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So, then let's go. Today, the 28th of April, I search for a person.

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Does anybody need a hint?

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Yay, spacecraft that looks Russian :lol:

Soyuz TM-32 mission to ISS began on 28/04/2001. And it was carrying Dennis Tito, first space tourist, aboard?

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That's right. It's your turn again, VEB.

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And... With a slight delay, we have a new pic (because I clearly couldn't pass by an opportunity to go for planes again XD). Should be quite easy.

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Date is the 2nd of May, of couse.
And I'm looking for an event.

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The first commercial jetliner, the DHC 106 Comet was introduced on May 2, 1952.

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[cue fanfares]
Told you it should be easy :lol: Your turn, Hlaoroo!

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What happened today, relating to this image?

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1802, May 2nd, Washington D.C becomes a city!

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Well that was easy.

Well done, Pladim!

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I got some buildings for you! ( May 3rd )

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What are you asking for, a person, an object, or an event?

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An event about the building in the photo.

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Sears Tower/Willis Tower becomes the tallest building in the world?

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Hlaoroo gets it! Ding Ding Ding!

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Yay!

What happened on this day (May the Fourth) relating to this image?
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The US formally gains control of the Panama Canal on May the 4th 1904.

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That's quite correct!

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May 6th

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George Clooney, the producer of Rockstar, was born May 6th, 1961.

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You got it.

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Okay, I found something. I hope there is somebody who can solve it. What happened today (May 11th) that is related to our little friend here?

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Hmmm... maybe this helps, maybe not, we'll see.
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If I add this island with a size of abt. 196 km², will it help?
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It could have helped :lol:

HMS "Beagle", ship on board of which Charles Darwin famously voyaged in 1831-1836, was launched on 11/05/1820?
..because that's the only person I know of that can easily connect birds and small semi-random islands :lol:

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Nice idea - but, no. This event wasn't that long ago.

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Found it!

That bird is the "Calayan Rail", a flightless bird discovered on Calayan Island in the Philippines on May 11, 2004.

I had to go to the German wikipedia page again to confirm the date. ;)

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Congratulations Mr. E-Quoll!

It's your turn now.

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What event relating indirectly to something in this picture happened on May 14th? It might be a couple of steps from the picture to the event. ;)

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I have a guess. It's FAR away from the picture, but as you mentioned there might be a couple of steps in between...

In 1607 on May 14th (Gregorian calendar / May 4th as per Julian calendar) 104 British settlers founded Jeamestown, the first permanent British settlement in America.

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Not even close, sorry.

I'll give you a hint. If you find the name of that instrument then you'll find the name of the man who, shall we say, orchestrated this event. :D



Still not? Here's another clue:

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Finally...

That Instrument is a Sousaphone, created by John Philip Sousa who wrote 136 marches, among others also The Stars and Stripes Forever which was first performed on May 14th, 1897.

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Yay! Finally! Well done, Render!
And how many of those marches did you search through before finding the right one? :P

In case you're wondering, the flag is because "Stars and Stripes Forever" was first performed at Willow Grove Park, just outside Philadelphia.

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Oh, The Stars and Stripes Forever have been my first thought, but I was to blind (stupid, tired, whatever) to see the date, so I clicked through the other marches one by one and when I reached my first thought, I saw the date............. *facepaw*


But anyway, herewith I present the next "What's today?":

I'm looking for an event that happened today (May 20th). Here's the related picture:

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Okay, a little hint.

A few years after the event some of these bars have been produced, 1 original and 30 identical copies. The material was a special expensive alloy.

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Long live the hint! It at least gave an idea of where to look :lol:

20/05/1875, the Metre Convention is signed, which created, amongst others, International Bureau of Weights and Measures, which in turn, created in 1899 a platinum-iridium bar which was an international standard of a metre, possibly shown on the picture?

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That's right.

And now it's your time again to think of something.

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Date is 22nd, and something related to this picture happened a while ago.
Wha exactly, though? Shouldn't be too hard, I hope.

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May 22, a patent is filed for a device to squeeze fluid from a tube, like toothpaste or creams in 1980.

May 22, a patent was filed for the toothbrush in 1961.

May 22, a patent was published for a collapsible toothbrush with paste supply and cover ad dispensing means in 1973

May 22, a patent was filed for the toothbrush in 1992.

May 22, a patent was filed for a device for deforming the head of a deformable toothbrush in 1992.

Am I close?

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I'll be cruel and say you to choose one and then I'll think if it's what I thought of or not. ;)

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Hmm... The toothbrush-related one from May 22? :P
How about the one from 1992?

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