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Old 04-07-2014, 05:44 PM   #668
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The setting is in the year 1927.. After her father dyes, a young American heiress, Dale disguises herself as a man and takes the place of her father in an international car race through the Sahara..20 January 1984 (UK)..1 - Brunei regains its independence from the United Kingdom. It became a British protectorate in 1888 - AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies/2 - Riot in Tunis kills over 100\6 - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee/9 - Sarah Tisdall, a 23-year-old Foreign Office clerk, is charged under the Official Secrets Act- "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)\10 - Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef Curtains"-The United States and the Vatican (Holy See) restore full diplomatic relations -The Victoria Agreement is signed- Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 dye/13 -6 people die when Britain is battered by hurricane force winds\16 - Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis/18 – The Mitsui Miike coal mine explosion at Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan, kills 83\19 - California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital/23 - Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ- Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km - Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game\25 - The government prohibits GCHQ staff from belonging to any trade union/26 - US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ\27- Michael Jackson is burned during Filming for Pepsi commercial/31 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site...

The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-Ṣaḥrāʾ al-Kubrā , 'the Great Desert') is the warmest, and 3rd largest desert after Antarctica and the Arctic.. At over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi), it covers most of North Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts to the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid tropical savanna that composes the northern region of central and western Sub-Saharan Africa..Some of the sand dunes can reach 180 metres (590 ft) in heightThe Sahara's boundaries are the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean on the north, the Red Sea on the east, and the Sudan and the valley of the Niger River on the south. The Sahara is divided into western Sahara, the central Ahaggar Mountains, the Tibesti Mountains, the Aïr Mountains (a region of desert mountains and high plateaus), Ténéré desert and the Libyan Desert (the most arid region). The highest peak in the Sahara is Emi Koussi (3,415 metres (11,204 ft)) in the Tibesti Mountains in northern Chad..The Sahara is the largest desert on the African continent.. The southern border of the Sahara is marked by a band of semiarid savanna called the Sahel; south of the Sahel lies Southern Sudan and the Congo River Basin. Most of the Sahara consists of rocky hamada; ergs (large areas covered with Sand dunes) form only a minor part..During the Neolithic Era, before the onset of desertification, around 9500 BCE the central Sudan had been a rich environment supporting a large population ranging across what is now barren desert, like the Wadi el-Qa'ab..By 6000 BCE predynastic Egyptians in the southwestern corner of Egypt were herding cattle and constructing large buildings. Subsistence in organized and permanent settlements in predynastic Egypt by the middle of the 6th millennium BCE centered predominantly on cereal and animal agriculture: cattle, goats, pigs and sheep. Metal objects replaced prior ones of stone..By 3400 BCE, the Sahara was as dry as it is today, due to reduced precipitation and higher temperatures Resulting from a shift in the Earth's orbit,and it became a largely impenetrable barrier to humans, with only scattered settlements around the oases but little trade or commerce through the desert..The people of Phoenicia, who flourished from 1200–800 BCE, created a confederation of Kingdoms across the entire Sahara to Egypt..By 500 BCE, Greeks arrived in the desert. Greek traders spread along the eastern coast of the desert, Establishing trading colonies Along the Red Sea..The Berber people occupied (and still occupy) Much of the Sahara... don't know what your practical navigation's like, but mine's not bad.. I wouldn't march 10 paces from here.. In the daytime it's hitting 120 in the shade, and out there, there is no shade...

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