View Full Version : 10 Years Ago!

spud's on the job
3rd May 2005, 15:30
Just noticed that Danny's date of 'Joining' PPRuNe is 01 May 1995, in which case congratulations are in order.

Onan the Clumsy
3rd May 2005, 15:59
and ten years before that, my truck was born :ok:

3rd May 2005, 16:18
May 1st, International Workers' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country except the United States, Canada, and South Africa.

This despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day. In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions passed a resolution stating that eight hours would constitute a legal day's work from and after May 1, 1886. The resolution called for a general strike to achieve the goal, since legislative methods had already failed. With workers being forced to work ten, twelve, and fourteen hours a day, rank-and-file support for the eight-hour movement grew rapidly, despite the indifference and hostility of many union leaders. By April 1886, 250,000 workers were involved in the May Day movement.

Thank you for that spud's, henceforth every May the 1st will have a whole other significance for me and countless others... :E

3rd May 2005, 17:14
Geezus, what was I doing 10 years ago?

Oh yeah, failing my procedural course. :( :(

3rd May 2005, 18:26
I believe Danny's site started before that date. I was originally member number 72 or thereabouts in early 1995 (under another username) but we didn't register in the same way then. Danny used to email us the postings each evening. It got slightly out of hand and he had to upgrade to an early version of the present format....... then it got slightly out of hand....and he had to upgrade......etc..... :p

3rd May 2005, 22:08
Too many deemers, Jerricho?

3rd May 2005, 23:56
Nah mate. I was just young and stupid.

(Now I'm not so young ;) )

Solid Rust Twotter
4th May 2005, 06:23
International Workers Day is recognised and celebrated in Marxist and Socialist paradises, among them South Africa. Much marching and ranting against the capitalist oppressor by the ruling elite before diving into their Mercedes and BMW limousines and heading off for a cocktail party with some business associates.:rolleyes:

Well done to Cap'n Fyne for starting what's turned out to be a worldwide phenomenon and a great uniting force among aircrew and others.