Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 31, 1703

On July 31, 1703, English writer, Daniel DeFoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, ‘The Shortest Way with the Dissenters’. The pamphlet was written as though a rabid, bigoted High Anglican zealot. … Continue reading

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July 30, 1935

On July 30, 1935, the first penguin books were published. Being that penguins were first discovered by Europeans around 1488, the fact that it took until 1935 to write books about them is astonishing. What? Excuse me? Penguin is the … Continue reading

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July 29, 1968

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul reaffirmed that artificial methods of birth control were verboten in the Catholic Church. When he was asked, did that include condoms? He said of course it does. But he did tell the people that … Continue reading

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July 28, 754

On July 28, 754 CE, Pope Stephen II made Pippin de Korte, King of France. Why is this important? Because if a religious leader can make you king, he can also take it away. This gives good insight in why … Continue reading

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July 27, 1990

On July 27, 1990, Hungarian-American actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor began a three day jail sentence for slapping a police officer, Sergeant Taggart, in Beverly Hills when he pulled her over for a traffic violation. She said it was … Continue reading

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July 26, 1908

On July 26, 1908, under the orders of President Theodore Roosevelt, trusted friend and white magician, US Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte created the Bureau of Investigation, which later evolved into the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Bonaparte, while American … Continue reading

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July 25, 2017

On July 25, 2017, the scientific journal, “Human Reproduction Update” reported that sperm counts in the western World have halved in the last forty years. The researchers stated that they aren’t sure why this has happened, but in Britain, it … Continue reading

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July 24, 2001

On July 24, 2001, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child from 1943 to 1946, was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Bulgaria. He became the first monarch in history to regain political power … Continue reading

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July 23, 1885

On July 23, 1885, former President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer, which was caused by his heavy daily smoking of cigars and drinking cheap whiskey in non-moderation amounts. Two wars and the stress of … Continue reading

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July 22, 1937

On July 22, 1937, the US Senate rejected President Roosevelt’s proposal to enlarge the Supreme court. They said the Supreme Court was like the prostate. It just needed to be big enough to do its job. If it got too … Continue reading

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