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Old 1st March 2015, 10:38 PM
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Default The Transformers Collection Count & Historical Events Game

Here's how it works:
* Count your Transformers toys - ANY method you like (so long as it produces a number)
* Correlate that number to a year, then tell us at 3 interesting facts about that year!
* You may play as many times as you like as your collection number increases. You may also include both B.C.E. and C.E. years. B.C.E. years will be essential if your collection count exceeds 2015; although you may need to simply round your collection count if there isn't enough exacting historical data for your precise collection count. e.g. If your count is 3383, well, I don't think there's enough data on that exact year, but we do have information about some cool things that happened in that Century (e.g. the Greek city of Troy is built).

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Okay, I'll start.
My current TF count is 1866. Here are 3 things that happened in 1866:
  • The Bread Riots happened in Queensland when 250 men stormed Parliament House in response to work and food shortages.
  • Italy declares war on Austria on 20/6. The war ends on 12/10 with the signing of the Treaty of Vienna
  • Alfred Nobel has a blast and invents dynamite, yo!
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Old 7th March 2015, 09:12 PM
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1869:

* William Lanne(y), the last full-blooded Tasmanian Aboriginal, dies. William Crowther (Member for Hobart Town and future Premier of Tasmania), dismembers Lanney's body. He also removed the skull and sent it to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Even in 1869 this act outraged many people; a brawl ensued outside the Council chambers. Crowther was reprimanded.

* Mahatma Gandhi is born.

* All Japanese domains are returned to Emperor Meiji, forming a fully centralised government. This is the second year of the Meiji Period where Japan is thrust out of being an isolated feudal society to becoming a modern industrialised nation.
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Old 9th March 2015, 10:15 PM
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1870:
* The fireman's pole is invented.
* In the United States, blacks and women gain the right to vote.
* Japan adopts the Hinomaru ("Circle of the Sun") as its flag.
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Old 18th March 2015, 07:35 AM
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Well it's probably not 100% accurate (doesn't include my Armada, Binaltech, TP and micros teams are counted as one) but my count is 537 so:
*The construction of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is completed.
*Battle of Camlann: King Arthur fights his last battle against the forces of his rebellious son Mordred and is mortally wounded.
*Pope Vigilius succeeds Silverius as the 59th pope, when the latter is deposed by Belisarius at the order of Justinian I.

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Old 19th March 2015, 07:56 PM
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Saint Peter becomes the first pope
Roman Emperor Marcus Salvius Otho is born
Gnaues Domitus Ahenobarbus and Lucius Arruntias Camillus Scribonianus become Roman Consuls (that was a mouthful to type
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Old 19th March 2015, 08:58 PM
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Updated my count to 598:
*the year began on a Wednesday
*and really not a whole lot else... well nothing really worth mentioning anyway.
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1879:
* The Anglo-Zulu War begins. Napoléon IV (great-nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte and pretender to the French throne) is killed in this war.
* Albert Einstein is born.
* The Kingdom of Ryuukyuu is annexed by Japan, becoming the Prefecture of Okinawa. Ryuukyuu's last king, Shoutai, is exiled to Tokyo and stripped of his royal title, however is granted the title of marquis in compensation.
* Ned Kelly writes the Jerilderie Letter.
* The Torres Strait Islands are annexed by the British colony of Queensland, Australia.
* Thomas Edison invents the first practical light bulb.
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1887:
* Louis Pasteur establishes L'Institut Pasteur (The Pasteur Institute), a not-for-profit organisation which continues to dedicate itself to the study of micro-biology, diseases and vaccinations.
* Gottlieb Daimler unveils his first automobile.
* Anne Sullivan begins to teach Helen Keller. They become life long friends.
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1890:
* Banjo Paterson's The Man From Snowy River is published
* Vincent Van Gogh moves to the outskirts of Paris where he received medical care from Dr. Paul Gachet. Under his care, Van Gogh produces over 70 paintings. Despite Gachet's effort, Van Gogh shoots himself 2 months later.
* Convicted murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed via the electric chair, after intense lobbying from Thomas Edison in his attempt to showcase direct current. The execution goes horribly wrong as Kemmler is slowly cooked; Edison's attempt to curry favour for his DC fails and major contracts for powering New York City instead go to his rival, George Westinghouse (who said that it would have been more humane to execute Kemmler with an axe).
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1891:
* Shearer's strike in Queensland, which would lead to the formation of the Labor Party. This also inspired Banjo Paterson's bush ballad, Waltzing Matilda.
* The United States Congress passes the International Copyright Act.
* Jesse W. Reno invents the escalator. Nathan Ames had previously patented a similar "revolving stairs" machine in 1859, but never actually built it. Reno would patent his 'escalator' in 1892.
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