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    Aug 22 1485

    Richard III slain at Bodsworth.

    Aug 22 1776

    George Washington asks the Continental Congress for permission to burn New York City, to stop the city from being used to quarter troops arriving via the British fleet. It is declined, but his soldiers set 1/4th of the town ablaze on September 21.

    Aug 22 1911

    Mona Lisa stolen.

    Aug 22 1989

    Huey Newton murdered.

    Aug 22 1992

    FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi fires a rifle shot that kills unarmed Vicki Weaver, at the Ruby Ridge standoff. Horiuchi claimed he was trying to shoot another man in the back. The FBI also killed Weaver's fourteen year old son Sam, and the son's dog.

    Aug 22 1995

    David Gahan, lead singer of rock group Depeche Mode, was hospitalized after trying to commit suicide by slashing his wrist. Gahan was found in his Hollywood home with a two-inch slit in his wrist.
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    August 22, 1846 - U.S. annexes New Mexico
    August 22, 1864 International Red Cross forms
    August 22, 1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
    August 22, 1966 Beatles arrive in New York City

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    Hmmmm....Let's not forget this baby
    August 22, 1994 - DNA testing links O. J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman

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    1642: The English Civil War begins, as King Charles I organizes his army to fight against the Puritan forces of Parliament.

    1791: Slaves in Haiti rebel against French plantation owners, beginning the 13-year revolutionary war that will lead to Haitian independence.

    1812: In present-day Jordan, Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt discovers the ancient city of Petra, capital of an Arab kingdom.

    1864: Twelve nations sign the Geneva Convention, which establishes rules for the treatment of wounded and the protection of medical personnel in wartime and chooses a red cross on a white background as a symbol.

    1992: In the second day of the Ruby Ridge incident in Idaho, an FBI sharpshooter kills Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver
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    On Aug. 23, 1927, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.

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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY



    Aug 23 1305

    Scottish patriot William Wallace ("Braveheart") hanged, disemboweled, drawn, and quartered. His head was displayed on London Bridge.

    Aug 23 1926

    Rudolf Valentino dies.

    Aug 23 1939

    Germany and Russia signed the Molotov-Ribbentropp non-aggression pact (1939)

    Aug 23 1951

    Ninety West Point cadets are expelled for cheating, including most of the Academy's football team.

    Aug 23 1968

    The Youth International Party designates Pigasus as their choice of candidate for U.S. President. The boar hog is introduced at a press conference outside the Chicago Civic Center, with the slogan "They nominate a President and he eats the people. We nominate a President and the people eat him." The gathering is broken up shortly thereafter when the Chicago PD takes into custody the Yippie organizers and their pig.

    Aug 23 1994

    Inside an abandoned boathouse on the Scottish island of Jura, two members of the band KLF set fire to 20,000 fifty pound notes in front of witnesses. It takes two hours to burn all UKP 1,000,000.

    Aug 23 1995

    St. Petersburg resident Ilshat Kuzikov arrested in his apartment in connection with the murders of Misha Bochkov and Edik Vassilevsky, whose severed heads were found in city streets. Discovered in his apartment were jars of pickled human remains, bags of ears, a pair of arms and legs, and a partially eaten "casserole".

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~- ON THIS DAY -

    On Aug. 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing record damage; 55 deaths in Florida, Louisiana and the Bahamas were blamed on the storm.


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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

    we live in a slightly mad world

    Aug 24 79

    Pompeii buried by Vesuvius, apparently to punish the debauchery that made the town famous. Tens of thousands of people perished only to have plaster casts made centuries later of the hollows their bodies once occupied.

    Aug 24 1572

    Troops loyal to the French crown alongside Catholic civilians massacre the Protestant Huguenots of Paris, estimates range between 20,000 and 100,000 deaths. At news of this carnage of this St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, a gleeful Pope Gregory XIII ordered celebrations and a medal to be struck.

    Aug 24 1812

    The White House and other public buildings in the District of Columbia are torched by the British.

    Aug 24 1958

    Red China commences the shelling of the islands of Quemoy and Matsu, which hold one-third of Chiang Kai Shek's troops. The United States threatens nuclear retaliation for this, but the American people do not support the stance. A very strange compromise is worked out, permitting China to shell the islands on odd dates and Chiang Kai Shek's troops to resupply the islands on even dates.

    Aug 24 1981

    Mark David Chapman sentenced to 20 years for killing Beatle John Lennon.

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    August 24, 1853 - 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs New York)
    August 24, 1891 - Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
    August 24, 1932 - 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
    August 24, 1989 - Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

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    Today In History

    August 28th

    1884 1st known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard SD

    1907 United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle

    1916 Italy declares war against Germany during WW I

    1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial

    1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527

    1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany

    1990 Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province

    1991 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident

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    Today In History

    August 28th

    "The oldest person in the world"

    Maria Esther de Capovilla born September 14, 1889 passed August 28, 2006

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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

    Aug 24 1981

    Mark David Chapman sentenced to 20 years for killing Beatle John Lennon.

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    He's actually out now? Wow am I getting old.

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    Today In History

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    1896 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador

    1949 USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb

    1953 USSR explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb

    1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

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    Happy Birthday Rusty!!!!

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