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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

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    Oct 28 4004 BC

    God creates Adam and Eve five days after the rest of the universe, according to Biblical calculations by Archbishop James Ussher.

    Oct 28 1919

    The Volstead Act passes, over President Wilson's veto. Prohibition is ignored by most Americans, and fosters Mafia encroachment into legitimate businesses. Strangely, the lesson here has yet to be learned.

    Oct 28 1922

    Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini seizes power in Italy, with the assistance of the Catholic Church. Pope Pius XI declared "Mussolini is a man sent by divine providence." In return for this endorsement, the silly dictator signs the Lateran treaty, restoring papal sovereignty over the Vatican. But at least the trains run on time.

    Oct 28 1948

    The Nobel committee announces that Swiss chemist Paul Mueller has won the 1948 chemistry prize. He discovered the unusual insecticidal properties of 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2- bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane. Thanks to Mueller, the world embraces the phenomenal bug-killer... until somebody discovers that the hydrocarbon, popularly known as DDT, also excels at causing cancer.

    Oct 28 1955

    William Henry Gates III is born in Seattle. Even after becoming chairman of Microsoft and the richest man in the world, Bill's mother would sometimes have to remind him to wash his hair. [Seriously.]

    Oct 28 1976

    John D. Ehrlichman, President Nixon's former domestic policy adviser and convicted Watergate felon, arrives at the Swift Trail Camp minimum-security facility in southeast Arizona.

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    thanks for the info

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    His mom had to remind him?

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    On Oct. 29, 1929, stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out. The great depression.

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    Oct 29 1897

    Paul Joseph Göbbels is born in Rheydt, Germany.

    Oct 29 1929

    The value of the New York Stock Exchange tumbles 11% in a widespread panic. Thousands of people lose their life savings as 16,410,030 shares change hands. Black Tuesday marks the beginning of the Great Depression.

    Oct 29 1957

    Some raving lunatic tosses a hand grenade into Israel's parliament, the Knesset. The explosion wounds Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and five cabinet ministers.

    Oct 29 1994

    Armed with a semi-automatic rifle, Colorado upholsterer Francisco Duran fires 27 shots at the White House from the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Ave. Because he opted for Chinese-made SKS rifle, few of Duran's shots come anywhere near the building. Nevertheless, he receives a life sentence for attempting to assassinate President Clinton.

    Oct 29 1997

    Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the First Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible, dies from a cardiac arrest at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco. His death certificate incorrectly lists the date as October 31. [Pictured: LaVey with Sammy Davis, Jr.]

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    On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain his world heavyweight title.




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    Oct 30 1938

    CBS radio announces that glistening, black-eyed Martians have landed at Grover's Mill, New Jersey. Luckily for the extraterrestrials, the news is announced during a Mercury Theatre program and later discounted as a work of fiction. Needless to say, the event causes widespread panic before the government manages to clamp a lid on it.

    Oct 30 1944

    Anne Frank deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

    Oct 30 1945

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    Oct 30 1961

    Due to his "violations of Lenin's precepts," Soviet leaders decree that Josef Stalin's body be quietly removed from its place of honor inside Lenin's tomb. They bury the Man of Steel with a plain granite marker near the Kremlin wall.

    Oct 30 1966

    The Zodiac kills his first victim, 18-year-old Cheri Jo Bates, in the library parking lot of a community college in Riverside, California. Zodiac stabs her to death with a small knife, nearly decapitating Bates in the process.

    Oct 30 2002

    Jason William Mizell, aka Run-D.M.C.'s legendary DJ Jam Master Jay, is shot dead in the lounge of his Merrick Boulevard recording studio in Queens. The masked culprit, who gave Mizell a close-range .40-caliber gunshot wound behind the left ear, remains at large to this day.

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    On Oct. 31, 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence by two Sikh security guards.


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    Oct 31

    All Hallows Eve. What once served as a spooky New Years Eve tradition for the ancient Celts (which they called Samhain) was ultimately appropriated by Pope Gregory IV in 840 AD to serve as the daylong vigil preceding the Feast of All Saints. Even so, the Christians preserved the pagan festival's spooky trappings anyway.

    Oct 31 1926

    Houdini dies in room 401 of Grace Hospital in Detroit. The escape artist was killed by diffuse peritonitis, after having undergone an emergency appendectomy. Contrary to popular belief, the fatal appendicitis could not have been caused by a punch to the stomach.

    Oct 31 1966

    The Acid Test Graduation! Ken Kesey hosts, among others. "The question is no longer CAN you pass the Acid Test, but DID you pass the Acid Test."

    Oct 31 1993

    Actor River Phoenix dies of a drug overdose on the sidewalk in front of the Viper Room in West Hollywood. Rumor has it that the lovely and intelligent Christina Applegate "stood there and watched."

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    1517: German theologian and religious reformer Martin Luther publishes his Ninety-Five Theses, denouncing the sale of indulgences (pardons for sins) and stressing salvation through the grace of God alone.
    Learn more about Martin Luther.

    1941: While escorting a convoy of war material to Britain, the destroyer Reuben James is torpedoed and becomes the first U.S. warship to be sunk by hostile action during World War II.
    Learn more about World War II.

    1956: American rear admiral George John Dufek is the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.
    Learn more about Antarctic exploration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina
    1517: German theologian and religious reformer Martin Luther publishes his Ninety-Five Theses, denouncing the sale of indulgences (pardons for sins) and stressing salvation through the grace of God alone.
    Maybe the modern day Christians need to follow his advice...

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    Yeah i believe so too..... Am a lutheran was a catholic but did not believe much in what they were teaching
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    On Nov. 1, 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, in a test at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.


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    Nov 1 1530

    Holland's dikes fail, drowning 400,000.

    Nov 1 1755

    An earthquake and resultant fire in Lisbon kills 50,000. The jail was damaged, and escaped prisoners were looting, setting fires, and committing mayhem. Gallows had to be erected around the city to restore order.

    Nov 1 1939

    A rabbit that was born of artificial insemination is shown to the world. History does not record why anyone felt that rabbits needed any help in the procreation department.

    Nov 1 1948

    A Chinese merchant ship with as many as 6,000 people aboard explodes and sinks off southern Manchuria, killing all aboard.

    Nov 1 1950

    Attempt by Puerto Rican nationalists to assassinate President Truman at Blair House fails, leaving one of them dead with a bullet in the head.

    Nov 1 1951

    US Soldiers are exposed to an atomic explosion for the first time in training exercises, at Desert Rock, Nevada. Participation was not voluntary and served both to train and indoctrinate.

    Nov 1 1990

    A New York City civil jury awards Sandra Miller $100 for battery after an incident in which boxer Mike Tyson grabbed her breasts, insulted and propositioned her. The jury found Tyson's behavior "not outrageous". Mike certainly has a way with women.

    Nov 1 1994

    A group of South Korean cannibals known as the Chijon Family are sentenced to death for murdering and eating five people. The group was founded in 1993 by ex-convict Kim Ki Hwan and several other prisoners, in solidarity against the wealthy. Eat the rich.

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    TODAY IN HISTORY

    ANTIGUA INDEPENDENCE November 1st, 1981.
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