History Thread

Forum for posts that are not hockey-related.

Moderators: Three Stars, dagny, pfim, netwolf

Re: History Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:10 pm

MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote: the Napoleonic French (largest European empire)


Any military that embarks on a land war with Russia during the winter is automatically off the list IMO. That said I have no idea if the Mongols did the same thing.
PensFanInDC
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 23,111
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:28 pm
Location: Fredneck

Re: History Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:10 pm

count2infinity wrote:Direct descendant of Benedict Arnold checking in...


Not suprising.
newarenanow
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 41,307
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:56 pm

Re: History Thread

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:16 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
MalkinIsMyHomeboy wrote: the Napoleonic French (largest European empire)


Any military that embarks on a land war with Russia during the winter is automatically off the list IMO. That said I have no idea if the Mongols did the same thing.


I have a bias towards them as Napoleon is one of my top 3 favorite historical figures.


Da Vinci and Gandhi are on that list with him.
MalkinIsMyHomeboy
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 3,444
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:18 pm
Location: you from the department of 'know what I'm saying"s?

Re: History Thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:20 pm

I always thought it would be awesome to bring Da Vinci into modern times so he could see all that we can do now. The man was centuries ahead of his time. I'm not sure if indoor plumbing would amaze or frighten him.
PensFanInDC
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 23,111
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:28 pm
Location: Fredneck

Re: History Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:44 pm

newarenanow wrote:
count2infinity wrote:Direct descendant of Benedict Arnold checking in...


Not suprising.


Nathan Hale here...my great-grandmother's maiden name was Hale.
shafnutz05
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 56,342
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:10 pm
Location: Amish Country

Re: History Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:45 pm

Yeah, well I'm a descendant of Pope Urban I. Beat that. ;)

not really
Hockeynut!
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 4,114
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:55 am

Re: History Thread

Postby npv708 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:59 pm

TIL there are a ton of yanks on this board.
npv708
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 22,715
Joined: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:11 pm
Location: Washington, DC

Re: History Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:18 pm

Someone should stab Caesar.
Pavel Bure
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 13,536
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:15 pm
Location: http://freebitco.in/?r=770437 BITCOINS get them

Re: History Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:22 pm

I'm a decendant of Adam and Eve. :pop:
newarenanow
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 41,307
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:56 pm

Re: History Thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:26 pm

Direct descendant through multiple lines of Charles I, Charlemagne, King of the Franks, King of Italy, Holy Roman Emperor.
Shyster
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 6,165
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:32 pm
Location: Here and there

Re: History Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:22 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:Someone should stab Caesar.


Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant, while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What's so great about Caesar? Hmm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. OK Brutus is just as smart as Caesar. People totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar. And when did it become OK for one person to be the boss of everybody? Huh? Because that's not what Rome is about! WE SHOULD TOTALLY JUST STAB CAESAR!
Willie Kool
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 5,504
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Basically, can't **** with me

Re: History Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:22 pm

I'm somehow related to Kevin Bacon.
Gaucho
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 41,065
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:22 am
Location: The Onyx Club

Re: History Thread

Postby legame on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:36 pm

Much less glamorously, I'm the descendant of a leading Molly Maguire on my mom's side and a famous Lithuanian partisan (anti-Soviet freedom fighters... think the movie "Defiance", but right across the Belarussian border)
legame
ECHL'er
ECHL'er
 
Posts: 1,929
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:21 am
Location: Wilmywood, NC

Re: History Thread

Postby Grunthy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:50 pm

Rome was probably, in my opinion, the most powerful civilization to ever exist, not withstanding today. They basically had plumbing, hell i think some of their sewers are still in use. Their military was incredible. Greed and corruption was their downfall.
Grunthy
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 4,784
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:08 pm

Re: History Thread

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:57 pm

Grunthy wrote:Rome was probably, in my opinion, the most powerful civilization to ever exist, not withstanding today. They basically had plumbing, hell i think some of their sewers are still in use. Their military was incredible. Greed and corruption was their downfall.


Actually, it could probably be better argued that immigrants and complacency among the citizens were responsible for their downfall.
Willie Kool
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 5,504
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Basically, can't **** with me

Re: History Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:24 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 19,124
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:31 pm
Location: Behind Enemy Lines

Re: History Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:43 pm

Gaucho wrote:I'm somehow related to Kevin Bacon.

Is he your sixth cousin?
tifosi77
NHL Healthy Scratch
NHL Healthy Scratch
 
Posts: 11,091
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:33 pm
Location: White-Juday Warp Field Interferometer

Re: History Thread

Postby Gaucho on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:I'm somehow related to Kevin Bacon.

Is he your sixth cousin?


How'd you guess?
Gaucho
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 41,065
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:22 am
Location: The Onyx Club

Re: History Thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:57 pm

legame wrote:Much less glamorously, I'm the descendant of a leading Molly Maguire on my mom's side and a famous Lithuanian partisan (anti-Soviet freedom fighters... think the movie "Defiance", but right across the Belarussian border)


Which Molly Maguire?
Hockeynut!
AHL'er
AHL'er
 
Posts: 4,114
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:55 am

Re: History Thread

Postby redwill on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:22 pm

Shyster wrote:Direct descendant through multiple lines of Charles I, Charlemagne, King of the Franks, King of Italy, Holy Roman Emperor.


:thumb: Me, too!

Hail, cousin!
redwill
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 6,787
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:04 pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Re: History Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:25 pm

That's disturbing.
columbia
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 46,481
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:13 am

Re: History Thread

Postby redwill on Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:36 pm

The joke is that if you're of European descent chances are massively overwhelming that you're descended from Charlemagne and pretty much any other person 1200 or so years ago.
redwill
AHL All-Star
AHL All-Star
 
Posts: 6,787
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:04 pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Re: History Thread

Postby Kaizer on Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:46 pm

Abraham Lincoln is the greatest man who ever lived.

:slug:
Kaizer
AHL Hall of Famer
AHL Hall of Famer
 
Posts: 9,373
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:02 am
Location: Crazy Town

Re: History Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:50 pm

Kaizer wrote:Abraham Lincoln is the greatest man who ever lived.

:slug:


He crushed the terrorists (including some of my relatives), so I've got no complaints.
columbia
NHL Third Liner
NHL Third Liner
 
Posts: 46,481
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:13 am

Re: History Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Napoleon was a short, dead dude.
MRandall25
NHL Fourth Liner
NHL Fourth Liner
 
Posts: 16,908
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:11 pm
Location: BOBROVSKY!!!

PreviousNext

Return to NHR

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Chefpatrick871, DudeMan2766, MalkinIsMyHomeboy and 14 guests

e-mail