with his first creation, ‘Pong.’Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA. The original Atari, Inc. founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company’s products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the electronic entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s.
Founded: 1972 · Sunnyvale, CA Headquarters: New York, NY Founder: Nolan Bushnell Subsidiaries: Fox Interactive · Krome Studios Melbourne · Paradigm Entertainment · Cryptic Studios · GT Interactive Software Europe Ltd. · GT Interactive Software GmbH · R New UK Studio ltd · GT Interactive Software France SARL · GT Interactive Europe Holdings BV
wiki/Atari(1985) America’s legendary ‘Mother Road’ is no moreIt’s too late to get hip to timely Route 66 tips, as the once heavily travelled highway spanning the US heartland from Chicago to L.A. (California) is officially decertified. Formerly stretching more than 2,000 miles, the giant US interstate highway system now renders the route obsolete.U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles. It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song Route 66″ and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.
Length: 2,451 miles (3,945 km) Formed: Nov 11, 1926 Major cities: Oatman · Santa Monica · Groom · Flagstaff · Amarillo · Chicago · Albuquerque · Kingman · Springfield · Los Angeles · San Bernardino · Needles · Barstow · Oklahoma City · Amboy