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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

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    Aug 17 1896

    Bridget Driscoll, a 44-year-old mother of two, becomes the world's first automobile fatality when she steps in front of a car outside the Crystal Palace in London. At the coroner's inquest, Arthur Edsall states he had been driving at only 4 mph. The motorist also claims that when he saw the pedestrian, he rang his bell and shouted "Stand back!" For whatever reason, the coroner accepts Edsall's preposterous story.

    Aug 17 1948

    Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is arrested for bad checks in San Luis Obispo, California. In court a fortnight later, Hubbard pays the $25 fine.

    Aug 17 1980

    Dingos snatch baby Azaria from a campground near Ayers Rock, Australia. Her mother, Lindy Chamberlain, is later convicted of murder and spends three years in prison, but the conviction is ultimately overturned. Apparently there have been a number of baby/dingo incidents over the years, the dingo not differentiating animals from humans. (The fact that if you rearrange the letters in LINDY CHAMBERLAIN you get CHILDREN BY ANIMAL is just a coincidence.)

    Aug 17 1987

    Rudolf Hess found hanged by an electrical cord at Spandau prison, aged 93. He was incarcerated there for 40 years, 21 of those years as the solitary inmate. In 1941 Hess flew to Scotland with ideas of peace in his head, making Hitler very very upset.






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    wow....very interesting john

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    August 17, 1859 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
    August 17, 1915 Hurricane strikes Galveston, Texas (275 killed)
    August 17, 1959 U.S.S.R. and Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

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    Today In History

    August 18th


    1936 106.5 F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa

    1988 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment

    1984 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire

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    August 18, 1817 - Gloucester, Massachusetts, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore
    August 18, 1956 - Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" reaches #1
    August 18, 1960 - 1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie, Illinois
    August 18, 1967 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton :cry:

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    Today In History

    August 20th


    1913 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe P‚goud-France)

    1929 1st airship flight around the Earth flying eastward completed

    1955 1st airplane to exceed 1800 mph (2897 kph)-HA Hanes, Palmdale Ca

    1974 Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)

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    A wealth of information:

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    Ahh, one of my favorite threads... Always interesting!
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    Aug 20, 1969............ I was Born. hey that means its my B-day, ugggggghhhh another yr older

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

    On Aug. 21, 1959, President Eisenhower signed an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union.

    http://www.nytimes.com/learning/gene.../20060821.html

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    August 21, 1922 - Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
    August 21, 1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with New York Giants!

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    TODAY IN ROTTEN HISTORY

    Aug 21 1614

    Erzsebet Bathory, ruler of Transylvania, dies at 54. She had sought immortality by killing young virgins and bathing in their blood. It didn't work.

    Aug 21 1985

    Just seconds after stepping off the plane, opposition candidate Benigno Aquino is gunned down by assassins at Manila Int'l Airport, on orders of Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos.

    Aug 21 1986

    1,700 people are killed in Cameroon when Lake Nyos emits a huge cloud of fast-moving fog, quickly enveloping the villages of Nyos, Kam, Cha, and Subum. The lethal mist, consisting mainly of carbon dioxide and water vapor, displaces the oxygen in the low-lying zones, killing thousands of cattle and even more birds and wild animals. One eyewitness later describes the landscape as being "littered with human remains and animal carcasses."

    Aug 21 1996

    Superfreak Rick James (prisoner J29237) is released from Folsom Prison after serving a two year sentence for drugs and assault. He had planned to marry his fiance, Tanja Anne Hijazi, upon release but she had been nicked for shoplifting a pair of boots two days earlier. They do make a cute couple.



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    AUGUST 22, 2006

    1848 Ulysses S. Grant marries

    1851 U.S. WINS FIRST AMERICA'S CUP

    1901 Cadillac is launched

    1938 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on Life cover

    1959 Rockefeller marries family maid

    1962 Kennedy reports stalemate in Vietnam

    1972 Demonstrators disrupt Republican National Convention in Miami Beach

    1992 Hurricane Andrew pounds Bahamas
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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~- ON THIS DAY -

    On Aug. 22, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon were nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.

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