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GuyBarry
1328825.  Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 am Reply with quote

Northwest Airlines Flight 6231 was one of two Boeing 727s that crashed in the United States on the same day, December 1 1974. All three crew members on board died when the aircraft struck the ground in Harriman State Park, just north of New York City, following a stall and rapid descent caused by the crew's reaction to erroneous airspeed readings caused by atmospheric icing.

 
Big Martin
1328852.  Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:02 pm Reply with quote

WISE 0647-6232 is a brown dwarf star located some 28 light years from Earth.

 
GuyBarry
1328860.  Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:01 pm Reply with quote

Those who bemoan the current state of British politics might like to consider the 1784 British general election, when William Pitt the Younger defeated Charles James Fox.

Wikipedia wrote:
Fox was one of the two sitting members for the constituency of Westminster, which had the largest electorate of any in the country and a great deal of prestige. His position there was central to his claim to be representing the people. He stood against two Pitt supporters for the constituency's two seats; both sides spent heavily, campaigned bitterly, allegedly libelled and slandered their opponents relentlessly and resorted to all kinds of tactics, including Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, touring the streets and, according to the opposition, kissing many voters to induce them to vote for Fox. Even George, Prince of Wales, campaigned for Fox.

At the conclusion of polling on 17 May, Fox had narrowly succeeded, with 6233 votes to Sir Cecil Wray's 5998. However, Pitt's supporters then demanded a scrutiny of the votes and the Returning Officer therefore did not make the return. A scrutiny in a constituency as large as Westminster was an enormously time-consuming process; Fox, suspecting this might happen, had already arranged for his return for the Tain Burghs, which had elected him on 26 April, so that he would not be out of the House during such a scrutiny. The process did not show unexpectedly large numbers of unqualified voters and as the months went by it looked more and more like a political delaying tactic; on 4 March 1785 the House of Commons finally put an end to it by ordering the Returning Officer to declare the result.


It can't get as bad as that again, surely...

 
Big Martin
1328876.  Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 am Reply with quote

LMS Coronation Class locomotive 6234 Duchess of Abercorn still holds the British record for the greatest power output from a steam locomotive to be officially recorded on an attached dynamometer car.

 
GuyBarry
1328878.  Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:57 am Reply with quote

The Japanese adventure video game Ib takes place some time after the year 6235 - that being the date of "The Geometrical Fish", the latest painting featured in the game.

 
Strawberry
1328899.  Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:21 am Reply with quote

Tįzlįr is a village and municipality in Hungary. Its postal code is 6236.

At www.hollinsandhollinshead.com, the Product Code for a Ladies Silver Rounded Link Ladies T-Bar Bracelet, is R6236.

I don't know why they used the word Ladies twice.

 
GuyBarry
1328904.  Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:54 am Reply with quote

The Skatestraum Tunnel between the islands of Rugsundųya and Bremangerlandet in Norway is 6237 feet long.

 
Big Martin
1328923.  Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:11 pm Reply with quote

On January 26 2015, Easyjet flight EZY6238 from Berlin to Bristol was diverted to Amsterdam after smoke was detected in the cabin. After a 3 hour delay, the passengers completed their journey on a replacement aircraft.

 
tetsabb
1328927.  Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:24 pm Reply with quote

If you were travelling down the M11, and were heading to go anticlockwise on the M25, but broke down on the interchange, you might find yourself using SOS box 6239L

 
GuyBarry
1328931.  Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:34 am Reply with quote

PGC 6240, also known as the White Rose Galaxy, is a very large and old galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydrus, about 345 million light years away from Earth.

(PGC numbers refer to the Principal Galaxies Catalogue, by the way - not to be confused with the New General Catalogue or NGC numbers often mentioned in this thread.)

 
Big Martin
1328938.  Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:39 am Reply with quote

Veteran tree 25 on the Bristol Tree Forum is a common oak (Quercus robur) at ST6241 7108 in Victory Park, Brislington that is possibly 380 years old.

 
GuyBarry
1328974.  Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:31 am Reply with quote

2011 census figures from England and Wales reveal that 6242 people identify as members of the Heavy Metal religion.

 
Big Martin
1328978.  Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:03 am Reply with quote

According to the Syrian Network For Human Rights, Syrian government aircraft dropped 6,243 barrel bombs on targets in the country in 2017.

 
GuyBarry
1328979.  Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:42 am Reply with quote

During 2017, traders at Widnes Market in Cheshire raised £6244 for the children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

 
Big Martin
1329442.  Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:52 am Reply with quote

Insects of Iowa record 6245 is for Vanessa atalanta - the Red Admiral butterfly.

 

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