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"I, Claudius" (BBC, 1976)

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 06:54 AM by Clodius
Updated December 10th, 2011 at 07:13 AM by Clodius
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The 1976 BBC mini-serial, I, Claudius (based on Robert Graves' novel) is often cited as one of the greatest television series of all time. It narrates the life story and family history of Claudius, the fourth Roman emperor, beginning in the reign of Augustus and progressing through the careers of the surly and savage Tiberius and the deranged Caligula. Derek Jacobi won a BAFTA award for his scintillating turn as the title character, and it remains perhaps his career-best performance. Fortunately,...
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Four Dead in Five Seconds

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 08:16 AM by unclefred (American Miscellanea)

One of the most famous fights of the old west involved the hot tempered Marshall, Dallas Stoudenmire.
The battle called, "Four dead in five seconds", erupted on April 14th 1881 in El Paso. Stoudenmire had been Marshall for just 3 days. Ex Marshall George Campbell was drinking in the notorious Keating's Saloon and began arguing with Constable Gus Krempkau. John Hale, a friend of Campbell pulled out one of Campbells guns from his waist and shot the Constable, yelling "George,...
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Jack 'Legs' Diamond

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 08:22 AM by unclefred (American Miscellanea)
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Born Jack Moran, and also known as Gentleman Jack, Diamond was born in Philadelphia but moved to New York at 16, when his Mother died.

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His first arrest was in 1914, at age 17 for burglary, and he ran with a street gang called the Hudson Dusters. After serving time for desertion from the army, He found work as a hitman for Little Augie, a successful bootlegger. He became Auggies bodygaurd and was shot twice while performing his...
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Tamerlane in the WWII

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 01:44 AM by azato2000
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[COLOR="Yellow"][B]Tamerlane ("The Iron Lame")[/B][/COLOR]

Tamerlane was a 14th-century conqueror of West, South and Central Asia, and the founder of the Timurid dynasty in Central Asia, and great-great-grandfather of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Dynasty, which survived as the Mughal Empire in India until 1857.

[I]The Empire of Timur[/I]
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Timurid_Dynasty_821_-_873_%28AH%29.png[/IMG]...
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Mago Barca

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 02:15 AM by markdienekes
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Mago Barca
240/39 BC - 203 BC

Hannibal's youngest brother, Mago, was born in 239-240 BC, and arrived in Spain at the age of thirteen. He probably accompanied Hannibal in his early Spanish campaigns between 221-219 BC, before setting off with his brother for the invasion of Italy in 218 BC.

Mago took part in Hannibal's early victories at the Ticinus, Victumulae, Trebia, Lake Trasimene and Cannae, and it was only after Cannae that we get to see Mago in...
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