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July 21st, 1873 a pioneer and very famous crime was committed.

The culprets stole $3000.

Anybody know who committed the crime and what it was????

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are you sure it was on july 21st? history channel's website isn't showing this.........
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are you sure it was on july 21st? history channel's website isn't showing this.........

yep, I'm sure...........and quit cheating.

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James Train Robbery -
First train robbery commited by jesse james
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James Train Robbery -
First train robbery commited by jesse james

very good I didn't even have to give a hint.

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Jesse James held up the Rock Island Express train on July 21, 1873, getting away with about $3,000 on his first heist




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Jesse James held up the Rock Island Express train on July 21, 1873, getting away with about $3,000 on his first heist

appearantly Jesse James was qucker on the draw than Tony

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appearantly Jesse James was qucker on the draw than Tony

LOL, I had it before I saw anyones posts. just didnt ge to post it right away




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Alright smart guy whats the next one?




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hmmmmmmmm want more....I'll get some hold on

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NEXT ONE,

OK, I found a series on Global catastrophies that could be fun.

1st one

Where did the Great fire of London break out in 1666 ?

and it's not the obvious answer "London" duh Specifically where did it break out?

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Everyone knows the Great Fire of London started in a baker's shop in the aptly named Pudding Lane

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LOL....yeah everybody knows.

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The ancient Italian town of Pompeii and a great number of its inhabitants were buried when a volcano near Naples erupted in 79AD. Name the great volcano, which is now a tourist attraction.

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Next question: How did the first motorcycle road racers start their machines @ the track?

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Answer to crazys question: i believe it was Mt. Vesuvius (sp?)

which BTW they have uncoverd the ancient pompii and the entire town and afew of it ppl were extreamly well preserved in their death formation. alot can now be told about the town.

(saw a thing on the history channel last week i think about this)

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LOL....yeah everybody knows.

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The ancient Italian town of Pompeii and a great number of its inhabitants were buried when a volcano near Naples erupted in 79AD. Name the great volcano, which is now a tourist attraction.
Mt. Vesuvius
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Where was the Piper Alpha oil rig belonging to the U.S> Occidental Petroleum Corporation, which exploded in 1988 ?

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q: Next question: How did the first motorcycle road racers start their machines @ the track?

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Damn you optimus, damn you. lol
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bow down BWA!!! hehehe j/k

Willard: When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.
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q: Next question: How did the first motorcycle road racers start their machines @ the track?
push start?
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no. they were not push started.

close tho.

they were pull started around the track by another bike.

the early race bikes also only ran at WOT and had NO brakes.

the only way to slow down was to go into a skid or use the kill switch.

the track surface was made of wooden planks. that were pretty steep acording to the pictures they were showing on tv.

lets not forget no safety gear either.

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lol I think somebody found the site I'm getting these from


cheaters LOL

Next try: push

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lol I think somebody found the site I'm getting these from


cheaters LOL

Next try: push
i found the pudding street answer on the BBC i believe.
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no. they were not push started.

close tho.

they were pull started around the track by another bike.

the early race bikes also only ran at WOT and had NO brakes.

the only way to slow down was to go into a skid or use the kill switch.

the track surface was made of wooden planks. that were pretty steep acording to the pictures they were showing on tv.

lets not forget no safety gear either.
If they were pull started by another bike, then how did the first bike start?
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the first bike wasnt a "race" bike. it was fully fitted w/ brakes and a working throttle.

Willard: When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.
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