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Re: The Counting Game

#841 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:29 pm

I didn't know this game, I had to look it up. In medieval Europe, falcons were very expensive and indeed they had been used for a King's ransom: After the battle of Nicopolis Turks held captive the son of Philip the Bold of Burgundy. Philip, being the richest man in Europe at the time, offered 200.000 golden ducats for his return. Bagiazid, the Turkish Sultan, denied the money and asked for (and got) twelve falcons.

749 On the fourth of December John of Damascus dies, the most learned man of his time and composer of many theological essays and hymns is revered as a saint.
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#842 Post by JECE » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:48 am

"Marwan II suffered a major defeat at the Battle of the Great Zab near Mosul (Jan. 750) and fled to Egypt, where he was captured and killed (Aug. 750)."
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#843 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:52 pm

751 AD Leo IV, son of Emperor Constantine V, is crowned co-emperor at Constantinople.
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#844 Post by dargorygel » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:44 pm

752 (seems I am posting a lot of aircraft numbers lately)
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that had just passed a safety inspection and crashed tragically in Iran.
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#845 Post by gimix » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:03 pm

April 21st, 753 bC, Romae Dies Natalis: the foundation of Rome
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#846 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:44 pm

754 AD Emperor Constine V summons the false council of Hieria in order to push forward his Iconoclastic policies.
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#847 Post by gimix » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:29 pm

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#848 Post by goldplasma » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:22 pm

The year of the Papal States formation

756, after continual threats from Lombardy and other Germanic peoples the Frankish King Pepin III repels a Lombardy invasion of Rome to help save the Pope from subjugation. He then cleans up much of middle Italy and grants the land to the Pope, allowing for the creation of the Papal states. This is another step in strengthening Frankish-Papal relations and would eventually culminate in the crowning of Charlemagne as the Emperor of the Romans, a title previously held by the Byzantines, thanks to his defense of the Pope and the fact that Byzantium was ruled by a woman which many believes prevented her from being Emperor. Later this title would be passed on to Otto I, creating the Holy Roman Empire.
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#849 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:58 pm

At the moment the title was held by a man, Constantine V. Maybe he was ignored as in the eyes of the Pope (and the church) he was a heretic due to his iconoclastic policies.

757 ΑD, the Pope didn't have too much time to enjoy his new states, he dies after only five years on the throne. He is succeeded by Paul I.
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#850 Post by dargorygel » Fri May 07, 2021 12:05 pm

758- the area code of St. Lucia (one of the Caribbean windward islands.) The numbers were selected to match the old phone system of assigning letters to numbers on a phone 'dial.' S (7) L(5) U (8) for obvious abbrevatorial reasons.
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#851 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Fri May 07, 2021 12:42 pm

Thanks for the information, I knew this was the code (I completed a novel taking place mostly at Dominica last week) but I didn't know how the numbers were assigned.
759 AD Pepin the short defeats the Muslims pushing them beyond the Pyrenees, in Spain, eliminating this danger for the western Europe nations. (Spain is another story; there war has just begun).
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#852 Post by damo666 » Fri May 07, 2021 7:26 pm

780 the lowest hexagonal number that is the sum of 10 consecutive primes.
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#853 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Sat May 08, 2021 8:12 pm

You meant to write 760 or you just moved 20 numbers just like that?
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#854 Post by damo666 » Sun May 09, 2021 8:28 am

Whoops! Jumped 20 by mistake.

760 next
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#855 Post by damo666 » Mon May 10, 2021 9:37 am

760 the approximate year Offa's Duke was built.
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#856 Post by damo666 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:00 am

761 is the lowest centred square number that is a Chen prime, a Sophie Germaine prime, a non-palindromic reversible prime but not a Proth prime.

That should come in useful one day.
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#857 Post by azcat1990 » Wed May 12, 2021 2:14 am

762 - the number of home runs by Barry Bonds, the all-time leader in American baseball, though perhaps with an * at some point. He passed Hank Aaron, who hit 755, on August 7, 2007. The only other player to have hit 700 or more is Babe Ruth with 714. No co
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#858 Post by azcat1990 » Wed May 12, 2021 2:19 am

763 mph (1228 kph) is the land speed record held by Royal Air Force fighter pilot Wing Commander Andy Green driving the ThrustSSC on October 15th 1997 in Nevada. This exceeded the sound barrier...

The ThrustSSC was powered by two afterburning Rolls-Royce Spe turbofan engines, as used in the British version of the F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.

There's a serious set on Wg Cdr Green.
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#859 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Wed May 12, 2021 8:25 pm

764 AD According to the historian Theophanes the Confessor, icebergs floats past Constantinople from the Black Sea (either this guy was one hell of a liar or this winter was a really heavy one).
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#860 Post by gimix » Wed May 12, 2021 10:00 pm

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 8:25 pm
764 AD According to the historian Theophanes the Confessor, icebergs floats past Constantinople from the Black Sea (either this guy was one hell of a liar or this winter was a really heavy one).
I wonder why my Black Sea fleet needs two full seasons to reach the Aegean from Black Sea, while a stupid iceberg can pass Constantinople in just one :?
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